It's a modern and environmentally aware restoration of a 1920s terraced house, completely and elegantly restored in line with the principles of green building and sustainability. The most important aspects are the complete lack of reinforced concrete and iron – thus avoiding the creation of a Faraday cage; the use of materials only of vegetable or mineral origin (linings in mineral wool instead of polystyrene, plaster based on lime instead of cement, indoor plastering done using raw clay, flooring in bamboo, doors and windows in wood rather than PVC); complete freedom from electrical and electromagnetic fields in the bedrooms, thanks to circuit breakers; the use of wood frames made from untreated red spruce for the ceilings, the stairs and the whole of the top floor viewing area; total lack of synthetic paints and formaldehyde. Thanks to the use of a heat pump powered by photovoltaic panels and supplemented by a thermal solar panel, the building has been awarded Energy Class A (average annual energy consumption 40Kw/h).
THE THREE BEDROOMS have the following available for guests: LCD satellite TV, WiFi Internet connection, mini bar and coffee maker, air conditioning, breakfast in bed, circuit breaker, bathroom complete with hairdryer
IL GECO IN ARENA B&B is located at the nerve centre of Verona's major locations:
- just 0.7 Km from the G. Rossi hospital,
- just 0.9 Km the Verona Sud motorway exit,
- 1.8km from the Verona trade fair complex,
- 3.4km from the main train station at Porta Nuova,
- 3.8km from the Arena and Giuliet&Romeo,
- 9km from Valerio Catullo airport,
- 20 minutes from the Garda lake
The area is very quiet and easy parking, the bus stop is 150 m.
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sono un architetto e Il Geco ad oggi rappresenta il massimo delle mie conoscenze in bioedilizia e sostenibilità. Nella foto sono in un bagno mentre stendo la lisciva d'olio d'oliva per impermeabilizzare naturalmente le pareti in argilla, anzichè usare le semplici piastrelle. Tutta la struttura è bonificata da cemento armato, ferro ed elettromagnetismi, grazie all'utilizzo solo di legno, calce, argille e ai disgiuntori elettrici