On first mountain of the Alps overlooking Bergamo & Po Valley: Independent studio in 14thC 3-storey stone ex-farmhouse. Small medieval borgo inhabited by families. Beautiful views. Hiking, sports, wildfruits, skiing. 4k to town. Car essential.
Independent self-catering 25m2 studio in 3-storey medieval stone ex-farmhouse with fantastic views. Walking trails at door. Ideal for couple, pair, or couple plus child. Three adults ok (recommended for shorter periods). Complete with: Independent entrance, double bed, kitchen, bathroom, garden, fantastic views. SECOND BED happily supplied on request. Sleeps up to 3. Note: No washer/dryer, but there is a coin-op shop in town (4kms). No tv set (but there is wifi).
Studio is all yours. We have a garden and some land that ou can use. You can pick fruit, berries, nuts and mushrooms in season. Independent entrance. 50 metres from road/parking (no cars inside the borgo). Walking trails ascending/descending mountain to top(c. 1 hr by foot)/town (c.30mins by foot).
Interaction with guests
Hosts personally and warmly welcome guests, and can give local tips/maps/tourist literature. We are reachable for your needs. During our own holidays, someone is on call. Second bed on request. Italian, English and Bergamasco spoken. Some French and Spanish understood (but not spoken).
Other things to note
This place is set in a peaceful ambience, in the country, surrounded by forrest and being on the first mountain of the Alps, it has all the advantages of the mountains, without the inconveniences of distance. Quiet, but not far from the town (you can even walk) & everything necessary, Bergamo city, the airport, the lake, etc. There are families with children and you will probably hear them outside school hours.
Car necessary beyond hiking/walking, as public transport scarce. By car outside rush-hour: 20" Città Alta- Bergamo, 25" Orio Airport (Ryanair's Sth Europe hub), 30" Lake Como, 45" Linate Airport, 50" Milan (or 1 by train), 50" international skifields.
There are many unknown gems (architecture, nature, art, entertainment) nearby. By foot: "Jewels of Romanic" several medieval churches with frescoes 30-45". Albenza Golf Course (international golf club members can play a round) is at our foot, starting about a 30" walk away.
Stargazing from straight outside your door. Paragliding/Hangliding (tandem) on our mountain is possible. You can go in a glider from our local aerodrome (c.€80). Cycler's/mortorcycler's dream roads.
No smoking or candles inside (outside, no problem). The borgo is in the hills, has no cars in it & is inhabited by families, so this is not a loud party place at night.
We are an Australian-Italian family of 4. We speak English & Italian and understand some French and Spanish. We like travelling, the open road, nature, animals, human culture (not all of it), places less explored or untrodden. Life is an adventure, best (especially for the kids) to get into it as soon as possible. See you out there.