Snowflake T1 (By rental-retreats)
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Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 4
The beautiful Alpine resort of Montecampione is ideally situated in the heart of the Lombardy region of Italy. With excellent transport links to Bergamo, Brescia and Milan, this breathtaking resort can be reached in just 50 mins from Orio al Serio airport. Montecampione has been a favorite destination for Italian skiers for years, but the proliferation of budget airlines serving the 4 nearby airports now means that travellers from all over Europe can experience the wonder of this delightful ski resort.
Up to 4 people can sleep comfortably in this cosy studio apartment. The open plan lounge area features a double sofa bed and bunk beds making this ideal accommodation for small families or groups of friends. The functional kitchen/dining area make meal times easy, but not as easy as upgrading to half board for a small extra cost. There are also a number of excellent restaurants and pizzerias on site, some only walking distance away and a deli in the apartment block. Supermarkets and shops are not far away and make self catering a convenient, affordable option.
Montecampione encompasses over 35km of breathtaking slopes which start outside your door. There are 20 runs to choose from with a mix of 4 blue, 12 red and 4 black which means challenges for every skier, regardless of ability and the opportunity to advance your skills. Equipment hire and lessons are available in the apartment block and the main lift is only minutes away. Montecampione was one of the first Alpine resorts to use snow cannons to cover its slopes and this technology, along with other facilities, have been constantly improved and enhanced over the years. The result is a modern ski resort that cannot be spoiled by the weather. Besides skiing/boarding, you can also enjoy snowmobiles and guided excursions in a variety of formats. You may be tempted to go off piste or perhaps, strap on some snow shoes and take a wonderful nighttime trek to an Alpine lodge for some supper.
When you visit Montecampione, you are ideally placed to explore one of the most fascinating regions of Italy. Historic ruins, prehistoric art and extreme sports are all available in the Valle Camonica and Lake Iseo not far away. The spa town of Boario Terme is only 21km from the resort and provides a nice change of pace if you need pampering. Of course if you want to stay on resort there is plenty of entertainment. As well as some lovely bars and restaurants there is a cinema, disco and an outstanding olympic swimming pool and sauna.
We have many studio apartments for rent on the complex so please ignore the availability calendar and contact us for availability.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, Studio|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergamo 63 km, Nearest railway: Boario Terme 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace|
The Lombardy region
Lombardy is one of the northernmost regions of Italy and shares a border with Switzerland. Italy's second city, Milan, dominates the economy and culture of the region and is only 100km away from Montecampione. The two closest cities to the resort are Brescia and Bergamo. They are energetic, progressive, prosperous cities that accurately reflect the robust economy of the north of Italy. Despite their modernity, both cities have managed to retain and glorify their vast cultural heritage and offer visitors remarkable opportunities to experience the often troubled history of the area. Brescia is home to one of the largest collections of Roman and medieval buildings, monuments and artefacts, including a UNESCO world heritage site. The city also boasts excellent Piazzas, cathedrals, churches and museums.
Bergamo is famed for its Venetian walls which divides the city into two centres. The walls themselves date back to the 17th century and ring the upper part of the city which is known as the CittÃ Alta. It is basically an open air museum with a remarkable array of palazzos, piazzas, monuments and a citadel. Museums here proudly display some excellent examples of the Italian old masters including Titian, Mantenge, Botticelli and Raphael.
The overall quality of food and wine in the Lombardy region is very high. Fine dining fanatics will rejoice at the news that there are more Michelin starred restaurants than any other region in Italy. Bergamo and Brescia have several one star restaurants to try, but for the ultimate restaurant experience you should try one of the six 3 star restaurants in the region. Da Vittorio is in Brusaporto, only 8km east of Bergamo. The high quality of the local food is consistent even in cafes and trattorias. Pasta is of course a staple here, but rice (risotto) and polenta are also used extensively. Lombardy produce that is exported globally include Taleggio and Gorganzola cheeses, Panettone and Bresola.
The wine growing region of Franciacorta is one of Italy's most famous and is northwest of Brescia, in the direction of Lake Iseo. The fantastic vineyards produce lots of quality (DOC) wine and superb (DOCG) sparkling wine using the 'champagne method'. Tours and tastings can be arranged and offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy outstanding wines in remarkable surroundings. The natural beauty of the vineyards provide a splendid backdrop to some fine Renaissance architecture including villas and castles. While in the area you can also visit the Outlet Village near Rodengo Saiano where heavily discounted fashion items (especially Milanese) are sold in 160 boutiques. Or maybe try the Franciacorta Golf Club which is heavily favored amongst Italian pros and is the closest 18 hole course to Montecampione.
Lake Iseo is one of the quieter, more secluded Italian lakes and is much smaller than its neighbours Garda and Como. Despite its lack of size, Iseo has been a popular destination for Italians for many years and there is lots to enjoy in and around the lake. In recent times the lake has become something of a Mecca for extreme sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies which belies Iseo's reputation for quiet seclusion and old world charm. Sailing, paragliding, canoeing, wind surfing and kite surfing are available on the lake and the surrounding environs are perfect for mountain biking, trekking and hiking.
There are three of 'Italy's most beautiful villages' in the lake area; Monte Isola, Bienno and Lovere. Each has its own charm and all are worth a visit. One of the easiest ways to navigate the lake is to use the network of ferries which regularly dock at the towns on the shore. Monte Isola is a prominent stop on most routes and is one of Europe's largest inland islands. The chapel on the top of the island offers unrivaled views across the lake from a vantage point 1000 feet above its surface.
Lovere is one of the many towns and villages in the area that have benefited from some attentive repair and preservation which has restored many of its artworks and churches. These are now open to the public but are not always obvious, so it really does pay to explore. On the way you will also find a nice selection of bars, cafes and restaurants, often on the waterside, that are great places to relax and enjoy some of the local cuisine. A trip to Lake Iseo would not be complete without trying Tinca al Forno (baked lake tench) usually freshly caught and served with polenta. Clusane is the village famed for its preparation of this dish and they have a yearly festival there celebrating it. Don't forget to see some of the other villages around the lake, including Sarnico, Pisogne and Morone which is famous for its stone 'pyramids'.
The Valle Camonica is globally famed for its unrivaled assembly prehistoric engravings, paintings and drawings. With over 300,000 distinct artworks in the valley, some dating back to 8000bc, it is understandable that the whole area has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Parco Nazionale delle Incisioni Rupestridi Naquane near Capo di Ponte is a great starting point for anybody wishing to examine these amazing glimpses into mankind's past.
But its not all history and archaeology in the valley. You can enjoy bowling, horse riding, ice climbing, trekking and go karting in the local area.
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