Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Nestled in the magnificent Italian Alps, just 18km and from the northeastern tip of Lake Iseo and only 50 minutes drive from Bergamo airport is the fantastic ski resort Montecampione. Enduringly popular with Italian visitors, this modern, exciting destination is finally reaching the awareness of international skiers who revel in the stunning scenery and excellent slopes.
This cosy 2 bedroom apartment is perfect for families and large groups of friends. Up to 6 guests can sleep comfortably in the double bedroom, bunk beds and a sofa bed in the open plan lounge area. Practical kitchen/dining facilities make self catering an easy option and there are shops and supermarkets within walking distance of the apartment. If you would rather eat out, there is an excellent choice of restaurants and pizzerias at the resort, some of which are only 200 meters away. Half board is also available for a small extra cost.
Montecampione is designed with the skier in mind. The slopes start right outside your accommodation, so you can ski from your door to the main lift and be on piste with no delay. With 20 runs of varying difficulty to ski, spread across 3 stations, you will be spoilt for choice at Montecampione. Ski and equipment hire as well as a ski school are located in the accommodation block, so everything is on hand to make your stay comfortable and to maximise your time on the mountain. Snow cannons cover the majority of the mountains, guaranteeing fresh powder no matter the weather. Other activities available include guided off piste skiing, boarding and trekking. Guided excursions on snow shoes are also popular, with the moonlight trip to an Alpine lodge being a firm favorite. There is no better way to experience the tranquility of the slopes in the stillness of the night. If that doesn't appeal to you, snowmobiles are available!
There are plenty of ways to relax when you are not enjoying Montecampione's magnificent snow. The cost of your accommodation includes the use of the resort's impressive pool complex which includes a sauna. The resort also features a nice selection of bars, a cinema and a nightclub. The area surrounding Montecampione is also well worth exploring. The thermal spas of Boario Terme are only 21km away and the delights of Lake Iseo are only 18km away.
PLEASE NOTE: We have many apartments in this complex with this layout and different layouts so please contact us for details and availability.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergamo Orio al Serio 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
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, 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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