House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 131603
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House / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Great for children of all ages
- Car advised
- Pets welcome
- Private garden
Description from owner
Charming cottage overlooking Lake Iseo.
Two floors consisting of sitting room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms (1 accessible from the outside), utility room, large terrace and cosy garden overlooking the lake. Private offstreet parking . Panoramic view of the marina and surrounding mountains
Lake view. Deck chairs
Nature is entwined with culture, offering a multiplicity of attractions, accompanied by the rediscovery of old flavours and the search for local food and DOC wines.
The Lombardy region
Bergamo- one of the most beautiful fortified cities in Italy, where the Venetian East blends with the meditative severity of the Lombard landscape. The province offers the tourist parks, enchanting holiday villages (Lovere), nature oases, spa centres, ski resorts, picturesque lakeshores and riverbanks, solemn Alpine scenery.Nature is entwined with culture, offering a multiplicity of attractions, accompanied by the rediscovery of old flavours and the search for local food and DOC wines.
Lovere is on the west shore of Lake Iseo or Sebino, formed by the River Oglio in the terminal section of Valcamonica. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (see: I Borghi più belli d'Italia).History - The ruins of a Celtic fort (4th-3rd centuries B.C.) bear witness of the antiquity of the settlement. The Romans colonised the area leaving their mark above all in a large necropolis. The fortified aspect of the town centre dates back to the Middle Ages. Lovere was part of the Serenissima Republic of Venice from 1442 to 1797.Places of interest - Palazzo Tadini was built between 1821 and 1826 to house Conte Tadini's art collection. It is the seat of the Academy of Fine Arts; it also hosts a modern painting section and important temporary exhibitions.Basilica di Santa Maria in Valvendra -(246X82 ft) built in the second half of the 15th century ; it is in Renaissance style with Venetian influences.The Sanctuary - built in honour of the loverese B.Capitanio and V.Gerosa, the founders of the Congregation 'Sisters of Holy Child Mary'.Chiesa di San Giorgio - built at the end of the 14th century, it houses a magnificent painting by the Flemish painter Jean de Herdt (1657) and the altar- piece attributed to Palma il Giovane.Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II - Its trademarks are the Palace of the Podestà and the civic tower, on which a fresco of a lion, symbol of the Venetian rule, bears the date 1442.Museum of Natural Sciences - founded in 1996 by the local council.Porto Turistico - It is the largest marina on European lakes. It houses a multifunctional amphitheatre, where shows, exhibitions and events take place, besides the public library, sports clubs, bars and restaurants. Swimming pools - Two indoor heated pools (one for children) and an outdoor one equipped with 2 aqua trails and 3 water slides. People can sunbathe on the green outdoor lawn. Bar service.Cinema-teatro Crystal - The community-room Crystal is the second multifunctional theatre in the Province of Bergamo with 664-seat capacity and high quality of the shows.Events - Sailing and rowingInter-regional, national and international Regatta. 'Disvela': project for the different-able.Spring concert season by world-famous performers at Tadini Academy of Fine Arts.Painting exhibitions by Italian and international artists at Atelier Tadini.Theatre season at Crystal Theatre.Patronal festival on May 18th.Corto Lovere - International Short Film Festival ( September)Madonna Speranzina's celebration - 3rd Sunday of September.Weekly market - every Saturday morning.Choral and Symphony concerts in St. Mary's Basilica and in St. George's Church.Summer Events - Music and theatre entertainments, stand-up comedies and animation activities for children.The Sarnico-Lovere Run: April.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 2 family bathrooms
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Long term lets (over 1 month)
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- 04 Feb 2016
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Languages spoken: English, Italian
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“Lovely, well-equipped house with lake view”
A well-equipped house with a beautiful lake view. The fenced balcony was large and there was plenty of space for small children to play, set up an inflatable pool, sit and dine, etc. The house is on walking distance from Lovere, which is a pleasant little town with all daily necessities and a weekly market. The tourist port is on walking distance and a trip by boat to Monte Isola is recommended, as well as a drive around the lake. About an hour drive from Bergamo, Monza, zoo, etc. The area of Lake Iseo was a pleasant surprise, populated but not too touristic. Parking spot on the lot. Antonella is a very friendly and helpful host.
Dear Guests, It has been a pleasure to host you in Lovere. Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased you appreciate Casa Viola and the area. Kindest regards Antonella
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.”
I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to those who have very little Italian language. Casa Viola is an attractive house on three levels, it is clean, comfortable and well equipped throughout. Bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds. Dining kitchen is very well equipped. Main bathroom is on the ground floor with a second bathroom and utility room on lower floor. We loved to sit on the terrace with great views over the lake. There is a pleasant garden with a gate onto a small street sloping down to the village. The weather was hot and sunny apart from a couple of thunderstorms in the evenings. There is a supermarket within a few minutes walk of he house. Lovere is one of the beautiful villages of Italy and on our first evening there was a spectacular fireworks display which was part of a festival celebrating this. We visited Monte Isola, the largest lake island in Europe and we had a day trip to the beautiful city of Bergamo just an hour away by bus. We had a very enjoyable holiday- thank you, Antonella.
Dear Guests, It's been a pleasure to have you at Casa Viola. Thank you very much for your review. All the best. Antonella
“We had an enjoyable stay”
We had an enjoyable stay at Casa Viola recently. We saw a lot of this part of Northern Italy not seen before. It's a very comfortable house, well appointed and easy to run. There were two drawbacks we had not anticipated. Firstly we were not aware that the second bathroom did not have internal access, and secondly, coming as we do from a rural area of UK, we were rather troubled by the incessant traffic noise. No easy remedy for either but prospective guests should take note.
Dear Guests, Thank you very much indeed for your review. Best Wishes Antonella
“Lovely in Lovere”
Antonella is a wonderful hostess. Her communication is top notch and quick. The house itself is wonderful; it is fully equipped for a stay of any length. There are more than enough dishes, flatware and cookware for anyone's needs. The shower in the lower floor has better water pressure but the main floor works well enough. The furniture is all comfortable (and I am very picky about beds!) and you can feel at home very quickly. We had our dogs with us and the space is great if you have pets. Everything is fenced in so your pets can have the run of the grounds. There are grape vines and plenty of trees and flowers so you can really feel close to nature. The only problem we had was with mosquitoes but insect repellant took care of that (they were not excessive, just a minor irritation). The views are outstanding and Lovere itself is a cute village with enough gelaterias and restaurants to suit anyone's tastes. I highly recommend Casa Viola and look forward to the day when I can stay there again.
Dear Guests, Thank you for staying at Casa Viola and thank you very much indeed for your review. Your suggestions are precious. I'll check the water pressure of the shower. Hope to have you again in Lovere. All the best. Antonella
“Great location with lake views, access to lakeshore and charming town”
Casa Viola has a lovely terrace over looking lake Iseo which gets morning sunshine. House is comfortable and well equipped. Access to the marina and town is very easy on foot. Nice for evening promenades into the town for restaurants. Lovere is a bustling town with many shops and restaurants. Recommend the Restaurant La Campagnolo just at the bottom of the hill. A trip on the ferry to Pisonge on the opposite shore is a nice morning out (market on Friday). Overall a great base for exploring the lakes and mountains. Very friendly and helpful owners.
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“Fabulous view, quaint accomodations”
One of the allures of visiting Lovere is the beautiful Lake Iseo nestled in the mountains. The view of this gem from the Casa Viola is breathtaking and a sheer pleasure to wake up to and absorb while sipping a cup of coffe on the spacious deck overlooking the marina. The location is also just a 15 minute walk to the town center. The accomodations are delightful and spacious enough that one can enjoy some privacy generally not accorded in hotel situations. The kitchen was stocked with all the amenities necessary for us to prepare meals and relax at the dinner table. We found both bedrooms to be spacious and include a great deal of storage to unload the suitcase and feel at home. The two bathrooms are are a real plus (especially when traveling with a teenager). Overall, we found the Casa Viola to be delightful, quaint yet spacious, clean and well kept, and quite reasonable with a view to die for. We shall return.
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“Relax and unwind at Casa Viola”
We visited "Casa Viola" on three separate occasions, and we loved it!! The accommodation is spacious with a well-appointed kitchen with all the equipment that could be needed on a self catering holiday. The living area is comfortable as are the 2 spacious bedrooms and the "cottage" would be suitable for a family stay. Outside, the patio provides stunning views over Lago Iseo, and provides a wonderful area to enjoy your barbecue! The garden, below the patio is large enough for children to play in. We were both teaching when we visited and therefore always had to visit during the Summer holidays which did mean that traffic could be heavy on the road into Lovere during the Italian holiday fortnight and particular care had to be taken when driving into or out of the drive.However, this small criticism should not detract from the accomodation's other fine qualities. Lovere, 10 minutes walk away (the climb back will keep you fit!) is a lovely, atmospheric Italian small town with plenty to see and do. Older teenagers might find it a bit "boring" with a rather limited night-life, with not much to do after 2.00a.m.!!!!!! (or after 11.30 p.m.for that matter!) There are several restaurants in Lovere although not all were to our taste, especially the one which served Angela donkey - a local speciality apparently. The Restaurant / Pizzeria at the bottom of the hill behind Casa Viola was our favourite and provided good value, although dining "al fresco" under the bamboo cover in a particularly sharp rainstorm was an interesting experience! Dining out in Italy is not cheap, and we frequently ate in (as I said, the kitchen facilities made this easy). We bought fresh food from the local market. The fish was fantastic, and we had some great barbecues. On our last visit to Casa Viola, we discovered Pisogne, the town you are looking at when sipping your evening glass of "Red" on the balcony. I immediately took to Pisogne. A little bit more down-market than Lovere perhaps, but with more bustle and plenty to see and explore. Pisogne also provides a station on the narrow gauge railway to the very underrated City of Brescia. But there are so many places to visit around the lake and beyond. The lake ferries provide a cheap way to visit the towns & villages on the shore of the lake. We twice cycled around the island of Monte Isola although a puncture on the second occasion made life a little harder in the 30degree sunshine. Personally, I think you need a car to get the most from a stay in Lovere, especially if you want to go to Milan, Brescia or Bergamo, although having said that there is a good transport network. One word of warning if you are driving- look out for "no Parking " signs. My Italian was not quite good enough & the fine was steep! If you intend to keep fit, there are some great walks locally. Try the one up to San Giovanni, behind the cottage, for example! In conclusion we had three great holidays at Casa Viola. The owner could not have done more to make us feel at home, and we can't wait to go again. Graham & Angela Douglas
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