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Self-catering holiday home for up to 8 people, with stunning views of Lake Barcis in the Italian alps (Dolomites). The property comprises three floors and can accommodate up to eight people.
Bella Vista self-catering holiday home is over one hundred years old, and has recently been refurnished to a high standard with gas central heating, wood burning stove and exposed beams in a number of rooms.
The 3 bedrooms can cater comfortably 6 people with a further 2 people possible on the sofa bed in the living room.
The landscape in this part of Norteast Italy is quite unexpected, in that one drives through flat farmland with highly populous towns and villages until quite suddenly one arrives at the Alps. Go up just a few hair-pin climbs, through a couple of long tunnels and come out the other end into a totally different world to the one you left behind.
Barcis hangs off the side of the mountain and looks quite small and sleepy when you drive in first, but by the end of our week long stay, we realised that this is a vibrant community with all necessary amenities laid on. Indeed by the end of the week we asked ourselves, did we need to bother renting a car at all, as the Bella Vista accommodation also had everything one would require for a weeks relaxation . being virtually in the village meant that you could run to the shop anytime you wanted for fresh bread, milk or perhaps another bottle of local wine.
We were delighted with having access to the two new bicycles which we used most days. Although there was four or five good restaurants within easy walking distance, we also lit the bar-be-que a couple of times.
Views of the green/blue lake were the dominant feature. We figured that perhaps the colour comes from the copper deposits to be found in the alps. This is a very beautiful walk/cycle around the lake and where the river flows out of the Hydro electric dam, it is akin to a mini grand canyon where the river has eaten into the rock over million s of years. For the more adventurous outdoor types there are numerous caves to be explored.
Yes, Barcis and Bella Vista is somewhere we would definitely consider re-visiting.
GUESTS FROM IRELAND
Barcis is a fabulous village with extremely friendly locals who go out of their way to be of assistance to visitors,as was my experience during my stay. The location of the house is idyllic;overlooking the azure waters of lake Barcis. The house itself was beautifully restored, exuding an old world charm, and very comfortable with it.All mod cons were on hand and the house was decorated to the highest standards. I really liked the wood burning stove.There's nothing better than relaxing in front of a real fire with a glass of fine local wine after a day's hiking. For the mountain lover,this house is perfectly positioned for entry into the Dolomites. A lap around the lake is a nice 7km stroll for those less inclined to altitude.I hope to return,maybe for more hiking,but also to explore the ski slopes.Linda and Kieran were extremely approachable and helpful at all times.I highly recommend this fantastic house to anyone wanting to explore the Dolomites and the Friuli region.
The house was beautiful: very clean, spacious and well-equipped and in a fantastic situation with views of the lake. The town has everything you need, but is peaceful and very safe for children, with plenty of play-areas and safe cycle paths by the side of the lake. There is plenty to do in Barcis and the immediate surroundings, but the town is also within easy reach of Venice, Cortina, Trieste and the coast at Lignano. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back. Thank you!
It was nothing short of wonderful for us!!! - waking up to that bella vista every morning was just breathtaking - kids were actually jumping into Lake Barcis from the bridge, fishermen pulling trout from the waters & the Dolomites were truly an awesome sight to experience as well. Cristina & Fausta took good care of us and we had a fantastic time tasting and feeling our way through the region, including a train ride from Pordenone to Venice where we spent a day. Can't wait to get back & stay more than just three nights to build on our memories of this great summer holiday.
I must confess that I had some local knowledge because my sister-in-law's family is from Morson not far away and my brother and his in-laws had highly recommended that we go when I told them of discovering your "Bella Vista" on the net.
Thanks again - your home in Italy is a special place ,
Frank, Christine, Erik & Jocelyn
Barcis is a stunning place especially in winter and yes it was snowing truly magical !!!, we usally go every summer and stay close to barcis, until we came across bella vista.
The house was fantastic and plenty of room for all 6 adults, we really enjoyed spending nights around the wood burner enjoying a glass of red wine. The area has plenty to offer from walks to skiing, yes we all skied in a place called piancavallo a short 15 min drive from the house highly recommended.
I would certainly recommend a visit to bella vista and barcis. It is a truly relaxing and magical place Linda was most helpful and we will be booking again for our summer hol.
Paul & Family
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Bella Vista. The house exceeded my expectations of a holiday home. It is equipped with every convenience and necessity, is tastefully decorated and has a real feel of a "home away from home". The views from the house of Lake Barcis and the surrounding mountains cannot be adequately described. "Breathtaking", "spectacular", "magnificent", these words may give some sense of the beauty of the place but it must be experienced directly, under changing weather and lighting conditions, to be truly appreciated. Those who value the wonders of the natural world need only step ouside the door of Bella Vista to find themselves in paradise. The village of Barcis is quaint and friendly and offers all the basic amenities necessary for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday. I cannot think of a more pleasant way to spend acouple of hours than to stop into one of the welcoming village bars for an aperitif followed by a 20-25 minute lakeside walk to the Ponte Antoi Osteria where the local cuisine can be sampled in casual surroundings and at very affordable prices. Of course all that the region of Fruili has to offer, from stuning coastline to Alpine ski resorts, from medieval towns to vibrant cities, can be accessed by car from Barcis. However, I saw little reason to leave Barcis during my holiday there. Walks by the lake, walks in the hills, peace, quiet, tranquillity, exquisite natural beauty and an opportunity to experience Italian village life, Barcis offers it all. I came home feeling relaxed and reenergized but also eager to go back for more! I will definately be recommending Bella Vista to my family and friends.
We had a very nice week in Casa Bella Vista in Barcis. The house is very well equiped and charming. It is looked after, clean and pleasant. We slept very well. Good beds. No noise because windows close very well and Barcis is silent after 23.00 h. Beside that it has a good temperature during the night.
Because we speak Italian we got easily connected with neighbours and one lady brought us vegetables from her garden and asked us for coffee. Some people also speak English.
The house has no garden which forced us to go out and to enjoy the Dolomities as our garden, a great experience. We swam a lot in the fresh lake in front of the house (cold water no problem for Dutch people), made bbq at the small pebblebeach and played on the enormous riverbanks. Beatifull nature.
In the evening we red our newspaper and drunk our wine in front of the house greeting curios neighbours and enjoying lake and mountains getting mysterious during fall. In the morning we went to Bar Centrale for coffee and brioche.
We also enjoyed food- and antiquemarkets and several very good restaurants in and around Barcis, some after a pleasant walk.
Next year we come back.
Anne (52), Violet (16) Holland
Bella Vista holiday home is located in Barcis, in the province of Pordenone (PN) in the region of Friuli-Venezie Giulia in the North East of Italy. Venice, the Adriatic Sea, roman ruins and ski resorts are nearby. Perfect for mountain climbing, hill walking, outdoor activities, husky dog sledging, cycling and all winter and summer holidays. The property is also near Parco Naturale Dolomiti Friulane (one of the biggest nature reserves in Italy) features extensive trails for all fitness levels.
The Friuli Region: Mediterranean and Alpine climate with warm summers and snow in winter. We are also strategically located close to the Aviano Air Base which is 35 minutes drive.
Places of Interest: Italian Dolomites, fantastic scenery; Cortina ski resort; Aquileia ancient Roman city; Grado world class beach resort; Venice - museums, art, culture, restaurants and more; Trieste harbour city on the Adriatic sea. Other Italian towns to visit include: Udine and Trieste
Other Activities: Husky dog sledging, picnicing, barbequing, ski-ing
Ski: The alpine ski resort of Piancavallo is 24 km from Barcis. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s most famous ski resort, is 82km from Barcis next to the Austrian border.
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