An independent family house, surrounded by a green garden, with large trees and a small orchard (please do help yourself!)
The back porch’s covered by a big fox-grape and a beautiful honeysuckle with armchairs, tables & chairs to eat outside.
In the front garden, there’s room to park two cars, automatic gate.
At the ground floor: entrance, a washing room, with washing machine, a large wash-tub, iron.
First floor: a large sitting/dining room, a large kitchen with all you need to cook great Italian food, a bathroom with shower. From the little balcony of the kitchen( use it to eat outside if you don’t feel like going downstairs!), a stair takes you to the back porch.
There are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with bath tube on second floor: two double rooms and a smaller single room, which can guest an extra bed, with a large bookshelf ( Italian, English, German books)
Venice: Visiting Venice is wonderful in any time of the year: summer, Christmas, Carnival, Easter, Movie Festival, Biennale Art Exhibition, and going by train is the most comfortable, easy and economic way to visit it! The train takes you right at the heart of it and in front of the station there is the tourist office. If you wish, we can arrange to buy tickets for the water bus for you and you’ll find them at home at your arrival. This is particularly useful during high season, when there might be long cues at the tickets counters !
There are various kinds of tickets, just ask and we’ll send you info and prices. Please note we are Venetians: will be pleased to show you around !!
From our house, the railway station is at 5 min walking and there are trains every 30 min: the trip to Venice is about 45 min. First train to go is at 5.30 in the morning (!) and the last one leaves Venice at 00.40.
Please note that the house is near to railway.
The bus to Venice airport stops at the railway station.
Dolomites: One hour drive will take you to Piancavallo, a famous ski resort in the Dolomites: skiing, sledding and cross country ski in winter, and wood hiking and nature and adventure parks in the summer.
Just near Piancavallo there is the Cansiglio valley, famous for its long cross country ski trails and the ancient Cimbro villages, with tiny cosy eating houses where you can taste the real mountain food specialities.
And what about Cortina? The “pearl of the Dolomites” with its breathtaking views, Olimpic ski trails, famous gourmet restaurants and Xmas street markets is at 2 hours drive from Santo Stino, connected with a fast motorway
Eastward and around us: Eastward, within the same distance (2 hours drive) you can reach Trieste, where you can visit the famous Castles of the Haupsburgs, and of Sissi, the unfortunate and romantic Austrian princess. From there the Croatian sea beaches, with their small fishing villages, crystal clear water and great, cheap sea food!
Then, if you don’t feel like driving and you just wish to taste some Italian country-life style, you can simply drift through the small villages and the hills around us: the vineyards of this part of the country are really famous and many of the wine growers’ places are open to the public, and they’ll be pleased to let you taste their wine, together with some small snacks, usually made with their own products. Gourmet cheeses and salamis are a local speciality!