The house on top of the hill as shown in the beautiful picture is as beautiful in reality, actually even better. Nicola was a great, welcoming host. He just lives next door. The house is spacious, solid and grand. Very historic. Made me feel like a noble feudal landlord. The house commands a grand 270 degree view of the sprawling valley and the Dolomite mountains beyond. It’s an uplifting experience. Just 5 minute drive there is a grocery store and a pizzeria. I think it’s bit of a hike to walk there. The small cute town of Mel is about 10 minute drive. Belluno is about 20 minutes drive – gorgeous fairy tale mideaval city. It was pretty hot. The house has no AC and the windows have no screens. The breeze comes in through the windows but so do the mosquitos. Mostquitos kept us awake all night. We cooked sometimes. The kitchen is well stocked. TV did not have any English channels, only a few Italian and local channels. Wifi worked well. Plenty of activities to do nearby. Need a car though. Cortina in the Dolomites was spectacular, about a 2 hour gorgeous, memorable drive through steep valleys. Went for a 45 minute drive to the proseco country to taste the vintage bubblies. A group would be ideal. Five star house, five star stay.