|Space||1,200 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Fully renovated and eco-energetic apartment in the Capriano del Colle wine village. Just steps from the piazza (bakery, deli, café, pizzeria). Enjoy local wines and produce. Bike paths, hiking and horse riding thought the vineyards with the Alps in the background. Bike paths to Brescia City (13 km) and Cremona (40 km). 2 bikes available. Ideal base for a wide variety of day trips (Iseo Lake, Garda Lake, Verona, Mantua, Milan, Venice, Parma). Golf year round (2 bags for rent). Skiing and hiking in the Alps -55 km-. Served by many international airports (Milano-Linate, Milano-Malpensa, Verona-Villafranca, Bergamo-Orio al Serio). Located on the top floor of a multi-century farm, this bright and spacious (110 m²) attic apartment has three large bedrooms and two bathrooms. The large windows, terracotta and hardwood heated floors, high wooden ceiling panels, fireplace and its shabby chic color schemes produce a warm and cosy atmosphere. The dining room and the open kitchen is ideal to accommodate several guests. It opens on a beautiful and wide covered balcony with two wide electric venting skylights. For rain or shine, the balcony with lounge and table for eight is a great place to start or end the day with a coffee or a chat over a bottle of wine in the fresh air of the countryside. Heated floors all over the living areas, fireplace and A/C will provide you comfort in winter and summer. There is a private elevator providing access to people with reduced mobility or simply offering a break returning home! Wi-Fi, dishwasher, washing machine, espresso machine, microwave. Events to come: Expo Milano 2015, 1000Miglia (old car rally, Brescia, 14-17 May 2015).
Simon is Canadian, Ada is Italian. We met in Africa while we were both humanitarian workers. We are now living in Montreal. Simon is a documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter and Ada is a midwife. We love to travel and we will be happy to help you discover a beautiful region of Italy where Ada grew up.
Simon and Ada purchased this apartment in 2014
Capriano del Colle is Ada's hometown. The accomodation is located in the farm where she grew up among cows, hens and tractors. The farm is more than 400 year old. No longer used for agriculture or livestock farming, it was completely restored in 2014 and turned into living areas to accomodate all the family members. We live in Canada and this is our gathering place to spend quality time with the sisters, nephews, niece, mother and extended family who live in the same building or nearby. You will be welcomed by the 'famiglia'!
My husband and two friends planned a cruise out of Venice to the Greek Isle for 10 days and decided to make the most of our trip by booking this home for a week prior to the cruise. Since we have never done this before, I decided to do my research and find a location in a quaint town that was only 2 hours from Venice. What a wonderful choice it was. The apartment was clean, very spacious and all the comforts of our own homes. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners; Simone and Ada who were as gracious and helpful as a concierge in a 5-star hotel. The description that Simone and Ada had posted on VRBO was exactly that and more. We had visited several medieval towns and castles and even did day trips to the beautiful surrounding lakes; Lake Garda, Lake Sirmone, Lake Como and a train ride to Milan. And of course the nearby town of Brescia. Our only regret is that we spent so much time driving during the day around the surrounding areas that we missed a lot of the beauty and history our village had to offer. However, we always made it back home to relax and have a wonderful meal that my friend and I cooked accompanied by a good bottle of wine from a nearby vineyard; “La Vigna”. Another treat, was when Simone and Ada made reservations for us to visit La Vigna vineyard for a private wine tasting and tour. What a charming, gracious host were the owners. They took the time to explain the history of the vineyard and the process of their wines. We’ve visited Bordeaux, France, Portugal and Napa Valley, California and never before have we had the pleasure of tasting the “birth” of a wine. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The wine was excellent. This is a must… Available in the apartment was a book with all the information on restaurants, markets and attractions. I am definitely recommending my friends and family to come and stay in this apartment. It is definitely a good location in Italy.
We liked staying at this house in Capriano del Colle. We had a warm welcome and the owner showed us the house and even bought some groceries so we could have breakfast the next morning. The house is modern, spacious and clean. Everything you need is available.
Simon & Ada thanks for staying at your property. I hope we can come back some day.
Abbiamo soggiornato in questo appartamento per 3 giorni, i proprietari sono veramente gentili e disponibile, inoltre lo casa in se è tenuta benissimo e ha praticamente tutto il necessario per alloggiare
Lo consiglio vivamente
Thanks La Familia for the great hospitality. We felt like Italian kings for a weekend. The house is amazing and it was clean and comfortable, we had everything we needed, the atmosphere was magical and the location was perfect!!(loved the Capriano wine!!). We are already planing our next trip...
מקום חלום... מומלץ בחום... החיסרון היחיד הוא שבסוף צריך לעזוב
Logement moderne avec cuisine bien équipée. Il n'y a cependant pas de télé ni de système de son (seulement une petite radio) dans le salon. Wifi. Climatisé. Rue tranquille. Propriétaires avenants. Nous leur avons fait remarquer qu'un des matelas (lit double) avait fait son temps. Trains facilement accessibles pour Milan et Bergame. Barolo, Barbaresco, Parme et Vérone ne sont pas trop loin en voiture.
Robert et Nathalie
Avons appréciés l'accueil et les conseils de la famille vivant dans cette propriété très bien rénovée et très conviviale.
Nous avons profité de tout le confort et visiter une grande partie de la région et serions heureux d'y revenir.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$151|
We pay great attention to detail and cleanliness. Thank you for helping us keep the premises in excellent condition. Thank you for not smoking in the house.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Brescia (15 km) is a beautiful historic city with a magnificent castle known as «falcon of Italy» and many UNESCO World heritage monuments among which the best-preserved Roman public buildings in the northern Italy. Enjoy a coffee at the Piazza della Loggia, a noteworthy example of Renaissance piazza just foot steps from the Broletto, the medieval Town Hall. The Piazza della Vittoria is an example of Italian rationalism architecture.
Take the scenic route between the Alps and Garda Lake to visit the many historic towns and their beaches. Don't miss Sirmione (55 km), a town famous for it’s hot springs and the Scalinger Castle (13th century), a rare example of medieval port fortification. Take a small detour to Verona where Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is set.
At Iseo (30 km) take a ferry to go hiking, swimming, biking, eating at Monte Isola, a beautiful mountain/island in the middle of Iseo Lake where you can enjoy fresh fish from the lake.
Milan (88 km) is a must, a major world fashion and design capital. It is home to many museums and art galleries cultural institutions such as the church of Santa Maria della Grazie decorated with the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
Mantua’s centro storico (old town- 75 km) and Sabbioneta were declared by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site. The Palazzo Ducale is home to a room frescoed by Andrea Mantegna.