Charming house with a garden and a large covered patio with outdoor sofa, a grill and Wi-Fi. Just steps from bakery, grocery, café, pizzeria, gelato. Cycling paths and horse tracks connecting wineries with the Alps in the background. We supply 3 bikes. Courtyard and inflatable pool for children. Great variety of day trips and activities: Iseo and Garda lakes + Alps 30 minutes away, Brescia, Cremona, Verona, Mantua, Milan, skiing, golf.
It is a charming house completely renovated, bright, tastefully decorated and very comfortable.
One of the jewels of this house is its rustic terrace covered with a tiled roof and furnished with a large corner sofa, a table for 6 guests, a charcoal grill with counter and sink and Wi-Fi access. A lemon tree and herbs grow in the garden (Rosemary, Basil, Sage, and Onion Spice). You can relax in the shade in front of the garden while you are lulled by the church bells that remind you that you are in the hearth of the village!
The house can easily accommodate 5-6 people with a Queen size bedroom, a bedroom with two single beds and a double hide-a-bed sofa in the living room of the ground floor. Each floor has a bathroom with a walk-in rain shower and travertine stone flooring.
The air conditioning in the master bedroom, ceiling fans in mostly every room and the wood stove in the living room - in addition to hot water heaters - will provide you comfort both in summer and winter.
The kitchen is fully equipped. In addition to the tableware and kitchen tools, it includes a gas stove, oven, dishwasher, coffee machine with milk frother, a washing machine and clothes lines.
The house is children friendly with it’s courtyard, inflatable swimming pool, stair gates, children bikes and toys, a trolley and a child's cot.
Capriano del Colle is a friendly and authentic Italian village on the edge of the Monte Netto Regional Park, a popular spot for hikers in the region. Cycling and horse riding paths allow you to take a stroll in the bucolic scenery of vineyards and rivers, with the Alps in the background. We supply the bikes. Pause to enjoy good wine and local produce in wineries (agritourism) of "Capriano del Colle" (AOC) several of which have won awards at international level. Winemakers are welcoming and will make you visit their facility a wine glass in hand and sometimes also with salami!
Just steps from a typical piazza and the old church, the neighborhood offers a bakery, café, deli, pizzeria, gelato, pharmacy, fresh fruit and vegetables.
Capriano is also an ideal base for a wide variety of day trips such as visiting the great lakes of Iseo and Garda with many nautical activities just 30 minutes away. Skiing and hiking in the Alps -55 km-. Admiring many historical towns less than an hour away (Verona, Brescia, Cremona, Mantua, Milan, Bergamo) and even Venice, Modena and Parma about 2 hours away. Golf all year nearby. Many nice restaurants in the region. Served by many international airports (Milano-Linate, Milano-Malpensa, Verona-Villafranca, Bergamo-Orio al Serio). Enjoy Low cost flights (Ryanair, Easyjet, etc.) to travel to and from most European cities for an affordable price.
Brescia (15 km away and connected via a bike path) 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 a typical example of Italian rationalism architecture.
There are several golf courses open all year in the Brescia area. You are not far from the Alps. Maniva Alpine ski slopes are less than 55 km away.
You can bike to Cremona (40 km), the birthplace of the famous Stradivarius violins, which can be seen at the Museo Stradivariano. The Museo Civico Ala Ponzone, exhibits a Caravaggio (Saint Francis in Meditation).
Take the scenic route between the Alps and Garda Lake to visit the many historic towns, their beaches and thermal baths. Don't miss Sirmione (55 km), a peninsula famous for it’s hot springs and the Scalinger Castle (13th century), a rare example of medieval port fortification. Garda Lake is a beautiful place for outdoor sports (climbing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, Stand Up Paddle board (SUP), sailing, water skiing, etc.). The Gardaland amusement park will amuse the whole family.
You will not be far from Verona, the historical city that inspired Shakespeare to write the famous play Romeo and Juliet. Nothing is more romantic than attending the opera in the Verona Arena. It is also the region of the famous Valpolicella and Amarone wines . The Vinitaly international exhibition is a world reference held every year in Verona in late March .
At Iseo (30 km), take the ferry to Monte Isola, a beautiful mountainous island in the middle of Lake Iseo. A picturesque place where there are no cars! The island joined the "club of the most beautiful villages in Italy." Ideal for swimming and lying under the olive trees, vineyards and chestnut trees. Explore the island on foot or rent a mountain bike. Enjoy freshly caught grilled fish of 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. Stroll among the cafés and terraces of the Navigli district along the artificial canals constructed between 1179 and the 16th century. You can admire the innovative system of dams conceived by Leonardo da Vinci at the end of 15th Century.
The old towns of Mantua and Sabbioneta (75 km) are two cities listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. In Mantua, the magnificent Palazzo Duccale houses a room decorated with frescoes by Andrea Mantegna.
The medieval village of Grazzano Visconti (100 km) is a real gem. Cars are not allowed in the interior walls.
Taste the flavors of Emilia-Romagna region. Parma (120 km) is the home of Parmesan cheese and Parma ham. To learn more about the making of balsamic vinegar you must go to Modena (166 km) . The numerous restaurants will make your stay memorable.
Venice (180 km) is a two-hour journey that will put you on the road to Verona, Vicenza and Padua. A good plan is to arrive or leave from Italy by Marco Polo Airport in Venice. A nice way to start or end the trip! From May 9 to 22 December 2015, it will also be the opportunity to visit the famous art exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
Simon and Ada's house is on a small street in the Italian village of Capriano del Colle. The house has all the ammenities that one needs in a home away from home. You are close to all the sites of eastern Lombardy, western Veneto and Venice is a reasonable train ride from Brescia.
It is close to great wineries and good bike trails in the region around the village. If you want a quiet retreat in this area of Italy I would strongly recommend it to anyone.
As described and portrayed by the pictures. The property occupies a peaceful spot of the neighborhood and provides authentic facilities. We received a very warm welcome from Anna & Tina who were very patient whilst our arrival was continually delayed around the Gotthard Tunnel and Lugano eventually arriving at 22:00 hours. The property heating was on in anticipation of our arrival allowing us to relax and unpack. Anna / Tina explained everything thoroughly leaving us a few supplies to tide us over (inc a bottle of white wine, very much appreciated) Parking was right outside with plenty of room. The kitchen is well appointed with all the utensils needed. Having two bathrooms is perfect, much easier than sharing facilities when with friends, good powerful showers as well. We have no hesitation in recommending the home, we found it well positioned with good access to major roads for all directions of travel A home from home!!
Sehr schönes Sommerhaus, auch im Herbst-Winter zu empfehlen, perfekte Heizung, sehr sauber, sehr freundliche, liebenswürdige Dame informiert und ist sehr bemüht. Lage zentral und gut, wir kommen wieder, wenn wir in der Lombardei Urlaub machen.
|Refundable damage deposit||$152|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.