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Villa La Briciola - Italy Lake District Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Situated in an ideal location with a breathtaking view, over one of the most picturesque glacial lakes of Central Northern Italy, Villa La Briciola was re-built on the site of a medieval Hunting Pavilion at 500m (approx.) above sea level.

The property is located at 12 Km (10 miles) from the Franciacorta Golf Club, and the Strada del Vino - Wine Tasting Route.

Other sight seeing attractions include:

Montisola (Largest Lake Island in Europe)- 2Km to lake shore -10 minutes bu Water Taxi

Iseo Water Activities Sassabanek Resort - 8 Km

Castello Quistini – 17th century villa with rose-garden (Rovato)

Palazzo Torri – 17th century villa (Nigoline);

Abbazia Olivetana di S. Nicola – 10th century abbey (Rodengo Saiano);

Monastero di S. Pietro in Lamosa – 11th century monastery (Provaglio d’Iseo);

Museo di Santa Giulia -Town Museum and exhibitions (Brescia);

Convento dell’Annunciata – 15th century convent (Rovato);

Riserva Naturale Torbiere del Sebino – Peat Moss Natural Park(Provaglio d’Iseo);

More Details

Licia Hogarth
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Some German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lilly

Just a quick email to say thank you and tell you that we enjoyed our stay very much.

We have rented a house in Italy in the Summer almost every year since 2003 and my boys loved yours the best.

It is such a characterful family house which, I am sure, must conjure many happy memories for you.

We enjoyed exploring the lake and Monte Isola but it was simply too hot to venture far afield in the car.

Hopefully, Grazia will have told you that it was left well (with the rubbish sorted, as we have to do in London too).

A la prossima!

Best wishes,
Aug 2013
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Province of Brescia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , located upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , located downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , located upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be pushed together
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Crib is optional
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 2 beds can be pushed together
  • Although there are only 9 fixed beds (the crib is added upon request), there is an additional foldable bed that can be added to one of the rooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The villa also features an outdoor stone barbecue and stone table seating 20 located underneath a wisteria trellice. The property has a 2.5 acres garden. Behind the house there is a small, detached, furnished children playhouse with carved wooden door matching the villa's front door and two windows with glass panes and wooden green shutters. Wi-fi Internet Access via Broadband is available for an additional 5 EU/day charge. Renter needs to bring laptop and request access code at the time of booking.


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Villa La Briciola - Italy Lake District Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

Amazing views of lake iseo.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house with a beautiful view of the lake. Garden and swimming pool is excellent. The villa is clean and comfortable. The owner is very helpful and quick to respond to questions. The villa is in a great location for exploring the lake and the nearby monte isola. The only small issue we had was during a couple of very hot evenings we slept with the bedroom windows open and the nearby main road was very noisy. Overall we had a great holiday and would recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Enchanting Villa and Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Enchanting villa get away! Just as described in the listing. We were there to see the Christo Exhibit - which meant that there were 10's of thousands of people arriving each day making the usually quiet town of Sulvano extremely busy and often chaotic with the bustle of visitors. However, we felt buffered from the crowds in our wonderful centrally located villa. Each day we appreciated our accommodations more! The view was unbelievable - with mountains and lake visible across our front terrace. Also - Licia was available and helpful throughout our stay via email and phone. The housekeeper checked in with us regularly and provided help with any questions we had about navigating the area. We would stay here again. Thank you Licia for sharing your family home!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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wonderful view and Villa close to Lago di Iseo

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay. Clean house with a nice garden. The terrace with beautiful view over the lake was perfect for nice meals. The kitchen is small but well equipped so perfect for home made cooking. The house keeper helped us a lot. Take time for a boat trip to Monte Isola.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted you chose Villa La Briciola for your vacation in Italy and really hope you will come back.
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A charming family holiday home with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

Villa Briciola is located above the town of Sulzano and has stunning views over Lago D'Iseo. The town is quiet and unspoiled by tourism. It has bars and convenience stores. A regular ferry service connects Sulzano to Monte Isola, which has a range of excellent cafes and restaurants. The island has many walks on paved roads and is suitable for cycling (bikes can be hired). The area is spectacularly beautiful and has a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The villa is well equipped - and comfortable. The garden is wonderfully laid out with an excellent pool and several areas for outdoor eating and socializing. I never repeat a holiday experience, but Villa Briciola is tempting me.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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a fabolous villa with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

we just needed a break!! Briciola was the right place for the right moment . whatever one's want to see it , this helped us to recover , relax and enjoy the atmosphere and...yes, ....: talk to each other. Everything was perfectly there, clean , well maintained..a great BBQ place in the to the pool I could have had invited quite a few friends of mine.the whole location transpires a sense of familiarity. Strategicaly was easy for us to enjoy day trips to the Alps, Switzerland or shopping downtown Milan. Would suggest to do your grocery at Esselunga ..good value for money.. suggested restaurants: Il Cacciatore, (Laury and Leo are a fantastic couple that run this "trattoria"..good food and wine and may be ..if they are willing and not too busy some sort of karaoke and sing for you too.. ha ha) ..don't go to La Pernice (lousy)..although the view from its terrace is breathtaking.

overall nice vacation..Licia , friendly owner just one phone call away, did all her best to make ourselves at " home". Would certainly recommend La Briciola to my friends and relatives..may be next time will manage to come together with my sister's family.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Wonderful Villa with a Breathtaking View

  • 5 of 5

Villa La Briciola was a perfect vacation choice for us. The view is breathtaking and the villa is comfortable extraordinarily well kept and clean; staff is very helpful and the private pool...Was exactly what our children needed. We will definitely be back.


  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bergamo Orio al Serio - BGY
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Corte Franca
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Monte Campione
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Pilzone/ Cave
Car: necessary

Villa La Briciola is located about 1-1.5 km uphill from the shore of Lake Iseo and the village of Sulzano. The view from the upper terrace spans the lake from Sarnico to Lovere and the Presolana Pass. From the terrace one looks directly at Montisola (the largest lake island in Europe), the fishing village of Peschiera Maraglio and the small island of San Paolo. Villa La Briciola is also 12Km away from the reknown Franciacorta Wine Route, ideal for a Wine -Tasting exploration of the area.

Other Activities: Wine Tasting; The villa features a French Bowls field and has a Table -Tennis table.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $615.31

Security Deposit EU 500 - Completely refundable if no damages.
Final Cleaning Fee EU 90

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.