A spacious, traditionally built and furnished house, nestling on a sunny hillside, ideally located for either an action packed or relaxing holiday. Situated over three floors with balconies to the living and sleeping areas. Enjoy alfresco dining and barbecues under the large covered first floor balcony. Each of the 3 double bedrooms have balconies with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside and snow-capped mountains. Bedroom 1/king size bed, bedroom 2/double bed, bedroom 3/bunk and single beds. The large lounge has two comfortable sofas and an armchair, with English channel television, DVD player, free wifi, books and various games. The large kitchen includes dining table and chairs sitting up to 8, hob/oven, fridge/freezer compartment, good range kitchen utensils. The two main bathrooms have either shower or bath/hand shower as well as marble topped vanity unit with large mirror, wc and bidet. The laundry area has a washing machine in addition to a further basic shower, wc and bidet.
House in Piverone, Nr. Ivrea, Turin, Piedmont, Italy - Beautiful Village Location In Wine Growing Region Close To Lakes And A Short Drive From Aosta Valley
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 13, 2019
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Attractive Home, Great Location
The home was bright, well appointed and spacious. The town, located a short walk down the hill, had restaurants, a bakery, a small grocery and a wine shop. The house also proved to be an excellent base for excursions in the Piemonte and Val d'Aosta areas. The owner's daughter, Louise, could not have been more helpful and welcoming. A wonderful stay in all aspects.
Excellent property and fantastic location
Highly recommended, thanks so much to Louise for welcoming us and we enjoyed our holiday very much!
We had a fantastic week in this beautiful villa. We were in Italy for the U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships in Ivrea and Piverone was an ideal location.
Louise, the owner's daughter who lives close by, was extremely friendly and helpful and even met us down at the slalom course to see how our son was doing in the competition.
Initial booking with Tom, the owner, and subsequent correspondence was prompt and helpful.
The villa is spacious with lovely views from all the balconies. It is well equipped although we were surprised there was no dishwasher in a house that accommodates 8. We managed to draw up a rota for dish washing! There were some problems with the WiFi reaching all areas of the house all the time but it wasn't a big deal.
The village is a short walk away and the bakery sells the most delicious inexpensive bread.
Viverone lake is close by too. All in all a great villa and a great place to stay. We would definitely recommend staying here.
Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed the house, even without a dishwasher. Piverone is a delightful village and the area has so much to offer, we hope you return in the future to explore more of this beautiful part of Italy.
Your recommendation and five starts are very much appreciated, thank you very much.....and thank you for being such great guests!!!
Lovely villa - great facilities and picturesque views
The villa was well equipped, and the views from the balconies were very good. The owner's daughter and family were very helpful, giving us all the help we needed and making us feel welcome, whilst giving us the space to enjoy our holiday. The village is a small but vibrant community, and there was a great deal happening during our stay because of the village festival. There are nice restaurants and a pretty lake just a few minutes drive away. Turin is accessible, and there are a number of interesting smaller places to visit too.
Excellent location, lovely house, wonderful time!
The house was very clean, fully stocked and well laid out. The location was ideal for heading up to the Aosta Valley for a tour of the Alps, and was close enough to permit a day of travel down to the Cinque Terre and Portofino. The amenities exceeded our expectations. We were a party of six, and the only down-side was the bathroom situation. One bathroom per floor left some of us waiting at times, especially when trying to head out in the morning, at a pre-determined departure time. Despite this, we had a fantastic time and especially enjoyed the views of lake and the mountains from the balcony while having breakfast in the morning and dinner together at night.
Spacious and comfortable retreat
We loved the house and it's surroundings. At the time we stayed in the house temeratures were in the range of 38-41 degrees. Nevertheless it was comfartably cool inside also during the night. We even did not miss the pool we always when renting a home in Italy. Also the daughter of the owner lived nearby and could help us with the little demans we had. Cetainly aplace we will consider a next time
Turin Casselle airport is 35 minutes drive from the house. Milan Malpensa airport is 50 minutes drive. Both airports are easily reached by motorway and have car hire available.
If you wish to enjoy the beautiful scenery and drive from Britain, the house is 600 miles from the channel tunnel and can be reached through either Switzerland and the Grand St Bernard pass/tunnel or through the Monte Blanc tunnel. Both tunnels bring you into the Aosta valley.
Ivrea, famous for its annual Orange Carnival held each year in Lent, is 5 miles from Piverone.
Turin is 35 miles away and Milan 50 miles.
Lago Viverone is 2 miles from the house, where you can enjoy water skiing and sailing.
If you want to go further afield, Lago Maggiore, one of the "famous" Italian Lakes, is a 45 minute drive from the house. From the banks of the lake at Stressa, you can take boat trips to two islands or a longer trip to Switzerland.
Piverone has several small shops, including a delicatessen, bakery and post office, as well as a bar/restaurant and two Cantina's where you can buy good quality locally produced wine. There are many restaurants in the area and a large supermarket a short drive from the house. ATM machines can be found in the supermarket as well as in the neighbouring Village of Viverone.
Viverone has a swimming club (Oasi) with four swimming pools, slides, crazy golf and volleyball. You could also swim in the lake... if you feel brave enough, the water is very cold even in summer!
"La Serra" behind the house is a large wooded area, ideal for mountain biking.
Free outdoor rock climbing facilities are available on the oustskirts of Ivrea, catering for all grades from beginner to experienced (own equipment is required).
The famous Ivrea Orange Carnival takes place over three days in Lent. There is an evening of fancy dress, a fireworks display, then on the Sunday afternoon, four teams travelling in horse drawn carts travel around the piazza's battling it out with oranges - a tradition that started in the middle 19 century.
Turin is famous for being the capital of the Piemonte region and historically was the home of the house of Savoy. A visit to the Reale Palace is recommended.
The Turin Shroud and the Mole Antonelliana (the largest building in Turin) are well worth a visit. If designer labels are your thing, you won't be disappointed with the shops... and after you've bent the plastic, enjoy an evening aperitivo in one of the smart cocktail bars.
The Aosta Valley has numerous Ski resorts and in the summer these areas are ideal for walking. Take a cable car from the town of Aosta to Pila, or view the Matterhorn from the Town of Cervinia.
Throughout the year there are many festivals celebrated in the surrounding villages to enjoy, as well as places of cultural and historical interest to explore.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Available throughout the year on a weekly basis, bookings less than a week may be accepted in low/mid season. Bookings normally from 3pm arrival day, until 10am departure day. Changeover day Saturday. Prices based on four people sharing. Please add further £55 per additional person per week up to maximum of 8 people (including children). Non-returnable deposit of 25% payable on booking, balance due eight weeks prior to rental. £100 security/damage deposit payable with balance. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. Bookings are normally from 3pm on the day of arrival, until 10am on the day of departure. Notes on prices: Prices based on four people sharing. Please add further £55 per additional person per week up to maximum of 8 people (including children).