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The house for short term rentals (minimum 2 weeks - maximum 4 people or added fee each person) or for house exchanges is situated in the charming town of Cormons, at the very centre of the splendid Collio region, renowned world wide for its superb wines, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Friulano (previously called Tocai) and fabulous reds like Refosco, Pignolo, Cabernet, Merlot.
The portion of the house for rent is about 2,500 square feet on two levels. The living area downstairs is open space with living and dining area, a large kitchen and a library-den off kitchen with a table for six.
The courtyard and the covered portico offer some place where to read or relax outdoor. Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a covered terrace.
The area offers the best of what Friuli is known and loved for: an unforgettable countryside, Roman antiquities, medieval towns, castles, art, shopping, festivals and concerts, amazing wines, and of course renowned and unknown restaurants that will give great pleasure to those who appreciate the flavors of authentic cuisine.
A day of history and art?
From Cormons you can go visit delightful, culturally vibrant cities like Trieste (50 Km.) Udine (18 Km.) Gorizia (12 Km.) or search for history in Roman Aquileia (35 Km.), a heritage Unesco site, visit the Longobard town of Cividale (12 Km.), or the majestic Napoleon’s former residence, Villa Manin di Passariano, now an important art museum.
A day of Golf?
A golf course is 3 Km. from the house, at the Castle of Spessa, a luxury resort. Here you can also visit the centuries-old cellars, have wine tasting or dine in the superb restaurant.
A day of gourmet food?
Friuli-Venezia Giulia has a variety of recipes, with influences from Austria, Hungary and of course the near Veneto region. Slow Food movement was born in Italy and in this region has even more importance. Most restaurants use exclusively local ingredients and menus always offer what is in season. Many extraordinary restaurants are in Cormons or nearby, some were featured on TV by famous New York restaurant owners Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, the latter has also a farmhouse and a winery a few Km. from Cormons.
A day at the beach?
You can choose to tan and swim in the crystal clear waters along Trieste coast or on the vast sandy beaches of the Island of Grado also called “The Golden Island” for the color of its sand.
A day in Venice?
Venice is only 80 Km. away and it is easy to go there for a day trip, either by car on easy highway or by train.
A day in Slovenia?
Cormons is situated near the border with Slovenia and only 110 Km. to its capital, the beautiful and vibrant city of Liubljana, not to mention the splendid coast of Istria with quaint fishing villages or luxury resorts and spas.
A day at home?
Even if the house will only be a base for all the above activities you may enjoy a day relaxing at home and maybe taking just a short walk to the center of town for groceries shopping in the lively open air market (every Friday) or the numerous specialty stores.
House in the family for more than 100 years, fully renovated in the 80's.
Albarosa Simonetti purchased this house in 1910
The proximity to Venice (80 Km.) to hills, mountains, beaches, mayor cities and yet the peace of the country, 0 miles diet, all produces can be local, farmers markets, antiques, art, culture, everything less than one hour away in a region still to be discovered by tourists.
The comfort of a large house to explore the surroundings.
" I loved being there in that cozy beautifully furnished old home. Friuli is a part of Italy I had never seen before and very different front he parts I know. Cormons itself is a wonderful little town. It was great to be in northern Italy and be able to drive around the gorgeous countryside, see the vineyards, visit the Roman ruins and great mosaics of Aquileia, see Grado with its lovely harbor, cathedral and streets that reminded me somehow of Venice, see the ancient and mysterious Longobard church in Cividale, and finally travel to Trieste to see Miramare castle and the very intriguing city itself. The house is such a comfortable place and a lovely spot to stay when exploring Friuli."
My sister and I had a wonderful time and we still have fond memories of our stay in this area. The house is an oasis of peace and quiet and exhudes an air of charm and refinement. It was the departing point of many trips in the area, Cormons is a delightful little town where we ate wonderfully. We took a few wine tasting tours in the nearby towns and we cannot forget the out-of-this world cheeses we tasted. Thank you for making our stay so memorable!"
We had a terrific visit: the town is within walking distance, yet the house is immerse in a pastoral environment, with fields and gardens around it. Cormons is a quaint little town with lots of history and a great selection of wines, superb food and enchanted castles in the surrounding hills. The accommodation has been the perfect base for discovery trips in the neighbouring towns and countryside as well as a the perfect location for relaxation and short trips. We have discovered great restaurants in the area, wineries, and fabulous little markets offering a variety of local specialties and superb wines. Definitely we'd recommend this accommodation.
Comfortably ensconced in this large and well-outfitted home, I enjoyed every moment exploring the stunning and largely undiscovered (by North Americans anyway) region of Italy: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. Even the name Friuli-Venezia-Giulia I loved to repeat, rolling off the tip of my tongue, a region full of sensual delights: the wines of the Collio, cultivated in the handsome vineyards covering the sweeping hills surrounding Cormons; incredibly superb farmhouse restaurants and world-famous gourmet restaurants a few minutes drive from the house; the town's delicatessens featuring large assortments of local cheeses and cured meats and breads - I wanted to try everything, and I almost did. The people are also charming and friendly in this region, not jaded by ultra tourism as often found elsewhere in Italy. Nearby city destinations range from Udine (my favorite), a distinctly Venetian city, small yet sophisticated; Trieste, grand and Hapsbourgian yet folksy at the same time; Grado, a beach resort where, like me, you may happen upon singing at a characterful local wedding at an ancient church; Cividale, a lushly idyllic, ancient riverside town; and Aquileia and the vast stunning Roman mosaics of its cathedral. And don't let me forget to mention my two favorite drinks (besides the region's justifiably celebrated wines and grappa) - Aperol spritz (discover this soothing, orange afternoon drink), and Pelinkovac, an unforgettable herbal bitter with a hit as mighty as Absinthe.
La casa es muy grande para 6 personas, especialmente el salón comedor de la planta baja, incluso dispone de una sala de lectura que apenas usamos. Está bastante bien equipada sólo echamos en falta un microondas en la cocina y quizás un TV en el salón más grande y moderno.
Se nos suministró suficiente ropa de cama y toallas y la limpieza en la entrega era aceptable para una casa tan grande con mucho mobiliario y con cierta antigüedad.
La relación calidad / precio es buena o muy buena. El estado general de la casa es aceptable.
Hay que considerar que en el precio no está incluida la limpieza final que hay que pagarle en metálico a la cuidadora. Se nos reclamó una cantidad alta al ser una estancia larga de un mes que a final se acordó como si fuese una semana.
Como únicos puntos negativos indicaría el ruido que produce el tráfico en la rotonda que está justo en frente con el continuo paso de vehículos y ambulancias, así mismo con la cercanía a la vía del tren. Esto se ve agravado durante el verano ante la necesidad de mantener las ventas abiertas para poder dormir. Hay muchos molestos mosquitos pero la casa dispones de rejillas mosquiteras en algunas ventanas.
Los alrededores son bonitos tanto el pueblo como el entorno y permite acceder de forma cómoda a muchas ciudades y parajes naturales tanto de Italia como de Eslovenia incluso de Croacia.
Los restaurantes y la comida en general es aceptable aunque nada comparable a la variedad y calidad que disfrutamos en España.
Recomendaría decenas de sitios para visitar pero la casa dispone de muchos folletos y guías para orientar al turista, incluso nosotros dejamos algunos que faltaban.
Wine tasting in the several superb wineries in the area, visit castles, galleries and museums, engage in sports and activities, beaches are 1/2 hour away, mountains 1 hour away, Slovenia border 10 minutes away from house, Venice can be visited on day-trip or just relax at home.
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My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
EXTRA EURO 10 PER PERSON PER DAY IF MORE THAN 4 PEOPLE.
FINAL CLEANING MUST BE PAID IN CASH AT DEPARTURE.
FEE: EURO 100 or EURO 150 IF MORE THAN 4 PEOPLE OR MORE THAN 14 DAYS.
IF HEATING IS USED IT WILL BE CHARGED Euro 10 PER MC
DEPOSIT NON REFUNDABLE