Riverside Apartment in Belluno, Veneto, near Venice and the historic Roman town of Feltre. - Peaceful Location in the Medieval Town of Belluno
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About Frances Holgate
My husband and I bought the apartment in 2009. We both enjoy skiing in the winter and walking in the summer. We fell in love with Belluno and the surrounding area, where we have enjoyed many wonderful holidays, winter, spring, summer and autumn.
Frances Holgate purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Frances Holgate chose Belluno
We love it because it is so conveniently placed for Venice, the mountains and lots of good restaurants. The town of Belluno nestles in the foothills of the Dolomites and is unspoiled by tourists. We also chose the apartment because it is located on the banks of the river Piave.
What makes this Apartment unique
Walking into the old town for a glass of Prosecco before our evening meal. Listening to the sounds of the river and watching fishermen leisurely casting a fly for alpine trout. Walking through the spring mountain flowers, in the summer returning from a long walk in the hills to enjoy a cool beer on the balcony, admiring the wonderful display the trees give in the autumn and in the winter heading up to the mountains for a days skiing and returning to our cosy apartment.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This was a great apartment fully equipped with everything you might need. The owner was most helpful, just a phone call away, to help us get the heat turned on. Very convenient location and a beautiful setting, looking out over the river. It was perfect for 2 couples with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Would definitely stay here again!
Thank you so much for your comments, I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Have a safe onward journey.
We loved having supper on the balcony, with a view of the fast-flowing clear green river below. Belluno was a nice town and well-located for exploring the area. The apartment stayed reasonably cool so we slept well despite the hot weather.
Eery at first and then very nice
We found the apartment to be very nice and comfortable. The view of the river right in front of the open windows was fantastic. The kitchen and bedrooms were great. The building entrance and outside area is slightly creepy. Also, a man in a red car tried to electronically jam our car key fob right when we arrived. There appeared to be two men and a woman working together. My husband refused to leave the car because it would not lock. When the man drove away, the car locked. Apparently, jamming peoples key fobs happens often in Europe because it is illegal for cars to make noise when locking them.
We walked up to the city center in Belluno and really enjoyed the history and charm of the area. We drove to Venice one day and visited a beautiful nearby lake with some lovely waterfalls another day. I would stay there again, but continue to be aware of everything going on around me.
Great location. Unfortunately the parking can be difficult.
Nice beds and good showers. The maps and restaurant suggestions were very helpful.
Comfortable place to enjoy Belluno
Love the view of the river. Enjoyed standing on the deck listening to the river and seeing the water rise after a big snow. Good location with a 10 -15 minute walk "up" to Piazza dei Martiri, with multiple ways to get there. Clean, comfortable space with lots of closet room. Enjoyed our stay very much.
Thanks Cathie for you kind review.
A wonderful apartment in a beautiful region.
We loved this place!! The apartment is very clean and well-appointed with lots of thoughtful touches. Importantly everything works! It's ideally located away from the hubbub of the town, but right beside the River Piave which we loved splashing about in (n.b. we did go at the height of summer!). It's within walking distance of a supermarket which is really convenient. What we loved most was its proximity to some beautiful lakes shrouded by the spectacular Dolomite mountains: Lake Santa Croce and Lake Mis were within 30 minutes drive. The adventure park and chairlifts of Nevegal were also an easy drive away and a great day out for the family (we have a 5 year-old son). The always wonderful Venice is very easy to access by train or road.
Frances, the owner, is very well organised and her comprehensive instructions made everything a breeze. We would certainly consider coming back here and were very sad to leave.
Special interest holidays:
This area is popular with military historians and there are many significant battle sites from World War 1 to visit and explore.
The Adriatic beaches such as Lido d'Jesolo are only 50 miles away. There is swimming/beach at the nearby Lake Santa Croce.
The airports of Venice Treviso is 30 miles away and Venice Marco Polo is 53 miles away, car hire is available at both airports. Airport transfer can be arranged. Use of car is recommended.
The apartment is short walk from the centre of Belluno. Venice is 1 hour's drive away and can be reached by train. Mountain walks and the famous 'Via Ferrata' only a few miles away and with the famous Alta Via 1 finishing in Belluno. Just half hour's drive will take you to the beautiful towns of Vittorio Veneto and Feltre.
There is a small supermarket selling almost everything just minutes walk away. A wealth of restaurants, pizzerias, cafes and wine bars all located in the centre of Belluno as well as all the other amenities a town can offer, such as, train station, banks, supermarkets, butchers, bakeries, greengrocers etc and a market on Saturdays.