Escape from the hustle and bustle to this stunning mountain retreat, set in the village of Novazzo near Bergamo. The property is set over two floors, facing the picturesque village of Spiazzi Gromo with breathtaking mountain views to either side of the valley and woodland. The first floor of the property has a large double bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the mountains. Downstairs on the ground floor there is a shower room and an open plan lounge with sofa/futon, log burner, dining and kitchen area, which leads out to a further balcony with scenic views. Private garage. Ideal for couples and families.
Enjoy the local walks along the many waterfalls, or a simple BBQ overlooking the mountains next to the children play park. Further a field is Valbodione, the waterfall that also feeds the electricity for the area. Enjoy a swim to the base of the waterfall.
“enjoyed the sunshine on the balcony with a large glass of wine, parmesan and olives”
“amazing views of the mountains and valley below”
“if you are up early enough the sunrise is beautiful, during August the balcony is bathed in direct sunlight”
Out and about: Ideally located for the lakes of Northen Italy, Lake Iseo, Como and Garda. Easy day trips to Venice, Verona and Milan. Many walks local to the house in addition to Presolana. Visit the historic old town of Bergamo. Local town of Clusone has a market every Monday. Visit the Waterfall of Valbondione a very short distance from the house. For those who enjoy a bit of shopping the Orio Centre in Bergamo is the largest shopping mall in Italy. Verona offers some fantastic live performances and just a drive away from the house. Enjoy the performance as the sun sets over the Arena. If you enjoy designer shopping try the city of Bergamo or Milan with many designer shops. If you prefer the historic towns take the funicular from Bergamo to Citta Alta where you can find beautiful churches and gorgeous restaurants with spectacular views. Alternatively just take a stroll and enjoy the views.
Scenery and surrounding area: There are many local walks and there is a local map at the house for those keen hikers. If you need an energy boost there are two wonderful patisseries, one in Gromo and one in Clusone, serving beautiful cakes and mini pastries. For those who enjoy their food try one of the many restaurants in Gromo with fine Italian food from pasta, pizza, steaks to Rissoto and polenta.
Many waterfalls run down the mountains to the river, staring at the famous Valbondione waterfall. There are numerous walks along the river, including on the flat. There is a small walk from the apartment to the right hand side as you face the mountain views. Take this walk and you will find numerous waterfalls as well as a picnic area, BBQ area and a local play area for children. There is also a play area along the river from Gromo towards Clusone.
Places to see, things to do: In the Spring they have a try tabogan run at Spiazzi Gromo along with many other outdoor activities. Spiazzi Gromo is surrounded by pine woodlands and has a very open space for picnics and relaxing in the sun. If you feel like a change for the day Switzerland is approximately a 3 hour drive (make sure you take your passport!) and enroute you may wish to visit Lake Como.
Both Milan and Verona arenas and theatres are just over an hour away. Fantastic architecture and pleaces to see, eat and drink. Try the arena in Verona or the Teatro la Scala in Milan. Within 2 and half hours in the city of Venice, many of our guests take day trips there, straight down the A4. Romantic setting, and make sure you take a Gondola as you see a whole new prespective of Venice. For the more adventurus travellers, take to road to Pisa and Florence as a day trip or spend the night in the wonderful city of Florence.