Home sweet home in Valtellina

Italy - Lombardia - Berbenno di Valtellina

Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
Home exchange,Italy,Berbenno di Valtellina,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Homesit Offered

Homesit Needed

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our home is located in a little village at the bottom of the Alps, with a nice patio and a terrace at the first floor.
It is located in Valtellina, about 40km far from Como Lake, about 40km far from Suisse boundary, about 40minutes far from skiing areas of Valmalenco and Valgerola and about 30minutes far from val di Mello, a paradise for climbers. It has a garden with a big old kaki tree and a small fountain with red fishes; there is a patio outside where you can enjoy lunches and dinners during the summer time. You can also relax your self in our terrace or in the living room where you can find a library with italian and some english books.
Our house has 3 floors, at the first you can find the kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and the main entrance, from the garden; here you can find a chestnut wood floor and simple modern furnitures, together with some little thing like Indians statues and a Tibetan bell made by hand as well as as sort of aquarium made by an artist of the Como Lake. And also a chimney that in winter you can enjoy while reading on the sofa or while playing the piano, but -well- it is not connected with Alexa, so you have to take care of it by yourself :D Oh and yes, maybe you can also find our 3 cats going around :D 2 female, Paola (the grandmother) and Ciaparat (the mother) and a male, Tananai (the son).
Of course you can also find the wi.fi., Alexa device, a deebot device (our majordome :P) and an apple computer that you can use where you want :)
In the same floor there is a wooden stair, made by hand by my wonderful handyman father-in-low that brings you upstairs; here there is a rest room with a wooden library and a (always made of wood) terrace, where you can relax during summer time (oh well, maybe also during winter if you like staying at -4° C). Here there are also 2 bedrooms, one usually used by Anna and Vicki (our 12 and 10 daughters) with 2 ancient tables (of course, still wood!) they usually use for doing homeworks or playing table games; and one bedroom for guests, with another ancient table. The bathroom is bigger then the one at the first floor and there is a Jacuzzi. There is another stair the brings you up to the top of the house where me and my husband Francesco have our bedroom (and right now you know the floor and the top are made of wood :P).
So, after all this wood, a recommendation: please don’t wear high heels and other hard sole shoes inside, as the soft wood floors can be damage easily.
We have a garage at the bottom of the house, where you can put a car and where you can find a powerwall to charge electric cars (11kw); here there is also the laundry, a room where we have a stone mill to produce flours from our grains cultivated during spring and summer, and a little cellar. You can leave a car also in a little park outside the house.
This is our main home, so here you can find all the necessary, from bed sheets, to towels to detergents and other staff:you can use them, but please leave the house and staff you use clean when you leave the house.

Please, fell free to ask us any other info you need; we can also give you advices about restaurants, activities, beautiful natural places and amenities

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Baby Equipment
  • Garage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Rural
  • Mountains

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live in a small village in Valtellina, about 700 souls, so very peaceful at the bottom of the Alps, with a lot af trees around and birds waking you up in the morning singing: it seems to leave in a post card :) If you love mountains you are in the right place. By car it is easy to reach in 30minutes skiing areas as well as the lake (Como lake) and in 1,30 hours you can reach Milan as well as Sant Moritz in Suisse. Valtellina is very well known for its nebbiolo wines and its wonderful vineyards in terraces, but also for its mountains and nature where you can play a lot of sports: climbing in val di Mello, skiing, rafting, downhill, go for walks, swimming in small lakes in the top of mountains, riding horses. Not to far from here (about 30km) you can reach Tirano and enjoy a wonderful travel by the ancient red train of Bernina, UNESCO heritage.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Restaurants

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

By car it is easy to reach in 30minutes skiing areas as well as the lake (Como lake) and in 1,30 hours you can reach Milan as well as Sant Moritz in Suisse. Valtellina is very well known for its nebbiolo wines and its wonderful vineyards in terraces, but also for its mountains and nature where you can play a lot of sports: climbing in val di Mello, skiing, rafting, downhill, go for walks, swimming in small lakes in the top of mountains, riding horses. Not to far from here (about 30km) you can reach Tirano and enjoy a wonderful travel by the ancient red train of Bernina, UNESCO heritage. Very nice to visit is also Livigno, a non-custom little village at 1800mt, or Bormio, with its Roman spa into the wood

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We are a non-smoking family and would like to exchange with other non-smokers; we look forward to exchanging with a family who will look after our home in the same way we will look after yours: we will let the house clean when we leave, so, please do the same

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered
  • Homesit Offered
  • Homesit Needed

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