The Villa is located in a beautiful exclusive gated holiday development Monasterolo Del Castello on Lake Endine in Bergamo - truly one of Italy’s most naturally beautiful areas. This Villa sleeps 6 people and WIFI - Master bedroom has balcony overlooking amazing views, second bedroom has triple wardrobe and third bedroom has double sofa-bed in dedicated separate room. Huge fully equipped kitchen diner, seats eight. Front room with wide screen 1080p, PS3, TV and 100's of films and double doors to garden and purpose built BBQ for you to enjoy summer evenings alfresco. Fully equipped with WIFI and everything you could need. Light and airy with own private garden & BBQ area which is not overlooked and very private. Free parking spaces. Lot of great restaurants serving frankly amazing Italian food and wines at prices you won't believe, chic cafes, gelateria's (amazing ice cream parlours), bakeries, bars & local shopping all within a few minutes walking distance. Regular superb markets daily and larger supermarkets & shopping complexes nearby. Equipped with everything you need to have a great holiday. Many pools and pool complexes and superb lake swimming. A truly amazing italian experience. In the summer plenty of local "festa's" and entertainments. The villa is located right in the middle of the Italian lakes and between Milan and Venice so you could not be better placed to discover the best that Lombardy has to offer. More than happy to answer any questions how ever small you may have so please don't be shy. Our objective is for you and yours to have a great time. Please click " More Details" directly below in blue on the left for much, much more info........
The villa is on Lake Endine where the Italians holiday. The italians hidden gem - Situated in the beautiful village of Monasterolo del Castello on lake Endine, surrounded by spectacular lake & mountain views. The perfect central location to discover the best that Northern Italy has to offer with easy access to Lake Como, Garda & Maggiore, Venice, Milan, Verona and Monza. Many beautiful pool and swimming complex's close plus family lake swimming on your doorstep. Lake Endine is 1 mins walk from your front door. This is where the Italians themselves holiday !
Easy access by car to Bergamo, Milan, Verona, Venice, lakes Garda, Como and Maggiore, Monza, Bardolino, Bresica, Monza (20 mins to A4).
WHAT TO DO
For children - Gardaland Italy's answer to Disney Land (1hr), Mini-Italia (30 mins), Lovere swimming complex, Aqua Planet (8 pool and flume complex) in Darfo. Movieland - 1 hour. There are also 3 parks close plus lots of swimming and pedalos, mountain biking and paragliding if you’re brave.
Family lake swimming/bbq (3 mins) at Pescatore, Lake Endine ideal in day for beach lovers and transformed at sunset into an aperitif bar & fabulous fish restaurant! Picturesque countryside with beautiful mountain & lake walks. In summer, great festival atmosphere, with traditional cooking and entertainment, each local village hosting a 'festa' - fun & food for all! Welcoming & very child friendly. Typically Italian!
Local to the Villa is Lake Endine with beach/swimming area, play park, BBQs, and restaurant 'Pescatore' - 10 mins walk/3 mins car. Lakes Como, Maggiore and Garda are approx. 50 min by car. Amazing scenery, fabulous restaurants with great regional food, walks by lakes, fishing and swimming.
Lovere town (15 mins by car) has an amazing swimming complex with inside/outside pools and flumes. Stunning, panoramic views of lake. Large grass sunbathing area at immediate edge of lake. Sun beds available. Cafe/bar. It's brilliant.
Markets - There are lots of local markets fro you to pick up great produce and superb wines at really great value - Tuesday morning is our fave at Trescorè.
FILMS, GAMES & BOOKS
Films, books and games - The villa has 100's of recent films and a 42’1080p wide screen to keep you amused plus a PlayStation 3 & loads and loads of games, PlayStation 2 and a Sony Deamcast for the kids. There are lost of children’s games and books for adults too.
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom with Balcony to stunning views - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Master Bedroom with Balcony - Triple wardrobe and tall boy Sony flat screen DVD/ PS2.
Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large double bed double wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3 - Double sofa bed in what we call the front room but its actually the 3rd bedroom. This can be used as a dedicated 3rd bedroom if you like by simply moving the TV (on wheels) into the very large kitchen as most of the other properties in the gated complex do.
Nearest airport to house is Orio del Serio (Milan Bergamo) - c.15 - 25 mins drive. You can also fly into Brescia, Verona, Malpensa or Linate airports - c.45 - 1hr 30 mins from house depending on location and traffic. Car hire essential.
AMAZING THEME PARKS
Great fun for the kids to with three of Italy's best "Theme Parks" on your doorstep - Gardaland - Italy's version of Disneyland and truley brilliant (50 mins), Movieland great fun for adults and kids (50 mins), Mini Italia and Loelandia - super fun (30 mins).
POOLS AND SWIMMING
Many pools, aqua parks and Lake Swimming . Lake swimming very close (2 min drive 5 min walk). Family swimming/bbq at Pescatore, Lake Endine ideal in day for beach lovers and transformed at sunset into an aperitif bar and fabulous fish restaurant! Picturesque countryside with beautiful mountain and lake walks - simply beautiful.
3 pool complex at Louvre - over looking stunning lake Louvre (10 mins drive). 8 pool Aqua Park in Darfo with loads of flumes and fun - 15 - 20 mins. Great lake walks and scenery everywhere.
Aqua Planet in Darfo is an amazing 8 swimming pool complex and ever popular with family’s and fun seekers alike. Great music, pools, flumes and slides. Never a dull moment for sure.
Three park within walking distance to keep the smaller one amused.
FAMILY HISTORY / LOCAL AREA
Our family are originally from Bergamo and my Father moved to England in the 60's but most of our family remain in this beautiful area of Lombardy.
We love the Lombardy region for its fantastic food and wines and easy access to the best Northern Italy has to offer - The Lakes, Milan, Venice, Verona, Monza to name but a few.
The region has much to offer from a natural, cultural, arts and architectural perspective.
The pleasures of Lombardy are multi-faceted.
These range from those offered by a modern, cosmopolitan city to the relaxed charms of the nature’s beauty. There is the shopping for clothing and accessories in the fashionable boutiques in Milan, some of the best in Europe and in the world, the excellent restaurants and nightlife fueled by the wealth and style-conscious residents of Milan, the excellent art in Pinocateca di Brera in the city and the most re-produced painting in the world, Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, commute and visit to one of the several other historic cities in the region such as Bergamo, Cremona, and Mantua.
A visit to one of the lake resorts is a must as is Verona, Venice, Monza and Citta Alta.
Family swimming/bbq at Pescatore, Lake Endine ideal in day for beach lovers and transformed at sunset into an aperitif bar and fabulous fish restaurant! Picturesque countryside with beautiful mountain and lake walks - simply beautifulGet the full listing »