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“Charming Casa Viola”
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start the day with breakfast in the sun
the house from Stradetta del Pensiero
May azaleas in blossom
may azaleas in blossom
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sunrise on the lake
night panorama
kitchen
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living room
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Lovere, Province of Bergamo, Lombardy

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Jackcog
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“Charming Casa Viola”
Reviewed 5 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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Our expectations of Casa Viola were met in full.
Antonella is a very welcoming host who met us on the day of our arrival. We were filled in on local restaurants and various attractions. She lives close by and was available if required to deal with any issues that may have arose.
The house on its own ground is on an elevated site overlooking the marina in the south of town of Lovere. It is accessed off Via National by car which takes a little bit getting used to. It has a very useful pedestrian access to a laneway at lower garden level which allows the ten minute walk to centre of town. The house is a two up two down over a basement with bath at ground floor and shower in basement. It has a terrace at ground floor level, balcony at first and small garden at basement level all facing east and south with stunning views over the lake and town. The modest house has loads of character with a real feel of a home. Some original panelled doors to all main rooms gave a sense of its history. It has a very comfortable living room and main bedroom.
All equipment worked well-Wifi running on 2 iphones and 2 ipad without fuss and with speed. Plenty of hot water all through the day and Laundry in basement worked very well.
Lovere stands at the north of Lago Iseo and at the south of a long valley running to the Alps. It has a compact historic centre. Monte Isola is a lovely day trip as is Pisogne -across the lake -a town of character with a stunning setting and with train connection to Brescia. Brescia is worth a day visit and on the way is the Franciacorte Outlet Shopping centre. Riva di Solto is the most stunning village on the lake - 6k south of Lovere -on a mesmerising road that follows the lake’s west bank. A partly medieval village almost cut off by the mountains behind is magical. Zu Restaurant to the south has food matched to its brilliant setting .North up the valley is Capo di Ponte with its prehistoric rock carvings and Darfo Boario Therme with its Terme.

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Liked best: Character of the house
Liked least: Exiting the property by car
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Cork
Reviewed 5 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Surrey
Reviewed 4 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: Terrace for breakfast and convenience of access to lakeshore and town
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Dallas/Fort Worth
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19 reviews
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“Truly “Enchanted April””
Reviewed 5 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

For the most beautiful view in Italy, Casa Viola is the place to stay to appreciate the Italy of the Italians and Antonella is the perfect hostess. The beautiful pictures of Lake Iseo don’t come close to the feeling you get of being here, the light breeze, fresh air and constantly changing light from the balcony are unequalled. It is only a short walk down to the town where you can get your groceries and find some fine restaurants, but without the crowds and tourist. Go sailing, rowing, swimming or take a boat tour of the lake without having to get into your car. (By going down the back path, you don’t have any traffic and a safe place with sidewalks to get into the town.)
Lake Iseo is the lake between its better known neighbors Lake Como and Lake Garda. Take day trips to these lakes and then come back to the paradise of Lovere and thank your good fortune for finding the less crowded; more beautiful and friendly haven you have found. Another great day trip is Bergamo. After you have finished your obligatory day trips, sit back and enjoy a real vacation in Lovere.
WIFI worked great. If; however, you are expecting the convinces of your American home or a Marriott Hotel, you are going to be disappointed. You will also miss the great experience of another culture. The two big well appointed bedrooms are on the second floor, the main bathroom is on the first floor along with the living room and kitchen. If you are older and bladder challenged, this is not ideal at night. The second bathroom is in the basement with the washing machine. This is perfect for kids coming in from swimming; but if you are expecting two ensuite bedrooms, this is not it. The washing machine is excellent, but enjoying the freshness of air dried clothes also entails hanging your clothes on a clothesline (which is provided with clothes pins). There is a great place to park your car, but it takes a while to get use to maneuvering in the driveway.
The kitchen has everything you could want to cook every day with pots and pans for any meal. You have a great refrigerator, range and oven. (I found you can live without a dishwasher or microwave and still eat well.)
“Enchanted April” is one of my favorite movies and while Casa Viola is not a mansion, the vacation left me feeling like the people in the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie, watch it and expect the miracle at Casa Viola.

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Liked best: Location, Location, Location
Liked least: Bathroom downstairs
Travelling group: With Friends
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MI
Reviewed 20 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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20 Apr 2012
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Marquette, Michigan
Reviewed 20 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Liked best: The view from the deck
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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28 Apr 2012
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2012 for a stay in August 2010
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Car access on a sharp bend.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Apr 2012
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