Casa Appennino is in the small hamlet of Bedogno. It overlooks vineyards and orchards at the back and has breathtaking views of hills and mountains all around.
Bedogno itself is very picturesque little village and the local town of Villa Minozzo is within walking distance (10 minutes). In Villa Minozzo there are shops, banks, Post Office, several restaurants, cafes and bars, supermarket, open-air swimming pool and sports facilities.
The house itself caters for 11 (absolute maximum) guests on three floors. The two upper floors are self contained apartments. Each with two spacious twin or double bedrooms, a large sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and south facing balcony with wonderful views.
The ground floor has a double and a single bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and an area for breakfast, tea coffee etc.
Lunch and dinner are taken together in the outdoor dining area or else indoors after September.
There is no surcharge for single guests who have a double room.
LIVING IN AN ART GALLERY
We have a large collection of copied classical paintings throughout the house, and also hundreds of original paintings so there is the feeling that you are actually living in an art gallery. The idea is that you are 'living' with these great works of art every day, understanding them and discussing them.
The collection of art extends to the garden and the lane outside where there are sculptures, paintings and garden furniture all created here.
As well as the fully equipped indoor studio, we have gazebo's which are very pleasant to paint in.
We can watch the deer in the field outside, eagles soaring above, iridescent fireflies in June and butterflies all summer long. There are many other qwild animals and if you are lucky you may see one of the porcupines in the evening. It's a nature lovers' paradise.