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 6 guests. 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.
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.
We've called the first floor 'Apartamento Botticelli' as it has a mural (2m x 4m) of Botticelli's 'Primavera' in the lounge. A unique chance to live with, and get to know, this wonderful painting. The original is in the Uffizzi in Florence and the mural is the same size as the original.
There are two twin bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, shower room and south facing balcony with beautiful views over the mountains, so you have plenty of living space.
The top floor we have named after the great Michelangelo. Unfortunately we have no original work(!!) but have copies of some of his famous paintings and sculptures for you to appreciate. From the photos you can see some copies of parts of the Sistine Chapel cieling.
There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. Then a living room, shower room, kitchen and south facing balcony with beautiful views over the mountains.
And the ground floor, is named after the great Italian painter Caravaggio.
Here there is a double room with private shower room and a single room with ensuite shower room. The showers have level access. Guests on the ground floor have a lovely living room to relax in and it is easy to reach the studio, garden and dining room which are all also locted on the ground floor.
There is a small kitchen area at the back of the house where you can select from
Meals (except breakfast which is self service) are served in the outdoor dining area and we offer as many locally produced products as possible. This area is famous for it's traditional Italian recipes and you can enjoy these at your lesuire.
Ingedients are local (often from the organic garden or from the fields). Many are the speciality of the area like parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, porcini mushrooms, pasta dishes and wines.
One evening we go to a local trattoria.
All wines and drinks are included.
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.