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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
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from the kitchen
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Lovere, Province of Bergamo, Lombardy

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Gem of a holiday home with spacious balcony and fabulous views.”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We have holidayed around Lake Iseo before and prefer the northern end of the lake with its dramatic,mountainous skyline and quaint, traditional villages and so this house set above Lovere was ideal for us. "We" being two couples, wanting two bedrooms and two bathrooms for convenience. Casa Viola has one double bedroom and a two single bedded room on the first floor. The main bathroom is on the ground floor with the kitchen and lounge. The second bathroom is located under the house with the laundry room and is accessed from the garden.
It was a bit of a challenge for us oldies, negotiating the stairs in the middle of the night when nature calls, but it was a small price to pay for such a lovely house.
The Marina view from the balcony is stunning, both for morning breakfast and for evening drinks. We spent lazy days reading one of the many books available from the bookcase, lounging on the sun beds in the full sun or sitting under the wonderful shade of the vines.
Antonella kindly gave us use of bicycles and the athletic one of us even cycled the whole 40 miles around the lake, not for the feint hearted or unfit !! However the cycle track from Pisogne to Vello using the old road (approx 5 miles) is very picturesque and recommended even for the less fit ! Bicycles are hireable from many villages including Pisogne.
Although car hire is necessary to get from Bergamo and to sight see afar, both Castro and Lovere are walkable from Casa Viola from where you can catch ferries which criss cross the lake. You can pick up a timetable and check out market days or take your towel and swim in the lake. Talking of towels, Antonella will provide bed linen and towels at a cost of 15 euros per person and there is a washing machine if you need to freshen them up.
Do try the local restaurants, many serve regional dishes and lake caught fish dishes and the Vulcano Village in Castro will do take away pizzas for cheap night in! If you enjoy Italian wine, do go up to Tacchilini's which is 5 minutes drive up the road. It is a warehouse where you can purchase good locally produced wine by the 5 litre container for around 2 euros a litre.
The weather was exceptionally hot and the only down side was that we couldn't get cool even with fans in the bedrooms and so we had to take midnight showers to cool down. The mozzies were out for new blood too, so use repellant.
All in all, a fantastic holiday in a fabulous house. Sorry for long review, but it had to be said !!

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Liked best: Balcony view
Liked least: Traffic noise
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jul 2015
Dear Guests,
It has been a real pleasure to have you at Casa Viola. I am sorry you had to suffer the exceptional hot weather of these days.
I thank you very much indeed for you kindness and your review.
All the best
Antonella
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
2 Jul 2015
Dear Guests,

It has been a pleasure to host you in Lovere.
Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased you appreciate Casa Viola and the area.

Kindest regards
Antonella
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Päivi A
Jyvaskyla, Finland
1 review
“Lovely house with beautiful view”
Reviewed 21 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had very nice holiday in Casa Viola, the house was lovely and the location was good, nearby marina and city centre. The view for the lake was amazing! Very relaxing place for a holiday, I recommed for everyone!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
30 May 2015
Dear Guests,
It's been a pleasure to have you at Casa Viola.
Thank you very much for your nice review.
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Sharon C
Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful and relaxing on Lake Iseo”
Reviewed 2 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a lovely and relaxing holiday for the six days that we stayed at Casa Viola. We had one small problem while we were there and Antonella was there quickly and it was sorted with efficiency and a smile. Finding the entrance was a challenge to start with but we soon got used to it. Lovely location and view.

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Management Response
2 Oct 2014
Dear Guests,
Thank you very much for staying at Casa Viola and for the kind review you left.
All the best
Antonella
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: Lovely house, beautiful scenery.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
28 Sep 2014
Dear Guests,
It's been a pleasure to have you at Casa Viola.
Thank you very much for your review.
All the best.

Antonella
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