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  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Small coizy flat on the Italien Alps (in the "Parco Naturale delle Orobie"), 1000 meters high, near the falls of river Serio, the highest of Italy and second in Europe (315 m.) Ideal for walks to refuges in summer, cross-country skiing in winter, for relaxed and simple life! Inside you find 2 one persone beds and one sofa-bed for 2 people (140 cm. x 200). Careful: the flat is very small, not adapted for people with a lot of luggage :-)

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Why choose this home?
Not only because it is inside the natural “parco delle Orobie” and near the highest falls of Italy!
Because it is a small and simple, but very cozy and inspiring place!!
Ideal for creating and having ideas (I am a writer and plastic artist, my daughter is musician and creator of her-own pedagogic method for small children: we both always had a lot of inspiration and created many of our works in this place!)
You can relax, meditate and create either on the small balcony – peaceful in any season – or lying on the bed with the light coming from up, or outside in nature: at walking distance there is the small river, with many hidden places to discover and already the simple walk during it, observing the very big stones which create sometimes amazing caves, is a relaxed and nice activity, adapted to anybody.
People asking for more challenging experiences can walk to refuges of Curò (three and half hours walk, from many different possible paths) and continue to the natural lake of Barbellino (one and half hour more), in the middle of nowhere… or to the refuge of Coca, rather hard to reach but with a wonderful view.
For everybody is worth to go to the old and typical village of Maslana, where there are the old “baite” (mountain homes), or to the baite of Valbona or Redorta, such as to reach Lizzola (very easy also by bus in a few minutes), to have the really high-mountains experience (and from there take the funicular, when it works, to reach almost 2000 meters and live unique emotions).
Children will spend an amazing holiday just having fun on the nearby little river, jumping from stone to stone, exploring, making bridges etc…. Those who know herbs or mushrooms will have fun discovering and picking, in the right season. During winter, walking into snow is magic and, in the period that it is working, one can visit the nice land-ski path or go to Lizzola and do mountain-ski.
People in the village are very nice, friendly and helpful. It is the genuine Italian mountain ambiance, always more difficult to find in the more touristic places. Especially during summer, many traditional feasts take place: everything is very simple but genuine, and also really cheap!
In conclusion, if you are looking for a touristic place, full of fashion possibilities, if you are travelling fast and want to visit many places in a short time, my home is not for you. However, if you are looking for a stay for the pleasure of soul and body, you are a “light traveller” and you are ready to discover simple things, you will like Valbondione and my little nest. It will be your ideal holiday if you can stay at least 3 nights, if you travel alone or you are two people, simple travelers (ideal for lovers! Also friends or one single person with one or two children will have fun!) If you are more than two people and full of luggage, please choose another place: you will find it too small and will not appreciate the cozy and unique atmosphere of this flat, full of joy, reminds of wonderful experiences and good energy 
In spite of the fact that I am not living there, of course I am ready to give you any help for organizing your stay (many information is already available in the flat), and the contacts with the right people in order to have a very nice holiday experience. I can also suggest you hidden places and very nice things to do, especially if you stay for at least one week, with any weather.
So, if all this speaks to you, welcome to my place!

What this place offers

Free street parking
Private patio or balcony
Hair dryer
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Valbondione, Lombardie, Italy

Hosted by Barbara

  1. Joined in August 2014
  • 11 Reviews
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For me, travelling is life! But not travelling for touristic reasons: I like exploring new and ecological ways of living, especially in communities. I love nature and simple life. I try to live in a conscious way, developing joy and discovering every day something more. I am a therapist and coach dealing with natural remedies (bach's flowers) and using fairy tales for personal developement. I am involved in the non-.violent communication and peace movement. I am no-smoker (please do not smoke in my home! Thank you :-) and mostly vegetarian. I speak english, french, italian and a little german. And, most important, esperanto, the universal eqitable language, with which you travel everywhere, and often for free !
For me, travelling is life! But not travelling for touristic reasons: I like exploring new and ecological ways of living, especially in communities. I love nature and simple life.…
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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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