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THE LOOKING GLASS

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THE LOOKING GLASS  Italy

Contemporary pair of holiday homes, set in the marvellous surroundings amidst a beautiful scenery of apple trees, just outside the city of Bolzano offering a unique chance to spend a beautiful vacation surrounded by contemporary architecture of the highest standards and the most astonishing Landscape and natural beauty has to offer.

The Details

Sleeps
Up to 4 

2 Units
Each accommodates ideally 2 persons up to a maximum of 4
1 bedroom, 1 double bed
1 living room, 1 double sofa bed
1 bathroom
Storage for sport equipment
Swimming pool [June-Sept]

Features
Swimming pool
Sun Terrace
Self service Bar [summer]
Coffee machine
Car parking
Big private garden 

Connectivity
Flatscreen TV
WiFi

Your Home Escape includes
Welcome hamper [3+nights]
Linen 
Towels and bathrobes
Bathroom products

Make it extra special
Flowers and chocolate
Champagne
Chauffeur

Children
Welcome

Pets
No

Arrive | Depart
2pm | 11am

Additional information
Sorry, not wheelchair accessible

Security deposit
300 Euro (approx £240) per house
Payable on arrival

Mobile Coverage
Good

 

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Oven
  • Coffee maker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Wifi
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Ipod docking
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Children welcome
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Tourist attractions

THE ESCAPE

THE LOOKING GLASS  offers you a unique chance to spend your holiday surrounded by contemporary architecture in the most astonishing landscape that nature has to offer. In the summer months [June - September] the swimming pool is also accessible. THE LOOKING GLASS  is located in northern Italy, a region famous for its culinary delights - especially its exquisite wines and countless possibilities for outdoor activity! These two identical properties feature a terrace, seating, kitchen and dining areas and bathrooms with sumptuous bathrobes and large openable skylights to allow natural light and ventilation. There is also a small basement which serves for good temporary storage during your stay.

 

Region
The quaint town of Bolzano on the other side of the Alps with its medieval castles, steepled churches, apple orchards, vineyards, frescoed wooden chalets and strudel-scented air! The citizens are Italian but simply do not feel Italian! Bolzano's local authorities estimate that German is spoken by 75% of the 510,000 inhabitants of the Alto Adige region. Locals, however, call it by its original name – South Tyrol – and many wish it were independent. Nestled in the mountains of the Alps [Austrian-Italian border] this is Italy's richest province and has been part of the country for almost 100 years. With the Austrian border to the north and Switzerland to the west its landscape is defined by peaks and forests. There are now road links from Innsbruck and Munich but most travellers fly to Verona and proceed north for a couple of hours by rail or hire car.

In the region's capital, Bolzano, there is Museion, a modern and contemporary art museum housed in a futurist oblong cube. Nowhere is intermingling of cultures more evident than in Bolzano. It is a small city with the German-speaking medieval centre on one side of the River Talvera and the predominantly Italian modern quarter on the other. Museion stands in the middle, and with its transparent facade it seems like it is uniting these two unlikely cultures. 

With mountains and valleys stretching from the Brenner Pass to the Salurner Klause it rivals Italy's most productive regions, the highly industrialised Lombardy and the Valle d'Aosta, in GDP per capita. The small province of South Tyrol is little more than half the size of the US state of Connecticut - it is so prosperous that it can pay its governor a better salary than that earned by the current US President Barack Obama! There is almost no unemployment in the area surrounding the capital Bolzano [known in German as Bozen], and the province is debt-free. Holiday makers flock to the region not only to tour the Dolomites and visit "Törggelen” festivals which showcase local food and wine in the autumn, but also because of its new boutique museums. 

Essentials
British Airways - [ba.com] flies twice daily from Gatwick to Verona

Closest supermarket - Interspar, open 7 days a week from 7.30am - 8.30pm and Sunday from 9am - 8pm 

Closest breakfast or lunch - Bivac, open Mon to Fri from 7.30am - 11:30pm and Sat from 8am - 7pm  www.salewa-bivac.com
 
Sushi Home Delivery Service - T 0471 981 111

Official city taxi number - T 0471 981 111

General emergency number - T 118




 

The Home Escape THE LOOKING GLASS Testimonials

 

Thank you for providing such an idyllic country retreat. your house is full of charm and character. The treats is the welcome basket went down very well and the logs by the fire added to the romance. Will certainly be recommending THE Cottage.

Jenny & Simon | Oct 2016

THE PLANTATION is an architectural masterpiece and without doubt the most incredible place we ever imagined staying! Amazingly when we arrived it was even more astounding than we thought possible. Everything about the property and gardens was completely effortless. Everything was where you wanted it to be if you had designed it specifically for yourself! The kitchen, sunken lounge area, pool, bedrooms and huge open windows all set off by the elegant and stylish furnishings. Around every corner is another interesting view or stunning vista. This alone would have made our honeymoon stay unforgettable. However, we also had the incredible service and attention from the the owner and the ladies and gentlemen who prepared our food, kept the house spotless and the gardens effortlessly manicured. The location is also perfect for exploring the area, though, once you arrive it is almost impossible to leave the house. Finally I actually cannot believe the incredible value of it. We have paid 4 or 5 times this to stay in places that will not hold such as happy place in our heart.

 

Neil & Antanas, London, England UK -THE PLANTATION

Five out of five

5 out of 5! What an amazing cottage. Traditionally styled but with many extras. The cinema room is a real bonus as is the tennis court. The cottage is so comfortable and the garden is perfect for relaxing. The local area is very nice, Bruton is a charming town. If you are thinking about booking this cottage, do so, you won't regret it, it is fabulous, We will be returning for sure!

David & Lucy | Jun 2015

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