Written by Sergio Perez Abrante (Tenerife, Spain)
The trip has been great! Especially the Dolomites, Burano, Volterra ... well everything in general!
The Farmhouses were simply amazing!
Corte Casetta: we had a spectacular view (from my room window the view was unforgettable!) and the hotel had a special charm.
Corte Bellaria: it was a great find, especially the hospitality and kindness of Luigi and Angela, who welcomed us with open arms and with two bottles of wine, they showed us their sheep and explained how they take care of them.
They also offered us a dinner with special sausages from the area!
Every day they asked us if we needed some help and the day we left we had the feeling we had known them our whole life…we really felt at home in Corte Bellaria!
A big thank you to Italian feelings for organising everything and for being so kind to us, it has been an incredible journey and we will recommend it to everyone!
Written by Sergio Perez Abrante (Tenerife, Spain)
Travel diary written by Antonio (Madrid, Spain)
This summer my wife, two daughters and I wanted to do something different in the north of Italy. We were very fortunate to contact Sergio at italianfeelings, who from the very beginning transmitted to us his passion for his country. He understood perfectly the kind of trip we were looking for.
We first stayed in the area of the Dolomites at the Farmhouse Cirum, near Arabba.
It really seems that time has stopped in this beautiful Alpine landscape.I have to highlight the enormous kindness and generosity of the lovely owner, Mrs. Esther, we enjoyed an unforgettable stay. She took care of us with all the details and we still remember her delicious breakfasts prepared with local products.
This Dolomites area is simply spectacular. We enjoyed 4 days the mountain in its purest state.
Our highlights: the Marmolada glacier, the lovely lake Misurina, a walk through a canyon at Sotoguda, the Livinallongo valley, the lovely towns of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Corvara, Canazei, ... and the cablecar up to Portavescovo Arabba, with its walk at 2700 metre altitude. Simply unforgettable.
After these days of amazing nature we moved to San Pietro in Cariano, a village 15 minutes from Verona. We stayed at the Corte Casetta, a farmhouse surrounded by vineyards.
Totally different from the Dolomites area, but very beautiful as well.
In the farmhouse we were superbly served by Luisa and her husband Matteo.
The stay was very comfortable, we had delicious breakfasts and dinners in the middle of the vineyards.
Our kids (12 and 8 years old) had fun at Lake Garda, where we had a swim, visited the Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium, the Adventure Jungle Park and the natural waterfalls Molina park.
From Corte Casetta we visited several cities, enjoying beautiful Verona (with its Roman amphitheatre "Arena", the Duomo, Erbe Square, and Castelvecchio bridge amongst others), Padua with its spectacular San Antonio`s Cathedral and Scrovegni Chapel.
We ended the trip in the charm of Venice with its San Marco square and its magnificent Basilica, the Grand Canal, the Venetian lagoon and the island of Murano.
Thanks to all the advice Sergio gave us about places to visit and where to eat we have had a great holiday.
I want to emphasize that Sergio not only was responsible for organizing the trip and provide us with information, but he was all the time contacting these 2 Farmhouses to make sure we arrived without problems.
When you're 2000 kilometres from home, these kind of initiatives are very appreciated.
Thank you very much Sergio for everything and I hope you continue to transmit to everyone your enthusiasm for your precious country!
The Italian Dolomites ski season is going to start on the 26th of November 2011!
Skiing in the Italian Alps is beautiful, and now parents can even relax thanks to the children´s ski centers, a great way for kids to approach the world of skiing in complete safety.
The best specialized children´s parks are located in Sappada, Alleghe, Palma di Zoldo, Auronzo di Cadore, Misurina and Passo Fittanze.
You can contact us for more information about routes, accommodation, food, flights, local events, activities in the Dolomites and in Northern Italy.
From May 2011 till the end of September BmiBaby.com has started to fly twice a week directly from East Midlands Airport to the beautiful romantic city of Verona, in the North of Italy.
Verona is full of Roman and Medieval history and traditions, and also located in a strategic position, half way between Venice and Milan, very close to nice little cities, like Mantua and Vicenza, the city of the architect Palladio.
Verona is the gateway to the beautiful Italian Lakes, famous for their lakeside towns and fishing villages.
Don´t miss the chance to see the Opera season in the Verona Arena or to have a gastronomic experience with our guides in the heart of Valpolicella, the land of great red wine.
Please contact us for further information.
The team of ItalianFeelings