Explore Italy from our welcoming Irish-style home!

Explore Italy from our welcoming Irish-style home!


Nov 2017

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our shabby chic home is a comfortable and spacious base for your dream holiday in Northern Italy! Italian marble floors keep it cool and fresh on hot days and all the rooms are light and airy. Spread over three floors, with two reception rooms and two dining areas, there is plenty of room. Enjoy cooking up local delicacies in the well-appointed and modern kitchen. Lots of play space for children both inside and out. We have four bedrooms to offer, two with king-size double bed, and two with queen-size double bed.

It is easy to reach all three Milan airports (Malpensa, Linate, Bergamo) and within an hour you can be in the Italian Alps. We are 20 minutes from the lovely Lago di Maggiore and one hour from Lago di Como. A direct train (5 minutes from the house) is the easiest and quickest way into central Milan for shopping, La Scala, Duomo and much more. High-speed trains from Milan connect you to Venice, Florence, Rome and Turin - all well worth a visit! The Italian Alps are an hour by car - wonderful hikes with spectacular views and great mountain food. There are several very beautiful and majestic Villas nearby to wonder at the opulent Italian style of the past.

Il Poggio, a sport club offering a huge outdoor pool, is located in the hills behind the house (5 minutes by car). A favourite summer day out for us is at Il Larice, Monate - a wonderful lake for summer swimming and lots of fun with pedalos, kayaks, picnic/barbeque facilities and pizzeria.


Gillian's reviews

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More about us

  1. We're Irish but have lived and enjoyed this stunning part of Northern Italy for 14 years.

  2. We would love to spend some weeks in Summer 2021 exploring Wicklow and Wexford and visiting our family.

  3. Our home is a wonderful base to experience La Dolce Vita of Italian life and we will do everything we can to ensure that have a great time during your visit!

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Where is it?


The hills of Campo dei Fiori are directly behind our house for long wooded walks. The Luvinate golf course is a ten minute stroll and offers kilometres of beautiful walks in a pristine park environment. Varese town (10 minutes by car) has a plentiful selection of restaurants and ice-cream shops. Nearby, Gavirate offers a weekly market, original shops and a pretty lake with a 28km cycle path around it.

Buzzy restaurants
Vecchio Ottocento (Pizzeria), Piedigrotta (Pizzeria), Wen (Japanese), Bologna (Italian), Gnoccheria Risotteria (Italian)
Cool bars
L'oca ubriaca, Conrad
Cozy cafés
Caffe Maggioni, Less
Retail therapy
Coin, Vicolungo Outlet Village, Il Centro Arese
Bit of culture
Sacro Monte Varese (UNESCO)
Walks in the park
Luvinate Golf Course
Spot of exercise
Cycle or jog around Varese lake
Day tripping
Milan, Bergamo, Turin, Alpe Devero

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