The location is close to the pretty lakes of Revine the towns of Vittorio Veneto and Conegliano, and the Dolomites mountains. It is also only 50 minutes from Venice. The area is rural and the house is very quiet.
The house (17th century) is on three levels, the ground floor (kitchen, dining/TV area) has its original beams while the rest is fully renovated, while keeping all the original charm. On the middle floor is the master bedroom (with spare bed) and bathroom, while the attic has a double bedroom and a small children's bedroom with bunk beds and a shower/toilet. There is ample wardrobe space, a washing machine, clothes-dryer, TV and wi-fi.
You come to Nogarolo to wind down. In autumn and winter, you slow down the pace, enjoying your meals with the warmth of the log burner. A short drive and you're in the local zone, with its agriturismi, the Dolomites, or Venice. Or why not take an itinerary I have planned for you? Perhaps to the enhanting zone of Montello or Asolo, that historic town of culture where the writers Robert Browning and Freya Stark lived? There is sport galore in winter too: walking locally, hiking or skiing in the mountains (40 minutes' drive). Drive up the mountain (20 mins.) and watch the paragliders take off, to sail the sky above the valley.
The Prosecco zone is beautiful, with great-value food and wine. Don't forget to sample from the wineries! The closest vineyard/restaurant/winery is just 8 mins' walk from the house. Taste and buy the Veneto wines (Refrontolo, Prosecco, Cartizze). The zones of Cartizze and Valdobbiadene are 30 mins' drive while in autumn the valley comes alive with chestnut feasts. The biggest in Combai (20 minutes).
The Venetian Prealps are perfect for:
- Walking: from the house or by car, you are spoiled for choice. Local maps available in the house and routes provided by email after booking confirmation;
- Cycling: for both MTB and road cycling, there is a full choice of trails and roads for all tastes and fitness levels; guests have written their appreciation! The hardest climb is up the opposite mountain or Passo San Boldo. Incredible road build in WWI as an emergency connection;
- Paragliding and hang-gliding: we are 20 minutes from the take-off mountain (you can see the site from house) and 3 minutes from the lakeside landing strip. In the summer, a swim afterwards ends the day to be remembered for a lifetime. This site is the best in the Prealps (uncrowded take-off zone and perfect thermals).
- Swimming/Fishing: the Revine lakes (2 mins), the River Piave (30 mins) and Lago di Santa Croce (20 mins)
- Skiing: 35 minutes' from Nevegal winter ski resort (slopes for all and economical prices);
- Running: hilly environment and lots of trails. The Treviso marathon ((email hidden)) starts from Vittorio Veneto; the Venice marathon ((email hidden)) starts near Padova. Revine Lago is a well-known venue for national triathlon events.
- Culture: Lots of information on the local sites of interest.
Hiring a car is essential as no bus connections come through this paradise! But you're just 8 minutes' drive from the nearest motorway (Vittorio Veneto Nord).
Local amenities: restaurant/pub in the village. Nearest shops 4 mins by car.
Parking: in the village, not security-locked (the village is not subject to crime!)
Welcome pack with list of local tried and tested local "agriturismi" (farm taverns/restaurants).
Three generations of our family enjoyed staying at Ivor's house in Nogarolo. He was outstanding in helping us get settled in. The house is comfortable, especially with a roaring fire in the wood stove. Recommendations on restaurants were spot-on. Our trip through the Dolomites was unforgettable, thanks in part to his excellent books. Grazie Mille, Ivor.
A wonderful, cozy well equipped house. The town of Nogarolo is as quiet as they come, with one restaurant just up the street from the house, and where we had an excellent meal. Biking and walking in the area are exceptional. Many beautiful drives through the hills of the Prosecco area, with the Dolomites easily accessible just to the North.
Ivor, our host could not have been more helpful, informative or friendly.
We had perfect stay in Ivor's house. It is perfect place to tour the southern Italy. Place is cozy, clean and nice. Ivor was more than a perfect host to us.
We had a wonderful 12 day vacation in Ivor's house. The house is beautifully situated in a sleepy, quaint village near Tarzo. Ivor is a very gracious host who looks after his guests with excellent care and attention. His house is very nicely arranged and furnished and it comfortably fitted my large family who descended on it from various points of the globe for a few days. I can only recommend you book here. There is also a very convenient and lovely family style restaurant a short walk up the road which came in very handy for us on nights we didn't want to cook.
ivor is a fantastic host. befor the 3 brothers arrived he asked every detail how they prefer to stay. he was so kind and asked if he should prepair something to eat..... great location, fantastic village and the best host. thanks a lot, maik, ingo and mario
We really enjoyed our stay at Ivor's house in Nogarolo, it is really difficult to describe what it is like staying in such a small Italian village in a stone house built sometime in the 1800s. Ivor has done some great renovations, there is lots of room on the three floors, and the place is cozy with a new wood stove. The location is perfect if you want to explore the Italian Alps and run down to Venice for the day. It was a great place to go after a long day of touring a busy city, you feel relaxed immediately upon arriving. There are endless hiking, running and biking trails, the air is clean, and the quiet is a blessing. Ivor is an amazing host, he came up from the city to meet us and we spent a great time getting to know him and learning the highlights of the area. It would be easy to spend hours chatting with Ivor over beer. We didn't make it out, but try to time your stay so you can go to the local pub on Saturday night with the rest of the village!
The house is charming, the region is wonderful, and Ivor is a Mensch. We hope to get the chance to visit again. Most recommended.
Incidentally - if you're looking to go to Venice, Ivor's place is only an hour's drive away. It's a really simple drive - we didn't even have a map but the highway signs took us right to parking at Tronchetto, next to the bridge - a couple of locals told us that an even better way to go might be to just take the train from somewhere like Vittorio Veneto. The whole thing was effortless.
But, Tarzo and the neighbor towns were interesting enough on their own. The drive to the ridgetop across the valley is excellent, and lounging by the little lake is very lazy. And so forth.
Das Haus von Ivor liegt in einem wirklich schönen Weiler und ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Auch wenn der Vermieter nicht vor Ort war, hat er doch alles perfekt vorbereitet. Im Ort gibt es einige sehr gute Restuarants, außerdem ist es der ideale Stützpunkt für alle, die das Prosecco-Gebiet erforschen wollen. Einziger Wermutstropfen: Es gibt beim Haus keinen nutzbaren Aussenbereich.