CONFORTABLE APARTMENT FOR 4-5 PERSON
Pontechianale little mountain village in the enchanting Alpine scenery of Monviso Ski, formally recognized as a new national and cross-border Biosphere Reserve in the UNESCO program "Man and Biosphere". The recognition took place on Tuesday May 28, 2013 in Paris during the 25th Session of the meeting of the International Council of Coordination (ICC) of the MAB Programme of UNESCO.
In the Cozie Alps, just 9 kilometres from the French border, stands the beautiful mountain village of Pontechianale.Sited at Cosa si devono aspettare gli ospiti durante il loro soggiorno?
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1650 metres above sea level, on the banks of a splendid lake, the village is enveloped by 825 hectares of dense woodland known as the Aleve, noted for a species of fir called cembro (in the local Occitane dialect). The Aleve, extending from (phone number hidden) metres up the mountainside, was already famous in Ancient Roman times and has the distinction of being the largest cembro forest in Europe.
Pontechianale's rich vegetation, lakes and wildlife make it a truly magical place, a paradise for all lovers of the natural environment.
In winter there are more than 80 kilometres of snowy slopes below, providing opportunities for Alpine skiing on icy cascades, plus walks through woodland with special shoes. In summer the network of tracks and pathways around Monviso and the Blue Lakes near the French border provide opportunities for a wide variety of excursions, including mountain-biking, horse-riding and romantic night-time strolls by the illuminated lakeside.
Rock-climbing, Alpine hiking, parapendio, deltaplaning, canoeing, windsurfing. the choice of sports on offer in the Valle Varaita's natural surroundings is almost endless.
Our premises, the Belvedere Residence, occupy an upper floor and are located in the village centre, close to the ski slopes and countryside walkways, conveniently placed for shops and restaurants in Pontechianale's square and chair-lift up the mountain.
The accommodation consists of a small cooking area, a sitting-room with double bed and balcony overlooking the Colle dell'Agnello (Lamb's Mount), a bedroom with a two bunk-beds and a third adjoining bed, a WC and shower, and an independently controllable central heating system.
The flat is equipped with every home accessory needed for a comfortable holiday that will make you feel good, both physically and psychologically
SHORT LETS: price for minimum 4 person
We were met on arrival in Genoa by Lorenzo and Betty, they helped us with our luggage and gave us advise about the apartment, the local area and Genova in general. The apartment is exactly as displayed on airbnb, only when you walk into the rooms you realize it is much bigger than expected, a very roomy apartment, the queen-size bed was very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal and everything was beautifully clean. We stayed during some hot weather, and though there is no air-conditioning the house is nice and cool with the breeze through the open windows, the only problem with this is it let in some traffic noise. There are several shops and places to eat close to the apartment during the day, though we found most places are closed by 8:00 PM. There is a bus available only 20 meters from front door and the Metro train is 5 minutes walk away, the last train departs at 9:00 PM, the buses run until just after 10:00 PM, after this you must use the taxi, the fare for which was between 15 to 18 Euro from the Principle Piazza Train Station in the city. All in all, a very nice apartment, beautiful and clean, lots of room and very comfortable bed (BIG BED).
Acqui terme was a beautiful place to visit and this was enhanced by Betty's warm reception-she picked us up and left a stater pack in the fridge of wine eggs meat fruit and much more. The position was great being very close to the train and the centre of town. The apartment was small but very comfortable and included everything we needed.Lots of information was provided by Betty through (website hidden) was great value for money and was much appreciated.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.