Eighteen-century house in Intra

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Vicolo degli Operai, Verbania, Piemonte 28921, Italy
Your host, Gianluca
31 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
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The Space

Casa Civenni is an eighteenth-century house located in a picturesque small street in the historic center of Intra (Verbania), near the Lago Maggiore promenade.

The house is provided with a private courtyard as well as a flowered terrace overlooking a breathtaking scenery of traditional houses. Here, on a sunny day, you can enjoy our Italian traditional breakfast neatly prepared by the lovely “signora” of the house, all while enjoying the fresh air of one of the most splendid regions of Italy.

The B&B is in close proximity to the main attractions of the town: many bars, restaurants and cinemas are instantly reached, and the main square (Piazza Ranzoni) is also nearby, where several events and manifestations take place starting the spring season and until the end of the autumn (more info under (website hidden)).

Also close-by is a ferryboat station that connects Intra to the famous Borromeo islands as well as the main villages and wonderful botanical gardens surrounding the Lago Maggiore.

For all hiking fans, the bordering mountains are rapidly reached using the efficient bus service located in front of the old ferryboat station, just at 20 meters from the Civenni house.

We are looking forward to hosting you in our wonderful region!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $42 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • It was very short but extremely excited stay with Gianluca and his mom!!! Beautiful people and great place to be!

    May 2014
    Response from Gianluca:

    Hi Alex!
    Thank you very much for your appreciation!
    It has been a great pleasure to have you here!
    Hope to see you again...
    Ciao, Eugenia

    May 2014
  • Excellent trip in Verbania. The lake and the island borromean are wonderful. The house was very pleasant and clean and the advice of gianluca about the bars and restaurants very good! We recommend the Trattoria Concordia.

    April 2014
  • Gianluca is a great host, his mom is lovely as well. Communication with Signora as a mixture of Italian, French, English and German worked out ;)

    The place is clean and well kept, WiFi is readily available as well... we even learned how to use an Italian Moka pot for brewing coffee ;)

    Located right in the center of Verbania with lots of great Restaurants, Gelaterias, Bars, Cafés etc. in walking distance. Can recommend!

    April 2014
  • Das Haus liegt ein wenig versteckt mitten im Zentrum von Verbania.
    Das Zimmer ist sehr angenehm zu wohnen und auch sonst sind die Einrichtungen sehr passend zum alten Optik des Hauses. Bad und Toilette sind sehr sauber. Frau Civenni hat uns, wie von mehreren Vorbewohnern bereits bestätigt, sehr warmherzig empfangen. Sie spricht zwar kein Wort Englisch, aber trotzdem hatten wir keine grossen Probleme mit der Verständigung.
    Negativ aufgefallen sind:
    1. Keine genaue Beschreibung des Locations/Hausnummer. - Wir sind später als geplant, also erst am Abend angekommen und in der Dunkelheit sind wir ohne es zu bemerken 3x an dem Haus vorbeimarschiert..
    2. Parkplatz-Infos vorab wäre auch hilfreich, da man das Haus nicht von der Strasse aus direkt mit dem Auto erreichen kann.
    3. Wochenende wird es sehr laut, da die Fenstern keine Isolierungen haben. - In der ersten Nacht wachten wir frierend und erschreckt auf, weil wir dachten trinkende Pubbesucher wären in unserem Zimmer..
    4. Wider Erwartung ist das Frühstück sehr karg ausgefallen.
    Aber das Ganze wird vom freundlich sympathischen Gialuca und seiner Mutter mehr als genug ausgeglichen.
    In Großen und Ganzen stimmt also das Preis/Leistungsverhältnis.
    Das nächstes mal werden wir sicher wieder buchen. (Unter der Woche ist es nicht so laut und wo wir parken können wissen wir ja nun.. )

    April 2014
  • Aah. The lakes. Absolutely beautiful. I would suggest though that if you haven't been before, take the train to Laveno and then take the ferry to Intra. We took the train to Verbania and then had to catch a bus. Not the best idea with loads of luggage. Beautiful area. Was a bit noisy on the Saturday night, but the Sunday was great. Gianluca was a great host. Definitely good value for money.

    September 2013
  • The room lies right in the old town center of Istra, a part of Verbania. A few nice Piazza´s are just around the corner and it´s only 2mins to the lake walking.
    The room was convenient and clean. Also the bathroom right next door to the room was cleaned by the house mom every day. There´s an own kitchen downstairs which you can use - it becomes compulsary because the so titled "breakfast" is a bunch of sweet pastries in plastic and tea.
    All in all it´s a good stay for a shorter stoppover since loads of attractions are just around the corner i.e. Cannobio, Stresa and the islas.

    September 2013
  • Pros: well positioned room in the center of the old town
    Cons: cleanliness of the bathroom to improve (old tooth brush, dirty scissors, knife lying around), room key was not closing

    September 2013
  • Our late arrival made it a little difficult to find so make sure you get good directions, but once we found it we were made so welcome by Gianluca's mum (despite not really having a common langauge she managed to tell us a lot of information about the town and the area).

    The accommodation is in a lovely old house, full of character and beautiful furnishings, and the town of Verbania was an ideal location to stay and explore the lakes and (email hidden)ly town and more down to earth than the over-elaborate Stresa.

    Highly recommended.

    September 2013
  • We had a nice stay in the house. Gianluca's mama was quite friendly. The room was good and the bath was clean. On the weekend it could get loud because of a night club nearby.
    The position of the house is perfect for discovering the city.

    August 2013
  • Gianluca et Eugenia sont des personnes très attachantes, très respectueuses, La maison est très très bien située et confortable, la chambre est très spacieuse, agréable, et confortable. La région de Verbania est très jolie, riche et variée.
    Hôte très recommandé...
    Richard et Caro

    August 2013
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