Walking Accommodation and Rambling Accommodation in Italy
Walking Accommodation and Cottages
Casa di Antonio
Casa di Antonio is an English run bed and breakfast set in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region, and an ideal base for our visitors who wish to experience the real life and culture of Italy. Tony & Karen run Casa di Antonio and have built up good background knowledge of the best places to visit. We have dedicated pages on our website to local places of interest in the region including great places for rambling and bird watching in the Po Delta (see events and activities pages and click on the rambling link) So why not combine a rambling and a sightseeing holiday all in one and get the best of 2 holidays in one visit?
Venice, Bologna, Verona, Ravenna, The Delta Po, Comacchio and the local beaches on the Adriatic are all situated close to the B&B. Lake Garda, Florence and Modena are within driving distance and are perfectly situated for a day trip.
Casa di Antonio is in a tranquil position for those who wish to chill out for the day in the garden or if you wish, you can borrow the bikes and go around all the country lanes, stopping in the small local villages for cafe or gelato. We have a variety of local restaurants within the vicinity, or you can have dinner at Casa di Antonio or have pizza delivered and sit out under the barn and enjoy the warm evenings.
We are situated in the province of Ferrara (a UNESCO world heritage site), and within an hours drive from Bologna airport, which is served by 3 British Airways flights per day from Gatwick, BA also fly to Venice. Ryanair flies from Edinburgh, Stanstead and Birmingham to Bologna, and Easy jet fly daily from Gatwick, Bristol and the East Midlands to Venice.
For more details, visit our website.
Caserma Carina Country House
A beautiful 19th century Italian country house divided into 4 self catering apartments right in the heart of Le Marche and perfectly positioned to explore this magical region with its diverse landscape of mountains, rolling hills and coastal trails.
Guided walks for all levels can be organised in the stunning Sibillini mountains with peaks in excess of 2000m, rich with ancient villages, hidden lakes and flower filled plateaus. We can also provide plenty of routes for self guided walking.
The Monte Conero regional natural park on the coast not only offers spectacular views down the Adriatic coast, you also find a good selection of trails and some wonderful fresh fish restaurants.
The nature reserve of the Abbadia di Fiastra is literally on our doorstep offering plenty of easy walking through woodlands and countryside. Or you can just simply head off from Caserma Carina and follow the white roads through the surrounding countryside and if you're lucky meet our local residents of hares, foxes, badgers, deer, porcupines and birds of prey circling overhead.
What do past guests say about us?
"We don't tend to do repeat holidays but Le Marche, Caserma Carina and its wonderful hosts have broken our resolve. This place ticks all the boxes: Spectacular setting and views, lovely, comfortable accommodation, the indefatigable McMorran clan who are always there when you need them and who willingly offer advice backed up by their marvellous local knowledge, a lovely refreshing pool, an immaculate garden tended to so precisely by Dean and Lesley and a relaxing, rejuvenating ambience. A huge thank you again to Dean, Lesley & Grace for making all this possible." Peter & Jean Wood
Le Marche is easily reached with regular flights to a number of accessible airports: Ancona (1 hour), Pescara and Perugia (1.5 hours), Rimini (2 hours), Bologna and Rome (3 hours). Car hire is highly recommended but we can also offer a transport package outside of our high season.
Castiglione di Garfagnana, Tuscany
Historic Water Mill and Mill House to rent in Garfagnana, Italy
Set in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Northern Tuscany, the Mill and Mill House sleep up to 17 people, or can be rented separately (sleeping 8/9 people respectively).
The family properties have been restored to a very high standard with lots of original features and are full of character - chestnut beams, wooden floors, cast iron beds and the original grinding stones.
They are set in a peaceful chestnut valley on the Garfagnana Trekking route just 3km above the medieval walled town of Castiglione, about 1 hour from Lucca. Perfect for walking and relaxing yet good train links from Castelnuovo to Lucca and beyond to Florence.
The area is known for its gastronomic traditions and abounds with family run regional restaurants.
The houses are set in gardens with a pool and plenty of places to eat outside under the vines. The kitchens are well equipped for those who love to cook - they even have breadmakers. There are separate lounges, dining rooms and laundries. All linen and towels are included, along with a welcome basket.
A perfect place for a group walking holiday just 2 hours from Pisa airport.
Please see our website for more details.
Excellent value chalet style bed and breakfast situated in the beautiful unspoilt region of Valle d`Aosta, in the italian Alps. Ideally located as reference point for high mountain expeditions such as Mont Blanc, Cervino and Gran Paradiso but just as charming for day walkers who are passionate about nature and spectacular views. Outdoor swimming pool and very big garden to relax and sunbathe. Restaurant offering Italian and regional specialities is located opposite hotel. Local facilities include down hill mountain biking, river rafting, horse riding, outdoor yoga classes, and thermal baths.
Chalet del Cane Bianco
We are introducing ourselves to you as we know that where we have our new chalet will be of great interest to those of you who like to be amongst nature, fresh air, springs and fantastic breath taking views from the multiple walks and trails we have available to us here, in the Italian Alps!
We are very pleased to announce that Chalet del Cane Bianco opens in June of this year. Keep an eye on the website for more information – updates and pictures coming soon.
This Italian Chalet is with a difference- all the rooms are ensuite- no sharing bathrooms; and it also has a sauna, jacuzzi, to revive those weary legs! And for those who still are full of energy- we also have a mini gym! The Chalet overlooks glorious Mountains, farms, Conifers, goats, chickens, with plenty off walks straight from the door!
We live with our cats and our Dog, (Luka), in the heart of the Italian Alps, in a old village, 5 minutes away from the historic town of Bormio and in the centre of the Stelvio Nature Reserve. Famous for its glorious mountain scenery, natural environment, Roman spas and renowned for its wine and food. It is not only stunningly beautiful Winter and Summer, but offers limitless activities… walking, off and on road biking, hiking, skiing, Nordic walking, boarding, skating, trekking, canoeing, horse riding, bird watching, climbing, white water rafting, photography, wine tasting, Quad Biking, painting, spa visits; the list goes on and on. And of course Peter and I are on hand to arrange activities, offer advice or simply provide a chauffeur service. We can arrange and accommodate all your needs to make your stay easy, fun and relaxed.
We would like to offer you, your family and your friends, an opportunity to explore this fabulous region of Alta Valtellina, meet OUR family and enjoy what we have to offer.
Incidently- the Chalet is named after our Big Pyrenean Mountain Dog so feel free to bring your pet friends!; Luka will look after them!
Please email us for special discounted rates or check out our website to learn more.
We promise to keep you informed of special updates, through our website
and if you have a Facebook account- search for us to find out all the latest `goings on` and up and coming Hikes and Bike Events- but it would also be great to hear from your Clubs to see what your members like to do.
As the summer season approaches, expect to hear more from us and, who knows, maybe we`ll see you soon.
Come see what we are up to-have a peek at the pictures coming very soon!
Nestled in beautiful countryside and enjoying breathtaking views over Val di Chiana, Cignella began its life over 200 years ago as a pig rearing farm with a farmhouse and sheds in its grounds.
As agricultural needs changed it fell into disrepair and the current owners, seeing its potential, wanted to share its wonderful location with others so work began to convert the old farm into luxury 4-star accommodation.
The Cignella you see today has been lovingly renovated in the same footprint as the old farm, and with the original farmhouse still standing. The roofs, rafters and beams have been skilfully restored using local materials and traditional techniques so their appearance is the same as centuries ago.
Perfectly located, guests can explore beautiful medieval hill-top towns and historic villages while the world famous cities of Florence, Perugia and Siena are only a short drive away. In a region known for gourmet cuisine, guests can sample exquisite Pecorino cheeses, unrivalled olive oils and exceptional wine from local family run wineries. For the more active, walkers can enjoy the mountain footpaths and cyclists can hire bikes and explore the rolling hills.
We also know the importance of rest and relaxation. With a wonderful pool surrounded by sun loungers, vast landscaped garden, villas with terraces perfect for dining alfresco and massage treatments available, a stay with us will leave you refreshed, revived and feeling your best!
A friendly welcome to our cosy hotel.
Happy holidays !
Hotel Dolomites Inn lies in a peaceful and sunny position in Canazei,renowned holiday resort in the Fassa valley in the heart of the Dolomites,recently recognised as a World heritage site by UNESCO.
Dolomites Inn has 3 stars, a welcoming atmosphere which accentuates flair and hospitality all in an ambience of Tyrolean style and Ladinish tradition.
Together with cordiality and a warm atmosphere Lucia, Bob and Barbara will make your vacation a most pleasant one.
The hotel has a comfortable bar in Tyrolean style and an antique Ladinish stube with traditional wood burning stove, relaxing restaurant with knotted pine stube. Ski and bike room, wi-fi connection available (extra) throughout the hotel,lift and private car park.Here you will find the conditions to enjoy a relaxing holiday to eliminate stress and recharge your batteries.
We are delighted to welcome you to the "Inn".
Hotel Des Alpes
The Hotel Des Alpes at Foppolo is a traditional alpine hotel situated in the heart of the beautiful Brembana valley in Northern Italy.
There are 40 rooms all with ensuite facilities and equipped with satellite TV, wireless internet, telephone, hairdryer, safe and complimentary toiletries. Most rooms have a balcony with a panoramic view over the valley.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the outdoor centre of Foppolo which offers chair lift access to the mountain ski pistes in Winter and to the alpine walking trails in the Summer.
Special rates are available for families. Refer to the price list featured on our web site www.albergodesalpes.it
Location: Situated 60km North of Bergamo (1 and a quarter hour travel time) and 85km north of Milan
Transport: Direct transfer can be arranged by the hotel from either Bergamo or Milan airports.
Altitude: 1600 metres
Hotel facilities: Restaurant , Bar, Fitness room, games room, and access to private swimming pool /sauna facilities, conference facilities, and private car park.
The restaurant: specialises in typical Italian cuisine featuring local produce. There is a buffet breakfast with a range of continental and traditional specialities
beginners and internmediates.
Foppolo in Summer:
The area is renowned for its unspoilt rural countryside with a wide variety of alpine flowers in the Summer and wild mushrooms in the Autumn.
In the Summer the area suits those looking for an outdoor holiday with facilities available for mountain hiking, biking and fishing in the lakes locally.
The hotel can advise on the many local facilities available and help with your travel plans.
The small, family run holiday retreat of `Il Collaccio` nestled in one of Italy`s most beautiful National Parks in the centre of Italy, offers the perfect location for a stimulating but relaxing walking holiday. There is a selection of attractive accommodation , two beautiful swimming pools and a top quality restaurant all of which are set in the most stunning scenery imaginable. With regular flights now operating between London and Perugia(1 hour`s drive,an affordable and exciting alternative now exists for your walking holiday.
Self catering accommodation (rooms or canvas bell tents) in the undiscovered wilderness of the Majella National Park, Abruzzo, Italy.
Camping amongst the olive trees also available. together with pots, pans, plates, cookers, etc so all you need bring is your tent, sleeping bag and roll mat.
Detailed hiking guides, maps and itineraries available.
40 minutes from Pescara Airport (daily flights from London Stansted with Ryan Air).
30 minutes from Chieti rail/bus station with regular fast connections to Rome
2.5 hours from Rome`s airports
Transfers available from Pescara or Chieti
Situated in a village 1200 metres up at the foot of the Apennine Gran Sasso mountain chain, this cosy house is within the area of the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga. Of particular beauty and interest all year around, it could be an ideal home base location for hikers, mountain and rock climbers and ski-mountaineering in winter.
L`Aquila, which is 15 minutes drive from the village is great for affordable wining and dining, with a lot for the tourist to do and see.
It is an hour and half drive from Rome, where one can fly in to Rome Ciampino airport on Ryanair. We are also forty minutes drive through the Apennines to the Adriatic coast with its many beaches and restaurants.
The house can be viewed as advertised on the web at holiday-rentals.co.uk property no. 95272.
Walking in Sardinia
We are a British couple who have recently completed the construction of a large, brand new villa in the North West of Sardinia. We now wish to let out a totally self-contained half of this. However, we would only want to let it to groups such as walkers, cyclists, divers etc., who we believe would treat the property with care.
The villa is situated close to Lago Baratz, a ten minute drive from Alghero airport. The coast in that area is known as the Coral Riviera. The villa is in a tranquil, rural setting with eleven acres of farmland and panoramic views and is only a ten minute drive from a large, sandy beach. It is fully furnished and equipped, providing all linens, towels etc.
Ryanair fly to Alghero from East Midlands & Liverpool (Spring/Summer only for now) and Stansted & Dublin (all year).
Olbia Airport is another possibility, giving about a 2 hour drive to savour the scenery across the North of Sardinia.
Ryanair fly to Olbia from Birmingham (Summer) and easyJet fly to Olbia from Bristol & Gatwick (Spring/Summer).
We have driven (and taken our dog!) to the villa and can give help and advice to those choosing this option.
I am sure that your members will be aware of the walking opportunities in the area. We frequently see groups and individuals in the area enjoying coastal and rural walks.