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Casa dell Ava

5 reviews
Pianazzola village (left) and Engadina
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Pianazzola and Casa dell'Ava
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Chiavenna, Province of Sondrio, Lombardy
Sunday Times - Top 100 villas in Europe 2010
"Alpine Dolce Vita" - The Daily Mail
"A lovely house in the breathtaking Engadine valley" - The Italian Magazine - March 2007

Casa dell'Ava a lovely three-bedroom holiday home set in the Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. We are about halfway between Lake Como and St. Moritz - at the end of Engadina, a beautiful valley that gets 320 days of sunshine a year and is surrounded by some of the most dramatic mountains in the Alps. The house itself is about 300 years old and built from stone. It is perched on a sunny hillside 10mins above Chiavenna, with a splendid view over the mountains. The house and area offers an unbeatable location for mountain holidays, whether you want to walk, ski or just relax. This comes partly from the sunshine and the lovely mountains of the cent...
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About the Owner, Richard P
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 67 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 19 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2006
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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Robert G
Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed for a week at the end of August 2015 with our three girls, aged 6,8 and 10. We all absolutely loved the house, which has been restored simply but beautifully and oozes charm. It's exactly what we were looking for. We particularly loved sitting on the balcony with a bottle of wine watching the sun set and the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa dell Ava in Pianazzola – a wonderful romantic village to stay in, and an authentic experience of romantic Italy. There were a few challenges during our stay – with neither of us speaking Italian or French, communication was interesting and not having a car was a disadvantage. Thankfully, Riccardo Volpati from MGA Car...

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This is an amazing place with incredible views. We will return. It is very well equipped with everything we need. We have spent many hours hours on the balcony enjoying the peace and quiet and views. It is beautiful even when it rains!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
The house has recently been completely restored in keeping with the local area
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighbourhood
Pianazzola is a charming mountain village perched on the mountainside above Chiavenna. There are about 60 stone-built houses, and while you can reach the village by car, you can only enter on foot, which makes it a peaceful spot. It sits on a south facing hill above a large zone of vineyards and below a large forest of chestnut. Pianazzola has a panoramic view across Engadina, which stretches from the top of Lake Como, into Switzerland. Since ancient times, these valleys were an important route between Northern Italy and central Europe. Fortunately Valchiavenna has not remained a major arterial route, but it is relatively easy to get here from Milan (90mins from Linate, Bergamo or Malpensa airports) of Zurich (2h30min).
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Milan Linate, Malpensa or Bergamo airports: 110.0 km
Railway: Chiavenna: 5.0 km
The house is situated in the mountains halfway between lake Como and St Moritz in Switzerland. It is 90mins by car from Milan or Linate, Malpensa or Bergamo airports. For full travel details see our website
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
Nearby cities
Milan Villas (1,741)
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