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My wife and I travelled to Northern Italy at the end of September 2018, to visit the town of Arba, where family members were born. We also wanted to visit Venice, the Dolomites, Trieste and Aviano. The Casa De Borga was the perfect place to centralize ourselves in order to visit all the places we had on our agenda. But the central location was just the beginning.
Mauro and Michela's lovely family home was better than any 5 or 6 star hotel and by far was the nicest place to stay in that area. While there are several hotels, that one could choose from, nothing matches the comfort and beauty of this place. And the price is very comparable. In fact given what you get here.....this place is a steal.
The home boasts a lovely kitchen with all the amenities plus a dining room with a very large and functioning stone fireplace (we were able to have a fire because it got cold one night). The master bedroom was immense with a very nice and large bathroom.
We did not use the third floor bedroom, however it too had its own large bathroom. This level had 3 single beds so if you have kids it works nice, or if your wife tells you to sleep somewhere else....it is the perfect place.
There is a nice covered back porch where we had coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening while watching the stream run by.
The town of Polcenigo is a quaint spot with a couple of nice places to visit and explore. It has a wonderful coffee shop and a handful of very good restaurants within either walking distance or a 5-10 minute ride. Two minutes from the center of town there is an excellent little market run by a very nice woman. You can get most everything you need. If however you find that you can not, there are a number of Lidl Food Stores in some of the other towns close by.
In terms of getting around, since we landed in Venice we had rented a car (do this before you leave your home because there can be long lines at the car rental place.) Italy has a wonderful train system that virtually covers the country...and is very reasonable. Don't think about driving to Venice. Train is the best and actually the only way you get in!!
We would highly recommend this home if you are coming to Italy. And we thank our hosts for a most wonderful time. Grazie