Accomodation

  • Casa Appennino
  • Casa Appennino from the front
  • Looking at the outdoor studio area from an upstairs window
  • The outdoor dining area
  • View from balcony over the village and towards the Appennine mountains

Casa Appennino is in the small hamlet of Bedogno. It overlooks vineyards and orchards at the back and has breathtaking views of hills and mountains all around.

Bedogno itself is very picturesque little village and the local town of Villa Minozzo is within walking distance (10 minutes). In Villa Minozzo there are shops, banks, Post Office, several restaurants, cafes and bars, supermarket, open-air swimming pool and sports facilities.

The house itself caters for 11 (absolute maximum) guests on three floors. The two upper floors are self contained apartments. Each with two spacious twin or double bedrooms, a large sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and south facing balcony with wonderful views.

The ground floor has a double and a single bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and an area for breakfast, tea coffee etc.

Lunch and dinner are taken together in the outdoor dining area or else indoors after September.

There is no surcharge for single guests who have a double room.

LIVING IN AN ART GALLERY

We have a large collection of copied classical paintings throughout the house, and also hundreds of original paintings so there is the feeling that you are actually living in an art gallery.  The idea is that you are 'living' with these great works of art every day, understanding them and discussing them.


The collection of art extends to the garden and the lane outside where there are sculptures, paintings and garden furniture all created here.

  • Life size sculpture of pregnant woman
  • Copy of'The Last Supper' by Champagne
  • Copy of Madonna & Child (in the lane)
  • 'Stone Tree' one of four
  • hen, detail on stairway

BOTTICELLI

We've called the first floor 'Apartamento Botticelli' as it has a mural (2m x 4m) of Botticelli's 'Primavera' in the lounge. A unique chance to live with, and get to know, this wonderful painting. The original is in the Uffizzi in Florence and the mural is the same size as the original.

  • Bathroom with level access shower
  • Livingroom with balcony door
  • Bedroom with view towards the mountains
  • Twin bedroom
  • Kichen
  • living room with mural of 'Primavera'
  • Casa Appennino from the front

MICHELANGELO

  • Living room with copies of parts of the Sistene Chapel ceiling
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with level access shower
  • Living room with bacony door

The top floor we have named after the great Michelangelo. Unfortunately we have no original work(!!) but have copies of some of his famous paintings and sculptures for you to appreciate. From the photos you can see some copies of parts of the Sistine Chapel cieling.

CARAVAGGIO

And the ground floor, more suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs, is named after the great Italian painter Caravaggio.

  • Copy of 'Supper at Emaus'
  • Copy of 'St Mathew and the Angel''
  • Sitting room ground floor
  • Single bedroom looking out to the garden
  • Wooden bridge in garden
  • Garden with iris, poppy and alium
  • Arched entrance to garden with roses and iris'
  • girl in hammock
  • rotunda
  • Plums in basket
  • Cabbabes in the vegetable garden
  • hammock with tulips
  • Pink flower

The large, landscaped flower garden is beautiful with lots of areas for you to relax in.

...Lots of inspiration for paintings......

As well as the fully equipped indoor studio, we have gazebo's which are very pleasant to paint in.

Dip pool to cool off on a hot day

  • Two ladies in the jaccuzi
  • Woman painting in outdoor studio
  • girl painting in the garden
  • Poppies
  • Woman painting a rabbit
  • Three people painting in the gazebo
  • Pheona painting in the garden
  • Woman painting on the sundeck

We can watch the deer in the field outside, eagles soaring above, iridescent fireflies in June and butterflies all summer long. There are many other qwild animals and if you are lucky you may see one of the porcupines in the evening.  It's a nature lovers' paradise.