Lovely 4 Bed home swap in Osnago, Italy
Wonderful family home in a restored farmhouse between Milan and Lake Como. Our house is a home from home. The ground floor is open plan with bedrooms on both the 1st and 2nd floors. There are front and back gardens, both with tables and chairs for eating outside. Have breakfast on our sunny balcony or cocktails in the early evening overlooking the Cascina and beyond to the Contessa's garden.
The house which was built in 1700 is part of a long farmhouse and many other friendly (and English-speaking) families live here. The summers are full of laughter and children playing together. We can give you some good ideas of where to eat great food, - real Italian food where Italians regularly go to celebrate and eat together as families and where to buy locally grown produce.
We have a piano and a variety of other musical instruments! We also have two beautiful cats who would like you to look after them. Positioned between the beautiful Italian lakes and mountains and the city of Milan in the other direction, this characterful Cascina was an old traditional northern Italian farm building owned by the Contessa which has been converted into several houses.
Osnago, our small local town has shops, a library, live music and an open-air cinema in the summer and an excellent gelateria (ice-cream parlour). It is on the train line between Milan and Lecco, 15 minutes from beautiful Monza and 10 minutes drive away from the market town of Merate. Walks in the local nature reserve "Parco del Curone" http://www.parcocurone.it are a few minutes away in the car or on foot.
It is situated 30 mins train or drive away from Lecco http://www.lakecomo.it - a popular lakeside tourist resort in the mountains, Milan is 30 mins away by train and offers everything from galleries and museums to the spectacular cathedral, the famous Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci and the Sforza castle plus the world famous shopping and fashion. Bergamo - a beautiful, unusual and ancient town with historic views across the Po valley and up to the spectacular range of Alps beyond is only 45 mins away in the car or by train.
If you want, you can use the house as a base for travelling elsewhere - Venice, Verona, Como, Turin, Genoa and Parma are all less than 3 hours away by train from Milan.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Pet Care Offered
- Pet Care required
- Children welcome