Ciao from the lakes region!

Traveling Group
  • Cristina (45)
  • Fabio (54)
  • Fede (13)
  • Mati (10)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Dates
  • Grecia

    August 1 — August 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    A non simultaneous exchange is possible. The dates of our interest are: 1-13 August 2016.

Interests

  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Antiquing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
Especially Passionate About

Culture&fun

We love to visit towns with history and to see beautiful landscapes. Since we travel with our children, we are always open for suggestions for activities they may enjoy.

Vacation Type
7

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2010

we spent 2 weeks during 2010 's summer in Fonteno, a small ...

Sylvie et Pascal
Sylvie et Pascal from France said

we spent 2 weeks during 2010 's summer in Fonteno, a small and quiet rural village above the lake of Iseo. The house of Cristina and Fabio is comfortable, quiet and very well located.It offers unforgettable view on the lake.The fact that the house has no direct access by car was absolutely not a problem for us. From Fonteno, we can reach easily small villages as Lovere, Iseo, sarnico and of course visited Bergame (wonderful old town).Then don't hesitate!! try it!

Cristina
What we said about Sylvie et Pascal's house:

We spent the first two weeks of August 2010 in Le Havre in Sylvie and Pascal's beautiful home. The house is centrally located and near the beach, shops and restaurants. Le Havre was quite a surprise, we had expected a big industrial town; on the contrary, it is a very pleasant and stimulating city to live in, with many opportunities and things to see, for both adults and children. The area around Le Havre is so well known that there is little to add: Etretat, Fecamp, Harville, Honfleur, Bayeux, the alabaster coast, the D-Day beaches... or simply relax on the beautiful beach of Le Havre. The house is perfectly situated near the town centre, extremely easy to reach. We found it very confortable with every possible accessories left at our disposal so we really enjoyed this holiday. We would warmly recommend this home to eveybody.

January - December 2012

La nostra esperienza a Fonteno è stata molto positiva, casa bellissima, ...

Alessandro
Alessandro from Fano, Italy said

La nostra esperienza a Fonteno è stata molto positiva, casa bellissima, organizzazione perfetta e il lago è favoloso. Noi abbiamo fatto il ponte ad Aprile dal 25 al 1 maggio. Il paese è piccolo e accogliente, ci sono posti dove mangiare bene e cose naturali. Il lago è affascinante e Montisola (isola in mezzo la lago) veramente carina. Abbiamo anche visitato Bergamo alta che è una splendita città antica. Che dire, vi consigliamo di provare questo posto per vacanze rilassanti e culturali. Alessandr, Lorena e Nicola

Cristina
What we said about Alessandro's house:

Lorena and Alessandro's flat is located on the second row to the beach, you just need to cross one road and you are straight on the beach. The place is half way between Fano and Senigallia, so that in less than 20 minutes you can reach both towns, which have the usual (very) high touristic standards of the Adriatic sea, with plenty of restaurants, shops and things to do. The restaurants, trattoria and pizzeria are excellent in the area with good value pricing. Fano is not only sea and beach! Do not miss visiting Urbino, San Marino, Gradara and many other smaller villages of Marche and Romagna. For the children there are several theme parks at easy reach. Thanks for the hospitality!

January - December 2011

In the past autumn we spent some days in Fonteno ...

Daria
Daria from Castell'Arquato, Italy said

In the past autumn we spent some days in Fonteno at Fabio's and Cristina's home and it has been a very fine experience, experience that we strongly reccomand to everybody. The view of the lake is simply fantastic, the people very bending and, at least in the good season, beautiful excusions are possible. Fabio's and Cristina's home is very fine, perfectly capable to housing for seven-eight people or even more... Daria and Carlo

January - December 2011

We visited Fonteno in end of May 2011 for a week ...

Joachim
Joachim from Oberwil b. Zug, Switzerland said

We visited Fonteno in end of May 2011 for a week of vacation. Cristina met us personally in Fonteno for a warm welcome. She showed us the really large house which is newly renovated and nicely furnitured. She had prepared an information map with anything you can think of: restaurants, sightseeing tips and detailed information of all house supplies like gas, water and electricity. Perfect! She even prepared some tickets for Gardaland and maps of the lake and the area around. Fonteno is located on the hillside facing Lago di Iseo. The view from the terrace and especially the master bedroom balconee is fantastic. The kitchen / living room is downstairs with a fireplace and a terrace where we had breakfast in the sun with lake view. The neighbours are very nice and open and we had contact to them very easily with the typical Italian warmth and openness. There are two stores in Fontento where you cab buy everything for your daily needs, but there are larger stores in the cities around the lake not far to go. The lake is a touristic area but mainly for Italians - so Italian menu cards and typical Italian menus are standard. It is so lovely around the lake with many restaurants and cafes. Bergamo, Brescia, Milano and Lago di Garda are just a few miles away and easy to reach. The airport in Bergamo is one of the destinations connected by RyanAir e.g., so cheap flights are available. The contact to Cristina and Fabio was very open and positive and we really enjoyed the contact with them and the stay in their lovely house. We will definitely come back to Fonteno/Lago di Iseo! Thx to Cristina and Fabio for their overwhelming hospitality Alex&Achim

November -1

Thank you for that great exchange. We've enjoyed the time ...

Joerg und Simone
Joerg und Simone from Nulles said

Thank you for that great exchange. We've enjoyed the time in Fonteno!

December 2013 - January 2014

Très belle vue sur le lac d'Iseo dans un ...

Francis
Francis from Samoëns said

Très belle vue sur le lac d'Iseo dans un appartement bénéficiant de tout le confort souhaité. Cristina est un office de tourisme à elle seule ! Petit village très calme et à proximité des très belles villes que sont Brescia et Bergamo. A recommander !

Cristina
What we said about Francis's house:

Thanks a lot to Francis for having given us the chance of spending a wonderful winter holiday in Samoens. The house is tidy, confortable, well equipped, located near the center of the village, and everything can be reached on foot. The contact with Francis has been friendly. We enjoyed very much the charm of this village and of the surrounding mountains. It was a perfect exchange! Grazie da tutti noi!

November -1

Ottima esperienza di scambio a Pasqua 2015 in questa graziosa e ...

Marina & C
Marina & C said

Ottima esperienza di scambio a Pasqua 2015 in questa graziosa e comoda casa di Fonteno. Dalla casa e dal giardino si gode di una bellissima vista sul lago e sui monti che lo circondano; ci si rilassa dondolandosi sull'amaca del giardino. Suggestivo anche il paesaggio notturno con la luna piena che illuminava le cime bianche dei monti, nel silenzio immobile delle colline. Buonissima l'acqua del rubinetto e l'aria fresca e sottile del posto. La casa è un' ottima base di partenza per escursioni a piedi sui monti dei dintorni e per raggiungere le deliziose località lacustri. Bellissima Monte Isola, l'abbiamo girata a piedi; la città di Bergamo è stata pure una piacevole sorpresa. Al mercatino di Lovere si trovano leccornie locali. Questa famiglia ha trattato casa nostra con il massimo del rispetto e della cura. Grazie a Cristina e a Fabio di averci dato questa opportunità. Marina, Giovanni , Alessandra e Chiara.