Heart of the Dolomites

Your B&B in the Heart of the Dolomites

Pale di San Martino - Dolomites

A warm welcome and a cosy bedroom await you at our B&B which is perfectly located in the charming rural village of Mezzano, mid-way along the scenic Primiero valley with its backdrop of the majestic Dolomite range – Pale di San Martino (UNESCO World Heritage Site). It is set in a peaceful sunny position just above the old village, it has a lovely garden and an idyllic terrace which commands spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Though our home is a recently built eco-home, it is built in the local Alpine style but also has a slight Englishness. It is only 4 mins walk down to the centre of Mezzano (part of the association “Borghi piu’ Belli d’Italia”), and an ideal place to base yourself to explore the magnificent mountains and maybe some of the historic cities of the northern Italian plains.

Reviews

M&J – Carmarthenshire - UK – July 2016
Fabulous house with great views, a perfect launching place for exploring the area. The house is spacious and spotlessly clean. Susan is a great hostess and has thorough knowledge of the local area and activities. We did some stunning walks and bike rides and heard a great concert in the local national park. This is a real find.
Sarah – Fareham – UK - August 2018
A wonderful relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. Susan’s home is in the perfect location to explore this lovely part of Italy. Plenty of walking, fresh mountain air and local food to try. Sitting on the terrace eating my breakfast and looking up at the mountains – you couldn’t ask for anything better! 
Susan is a great host and really made me feel welcome in her home. She was always willing to give me ideas about where to go and what to do.
Can’t wait to go back again!

Bedroom

The bedroom, on the first floor is light and cosy and your private south facing balcony looks onto the charming village below and the dramatic mountains that lie beyond.

You have: bedding, wardrobe, cupboards, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, wi-fi, beds can be configured as either empire size double bed or two single beds by contacting host in advance.

Bathroom

Within your bedroom is your private en suite bathroom with:
Wash basin, shower, WC, 2 towels per pers., toilet paper, liquid soap.

Guest access

During warmer months breakfast is served on the terrace with panoramic views of the Dolomites, or in the guest dining room; during colder times in our warm family dining area. Dining areas/garden always available on request for the consumption of takeaway evening meals. In summer you are always welcome to laze in the garden or relax in the guest dining room at any time. There is free wi-fi in house and garden.

Breakfast

I am pleased to offer you a continental style breakfast of tea or coffee, homemade breads and jam, or muesli, in addition there may be a daily variety such as seasonal fruit from the kitchen garden, biscuits, yogurt, fruit juice….

Interaction with guests

On your arrival we usually like to welcome our guests with tea or coffee or a sparkling prosecco. The real moment for a chat is mainly at breakfast when we can help you out with advice and tips about what to do and see in the valley and places of interest nearby. Being our home, one of us is generally there to assist you with any queries.

Neighbourhood overview

Mezzano offers an excellent range of services and a rich program of events in the summer season. If you happen to rise early, wander down through the narrow streets of the old centre, you will maybe see a local strolling back from matins or carefully tending their weed-less kitchen gardens which are nestled between stone-built houses. The village boast a unique collection of outdoor installations created by Italian artists that artistically mirror the local tradition of neat wood stacking in innovative and attractive ways. The village has a bank, post-office, newsagent, tourist office in season, bars that also offer snacks, 2 supermarkets, chemists, restaurant, hairdresser.

In the area; take one of the 5 scenic routes to the lively town of Fiera with its many tourist shops, restaurants and bars. The shortest route on foot is 35 mins (3KM), or 6 mins by car. In summer busses stop just near by the house, otherwise main stop is in the village centre (4 mins). The special summer service runs from mid-June to September, it offers a good service that can take you up to fantastic spots to start your mountain walks (winter season ski-bus service to San Martino). Yes, walking is a must here, you will find yourself in unspoilt and scenically breath-taking places. Visit the Paneveggio Nature Park with its fragrant pine forests, valleys of Canali, Vaneggio, Vanoi, walk in the ski/mountaineering resort of San Martino di Castrozza, take a cable car there to get up to those most intensely beautiful panoramic points with incredible views of other Dolomite ranges, the Rolle Pass – these are amongst just some of the many possibilities in the area.

Back down on the plains there are the towns of Feltre (33km with nearest train station), Trento (90km), Treviso (90 km) Padua (115km) and Venice (130km), an adventure to visit with public transport, but possible in a day!

And let us not forget our local art here, as apart from the wood stacks there is the more traditional Parish church above Fiera that hosts a rare 15th century depiction of the “Hortus Conclusus” a mural of the Virgin Mary and a unicorn, another interesting 13th century frieze is in the church of San Vittore perched above Tonadico, it depicts the life of Christ but also has images of chain mail clad soldiers marching off to the crusades. There are also the 4 Nature Park visitor centres, local artefact museum Fiera, WWI museum Vanoi.

Other things to note

Free on premises parking on request

Trentino Province levies a tourist tax of € 0.70 cents per pers. per day to be paid to host on check-in.

Availability

  • 2 nights minimum
  • Prices from 62 euro to 82 euro per room per night depending on season
  • 10% discount for week stays
  • 20% discount single use

Language

English, Italian

Amenities

  • Wireless internet
  • Guest access- host greets you
  • Logistics – luggage drop-off allowed
  • Heating- central heating- temperature lowered during day
  • Hot water
  • Essentials – towels, bedsheets, liquid soap, toilet paper
  • Facilities – free parking on premises on request
  • Dining – Breakfast is provided, use of table with dishes and silverware on request for evening takeaway meals, kettle in room
  • Bed and bathroom – bed linen, towels, hangers, hairdryer
  • Outdoor – garden and terrace

Coming & Going

  • Check-in time: 2pm to 9pm
  • Check-out time: 10am

House rules

  • No smoking in house or on balcony
  • No pets
  • No parties or events
  • Not suitable for children under 8
  • Please remove muddy/wet boots/shoes upon entrance
  • Tourist tax € 1.20 per pers. per day to pay at check-in
  • Must acknowledge must climb stairs, one flight