About this listing
This historical centre is famous for it's wineries: GAVI DI GAVI, artisans and gastronomical specialties: amaretti and ravioli con vino> Close to MILANO,GENOVA, TORINO this 600 year old can accomodate 10: perfect for families. Walking distance to all ammenities. Close to the serravalle Mc Arthur Glen OUTLET
Completely renovated for my parent's retirement, the house is situated on three levels. Sleeping for 8 in beds ( possibility of sleeping 12 in sofabeds). Two full bathrooms, an oversized great room. A modern kitchen decked out with large dining table. Of course complete with dishwasher,washing machine and TV to catch all the soccer games. This medieval stone and brick house in the CENTRO STORICO steps away from the main square. With IL FORTE looming on top, there are many things to do in the famous GAVI wine district. 90 KM's from Milano and 60KM's from Genova. Close to the Mc Arthur Glen OUTLET in Serravalle. Easy access to the Cinque Terre and more. Weekly summer town fairs to explore the local cuisine and dance in the open air centres.
You will have the WHOLE HOUSE to yourselves and access to bicycles in the cellar. Just let us know and we ill have the tires pumped for you. Handy free parking in the square only 50 metres away (except Sundays MARKET DAY). Use of the washing the machine included and COMPLEMENTARY welcome WINE.
Interaction with guests
I live in Canada but our family home in Gavi is well looked after by our cousin's (in the courtyard next door) Liana & Michi cell: their English is little rusty but work well with hand gestures. Michi is well versed in all the functioning parts of the place: so if something isn't working he knows what to do or who to call.
My best friend is my house manager and just lives down the street: Vittoria Mattiuzzo cell: again rusty english but also well versed in the bedroom/bedding arrangements . GOOD ENGLISH speaking is Paolo Giacobbe (lives in NOVI) 7km away but very helpful and flexible with his time > all numbers may need to EXCLUDE the first '0' if you are calling with local phone plan.
We have a bunch of DAYTRIPS laid out on our website:
> please enjoy the read and partake in some of these adventures.
Parking: Sunday is market day so you can park in the square until 12 midnight but must move your car before dawn otherwise it is a 178 EURO, towing fee. You can park in the part of the square and anywhere there is WHITE LINES for free. If you see BLUE LINES you will likely have a parking ticket dispenser near by. DO NOT park by any YELLOW LINES as that is not allowed and you can be fined or towed (even if you see some Italian cars parked there). The best train station for connections to Genova or Milano is ARQUATA SCRIVIA
this is just 5 km's away and there is a bus system that connects to most of the main train times: they are in the main square and you can just ask the driver or look on the bus for the rolling directions. There is also taxi services if needed.
Other things to note
The house is close to everything and especially the main square: You can smell the bakery's bread in the morning, you can walk everywhere for your groceries , deli needs and wine selections. If there is something going on in the main square please JOIN THE FUN! You will hear the action anyways from the house and be missing out on the festivities!
Absolutely NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN AND/OR AROUND OUR HOUSE! Some european cultures smoke more than necessary and you are welcome to hop down to the coffee shop or gelateria to get your fix. Sorry but this is mandatory.
This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
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Ivana is presently a super active adult preforming in ALL forms of dance that range from Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, to
Flamenco and Hip Hop. Her love for good design and branding along with her passion for dance and fitness
inspried her to create something that she could enjoy in every aspect of her life.
With a masters degree in design from Istituto Europeo di Design in Milano Italy (and a Visual Communication
degree from the University of Alberta) Ivana has an extensive history of teaching sessional classes, her design skills at:
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Simon Fraser University, University of Alberta, Capilano College,
Vancouver Film School, and Langara College makes her a high grade communicator and enhanced group leader.
Not to mention her sense of trend spotting, marketing expertise and exceptional personal style.
ivana Cappelletto created CARDIO CABARET™ and interval based program that engages all forms of music with stylish
moves and combinations. She has created not only a certain ‘show’ apeal in her marketing and apparel but also in the
vibrant steps. The components themselves create a sort of instant gratification: they look good thus resulting in
proper form and execution of the exercises. all the while pleasing the mind. The overall benefit is that positive results
of participant retention is achieved, a benefit to the person involved as well as to the facility hosting the class.
The long term results are the overall enjoyment of being fit : not just AFTER a lot of greuling sessions but DURING
every 4 counts of the music!
Much like this, Ivana runs her life trying to enjoy every half note of her day, her actions are done with style
and result in an overall benefit for her 4 dogs, 2 children 1 husband and of all those who are fortunate to be close to her.