It was in fact called a “compendium of the universe” by the writer Ippolito Nievo.
Collio mapThe house for short term rentals (minimum 2 weeks) is situated in the town of Cormons, at the very centre of Collio region, renowned world wide for its superb wines, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Friulano (previously called Tocai) and fabulous reds like Refosco, Pignolo, Cabernet, Merlot.
A day of wine tasting?
Medieval cellar at Castello di Spessa
A day of history and art?From Cormons you can go visit delightful, culturally vibrant cities like Trieste (52 Km. away) Udine (18 Km. away) Gorizia (12 Km.) or search for history in Roman Aquileia (35 Km.), a heritage Unesco site, visit the Longobard town of Cividale (12 Km.), or the majestic Napoleon’s former residence, Villa Manin di Passariano, now an important art museum.
Aquileia’s Romanic cathedral, famous for its ancient mosaics.
Villa Manin, a neoclassical villa, one of the famous Ville Venete.
Miramare castle, a Hasburgic House-Museum
Cividale del Friuli
Longobard temple in Cividale
A day of Vespa riding?Collio with Vespa and move around easily with the iconic Vespa scooter, for rent in Cormons.
A day of horseback riding?Subida Riding Club follow the trail of the high vineyards, with its magnificent views, for nice excursions.
A day of bike riding?
A biker paradise, with clearly marked bike routes, clean roads along vineyards and orchards.
A day of golf?
A golf course is 3 Km. from the house, at the Castle of Spessa, a luxury resort.
Here you can also visit the centuries-old cellars, have wine tasting or dine in the superb restaurant.
A day of gourmet food?Friuli-Venezia Giulia has a variety of recipes, with influences from Austria, Hungary and of course the near Veneto region. Slow Food movement was born in Italy and in this region has even more importance. Most restaurants use exclusively local ingredients and menus always offer what is in season.
Gnocchi with plums
Frico: fragrant melted local cheese
Wild vegetables, mushrooms and soft polenta
Local cheese with potatoes dumpling
Gubana: A local dessert specialty
Sacher, a chocolate cake from the Austro-Hungarian tradition.
A day at the beach?
You can choose to tan and swim in the crystal clear waters along Trieste coast.
Grignanoor the vast sandy beaches of the Island of Grado also called “The Golden Island” for the color of its sand.
Grado at nightThe island of Grado (linked by a bridge to the inland) is only 45 Km. away and offers superb lagoon wildlife, a bird sanctuary and miles of beach. The ancient part of the town has important Romanic architecture and its narrow pedestrian walks are similar of the ones in the near city of Venice.
A day in Venice?Venice is only 80 Km. away and it is easy to go there for a day trip, either by car on easy highway or by train.
A day in Slovenia?
Cormons is situated near the border with Slovenia and only 110 Km. to its capital, the beautiful and vibrant city of Liubljana.
not to mention the splendid coast of Istria with quaint fishing villages or luxury resorts and spas.
A day at home?
Even if the house is a base for all the above excursions you may enjoy a day relaxing at home and maybe taking just a short walk to the center of town for groceries shopping in the lively open air market (every Friday) or the numerous specialty stores.
The courtyard and the covered terrace offer some place where to read or relax outdoor.
Living and dining room
Dining room and kitchen
Master bedroom (king size bed, can be separated and become twin beds)
Guest bedroom (Queen size bed or twin beds)
Guest bedroom with twin beds
Bathroom with tub (4 pieces)
Bathroom with shower (4 pieces)
Rates: please send a request and be assured that it will be much less than staying at hotels and much more comfortable!
Sorry but no smoking allowed.
What previous guests have to say…
" I loved being there in that cozy beautifully furnished old home. Friuli is a part of Italy I had never seen before and very different front he parts I know. Cormons itself is a wonderful little town. It was great to be in northern Italy and be able to drive around the gorgeous countryside, see the vineyards, visit the Roman ruins and great mosaics of Aquileia, see Grado with its lovely harbor, cathedral and streets that reminded me somehow of Venice, see the ancient and mysterious Longobard church in Cividale, and finally travel to Trieste to see Miramare castle and the very intriguing city itself. The house is such a comfortable place and a lovely spot to stay when exploring Friuli."
"My sister and I had a wonderful time and we still have fond memories of our stay in this area. The house is an oasis of peace and quiet and exhudes an air of charm and refinement. It was the departing point of many trips in the area, Cormons is a delightful little town where we ate wonderfully. We took a few wine tasting tours in the nearby towns and we cannot forget the out-of-this world cheeses we tasted. Thank you for making our stay so memorable!"
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