About The House

Car parking

Although we do not have private parking, there is plenty of parking in the village of Someraro. Usually you can park directly outside the house, or in the village square less than a minute’s walk up the street. Alternatively you will be able to use a free car parking area with spectacular views less than a minute’s walk down from the house. There are no traffic wardens in Someraro, so feel free to park your car wherever you want within reason! As long as you are not blocking anyone’s driveway, there will be no problems and your car will be perfectly safe. The locals are all friendly and will no doubt greet you with ‘Buongiorno’ or ‘Buonasera’ as you unload your car. Some may even offer to help you into the house with your cases!

Laundry room

The laundry room is fully equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron and various mops and brushes. This is an ideal location for keeping muddy boots, coats and bags tucked neatly out of the way. We have also left two umbrellas for your use, should you be unfortunate enough to encounter rain during your stay. For those of you who have a special interest in umbrellas, believe it or not there is an umbrella and parasol museum not too far from the house!

Household Waste

Household waste is collected six days a week in Someraro as the Italians very strongly believe in recycling. Where possible please kindly separate your waste into the appropriate containers kept in the laundry room and if you remember, just pop the relevant container outside the night before, opposite the house out of the way of traffic.

  • Mondays – unrecyclable rubbish, can go in any bag
  • Tuesdays – cartons and paper
  • Wednesdays – food waste, please put in one of the white ‘Bio’ bags provided in the kitchen
  • Thursdays – plastic
  • Fridays – glass
  • Saturdays – food waste, please put in one of the white ‘Bio’ bags provided in the kitchen

Obviously the house will be cleaned thoroughly and any waste will be disposed of after you leave and the next guests arrive, but if you could help us with the recycling it would be greatly appreciated. We thank you for your co-operation in advance.


Hairdryers are provided for your use in each of the bedrooms. We have also left heat protection mats for your convenience, should you wish to use heated styling products – this means you’ll be able to rest them down without worrying about marking the furniture. These are kept inside the chest of drawers and the dressing room.


Soft white bath towels and hand towels are kept in each bedroom for your convenience. All we ask is that you leave them in one of the baths at the end of your visit, so the cleaner can take them away for laundering.


As the house is on 3 levels, it is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users or those who are particularly infirm. A car is also essential as the amenities in Stresa are three miles away.


No pets allowed
No smoking at this property