The house is perched on a hill overlooking the small village of Melazzo. A beautiful, quiet, peaceful location surrounded by nature (deer and squirrels were regular visitors and one night we met a badger). It would be an excellent base for a cycling holiday as there are many quiet twisty roads linking the many pretty villages in the area. Ten minutes drive from the house you can find many points to park and swim in the river, our dog loved this. Speaking of dogs, we found the whole Piemonte area very dog friendly, the people were kind and helpful everywhere we went. If you don’t want to do much the house is perfect for relaxing in. Outside the flat there is a terrace to sit, read, enjoy the view. We spent a lot of our time in the large open air kitchen just eating and relaxing. Both Francesco and Barbara are very helpful giving you ideas for places to visit and things to see in the area (in many languages!) It was a wonderful place to visit and a great holiday.