- Grazia Retired Teacher (65)
- Franco Consultant (65)
Welcome to the Dolomites
People involved in the exchange: 2
A recently retired couple, Grazia was an English teacher in a secondary school, Franco a biologist in a pharmaceutical company. We have two grown up children, we like travelling, meeting new people and new cultures.
Unfortunately we cannot accept exchanges involving pets bexause one of us is strongly allergic to cats.
We usually travel alone, but we might occasionally travel with another couple.
Languages: Italian, English, German
Our stay at Grazia & Franco's flat in Welschnofen was wonderful. G&F are lovely hosts with a lot of details and information than makes very easy our stay. The area at summer is very suitable to know the Alpes, the Dolomites and a lot of beautiful places very near (Bolzano, Merano, Sud-Tirol, etc). Walking around the flat you can do a Iot of different activities, excursions, climbing, running, etc. His flat is very new and well maintained, very comfortable to spend animated, meals or meetings. Finally only we can say that has been a pleasure to know G&F and if we could, we would visit again the Dolomiten area. THANKS
If it were not for this exchange I would never ever have known just how beautiful the Dolomites are. The village of Welschnofen is like a little fairy tale - wonderful cuisine, lots of hiking all around but most of all I feel like I have made two wonderful new friends through Home Exchange. Grazia and Franco, thank you for introducing me to this part of the world - a lovely experience - and it truly has been a pleasure meeting you. I hope we will stay in touch.
We spent a marvellous week at Grazia and Franco’s apartment in the beautiful Dolomites in February 2015. Their place is very comfortable and exceptionally clean, and the views of the Latemar mountains are spectacular! Welschnofen is a genuine mountain village with an excellent bakery and a high quality butcher with local products. There is a good choice of restaurants nearby with Marion’s Grillstube (meat from an open fire) and Pardeller being our favourites. We chose Obereggen/Latemar to go skiing; it is a bit higher up than Carezza, and because it hadn’t snowed so much the weeks before that was the perfect decision. The skiing slopes were excellent as was the children’s ski school. The contact with Grazia and Franco was very pleasant before and during our stay. They are such lovely and generous people and, they will always be welcome at our home. We thoroughly enjoyed this great exchange, and do hope to return to the area!
Uno degli scambi migliori! Grazia e Franco sono persone squisite, molto cortesi e disponibili; è stato un vero piacere conoscerli. La loro casa è molto accogliente e ben curata, tipica abitazione di montagna arredata con gusto ed equipaggiata di tutto, gode di una vista eccezionale ed è in posizione molto comoda per raggiungere i vari servizi offerti da Nova Levante. Abbiamo trascorso giornate rilassanti e piacevoli, le escursioni offerte sono moltissime ed offrono scorci su panorami mozzafiato; consigliatissimi anche i "percorsi enogastronomici"!!! Grazie di tutto e arrivederci a presto! One of the best exchanges! Grazia and Franco are lovely people, very courteous and helpful; it was a real pleasure to know them! Their home is very comfortable and well maintained, typical mountain home tastefully decorated and equipped with everything, enjoys exceptional views and is very convenient for the many services offered by Nova Levante. We spent a relaxing and pleasant time, the excursions offered are a lot and offer glimpses of breathtaking views; recommended the "gastronomic routes" !!! Thanks for everything and see you soon!
Our holiday in Nova Levante was very interesting. We walked a lot around the marvelous mountains and we enyoied much. The landscape, the Carezza's lake, the peace was for us very restore, we liked also the tipical food: the knodel, speck and fantastic dessert! Grazia and Franco were very kind and pleasant; their house is very nice and cozy and from the balcony is happy to see the great Latemar! For us was one of the best exchanges for the sites and for well known delicious people as Grazia and Franco! Thanks again! Nina and Oreste San Vito Lo Capo (TP) Agosto 2015