Located in the charming village of Sauris di Sopra in the Lumiei Valley, this vacation home for rent in Italy is surrounded by stunning alpine beauty.
Originally built in the 19th century, the home is typical of the area’s rural architecture and unique cultural influences from Austria.
The three story house has been carefully restored and divided into three uniquely styled spaces. Designed by the owners to represent the human elements of mind, body and heart, the top floor apartment is crafted entirely in wood and stone in a sleek but inviting space with breathtaking views, for a meditative and reflective stay.
The living room is an elongated space with a central fireplace and dining area at the far end, a terrace and a compact kitchen at the center. There are two double bedrooms with lovely views and one bathroom.
Identical to top floor apartment, the middle floor apartment incorporates sleek black elements and flagstone, with lighter wood and banks of windows flooding the interiors with natural light.
The ground floor apartment features a palette of white and pale wood with pops of color and includes the main dining and kitchen space with a separate fireside lounge and two double bedrooms. There’s a wrap around terrace for taking in the views.
The outdoor spaces include a private garden with a barbecue and dining areas and there’s a sauna for apres ski.
Daily breakfast available on request for €10. Wifi throughout, cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, firewood provided.
Sauris di Sopra in the northern Udine region is located in the highest mountain range in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Surrounded by the towering Dolomites in the Carnic Alps, the lush Lumiei Valley is home to three separate villages: Sauris di Sotto, Sauris di Sopra and Lateis.
Semi-isolated for centuries, the area evolved with a uniquely Carinthian influence, with an ancient German dialect still spoken throughout the villages. The area is a natural wonderland of dense forests, alpine meadows and mountain terrain with the beautiful Sauris Lake at its center.
From hiking, skiing, cycling and exploring, its an outdoor enthusiasts dream with a charming town center of shops, spas, a brewery and excellent local restaurants serving a fusion of uniquely northern cuisine.
Just over an hour south is the mountain-ringed city of Udine. With hundreds of years of influence from both the Austrian and Venetian empires the city is a dramatic mix of historic design and architecture through the ages, especially the grand Piazza della Libertà.
The medieval old town is its lively heart, with the city’s hilltop castle and Galleria d’Arte Antica housing some of the great works of Vittore Carpaccio, Tiepolo and more.
Sauris di Sopra, Udine, Italy. Nearest Airport: Venice (160 km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round with mild weather in Spring through Fall and snowy Winters with good skiing nearby
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