La Serra

Borgo Valbelluna, Belluno
Bed & Breakfast
+39 348 3045055
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A light-filled B&B packed with family memories and heirlooms in a small hamlet tucked into the foothills of the Dolomites

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Chiara has the top floor of the house and you have the run of the rest. Guests can lounge for as long as they like with a cup of tea or glass of wine in the sunny sitting room or the ‘greenhouse’ room with big windows looking onto the garden. Pots overflow with geraniums, an apricot tree produces fruit for your breakfast jam and there’s a side portico for eating out.

Breakfast is organic and almost completely local. There’s a small dairy in the hamlet – walk over to see how traditional ricotta is made, or taste creamy local Latteria. Spend the day exploring this most beautiful and less travelled area – walk into Trichiana for a good pizzeria and plenty of shops or join several walking trails, one to the river Piave.

Chiara recommends Al Borgo for supper. Return to south facing bedrooms, one with a private terrace, and bathrooms with spacious rain showers. Sleep peacefully, it’s quiet here.

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We think you'll love

  • Chiara's amazing breakfasts - more like a mountain meal
  • Living like a local in a non-touristy area
  • Exploring such a scenic corner of Veneto
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You should know

  • It's not a place for young children
  • This is also home to a friendly grey cat called Minerva
  • No supper

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
Flexible
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
1-11 September.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from €150
2 Doubles
From €150

Accommodation

Reviews

The place is very pleasant and peaceful. The host, a person of great charm, is welcoming in a discreet but attentive and cared for way. You feel at home when everything is extraordinarily new. The house tells a story of distant worlds and makes a small wooden statue of a hand-carved Buddha, perched above the headboard of a bed, appear natural to you,. The books present everywhere invite you to browse. When you leave you already think of returning :-)

Emanuele, Correzzola

We were guests of this residence in mid-July thanks to the friend of the place who had organised a small excursion on foot. Well...it was a pleasant surprise for us to stay in a place so magical. Immersed in a small village two steps from the most beautiful walks, with two welcoming, contemporary rooms. You're blown away by the passion for architecture. Chiara is an available and discreet host, you feel really welcome. Compliments also to be made to the choice of bathroom textiles and toiletries. Top!!!

Michelle, Padova

It was not my first time at La Serra: anytime a real pleasure, beyond expectations. Stunning location, in a beautiful alpine countryside, uncommon attention to any detail. And last but not least Chiara is a such an amazing host, you just want to book for the next time

Stefania, Roma

We spent 3 unforgettable days in this fantastic place. Every detail is perfect: food, accommodation but the most important feeling we bring home is the charming and warm attention we received. We can't wait to go back to La Serra, thanks Chiara and see you soon.

Gino, Milan

immaginavo fosse un posto speciale, ma non così: accoglienza, bellezza di tutto (da ogni più piccolo dettaglio della casa, alla stanza dov’ero io, alle piante e fiori del giardino…): bello sentirsi a casa lì.

Cristina, Milano

La Serra is Chiara amazing b&b: design, elegant accomodations, books everywhere and stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Breakfast is home made with a special choice of products and Chiara is a great host, welcoming and always generous with pertinent suggestions to explore the way of life around.

Silvia, Parma

We stayed for two days in La Serra and we loved it. The location is perfect as you have a stunning view on the Dolomites and the village is sorrounded by nature. Chiara is amazing and she suggested us the best villages to visit in the sorrounding area as well as the best local food. The breakfast was amazing and far above our expectations due to the quality of the products carefully selected by Chiara herself.

Simone & Stefania, Bergamo

It's no wonder this B&B is known for hosting yoga retreats and writers' workshops. It's impossible not to feel relaxed and inspired there. During 10 days in one of the master suites, we enjoyed reading and writing on the terrace, doing independent practice in the newly-created yoga room & dining in the garden. The area is ideal for long walks and bike rides on country roads, yet very near the town of Trichiana for restaurants, shops and services. We enjoyed day trips to Valdobbiadine, Strada di Prosecco, and Belluno. The host Chiara provides a warm welcome and loads of local information.

Jessica, Lucca

Chiara's lovely home represents a life of travel and a love for her roots with furnishings from her family, markets and other, each with a story. Enjoy a purely organic and 0km breakfast under the portico before hitting the road by foot or bike to explore this spectacularly scenic corner of Veneto under the guidance of your knowledgeable hostess. You will savour the silence, nature and authenticity.

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The group of historic houses is surrounded by fields, farms and the magnificent backdrop of the Dolomite mountains in the distance. 6kms away is Mel, voted one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Take a trip to Feltre, 22kms, for its lovely walled citadel - on the way there or back stop in Pedavena to visit its historic brewery founded in 1897. There are many dairy visits or wine tours.

Local points of interest from Chiara Alpago-Novello

  • There are several walks starting from the house, no need to drive. But if you feel like driving, the possibilities are endless: easy, short walks or trekking and hiking in the Dolomites, Unesco's heritage, everyone can find its own pace.
  • This is Dolomites‘ Kingdom. Alta Via 1 and 2 land in Belluno and Feltre respectively. The first one connects Lake Braies in Val Pusteria (Bz) with Belluno and the latter Bressanone (Bz) with Feltre. Nearby are two important rock gyms for free climbing.
  • Less than 7 km from la Serra there is Mel, high on the hill, voted one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. At 22 km you’ll find the town of Feltre, with its characteristic walled citadel. Belluno, and the unique front on PIave's river, is 12 km away.
  • On the way to Feltre a stop in Pedavena, a brewery founded in 1897, is highly recommended. Book a visit to the brewery and or have lunch in the restaurant. Try Centenario beer, served only on tap. And browse the shop for beers, local food and souvenirs.
  • Belluno’s Valley is scattered with lakes and streams, which often have carved deep and spectacular gorges. Less than 6 km from la Serra you find Brent de l’Art, a series of canyons, spectacular in any season. Guided tours are available, on request.
  • There are many (and counting) very good local wineries I can recommend, but a visit to the Prosecco area takes 30 minutes by car. While you are there, don't miss the extraordinary Gypsotheca and Antonio Canova Museum, in Possagno. just 10 minutes away.

Introducing

Chiara Alpago-Novello

Chiara has returned to her family roots after a globe-trotting career as a journalist based in Milan. Her family have lived here for four generations and most of the buildings are still lived in by her relatives. She's carefully restored this house with the objective of taking guests and letting them ease into this gentle way of life too. She and Minerva look forward to welcoming you.