Take a deep breath......
Located in the village of Aprica, in the region of Lombardy in Northern Italy, our newly reconstructed bed & breakfast is just steps away from the pistes and right in the centre of town. The house, which was constructed in 1961, has been completely refurbished to transform it into an ecological house which not only has zero energy consumption but produces surplus energy by using solar heating and photovoltaic panels on the roof. Our breakfast room has mountain views to wake up to whilst you sip your cappuccino and is attached to our gourmet burger restaurant and wine bar which is run by the fourth generation of the Ricetti family who were commercial pioneers in Aprica, trading since 1908 (with the nickname Penak!).
We have 4 rooms located on the 2nd floor, all featuring ensuite shower rooms, sumptuous beds, and balconies with exceptional views of the mountains. They mix a touch of luxury with bundles of homely charm.
Order the perfect breakfast to start your day and enjoy it from 07:15 until 09:30. Check-out is from 08:00 until 10:00.
Superfast Fibre Broadband throughout the whole structure will make planning your day or catching up with friends at home a breeze.
All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, safe, hairdryer, ensuite shower rooms & essential toiletries to make your stay that little bit more luxurious. Your room can be cleaned daily for a small fee.
A free welcome drink can be enjoyed by everyone on arrival, following check-in which is from 14:00 until 17:00.
Boot Room/Bike Room
Heated lockers will dry out your skis and boots overnight during Winter and in the Summer months, bikes can be stored safely whilst not in use.
Park your vehicle conveniently outside the B&B. Please ensure to book your space before arrival as a €3 per day fee applies.
SEE & DO
Located just 100m from the beginners ski area, you can easily walk or take the local free bus to one of the 4 ski areas. 55km of pistes, dotted with cafes and restaurants, means that there is something for everyone. If you require ski/snowboard equipment or lessons or mountain bike lessons, please speak to us to book. The ice skating rink is located opposite the B&B.
Pian di Gembro Nature Reserve
Just a 5 minute drive or an (uphill!) bike ride away, this nature reserve offers a relaxing space to enjoy cross-country skiing or snow shoe walking in the winter & walking, cycling or nature spotting in the summer. With stunning views it's the ideal place to become one with nature.
Food & Drink
We are located in the centre of Aprica and therefore all of the restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Sample the local plates of Pizzoccheri & Sciatt or stay closer to home and dine in our Gourmet Burger Bar "Penak Burger" with a 20% discount.
The Valtellina has approximately 2,100 acres of wine cultivation. Walk or cycle the "Via dei Terrazzamenti", a 70-kilometer hiking trail through the vines between the cities of Morbegno and Tirano. Don't want to venture too far? Underneath the B&B we offer delicious wines which can be enjoyed in the bar or taken to your room.
In less than 30 minutes you can be in Tirano. From here you can take the Red Train (Bernina Express) a World Heritage railway that travels across the alpine passes to reach Saint Moritz in Switzerland. The centre of Tirano is dominated by the substantial Sanctuary of Madonna di Tirano, the principal monument in the town.
Swimming & Spas
Head to Bormio and its famous thermal spas, which have been in use since Roman times. Terme di Bormio, with its charming "Bagni Vecchi" or the luxurious "Bagni Nuovi", are great options to regenerate. Want to stay local? Head to the Yellow Submarine, a 25m swimming pool with children's pool in Aprica.
“The breakfast was really nice and with lots of different options on offer. We also tried their Gourmet Burgers a couple of days and were really yummy, with different beef patty options, including prime Fassona beef. ”