Maria's house in the hills above Bergamo is a truly unique and lovingly decorated home. The landscape, surrounded by forest and a running creek, was perfect for getting away in nature, while also close to Bergamo's historic old city--very convenient for visiting by car. Maria and her husband were incredibly helpful, showing us the way with their car and helping us with our bags, etc. Traveling in late November, we tended the furnace to keep the house warmed downstairs and were always very toasty with the heating upstairs. We'd love to came back for another visit in springtime or summer and can recommend for anyone seeking a peaceful break from city life.