Miriam Di Fiore

Accomodation in Mornico Losana

Mornico Losana is a small town and the offer in the village is very limited. The following list describes the closest accommodation options for students included in the fees (see option 1,2 or 3 in the class descriptions)

Apartment in Miriam’s House

We have three single rooms available in a large apartment on the second floor (two floor of staircases without elevator) in our main building. The apartment has a kitchen complete with everything needed for cooking, a washing machine, a nice veranda and a terrace with a panoramic view. It has one complete bathroom (toilet and bath shower) and another small bathroom (only toilet). The apartment is very pleasant and comfortable, but it is not suitable for those who cannot climb stairs or those who will come with heavy suitcases. Mobile air conditioning and a fan are provided in each room. Wireless Internet is available.

The “House of Esther”

It is a lovely simple house in the main square, about 100 meters from our house. The ground floor has a living room and a fully equipped kitchen and the first floor has a studio-bedroom, another small bedroom, a balcony, a small patio and a bathroom with shower. Internet available from the city-hole. It has a washing machine. Cleaning and a change of sheets and towels will be provided once every five days. No air conditioning. A fan is provided in each room.

The house “Casa Spiaggi”

It is a small house, situated 600 meters from our place. It has two large bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, a living room with fireplace and a nice big balcony. There is a garden with a great view. The house has everything you need for sleeping and cooking and a washing machine. It has no air conditioning but there is a fan in each room. No internet available in the house. This house is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking because it is necessary to walk up a small hill (about 100 meters) to get to the main street. And a further 500 meters walk on flat road to to get the studio. This house is best suited for a couple or a group of friends. There are no other houses close by it and it is very dark in the night, so it is necessary to use a flashlight during the walk back to the house, for the last 50 meters. Flashlights are available in the house.

Accomodation possibilities outside the village

For those who wish a room with a private bathroom, there are some B&Bs in the area: For housing outside the Village we can organize a transport service, for a fee, two times per day.

B&B “Gli Acini”

Located in the town of Pietra di Giorgi, only 3 kilometres from our house, the B&B “Gli Acini “ is in the “Antonio de la Bianca” Winery. It is a nice place with three new comfortable guest rooms. There are no cooking possibilities but it is possible to have a good dinner service in the evening (very convenient, 20 euro for a dinner). There rooms have been recently renovated with high insulation so they are fresh in summer even if there is no air-conditioning. Fan available in the room. Free Internet.

Hotel “Le Vigne di Corvino” ***

It is Hotel boutique in the flat lands down the hills, six kilometres away from the studios. It is a modern recent renovated Hotel. Confortable and luminous rooms, complete private bathrooms, a very good breakfast and an excellent restaurant. Air conditioning, TV with SKY (films for free). It’s located a short distance to the downtown of Casteggio, and the bus stops to get to Voghera City. Free Internet available. Free Parking. Here it is also possible to rent a bicycle. They have two levels of rooms: Standard and Superior. The only difference is the kind of furniture (a little more elegant in the superior) and the availability of Tea and a water boiler jar in the room.

The food in Mornico Losana

We receive our students with a free “Welcome Breakfast” for the first day of class.

All mid-day lunches are included in the tuition fee for the class period. We have lunch on the terrace with panoramic view and healthy fresh food, with vegetables and fruit from our garden. Fresh natural and sparkling water and excellent wines from our Village are also available. Picnics with delicious and authentic local food are planned during our excursions in the area. We organize two free dinners for our students: a ”Pizza Night” to test the best pizza in the area and a “Goodbye Dinner” on the last evening.

There is a mini-market in the village, opened mornings from Tuesday to Sunday 9 to 12:30 with fresh bread and everything you could need except fresh meat or fish. They also sell frozen products. Once a week in the morning, two vans arrive in the main square to sell fresh vegetables, cheese and more. We organize a free trip to the nearby big supermarket for shopping and we also usually stop at the supermarket when we pick students up at the rail station in Voghera or the airport, before we get to Mornico Losana. An extra transportation service is always available to get to the nearest city, the commercial area or Rail Station. The transportation fee for this service is 15 Euro per car. Mornico has one Bar with good coffee and cappuccino and excellent homemade cookies and cakes. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday. There are also two fine restaurants opened during the weekend. Prices for a full dinner vary from 25 to 35 Euros per person.


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Miriam Di Fiore Glass Studio Via Partigiani 5, 27040, Mornico Losana,(PV), ITALY
Telephone: +39 0383 892114, Mobile: +39 3487459674 e-mail: miriamdifiore@gmail.com