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Loft Apartment Opens – discover Bobbio Pellice

 Returning to Bobbio Pellice

As soon as I heard the story of this family returning to Bobbio Pellice I was in love with the idea and even happier that they would be spending a night with us here in the Borgata.

They were on a journey to rediscover old friendships and retrace family from the Valley which ended happily when we were able to help Diana, her daughter Elisa and her granddaughters on their quest.

Our very first guests at the Loft Apartment only stayed for a night but it felt like we were long lost friends when they left later the next day. I was totally bewitched by Diana and all her stories of Bobbio Pellice, and the love within this little group staying with us.

Elisa your family are wonderful and it was just a joy to have you here with us.

Autie Mame

We were very lucky to be invited in with them to an old friends house. Her home was on the hill overlooking Bobbio Pellice and had the most spectacular gardens. This lady served us the strongest liquor (home made) that I have ever had. Funnily enough it just happened to be her birthday.

The look on these two faces was priceless, such a joy to see them rediscover each other after all those years.

Of course being our first guests we made a few mistakes, one was not telling them to park on the road above rather than drive down into the Borgata. In the end they abandoned the car, came inside and Sam was able to reverse it out of the old road.

Elisa had been having nightmares about driving into an ever narrowing Italian road and this was it come true.

We are loving having visitors, Sam is in his element and right now we are hosting a lovely couple from America for two weeks.

Oh and we are also hosting a young woman (through a program called Workaway) she is originally from Russia and has grown up in California, the world is coming to Bobbio Pellice.

Elise dbl arch

Elise cafe

As always much love to you from all the gang here at Malpertus.

What would be the one thing you’d love to do if you could come to visit Bobbio Pellice ?

and the gang x

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17 replies
  1. Krista
    Krista says:

    I’m positively BEAMING after reading this post! Oh Lisa, how marvelous to see part of your dream come to pass, AND to share it with such lovely people. 🙂 Cheering for you and celebrating with you. XO
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    • Lisa Chiodo
      Lisa Chiodo says:

      Oh Krista you know what a long time this has been coming and things are finally falling in place, now to begin enjoying our simple life and start creating something new for our little family. We have a family of five staying with us now and it’s fab!!! xxx

      Sending love xxx
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  2. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    Sam and Lisa, Wow! What a beautiful and inviting transformation! It looks so nice and neat and perfect for a respite! It’s amazing that you got it done just in time and your guests will be thrilled. You will get nothing but happy folks. Take time to enjoy & rest for awhile. Good job, Nancy

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    • Lisa Chiodo
      Lisa Chiodo says:

      OH thanks Nancy we are now on our third lot of visitors and we are loving it all. Having the chance to show of our Valley and just being constantly reminded just how lucky we are to live somewhere so pristine. Now comes the chance to begin adding the personal touches to the apartment, we will be putting in some framed photos, personal items and some of the history of the area. It’s a work in progress and we are learning so much.

      xxx
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    • Lisa Chiodo
      Lisa Chiodo says:

      Oh foraging here is always fun, depending on the season we get chestnuts, walnuts, mushrooms, berries of all kinds, wild herbs, you’d love it I’m sure. xx

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  3. Wynne
    Wynne says:

    Oh, what would I like to do?? So much! Work in the garden; see the Borgata animals on the hillside (goats, cows, sheep); play with your animals; attend a festival (?); hike around the stream. So much! I wish I could stay longer, but didn’t want to overstay my welcome or intrude too much!

    Perhaps some time I can come in the Spring and stay longer.

    SO EXCITED!!

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    • Lisa Chiodo
      Lisa Chiodo says:

      Over stay are you MAD, you could never do that, can’t wait to catch up again and this time it will be warm so we can get out and about. Mega Excited. xxx

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  4. Donna Marie Mineo Paradowski
    Donna Marie Mineo Paradowski says:

    Oh Lisa I just love the renovations It looks so fantastic. One day I will afford to travel and this is where I want to go.

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