Ratafià: luxury flat for one or two couples wishing to stay in the centre with a superb view of the island and a furnished garden by the lake!
Ratafià is the luxury flat of the “Bifora65” complex. Located on the top floor of the historic “Villa Giovanetti”, it is on one floor and has a separate entrance. An extremely well-kept and bright space, offers its guests comfort and elegance through the selection of furnishings and fabrics to discover the true dimension of hospitality made in Italy. Ratafià is composed of a large and refined master bedroom with bathroom, shower and bathtub; a single room with two separate beds (one of which can be pulled out); a second bathroom with shower; fully equipped kitchen; bright and elegant living room with sofas and dining area. Completing the flat are a wide range of outdoor options: from the long balcony with table for summer breakfasts to the relax area with armchairs and parasol, from which you can enjoy the view of the lake and the surrounding greenery; and, finally, the private courtyard, bordered by jasmine walls, with designer table chairs. Ratafià guests also have access to the lakeside garden of the “Bifora65” complex equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas and tables in the solarium area and a pier for mooring.
The first supply of sheets and towels is included and free of charge for all guests, as well as lake towels.
The guests of Ratafià have also at their disposal:
- air conditioning, mosquito nets in all rooms, Satellite Smart TVs
- Internet wifi (free wifi)
- free parking
- fully equipped kitchen
- washing machine, iron and ironing board
- luggage storage
- welcome pack (water / tea / coffee / infusion bags)
- bathroom amenities
- free courtesy cleaning and linen change
- towels for lakeside garden
Unfortunately, this flat is not suitable for families with children and does not accommodate animals.
This is how the great singer-songwriter from Asti (Piedmont) intones, captured by the peasant straightforwardness of the distillate and by its evocative power. Ratafià is, in fact, any kind of liquor made of an infusion of fruit juices and alcohol. There are many local traditions, mainly in Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland. In Italy, it is historically produced in Andorno Micca, a town in the province of Biella, where already in the 1600s Ratafià was produced with black cherries from the Monastery of Santa Maria della Sala. The name of the liquor probably derives from its ancient use by ambassadors of belligerent powers when, while negotiating peace at a table, they toasted with the compound by pronouncing the Latin words: “Pax Rata Fiat!”*. The liquor was also frequently used at the end of commercial negotiations or for the stipulation of notarial deeds, invoking a happy ending. It is certain that, as every elixir, Ratafià regenerates, strengthens and… gives peace. Precisely the wish we make for our guests visiting these unforgettable lands.
* Alessio de Berardinis, “Ricordi sulla maniera di manifatturare vini e liquori”, Teramo, 1868