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Il Picchio

TopBnB Excellent 9.6 / 10 (12 reviews)
Via Tarì, 9 - Bracchio, Mergozzo (VB) - Area: hills | Map
Codice identificativo: 103044-BEB-00001

Bed & Breakfast



Guests in this venue liked
  • Spectacular view
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Charming property
  • The design of the property
  • By the lake
Il Picchio is close to Lake Mergozzo, the meeting point between lakes and mountains, between Ossola and Verbano. A very good starting point for many mountain hikes (Val Grande, Mottarone, Monte Rosa, Val Formazza…), as well as for several excursions to sees (Lake Maggiore with Borromeo Islands, Lake Orta with the Island of S. Giulio, Villa Taranto, Arona, Stresa, Verbania, the near Switzerland…).

At disposal of our guests there are two pleasant and comfortable rooms. They have private entrance and own bathroom with wide shower and hairdryer, kettle with choice of teas, minibar, wi-fi, heating.

In the morning you will have breakfast on the wonderful lake_ and mountain_view balcony or in our breakfast room.

A lakes view lawn in the middle of the wood and the quietness of nature waits for you for a nice rest in every moment of the day. The garden has deck-chairs, table and chairs, BBQ, children's playground.

Our warm family atmosphere together with discreet and attentive hospitality are our best way to welcome you: see you soon!
We rent also 2 apartments: please ask for more information!
Pets allowed.
Rooms and Rates
Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
Pets of any size by prior agreement with the host
Well-behaved, not aggressive or noisy; kept on a leash; pets may not sleep on beds; pets may not be left alone at the facility
Garden available
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
  • Disabled Access
  • Pets Allowed
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Ideal for trekking
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Pets allowed
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker
  • French speaker
  • German speaker

House features

  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems

Services of the house

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Facilities and services

  • Children games / babysitting
  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 2
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 2

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests

Holiday themes - the place

  • Lake

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Garden
  • Family
  • Romantic atmosphere
Each morning a delicious buffet breakfast is ready for you. Maurizia prepares it with care and love! On the buffet you can find various types of bread, butter, jam, Nutella, honey, cereals, yogurt, cake or cookies, fresh fruit, fruit juice, water, tea, coffee, milk, cappuccino, hot chocolate.

You can taste local and biological produits too.

No additional cost for ham, cheese and eggs.

Breakfast is served on the outside balcony, where you can enjoy a wonderful view of lakes, mountains, village, and forest, or in our breakfast room.

Hey from Maurizia

Member since January 2011 | 31,362 hits
Hello! My name is Maurizia and I have been living in this house since I was 4 years old, first with my parents and my sister Michela, and now with my own family. The Picchio is a dream that started in 2007.

Since then, many things have grown, starting with my family, which now consists of 4 people: me and my husband Giovanni, our children Giulia and Lorenzo.

And then there's Maggie, our border collie dog, sweet, affectionate, and very lively.

I am a cheerful person, curious but at the same time reserved.

I love the mountains and I really enjoy walking, traveling, reading, and listening to music. I have a passion for gardening and desserts, which I both enjoy cooking and eating!
I feel truly lucky to have been born and raised in this area and in this house, and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world! I will be really happy to share all this with you, see you soon!
My calendar is updated
Response rate: High
Response time: within a few hours
Check-in from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Area hills
Il Picchio is located in Bracchio, a nice and sunny spot, just 1. 200 m away from Mergozzo and its lake.
Train Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies


Overall Rating 9.6 / 10
12 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
The place is fantastic, immersed in silent nature with a stunning view from the relaxation area. The room is spacious, well-furnished, clean, and the bathroom with shower as well. Maurizia is very kind, attentive, and gives great advice. The breakfast is plentiful and with fresh products. Lake Mergozzo is not far, 5 minutes by car. Definitely worth going back.
stayed from 06/23/2023 to 06/25/2023
The answer from the host:
Gentili ospiti, grazie per la recensione e per aver scelto il Picchio! Con piacere vi aspettiamo prossimamente!
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Very beautiful quiet location with a view of the lakes from the garden. Maurizia is an extremely friendly and thoughtful host who takes care of the guests and serves a wonderful, rich breakfast. Just a few minutes' walk away is a nice trattoria (Il Risottino; definitely make a reservation).
stayed from 06/10/2023 to 06/13/2023
The answer from the host:
Liebe Gäste, Danke für Eure nette Bewertung. Es freut mich dass Ihr eine schöne Zeit bei uns verbracht habt!
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
A small and lovely accommodation with very warm hosts. The breakfast is always fresh and every wish is fulfilled. A perfect place to start a beautiful day.
stayed from 10/01/2022 to 10/08/2022
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
ruth rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 09/18/2022 to 09/25/2022
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
The B&B Il Picchio is a true haven of peace. The warm host Maurizia prepares a wonderful breakfast on the balcony table every day. With a view of the Mergozzo and Maggiore lakes, you can enjoy all sorts of delicacies and the first rays of sunshine, receiving helpful tips from Maurizia along with delicious homemade jam. You are spoiled for choice: swimming in the clean Lake Mergozzo, strolling by the nearby Lake Maggiore, or hiking in the wild Val Grande National Park. Or simply relax in the large garden. A great place to recharge your energy!
stayed from 05/23/2022 to 06/04/2022
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
marion rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 10/02/2019 to 10/05/2019
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We have been to Lake Mergozzo more than once, but at the B&B Il Picchio we felt better than at home. It is a lovely place with a stunning view over the entire lake. The hosts are very skilled and courteous, even our little dog felt comfortable, breakfast. Better to try to believe! Excellent.
stayed from 08/16/2019 to 08/18/2019
The answer from the host:
Gentili ospiti, grazie per il vostro feedback, è stato un piacere ospitarvi e vi aspettiamo nuovamente al Picchio! Maurizia e famiglia.
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
Very nice hosts, good breakfast. Ideal location between the Val Grande National Park and the west coast of Lake Maggiore. Also, the small village of Mergozzo is quite nice with some little streets and some restaurants on the lake side.
stayed from 04/25/2019 to 04/28/2019
The answer from the host:
Dear Bram, thank you for your feedback. It was a great pleasure to know you and your family!
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Trés bon accueil par la propriétaire. Une personne trés chaleureuse et serviable. Donne bons conseils sur les promenades et connait bien sa région. Sèjour trés agréable. Un Grand Merci.. Micheline+Amândio.
stayed from 09/25/2014 to 09/29/2014
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Sher freundliche Vermieterin, die gut deutsch sprach und uns interessannte Ausflugsziele vorschlug. Frühstück war für Italien hervorragend. Auch die Lage hervorragend. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
stayed from 09/07/2014 to 09/13/2014
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 9
Ottimo B&B immerso nel verde della collina del magnifico Lago di Mergozzo. Cordialità e pulizia sono di casa. Camere arredate con gusto.
stayed from 06/07/2014 to 06/08/2014
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Un angolino delizioso per una fuga romantica lontano dal caos urbano.
stayed from 04/26/2014 to 04/28/2014