views of the Alps Belvedere bed and breakfast
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Fenestrelle, Torino, Piemonte, Italy

For more information on our Town click on the logo above.  

fenestrelle fortress, val chisone 

Discover the biggest fortress in Europe! Click on the logo.

real ale brewery

Real Ale Italian Style!

parco orsiera rocciavre

Parco Orsiera Rocciavre' Nature Reserve

Bernard liquers genepy from val Germanasca

Excellent liquers from mountain herbs!



Michelle Skiing

Kent on mountain bike in snow

The Bensons in Italy 

Kent in the snow

Michelle with guest

Michelle & George in val Troncea

mountain bikers at the top of Fenestrelle Fort

alpine views

The starting point for your mountain adventures!

The Belvedere Bed & Breakfast

This Alpine "Casa" in Chambons in the heart of Val Chisone has been tastefully restored by Kent & Michelle Benson and their son George to provide an inviting and comfortable place to stay.

Michelle's experience lies in Hotel management and catering. She is a qualified chef and hotel manager, having worked for Major Companies in both UK and Europe. She speaks French, German, Italian and English (of course!) as well as being an experienced and competent skier.

Kent is a qualified mountain bike instructor(SIMB) an amateur triathlete and racing cyclist as well as personal fitness consultant and regional nature guide and a guide at the Fortress of Fenestrelle.

He speaks English, Italian and a little French.

George is 12 years old and is currently at the local school. However in his free time he is keen to show our guests the best places to visit. He is fluent in English, Italian and speaks some French.

Our aim is to encourage as many people to enjoy the alpine environment as possible.

Holidays without costing the earth !

We try to work on the principle of minimising the environmental impact that tourism can have.

We aim to support the local economy by using local artiginal suppliers for food and other services.

We recycle waste products and use energy saving lighting and equipment.

Our long term aims are to reduce our environmental impact further by the use of solar panels and alternative renewable source energy.

We ask our visitors to consider their impact in this alpine environment.

Click here to review our detailed environmental policy


Articles published in " ALP VACANZE" (Italian Trekking Magazine),"LA STAMPA", "LA REPUBLICA", "ECO DEL CHISONE", "COME E DOVE", "HITCHIN COMET", "FRENCH CONNECTIONS (website)", "MONTAGNEDOC MAGAZINE", EASYJET "INFLIGHT" & "WOMAN" magazine "THE OBSERVER/GUARDIAN" newspapers.(Green places to stay).