Beautiful and spacious self catering apartments with stunning views of the Appennine Mountains. Each apartment sleeps 4/5 with south facing balconies. Jaccuzzi, large gardens, sun deck, BBQ, private parking, meals and other extras are available for your use too.
The house is at the end of a village and so very tranquil and picturesque, yet only 10 minutes walk from the town where there are shops, banks, restaurants, large open air swimming pool and other facilities.
The apartments are spacious, each comprising large double or twin bedrooms, new bathroom, modern fitted kitchen, lounge/dining room and balcony with amazing views. We can also provide lunches and evening meals on request.
It is an ideal locatation for walking, trekking, or just a tranquil week in the mountains of Italy, exploring the local landscape and immersing yourself in Italian culture.
It is the house of an artist and musician and so there are many works of art in the house and garden. As the owners live on stie they are available to advise on local visits, lend maps and other equipment or arrange local activities, whether it be a meal, Italian cookery lessons, art or photography lessons or just where to find the rock pools.
This beautiful and spacious self catering apartment, set in the Appennine mountains of Italy is ideal for a tranquil holiday to appreciate the landscape and mountain scenery. The property is large with many holiday facilities, such as the private pool/jaccuzzi, large sun deck, terraces, balconies, beautiful gardens, parking and so on.
Artists: As this is the home of an artist we welcome all lovers of art whether you wish to learn art or are an established artist. We have a large fully equipped studio with easels, drawing boards and a very wide selection of drawing, painting and sculpture materials. You can also arrange for tuition if you wish.
Walkers: If you are looking for a great trekking holiday or walking holiday this is the perfect location. We are both experienced walkers and can advise you on interesting routes. There are many forest walks, mountain climbs, meadows moving with butterflies, the beauty of the agricultural landscape with vines and orchards, rivers and pools to have cooling dip......It is just beautiful!
It is a National Park in the stunning Appennine mountains of Italy and as wildlife is protected you will discover many animals and wild flowers on your walks.
For a climbing holiday there is a Via Ferrata nearby (and we have safety equipment you can borrow if you wish) (2 suspension bridges over a gorge are really pretty plus wires and steps to assist you over more difficult terrain) There are ancient fountains with (it is claimed) curative properties. The Bismantova rock is an astonishing geological formation with amazing views from the top which can be reached in less than an hour. For climbers this is famous in Italy for the wide range (over 250) of fixed routes up the face of the rock. Also an exhilarating via ferrata.
Food: No visit to Italy is complete without sampling the local food. Emilia Romagna claims to be the gastronomic capital of Italy. Not only are there the fresh and delicious fruit and vegetable products of the vast valleys, but there are also the many famous cheeses including Parmesan cheese. You will have heard of Parma ham - but there are many other meat products particular to the region - probably too many to sample in one week but you can try!. Then there are truffles and the various mushrooms - porcini being the most famous...and of course the many wines of the region to sample.
We have many local restaurants serving beautiful local food and wine. Be prepared to be served around 9 courses though!!!! ...and the prices are very reasonable.
Although our apartments are for self catering vacations we are also able to provide sumptious lunches and evening meals with local produce at the house.
Please note that we have not been affected by the recent earthquakes and are unlikely to do so because we are in the mountains.
Pheona & David are Scottish now living full time in Italy where they run art and walking holidays as well as renting out their apartments. Pheona is an artist and the house is full of original art works and copies of famous Italian paintings. David was an accountant, now more of a DIY man and plays guitar an the bagpipes. They are currently converting a barn on their land.
We fell in love with this property for many reasons. First the location is spectacular, and yet only 10 minutes from the nearby town. The house itself is spacious and gracious. It was a house we could personalise and make our own. We have landscaped the gardens so that there are lots of little pockets of beauty and interest for our guests.
We are friendly and helpful and want our guets to have the best holiday possible so we make ourselves available for advice on local knowledge, maps, and anything else our guest might need. We can also arrange art lessons, guided walks, via ferrata, Cookery lessons or photography workshops with local people.
Bedogno is a small medieval Hamlet close to Villa Minozzo. Set in the Gigante National park which is part of the larger Tuscan-Emilia National park the area is wonderful for walking, cycling, climbing and lots of other outdoor activities, including skiing/walking in the winter. There is also horse riding less than a kilometer away. Birdwatchers and animal lovers will delight in the rich and varied wild life. There are local pools to cool off in too.
We are an hour from the cities of Parma, & Reggio Emillia and you can go to Florence or Bologna for a day trip. The Ferrari, Ducati and Lamborghini factories are also worth visiting if you are interested in cars and motorbikes.
Historically there are the many castles of Matilda to explore and ancient fountains. Emilia Romagna boasts the gastronomic capital of Italy so you will love to sample the famous Parmesan cheeses, parma hams, wines, truffles and many other delicacies of the area.
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Other Activities: Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and other winter sports, In summer walking, climbing, cycling, horse riding, birdwatching, etc.
There are 2 golf courses within 1 drive from here
Ski: The main ski resort of Febbio is only 15 minutes away. Recently (March 2010) Guilliano Razzolo, a local boy, returned from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with a gold medal for downhill slalom. The Febbio resort is extremely well designed with a good beginners' slope at the base, near shops and cafes and with a moving escalator and snow machine. Then there are chair lifts. There are over 20km of pisted slopes with a good variety of grades of slopes from the beginner to experienced skier. There is also a snowboard park.
There are also many off piste routes as the locals take the chair lift up and ski/board down the walking routes of the summer.
There are also quite a few ski/board hire shops and you can also try Nordic or cross country skiing or snowshoeing. It is not a busy or crowded resort, in fact it is very quiet. It is really a wonderful big playground in the winter!
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