OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN

Giovanna Petrucci

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN

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Perfect basa to relax and spend time exploring the emilia romagna region

This stone farmhouse has been fully restored to a high standard. the stone walls are cool in the summer and warm in the winterThe comfortably furnished first floor apartment has its own balcony offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The light, airy and spacious accommodation comprises: two double bedrooms (1 x double and 1 x twin beds), large bathroom with bath, separate shower and washing machine, large living room with dining table, leading to a large, open kitchen.The windows are doubleglazed and all fitted with fly sceens, The apartment is air conditioned and also has central heating for those who wish to visit out of season. The grounds of the property are secure, with a private area in the garden for guests to enjoy at their leisure to sunbathe.and eat al fresco with b.b.q.facilitys Parking is

available in the quiet piazza, situated directly across the road from the property.

Villa Faggio is located in the heart of the small and friendly village of Borla, .The old stone farmhouse was renevated 4 years ago to a high standard . An area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by forests, rivers and fairytale castles. It has long been recognised as a peaceful retreat for city dwellers

who come from far and wide to soak up the cool, clean mountain air.

We are 30min drive from the main A1auto link Milano to Rome it is well situated for the moterways to the lakes,Venice,Florence,la Spezia and the Cinque Terra on the Eastern Riviera.On the Appennine mountains are some lovely cities-Parma,Modena,Cremona,Bologna.It is a perfect base to relax and spend time exploring theEmilia Romagna with its wealth of Art,Architecture and Opera, Busseto,home town of Giuseppe Verdi,vist the Spa towns of Salsomaggiore and Tabiano where there are some stunning buildings and excellent swimming pools.

There are lots of Historical sites nearby.Castell Arquato. castell of Vigoleno

An enjoyable stay is assured by the host family at this popular property, the reason why so many visitors choose to return year after year. The comfortably furnished first floor apartment has its own balcony offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The light, airy and spacious accommodation comprises: two double bedrooms (1 x double and 1 x twin beds), large bathroom with bath, separate shower and washing machine, large living room with dining table, leading to a large, open kitchen. The apartment is air conditioned and also has central heating for those who wish to visit out of season. The grounds of the property are secure, with a private area for guests to enjoy at their leisure. Parking is available in the quiet piazza, situated directly across the road from the property.

The Area

Borla is a typically small village within the province of Piacenza in the Emilia Romagna region, 10 minutes' drive from the nearest town of Vernasca.

Borla and the surrounding area will appeal to those keen to experience the traditional Italian way of life, whether it be mingling with the locals and sampling the cuisine in the weekly markets, playing a hand of cards at the local bar or enjoying a waltz at the many village 'festas' held throughout the year. There are many places of interest to visit, each offering their own insight into the region; from the historic castle at nearby Vigoleno, the spa town of Salsomaggiore to the university city of Parma (reputed to be the wealthiest town in Northern Italy). The diversity of its attractions appeals to all kinds of people, including artists, cyclists, moter bikes hikers ,with breath taking views and historians.There are many market towns,1 for every day of the week there is an abundance of things to do and see,the area is full of places of interest to explour.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Giovanna Petrucci

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Speaks italian, english
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I grew up in London ,got married and had 3 children,I came to Italy on holiday and fell in love with the good life-style,the good home-made food,and the area.my husband and i decided to come and live in the village,so in 1982 we bought a farm and took up bilogical farming and we have never looked back and are very happy with the slow life-style we have no regrets.

Giovanna Petrucci purchased this farmhouse in 1982

Its is a beautifull stone farm-house,and i loved it from the moument i saw it.we are out of the noisy city but very near the the stations and outo-strada,and with-in 20 mins you are in the city.Plus the vieuws are stunning all the year round.

From every window looking out it ia a stunning painting of nature and with every season the colours change.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432915
+39 0523 898 137
Parma Emilia Romagna
5

A WARM WELCOME TO A LOVELY PLACE...

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Emilia Romagna and we were delighted with the comfortable, spacious and well-equipped accommodation, the beautiful countryside, but above all with the warmth of the welcome from Giovanna and family. We were very pleased to find the butter, milk and excellent fresh eggs in the fridge on arrival, with many other gifts of local produce during the week of our stay. The village of Borla is easy to find and well-placed for access by car to the eminently visitable centres of Salsomaggiore, Parma, Cremona and Bologna. The local countryside is green and hilly, with plenty of quiet tracks and minor roads linking the villages. Giovanna could not have been more helpful during our stay: on this first trip, there was no time for her cooking lessons, but that's something we'll look forward to on our next visit. We would strongly recommend Giovanna's house as a way to discover the local area and region and send her our thanks and best wishes.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432915
+39 0523 898 137
Parma Emilia Romagna
Melkbosstrand, Cape Town
5

STUNNING COUNTRYSIDE AND ITALIAN WAY OF LIFE

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I recently spent a holiday in Italy which included a week in the small, most lovely town of Borla, near Parma. We stayed in the centre of the village from where we could observe all the local activities. Our hosts, Giovanna and Franco, were the best and even brought us fresh vegetables from their garden and berries from the mountain. They really created a "home away from home" feel. The house has all the luxuries that you can wish for and the many surrounding castles are a joy to the traveller. Salsomaggiore, nearby spa town is a gem and we wish we could have enjoyed more lazy Sunday afternoons with the locals listening to live music at the outdoor cafes and drinking in the "joie de vivre" of the locals. Our visit to Portofina was a highlight and made all our friends jealous especially those who have travelled the world but could not visit this lovely coastal town as yet.This accommodation was a real find which we will recommend to all our friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432915
+39 0523 898 137
Parma Emilia Romagna
Melkbosstrand, Cape Town
5

ITALY COUNTRYSIDE AT ITS BEST

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I recently spent a holiday in Italy which included a week in the small, most lovely town of Borla, near Parma. We stayed in the centre of the village from where we could observe all the local activities. Our hosts, Giovanna and Franco, were the best and even brought us fresh vegetables from their garden and berries from the mountain. They really created a "home away from home" feel. The house has all the luxuries that you can wish for and the many surrounding castles are a joy to the traveller. Salsomaggiore, nearby spa town is a gem and we wish we could have enjoyed more lazy Sunday afternoons with the locals listening to live music at the outdoor cafes and drinking in the "joie de vivre" of the locals. Our visit to Portofina was a highlight and made all our friends jealous especially those who have travelled the world but could not visit this lovely coastal town as yet.This accommodation was a real find which we will recommend to all our friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of our home in Borla,Ibelieve that the house and area really got to you We will always welcome you back and hope that it will not be too long.
Thanks Giovanna
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OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432915
+39 0523 898 137
Parma Emilia Romagna
5

EXCELLENT SELF CATERING HOLIDAY IN BORA

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location with beautiful views and very nice people to stay around.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review,for our home,and that you enjoyed the stunning views and the friendly village people, The location is excellent as we are 20 mins to the main train station and the A1 Autostrada.Hope to see you all again in the near future. ciao Giovanna
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OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432915
+39 0523 898 137
Parma Emilia Romagna
5

FANTASTIC FAMILY STAY

  • 5 of 5
A great time spent by my wife and I, and our six month old baby in Giovanna's beautiful house. Giovanna is more like a hostess than a landlady, always on hand to give a local tip, to borrow some eggs and even to cook us a lovely meal upon arrival when we arrived after the shops had closed. The house has all you could need for a quiet family stay with a baby, including a large living room (perfect for playmat!) and a pack and play cot, more than sufficient for a good night's sleep. I would not hesitate in recommending this property to friends or family.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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OLD STONE FARMHOUSE RENOVATED NEAR SALSOMAGGIORE ,SPA TOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432915
+39 0523 898 137
Parma Emilia Romagna
Reno, NV
5

WONDERLLY RELAXING!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place! All 7 of us arrived (we had to also rent another home nearby by the same owner) and were made most welcome! Giovanna, Chez, Maria and even Rocky greeted us warmly. Our fridge had wine, butter, milk, bread, etc., to tide us over and that was completely unexpected. Everyone spoke perfect English, with the exception of Rocky :) The town of Borla is beautiful and the people welcoming! The apartment is exactly as pictured and the bed was wonderful after spending two previous weeks on hard, hard beds. Because this area hasn't yet been discovered by tourists, you get a real sense of life in an Italian town; chickens cackling, roosters crowing, neighbors stopping by -- kind of like home! Game bird hunting season was in full force, but we had to leave the day before wild boar season started. There was also a Festa scheduled for the weekend we had to leave, as well. Wish we could have stayed for both.

We cooked for ourselves the majority of the week and groceries were easy to obtain a few miles down the road. The prices were good and everywhere we ent in the area, the people were so kind to us. There is a small bakery in Borla that has some cheeses, meats and essential groceries, if needed.

A special bonus was learning that Giovanna gave cooking lessons, as well. You would do yourselves well to ask if she has the time to give some to you...we learned how to make several sauces and a pasta only found in this area called Pisarei and now that we're home, we can't wait to make it again. We all took the class in her summer kitchen and really enjoyed ourselves. It was a great way to spend the morning.

Logistically, this town is close to many things to do. Castell'Aquarto is a stunning castle town nearby where parts of the movie "Ladyhawke" were filmed and if you've seen that movie, you'll recognize it immediately!

Anyway, it was a wonderfully relaxing week and if we ever have the good fortune to be in the area again, we would definitely stay here before anywhere else!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
milani linate or parma ( 50 km)
Nearest Ferry
210 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Fidenza
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Fidenza
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
marina di massa
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
skya near parma
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
salsomaggiore terme spa town
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Il Giardino di Borla ( Bar, Restaurant) 2 min
Car: recommended

The area is full of historical buildings to visit,Parma -loverly old city visit the baptistery,the Art gallery( they have a Leonardo da Vinci painting) Plenty of mediaval castle to visit Vigoleno,and Castell'Arquato,just to name a few.

The spa town of Salsomaggiore for fun! plus the beutifull views from the house and country-side

We can arrange traditional cooking lessons( lasagne,ravioli pasta,with lots of diferent sauces) and locale cheese factory-- Parmiggiano Reggiano ,and Winery tour.

Golf: Within 15mis car drive there is Castel Arquato golf course which is very picturesque. The staff speak english and are very helpful.

There is also another golf course in Salsomaggiore which is the local Spa Town.

Ski: Information on Ski resorts can be obtained on request.

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summer
May 31 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€600
€2,000
 

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Notes Any other periods of time outside of the seasons printed please contact and availability can be checked

Gas and Electricity is charged for winter / autumn period
A small charge will be added for air-condition
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Amenities

Parma Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • fax
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • PC
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • large bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet and bathroom cabinet. Washing machine is situated in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Solid Wooden floors in the two double bedrooms (1 x double and 1 x twin beds). Dressing table and wardrobes in both beds. Each room has an easy chair. Air Conditioning is fitted in the apartment, there is a small charge for this.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Internet and air conditioned extra charge
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