TORRETTA RESIDENCE: RAFFAELLO – Roomy, light-and-bright, own lawn and parking.
A former two-storey, very welcoming typical early 1900’s Bolognese rural house, Torretta Residence is located in the Calderara section of Bologna, only a few kilometers from the center of town. It benefits from good public transportation connections (suburban train at 300 mts – 8 minutes to the center!) and is extremely convenient to the airport and the fairground.
The house features a private parking lot and a pretty fenced yard with a lawn and a barbecue for relaxation and child safety. All windows overlook both farming land and a couple of storage-industrial barns. Any possible disturbance caused by the airport and the industrial area is prevented inside the house by a very effective noiseproof insulation. The property as a whole underwent total renovation in 2012 with particular attention paid to decoration, details and functionality.
Torretta Residence is centrally heated and firewood is available for the fireplace. Cotto floors, timber ceilings and furniture chosen with taste and zest mix with all the necessary modern appliances including a dishwasher, a washing machine, an air-conditioning system, a microwave oven, a satellite TV with VCR/DVD and complimentary 24 hours/day broadband internet wi-fi connection. All this to make your stay at our place exactly like home – or even better!
All rooms in the house are large, bright and charming. RAFFAELLO unit has its own entrance for total privacy. Its layout is:
- Ground floor: large living-dining room (1 double sofa bed) with a fireplace, kitchen (all tools provided), bathroom.
- Upper floor: 2 bedrooms (room 1: 2 single beds; room 2: 1 double), bathroom.
RAFFAELLO accommodates up to 6 guests. If you need more room, see VRBO #433799 for the other unit onsite.
Booking is accepted for every time of the year. There is no fixed changeover day and the minimum stay is 4 nights.
With its location and general features, RAFFAELLO is ideal for those willing to share their time between business and sightseeing. Along with the center of Bologna, all the major northern-central Italian art cities are just a stone's throw away. It is also an ideal accommodation for the business person in need of a strategically-positioned headquarters that is close to the fairground (no need to drive through the congested center of Bologna!), the airport and the highway. All guests will enjoy total comfort and absolute convenience – exactly as they wish.
I am a retired entrepreneur in my early 60's, married, two children. A true passion for photography and traveling, I help my wife Anna in her organic farming activity (the farm is walking distance to the house). I lived in Canada for a while and love making friends from all over the world.
We bought this house when we decided to leave the busy center for something closer to our way of living, which was definitely countryside-oriented. After a short stay here we bought another house nearby - where we presently live - and passed this one onto our children. Now the children are married and moved elsewhere, so we decided to turn the house into a short-stay rental.
It was away from it all and a typical Early-1900's Bolognese country house, so we fell in love with it and its warm, family atmosphere.
Weekly market - groceries, clothing. We run an organic farm, so produce and wine are available in season on request. Nearby cities such as Modena, Maranello, Sant'Agata (Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini factories) are easily reachable both by car and train. Università del Gelato (Ice Cream Univerity) is just 10 minutes drive. The short distance to the local train station (400 mts.) allows visiting the major Northern/Central Italian cities in minutes (Bologna-Florence: 45 minutes; Milan: 55 minutes; Venice: 90 minutes; Ferrara, Ravenna: 45 minutes; etc.). We are in a key location! VERY CONVENIENT to Bologna Exhibit Center (Fiera District) - trafficky center can be by-passed! Winery and gourmet food tours can be easily scheduled (discounted prices) and so are traditional Bolognese cooking classes.
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