RESTORED FARMHOUSE IN EMILIA

Frank Bragoli

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RESTORED FARMHOUSE IN EMILIA

Piacenza Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom Farmhouse With Modern Facilities, A Terrazzo And Even An Old Wood Oven

The old farmhouse is detached and hidden in the the lush hills of Emilia.. Fully renovated, its thick stone walls cool in the hot Italian summer and warm in the cold winters. At the rear is a cosy terrace, where you can relax and watch the world go by. There is a large garden, furniture, BBQ grill, and the old forno where you can bake fresh bread-pizza, etc. Inside, all facilities. Emilia Romagna. is ideally situated for touring . Venice-Firenze-the lakes-the Riviera, and even Rome, are all within a mornings drive. The old Roman Via Emilia links Cities like, Piacenza, Parma, Reggio, Modena, Bologna...etc. All with there own history, cultures, traditions and fine foods and wines. All famous in there own rights. People who stayed at the house, remarked how beautiful and pleasant the area was, with its in numerous medieval castles and market towns.

We will leave 2 cases of wine from our vineyards Gratis, to all our guests.

There are many restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias and the food price/quality is very good.there are very good antique markets and other markets in and around the area nearly every week.

New. For the kids, a new aqua park has opened in the area at Rivergaro .

Ps. We Also Arrange Catering For Weddings And Cooking Clases

More Details

Details for Old Farmhouse 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom

Old stone farmhouse, fully refurbished with all the main amenities self contained in its own grounds and hidden away at the end of a rural village.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Poggio di Castelletto is a beautiful home with a wonderful garden in a very small village surrounded by beautiful green and lush hills. The pictures really do not reflect the beauty or personality of the home and the area or the quality and workmanship used in its renovation. It provided all the conveniences that a visitor could want or might find in a modern hotel, but offers so much more in character and atmosphere. We had a very busy itinerary so the time we spent out on the balcony or on the plaza, just enjoying the peace and quiet and the sounds of nature were priceless. The location was idealremote enough to provide serenity for those with a less hectic travel plan, yet close enough to the surrounding towns to provide places for dinner, shopping, and not too far to use as a base to some of the larger attractions that a tourist may be interested in. The hosts Frank and Gabby are wonderful people willing to provide whatever help they can to make your stay enjoyable.
Jun 2008
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Frank Bragoli

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Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Restored Farmhouse In Emilia
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Restored Farmhouse In Emilia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p615949
+39 (0)329 3139272
Piacenza Emilia Romagna
5

QUIET, COZY AND A BARGAIN FOR THE PRICE

  • 5 of 5
Our small family ( Dad, Mom and adult son) were fortunate to call Francesco's smaller apartment, home for 2 weeks while traveling in Emelia Romagna. We used it as "home base" for all the trips that took us to the sites that we longed to visit ... Parma, Bologna, Genoa, Cinque Terre. We found it delightful in that it was spotlessly clean, peaceful and soooo....cozy. The kitchen was well equipped (thank you, Frank) and the wood stove was a delight on the days when it snowed and we chose to stay home and read. Although somewhat off the beaten path, (Casteletto is teeny) a short drive to neighboring towns provided necessities and groceries for the many meals that we made made at the villa. Internet, peace, good food and family....in the midst of the Italian countryside...what more could one ask for?
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Restored Farmhouse In Emilia
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+39 (0)329 3139272
Piacenza Emilia Romagna
5

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
I and my family (husband and two children) spent a week in May in this house. It was perfect for us; the house is charming and the rooms are nice and clean. We cooked quite a lot of food in the house and the kitchen has all the equipment you would need. We also tried the wood oven to barbecue and make pizza. The children liked that a lot.

We especially appreciated the surroundings which are very beautiful. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. There are a couple of small towns nearby with shops and restaurants. We usually shopped in Castell'Arquato since it has a well equipped supermarket.

The owner of the house is very helpful and nice. We got a lot of valuable information and recommendations about the area.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Restored Farmhouse In Emilia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p615949
+39 (0)329 3139272
Piacenza Emilia Romagna
5

Beautiful accommodation in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5
My wife our two young sons and I stayed here and had a superb holiday. The accommodation is of an incredibly high standard and the location is perfect for sightseeing or just relaxing.

The large living, dining and kitchen area opens onto a balcony overlooking the orchard and surrounding hills, with enough room for a four person dining table and 2 sun loungers. This balcony is perfect for an evening meal or a glass of the complementary local wine. There are also 2 large dining tables outside which are handy if you use the built-in pizza oven or the barbecue. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances and the bedrooms are very spacious, light and comfortable. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is a large family bathroom.

Our sons, aged 8 and 9, loved playing in the orchard and the small inflatable pool provided. We explored the local area on foot, the village is very quaint with a beautiful church, 2 small water fountains and fruit trees and grape vines at the road sides. We even saw a herd of deer less than 300 metres from the farmhouse whilst we were collecting firewood for the pizza oven. A real highlight of our visit was a trip to Maranello, the home of Ferrari, the Ferrari museum is a must-see.

The small town of Lugagnano is only a 10 minute drive away, and has plenty of shops, a supermarket and access to the river Arda where even small children are safe to play in the water. There is also a public outdoor pool.

Whilst there we visited Pisa, Bologna, Parma and Milan, with the autostrade being less than half an hour away these were easy day trips. The Sunday market at Carpento Piacentino is worth visiting for local produce. There are markets nearby just about every day, Frank will be able to let you know where and when. If you are lucky enough to visit at the end of August the potato festival in the village you can see from your balcony is a must. just don't eat before you go!

Overall this property provides high quality accommodation in a wonderful rural setting. It is close enough to local amenities and within easy day trip range of all the highlights of this part of Italy. The owner and his wife are lovely people who go out of their way to make sure you feel welcome and provide any information you may need. I would recommend this property without hesitation, although my wife wants to keep it secret! Our sons still insist this was their best holiday ever.

Thank you Frank and Gabby, see you next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Restored Farmhouse In Emilia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p615949
+39 (0)329 3139272
Piacenza Emilia Romagna
Reston, Virginia US
5

Sara and Gerry, VA USA

  • 5 of 5
All four of our group were amazed by this beautiful farmhouse in the hills near Piacenza!
The house is clean, cozy and very well maintained; the gated grounds exceptionally inviting--with picnic tables, outdoor cooking facilities, and lovely plantings.
The owner, Frank Bragoli, who's completely fluent in English, went out of his way to make us feel at home, and he provided us with useful information about our surroundings.
We enjoyed day trips to Parma, Cremona, Modena, Piacenza, Fidenza, and the nearby Castel-Arquato.
As we were there in September, we saw the harvesting of grapes--the vendemmia--all around the hills of the area.
We all highly recommend this farmhouse to anyone and everyone!!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Restored Farmhouse In Emilia
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+39 (0)329 3139272
Piacenza Emilia Romagna
4

Comfortable and peaceful

  • 4 of 5
Have recently returned from a week staying in the downstairs apartment with my wife and daughter. The property is very confortable with all the facilities needed. Frank is extremely responsive to any questions and the area is beautiful. Although it takes about 25 minutes to get to the A1, the apartment's position in the hills more than compensates for this. I would defintely recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Restored Farmhouse In Emilia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p615949
+39 (0)329 3139272
Piacenza Emilia Romagna
Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
4

Review from Dutchies

  • 4 of 5
The house is very nicely situates. It is very quit and peacefully.
The interieur of the house is good. The property was clean, well-maintained and with four you have enough space.
This is also a property you can rent with an other couple with kids, because you can share the garden etc. but you have you own house.
Downstairs is good for 4 people and upstairs you can stay with 6 people.
The only disadvantage is that you need a car for your grossery, because the nearest shops are locates ten minutes drive from the property.
We have enjoyed staying in Castelleto and we might come again.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Milan-Bologna
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Fidenza
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Fidenza
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Il Nettuno
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Monte Campione
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Castell'arquato Salsomaggiore
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Ca Ciancia
Car: necessary

Castelletto is a small village near Vernasca and Lugagnano (10 min drive) for small shops etc. It is on the Via Francigena, one of the old pilgrim routes, that where used by people from all over Europe, to get to Rome. The whole area is full of places of interests. Medieval castles, Castell'arquato and Vigoleno, where opera concerts are held, just to name a few. There are many market towns, 1 for every day of the week. There is an abundance of things to do and see. Clients have remarked how beautiful and peaceful, and how friendly the locals were. So come and see for yourself. For lovers of great food this is one of the best areas in Italy to visit, and if you want to learn how to make home made food this is the place to come and learn, cooking classes can be arranged.

Patrick Symmes.( travel writer and author, stayed in our house) wrote an article in Traveler Magazine about this area, and Emiliaromagna.

Golf: There are 22 championship golf courses in Emilia-Romagna 3 within 30min drive ( we are members of the Castell'arquato Golf Club ).

Ski: Skiing resorts are about two hours drive north in the Italian Alps

PS.WE ALSO ARRANGE CATERING FOR WEDDINGS AND ORGANIZE COOKING CLASSES

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Availability & Rates

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Piacenza Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 13 2014 - Sep 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€690
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 20 2014 - Sep 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€590
 
 
Low season
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Mid Season
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€590
 
 
High Season
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€690
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes We have a 2 bedroom apartment in the same house, the price 100 euro less for the same period.

Arrival days a normally on Saturdays could be changed, please contact owner.

Price can be Negotiated for stays over 2 weeks.
Easter and Christmas, New Year periods 690 euro. Extra 50 euro for heating may be added in winter.

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Amenities

Amenities

Piacenza Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a sofa bed in the lounge.and there are 2 more bedrooms in the self contained flat on the ground floor.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • playground
  • arboretum
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
  • hunting small game
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Speak to landlord about wheelchair access and elderly or infirm. New !!! We now have Internet.
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