|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Rolling hills as far as the eye can see, alfresco meals under a pergola, walks to a quaint village, wine tasting at nearby vineyards – enjoy the many charms of the Italian countryside at this restored hilltop farmhouse. Set amidst a private garden with a pool, the farmhouse is an ideal place from which to explore the regions of Emilia Romagna and northern Tuscany.
(6,000 m2/ 64,584 ft2)
A paved road leads from the main road (strada statale) to the farmhouse and grounds. The property is partially fenced and surrounded by neighboring fields. There is a private, terraced garden with several shaded sitting areas, a shaded pergola with a table and chairs for alfresco dining, and a barbecue. The swimming pool (5 x 10 x 1.4 m, open May to September) offers panoramic views of the valley, 6 sunbeds, 4 armchairs and umbrellas. An outdoor shower with hot/cold water is located next to the pool area. Close to the house there is a small building that houses an additional dining area with a table. A washing machine is located outside, in the back of the house, and there are parking spaces for 4 cars.
(160 m2/ 1m722 ft2)
Ground Floor: There is a living room with a sofa, two armchairs and views of the valley. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, electric stove with 4 burners, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, American coffee maker, Italian stove-top coffee maker (Moka) and dining table for 8. There is also a bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. An external staircase (15 steps) leads to the first floor.
First Floor: The entrance hall leads to a studio/reading room with a large single sofa bed (130 cm, comfortable for one), a TV, and an ensuite bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, bidet and hairdryer, plus mosquito window screens. The second room has a queen-size bed (160 cm), small refrigerator, views of the valley and ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, toilet and hairdryer. All of the windows in this room and the bathroom have mosquito windows screens. An internal staircase (12 steps) leads to the second floor.
Second Floor: There are two bedrooms, each with two twin beds (can be joined together upon prior request to make a queen-size bed 160 cm), small refrigerator and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, toilet and hairdryer. Mosquito screens are available on one window of the first room and all windows of the second room and bathroom.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Baby Bed: 100 Euros per week
Bike Tours: Upon request in advance
Cell Phone with Prepaid Card: Upon request in advance
Cook Service: Upon request in advance
Cooking Classes at Palazzo Fantini: Upon request in advance
Extra Bed: 150 Euros per week
Housekeeping (additional): 10 Euros per hour, upon request
Hiking Tours: Upon request in advance
Italian Language Classes: Upon request in advance
Laundry Service: Upon request in advance
Portable Fans: Fans are available upon request.
Housekeeping: Housekeeping is included for 2 hours per day on Tuesday and Thursday
A visit to the gardens of Palazzo Fantini is included, as is an introduction to the area with a local guide (the latter is available on Sundays).
Window Screens: The two bedrooms on the first floor have bug screens on all windows, one of the second-floor rooms has screens on all windows, and the other second-floor room has a screen on one window.
Please inquire about accommodating more than 3 children.
The six images after the floor plans are of the Palazzo (garden tour and cooking classes available), including its kitchen.
Walk to Town: The walk to town uses the same road as cars, but it is a small country road and not very busy.