Villa Calanco Country House
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About Franco Giaconia
Franco was born in Tuscany and has known Teresa on a trip to Africa. Both are travel enthusiasts. In 1999, Franco, Teresa, and the kids Antonio and Anna from Tuscany are transfered in Dozza. Franco immediately was fascinated by Villa Calanco, dwelling which since 1700 has been owned by the family of Teresa As a restorer has personally coordinated and executed many of the restoration works that have lasted over 10 years. Teresa, graduate in history, works at the State Archives of Imola. Antonio study architecture at the University of Bologna, venue of Cesena and Anna study at the University of Bologna.
Why Franco Giaconia chose Dozza
Privileged location - In peaceful countryside but easy to reach from the motorway, from the train station, airport of Bologna. Excellent and convenient base for visits cultural tourism. A few minutes from all services, various typical restaurants, food stores and supermarket. Charming apartments - Spacious, independent and real quality apartments, characteristic, carefully restored and equipped with all comforts and furnished keeping intact the charm of the rural tradition of Romagna.
What makes this Apartment unique
We believe that we are offering something that has been missing in Romagna: not average farm holiday accommodation, not uninspiring flats, but cozy apartments in historical villa in which the owners themselves reside, amid the charm of history , comfort and tradition. Family management - Managing reservations, keys delivery, ceck-in and ceck-out run by Franco and his family who live in the main part of the villa and are always available for any question or information
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful House and Gardens
The apartment, gardens and pool were just as described, beautiful. A wonderful relaxing base to visit the surrounding areas. Well equipped apartment, extremely helpful owner. Everything we could wish for.
A relaxing holiday in a wonderful location. Franco was very helpful.
Peaceful country retreat in great location
My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Italy. We stayed in a stylish apartment in the elegant 18th century Villa Calanco. The property is set in a large garden in the countryside, with nice views of the surrounding farmland. I enjoyed swimming in the well-maintained pool and relaxing beside it. The kitchen was well equipped, and we liked to have a barbeque in the evening. However, the steps up to the apartment make it a challenge to remember everything to minimise the journeys up and down. Eating tomatoes and courgettes fresh from the garden was delightful. The property is only a few minutes drive from Dozza, a pretty little town, and is conveniently situated for visiting other towns, such as Imola, Bologna, Modena , Ferrara and Ravenna, as well as the mountains. Franco was an attentive and helpful host and made our stay a happy one.
My wife and I, along with my wife's sister, stayed at Villa Calanco Country House for three nights in May 2017. We rented two apartments, Quintino and Anna. Both apartments were lovely. They were immaculate, comfortable and very well appointed.
The owner, Franco, was an attentive and charming host who made us feel very welcome and at home. This beautiful accommodation is located in the quiet country side of Dozza and provided an excellent base in which to explore the country side, the Medieval small village of Dozza and day trips to Bologna and Ravenna.
Although there are lovely restaurants within a short distance from Villa Calanco, , we spent two of our three evenings eating al fresco in the beautiful gardens of this lovely accommodations.
Darryl Phelan, British Columbia, CANADA
We had a very pleasant time at a very quiet and relaxing place. We were warmly welcomed and immediatly "felt at home". Looking out of our windows we appreciated the view into the garden area. If once we go to visit Emilia Romagna again, we surely stay at this place. Thanks!
Thanks for your review. We are very happy that your stay was pleasant. We hope to see you again in Dozza. Franco, Teresa, Antonio and Anna
Un séjour exceptionnel
Nous avons passé d’excellentes vacances pendant 18 jours dans cette propriété. La location correspond exactement à ce qui est indiqué. L’ hôte est génial et toujours disponible lorsqu’il y a besoin. Gianfranco a été un hôte remarquable, y compris lorsque nous recherchions un médecin.
Possibilité d’avoir des tomates délicieuses du jardin et des œufs frais. La piscine est grande et très agréable.
La propriété est idéalement placée pour visiter la région ( Dozza, Bologne, Parme, Brisighella, Ravenne, la côte adriatique, San Marin, Imola, et évidemment la motor valley avec Ferrari et Lamborghini).
Merci pour ce super séjour.
Dozza is situated on the crest of a hill gently down toward the Via Emilia between Bologna and Imola, Dozza looks like a touch of color, in an atmosphere outside of time. A medieval village which ancient structure is still well preserved. Dozza is famous for “The Biennal Painted Wall” during which the village becomes alive with artists coming from all over the world who paint directly on the walls of the houses. So the village, with its typical 'to zone' structure surrounded by city walls becomes a beautiful open air art gallery always visible. We also suggest to visit the wonderful and mighty fortress with the adjoining Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, where it is possible to taste and buy the regional wines.
Dozza, is part of the club 'The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy', an association for promoting the great heritage of history, arts, culture, environment and traditions present in the small Italian towns which are ,by the most part, excluded from the flows of tourists.