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Country house between art and nature, Apennines (Ravenna-Firenze-Bologna) - The tower-house Porcaticcio, apartment, 2-6 guests

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Casola Valsenio Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Old mansion of Dutch artist with two units, garden with sculptures and forest

Porcaticcio Holiday Home offers two types of accommodation: La Casetta (2-3 guests) is a cosy stone cottage, perfect for a couple; La Casa-torre (2-6 guests) is a wide elegant apartment in the mansion, where the owners live. Besides, at your arrival you will find some basic food in the kitchen like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, sugar, coffee and tea and, of course, pasta. You can also pick up fresh herbs from our small herbal garden. Linen and towels are supplied by us.

Art and yoga: if you wish, you can paint or sculpture with Cornelis assistance (search for Cornelis Rijken on the web!) or you can have free yoga lessons from Gabriela. We also provide you maps and booklets of the area and the main towns.

Animals: animals are welcomed. We have a friendly border collie, its young daughter and two cats.

In summertime we set up a refresching plunge pool (3 mt diameter).

Details for The tower-house Porcaticcio, apartment, 2-6 guests 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Original and comfortable apartment. It is part of the mansion where the owners live. It consists of a big and very equipped kitchen, a bright living room, two bedrooms with a double bed and a single bed, a wide bathroom with a shower. A private terrace and a common garden surrounded by the forest make it a perfect relaxing site. Services: tv, wifi, books and guides, washing machine, dishwasher.

LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT: 10% for reservations between 10 and 2 days before arrival.

10% DISCOUNT for a 2-week vacation and more.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gabriela and Cornelis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Gabriela and Cornelis

We are an Italian-Dutch couple. Cornelis is a professional sculptor and put a lot of energy in renovating Porcaticcio di Sopra. Gabriela is a communication consultant and yoga teacher. We met in India where Cornelis has lived for 12 years and Gabriela carried out a research of anthropology on the international community of Auroville (Tamil Nadu).

Porcaticcio was first a dream, now it is a paradise to share with our guests.

Gabriela and Cornelis purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Gabriela and Cornelis chose Ravenna

Porcaticcio di Sopra is our paradise and we like to share it with our guests. A place to relax, study and think and a perfect place to discover some of the beauty of Italy in daily trips.

What makes this cottage unique

Porcaticcio di Sopra is a XVI century mansion surrounded by contemporary art that melts with the sounds and colors of the forest.


1 traveler review

The tower-house Porcaticcio, apartment, 2-6 guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

La Casa-torre was een prachtige ervaring.

  • 5 of 5

La Casa-torre is een schitterend authentiek appartement gelegen in een mooie bosrijke omgeving, middenin de heuvels met een prachtig uitzicht. De gastheer en gastvrouw zijn zeer hartelijk en maakten het ons goed naar de zin. De tuin heeft een speciale uitstraling door de mooie beelden van de gastheer. De gastvrouw heeft ons een yogales in de mooie natuur gegeven. Een verblijf meer dan waard.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janneke, thank you so much. I hope to do yoga with you again! Take care. Ciao ! Gabriela & Cornelis
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Marina di Ravenna
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Riolo Terme (18 holes)
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Da Maz (Misileo
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Porcaticcio Holiday Home offers two options for stay. La Casetta (2-3 people) is a romantic stone cottage, perfect for couples. La Casa-torre (2-6 people) is a large and elegant apartment in the house of the owners, Cornelis and Gabriela. Large private outdoor spaces. Porcaticcio di Sopra is situated on the Appennines at the border between Toscana and Emilia Romagna. The green landscape of Valle del Senio and the forest surrounding us are ideal for a relaxed holiday in Italy. Moreover Porcaticcio is an artistic atelier for sculpturing and painting and is just one and half hour by car from the international cultural towns of Florence, Ravenna and Bologna.

In the area:

- Casola Valsenio: Spring Festival (April), Herbal Garden, Forgotten Fruits Festival (October).

- Palazzuolo sul Senio: Medieval Festival (July), Chestnuts Festival (October), Music and Dancing Festival (August)

- Riolo Terme: spa center and golf course (18 holes)

Senio Valley is ideal for cycling, mountain-biking and horse-riding.

You are welcome!

Gabriela & Cornelis


Rates & Availability

Casola Valsenio Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Casola Valsenio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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