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Silvia Vignati

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, italian, Nederlands

Fortified House in 15th Century Borgo Fontanini - with mountain views

1 Review
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Modena Castle Rental Photos and Description

Holiday rental and B&B in Zocca, Modena, Emilia Romagna, Italy - Located South of Bologna

The Fortified House in Borgo Fontanini is on three levels. It is built into the hillside so you may enter from the ground and from the first floor. On the ground floor there are 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom with shower. One of the bedrooms has a door to the garden. Stairs lead up to the first floor, which has a kitchen, a dining area and a full bathroom with bathtub. Doors open from the kitchen and main room to an outdoor patio fully furnished for dining alfresco. Stairs lead up to a living area with the fireplace. It is a loft area open to the main room below. WIFI for free.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Silvia Vignati (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, italian, Nederlands

About Silvia Vignati

Born in Bologna in 1973, I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature's. I work at the Agrotourism "I Fontanini" since its opening in 2003, where I manage the customers, the advertising and the public relations.

Silvia Vignati purchased this castle in 1980

Why Silvia Vignati chose Modena

Bologna and Modena 1 hour far away, mountain views, fresh air, pleasant climate both in the summer and in the winter, the quietness, the wild nature, the chestnut forests, the long walks on tracked paths, the singing birds, the excellent food and wines, the friendly people in the village. Village fairs, excursions and plenty of activities organized from May until November. Montombraro famous swimming pool and the Parco dei Sassi di Roccamalatina.

What makes this castle unique

This lovely house used to be a fortress within the hamlet, where the dwellers could control the main street that lead to the village and eventually shoot from its windows any intruder. It is a suggestive house with pointed arch windows, where you enjoy a stunning view over the Monte Cimone and you feel yourself the inhabitant of a castle.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Riccarda and Silvia, we would like to express to you: ‘Che bellezza!!’. I Fontanini is a wonderful place. We appreciated with pleasure your hospitality, kindness and thoughtfulness and loved the cake and ciliegia jam! Such a delightful and relaxing holiday for us... truly a slice ofheaven! We look forward to visiting you again , until then: Cheers and millle grazie. Chrissy & Alex, USA



Compliments for the house.Fabulous renovated and with a great internal decoration, just like the houses-to-dream-of in the magazines. Located in beautiful surroundings and with lovely people and cute animals in the neighbourhood. ‘I Fontanini’ is a god place to make some cultural trip like visiting Bologna, or just to relax in perfect quietness. Many thanks for everything! J.Barner, Germany
Jan 2008
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1 traveler review

Fortified House in 15th Century Borgo Fontanini - with mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have had a delightful holiday here in Fontanini. The ancient buildings are all beautiful, tastefully restored and comfortable.

Surrounded by spectacular wildflower meadows and orchards Il Fontanini is a haven of peace; the humming of bees and bird song are the only background noise.

There is a sense of history that pervades this beautiful hamlet and it's setting in the surrounding hills.

Silvia our host provided us with breakfast when we were too busy or too lazy to bother, she cooked us special cakes and a cooked breakfast and we ate outside overlooking one of the most magical scenes I have witnessed.

Don't come for the night life but do come if you appreciate botany, views to die for, peace and tranquility and an Italian sense of history.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bologna
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Monteombraro
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Campanino
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Crespellano
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Monteombraro
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Cimone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Marina di Ravenna
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We organize cookery courses for enthusiastic amateurs, gourmets and anyone who appreciates food, wine and cooking. During your stay it is possible to organize visits to Parmesan cheese, Balsamic vinegar and a DOC Wines producer, where a guided tour in English is followed by a tasting. You can buy our farm produce and wines. Modena, Bologna, Maranello and Galleria Ferrari Florence, Parma, Ravenna, Rimini are recommended day-trips.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Bologna G. Marconi (1 hour driving). Forli is 1h40 drive. Firenze 1s 1h40 drive. The use of car is essential.

Distances:

Nearest village: Montombraro 10 minutes walking. Zocca: 10 minutes driving. Vignola: 30 minutes driving. Maranello, Galleria Ferrari: 30 minutes driving. Bologna: 1 hour driving. Modena: 1 hour driving. Reggio Emilia: 1h20 minutes driving. Parma: 1h30 minutes driving. Ravenna: 1h45 minutes driving. Faenza: 1h30 minutes driving. Ferrara: 1h25 minutes driving. Mantova: 1h30 minutes driving. Rimini: 2h00 driving. Florence: 1h45 minutes driving. Pisa: 2h00 driving. Venice: 3 hours driving.

Further Details:

Local shops (butcher, bakery, groceries, pharmacy, tabacchi, ice cream shop) opening hours: Monday through Sunday 8.30-12.30 and 16.30-19.30. Thursday all day closed. Bank and post office Monday - Saturday 8.30-13.00. Weekly market in Zocca: Tuesday 7.00-13.00.

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Rates & Availability

Zocca Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$140
$838
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$838
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $22

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day during low season. Arrival time: 4pm. Departure time: 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Rates include water, gas, electricity, bedroom linens, bathroom and kitchen towels, firewood and final cleaning.
The costs for central heating, when needed, are extra and depend on the amount of gas used, which is metered upon arrival and departure.
Baby cot and high chair for free. Pets allowed if previously agreed with the owner at 20,00 Euros per week.
Wifi included.
Security deposit.

Booking Notes:
1) Reservation procedure: by email or telephone to check availability. 2) Payment policy: for reserving the house a booking deposit is required. This can be paid through bank transfer,or credit card. We do accept Visa and Master card. 3)Balance paid on the arrival day.

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Amenities

Modena Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with shower on bedrooms floor. Bathroom with bath tub on 1st floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the ground floor there are two bedrooms and a full bathroom with shower. One of the bedrooms has a queen bed and a door to the garden. The other bedroom has two twin beds that can be put together.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Casa Forte is on three levels. It is built into the hillside so you may enter from the ground and from the first floor. On the ground floor there are 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom with shower. One of the bedrooms has a door to the garden. Stairs lead up to the first floor, which has a kitchen, a dining area and a full bathroom with bathtub. Doors open from the kitchen and main room to an outdoor patio fully furnished for dining alfresco. Stairs lead up to a living area with the fireplace. It is a loft area open to the main room below. Outside: Outdoor furniture provided, BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine available in separate laundry room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned once per week, towels and linen included. Possibility of extra maid service at fair price. Other: free Wifi

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