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TORRETTA RESIDENCE: LEONARDO – ROOMY, LIGHT-FILLED, OWN LAWN & PARKING

Alberto

Speaks English
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Alberto

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TORRETTA RESIDENCE: LEONARDO – ROOMY, LIGHT-FILLED, OWN LAWN & PARKING

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Bologna City

8-9 guests in 2 bedrooms + livingroom, 3 bathrooms. Fireplace. Great yard.

TORRETTA RESIDENCE: LEONARDO – Roomy, light-and-bright, own lawn and parking.

A former two-storey, very welcoming typical early 1900’s Bolognese rural house, Torretta Residence is located in the Calderara section of Bologna, only a few kilometers from the center of town. It benefits from good public transportation connections (suburban train at 300 mts – 8 minutes to the center!) and is extremely convenient to the airport and the fairground.

The house features a private parking lot and a pretty fenced yard with a lawn and a barbecue for relaxation and child safety. All windows overlook both farming land and a couple of storage-industrial barns. Any possible disturbance caused by the airport and the industrial area is prevented inside the house by a very effective noiseproof insulation. The property as a whole underwent total renovation in 2012 with particular attention paid to decoration, details and functionality.

Torretta Residence is centrally heated and firewood is available for the fireplace. Cotto floors, timber ceilings and furniture chosen with taste and zest mix with all the necessary modern appliances including a dishwasher, a washing machine, an air-conditioning system, a microwave oven, a satellite TV with VCR/DVD and complimentary 24 hours/day broadband internet wi-fi connection. All this to make your stay at our place exactly like home – or even better!

All rooms in the house are large, bright and charming. LEONARDO unit has its own entrance for total privacy. Its layout is:

- Ground floor: large living room with a fireplace (1 double sofa bed), kitchen (all tools provided), bathroom.

- Upper floor: one bedroom (sleeps 6: 1 double + single bunk-bed, 1 two-single bunk-bed, one single bed), own en-suite bathroom; one double + single bedroom with own bathroom.

LEONARDO accommodates up to 8-9 guests. If you need more room, see VRBO #433798 for the other unit onsite.

Booking is accepted for every time of the year. There is no fixed changeover day and the minimum stay is 4 nights.

With its location and general features, LEONARDO is ideal for those willing to share their time between business and sightseeing. Along with the center of Bologna, all the major northern-central Italian art cities are just a stone's throw away. It is also an ideal accommodation for the business person in need of a strategically-positioned headquarters that is close to the fairground (no need to drive through the congested center of Bologna!), the airport and the highway. All guests will enjoy total comfort and absolute convenience – exactly as they wish.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
This villa is one of the nicest properties I stayed at. Immaculately clean, spacious, well appointed, and was a home from home for a few days. Alberto, Anna and their family have seen to every detail of the apartment, right down to their local wine and produce! Great location, steps away from the 8 minute train ride into central Bologna. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended, and the villa will be my first on my list when I return to Bologna.
Jun 2011
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Alberto

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Speaks English

I am a retired entrepreneur in my early 60's, married, two children. A true passion for photography and traveling, I help my wife Anna in her organic farming activity (the farm is walking distance to the house). I lived in Canada for a while and love making friends from all over the world.

Alberto purchased this house in 1989

We bought this house when we decided to leave the busy center for something closer to our way of living, which was definitely countryside-oriented. After a short stay here we bought another house nearby - where we presently live - and passed this one onto our children. Now the children are married and moved elsewhere, so we decided to turn the house into a short-stay rental.

It was away from it all and a typical Early-1900's Bolognese country house, so we fell in love with it and its warm, family atmosphere.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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TORRETTA RESIDENCE: LEONARDO – Roomy, Light-filled, Own Lawn & Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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TORRETTA RESIDENCE: LEONARDO – Roomy, Light-filled, Own Lawn & Parking
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Bologna City Bologna
Zurich, CH
5

GREAT EASTER BREAK

  • 5 out of 5
Great house, great location, great hosts. Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our Easter break at Alberto and Anna's place. The house is charming, well-appointed, elegantly furnished. Good sleep accommodations, great bathrooms, a charming, well- equipped kitchen, great living space. Wish we had more time to enjoy the house and grounds, but the location was so good, we were on the go all time. The hosts, Alberto and Anna, are very supportive and willing to recommend great local options. Would highly recommend a stay here. Just lovely!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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TORRETTA RESIDENCE: LEONARDO – Roomy, Light-filled, Own Lawn & Parking
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Bologna City Bologna
Belgium
5

IDEAL FOR A FAMILY, GROUPS

  • 5 out of 5
Hi from Belgium! We stayed at this villa for 10 days and enjoyed it. It provided plenty of room for our family of 5 both inside and outside, with a fabulous yard our children highly enjoyed. The apartment was clean, light filled, well kept. Everything was in perfect working order and the owner provided immediate assistance when we needed info on the area - he also took us to his own doctor as my wife was feeling sick. Bologna is only 8 minutes by subway, the station at 300 mts or so. It is indeed a strategic location if you have a car - plenty of parking (free) and no hassle with the city traffic. We loved staying here and will definitely come back.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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TORRETTA RESIDENCE: LEONARDO – Roomy, Light-filled, Own Lawn & Parking
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Bologna City Bologna
Sweden
5

EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION CLOSE TO BOLOGNA

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed 2,5 months at Toretta residence and this place must be highly recommended with great location in Bologna close to airport and shopping center all gated and secure in a small community. A warm welcome and excellent service throughout entire stay, anything that was broken or malfunctioning was immediately fixed without discussion. Safe location with off street car parking and Bargellino-Calderara train station within just 5 minutes walking distance. Own garden and all household equipment needed for a pleasant and comfortable stay. The only downside we found was the noise from airplanes approaching/taking off Bologna airport and also nearby industries. Despite this we would definitely stay here next time we are in Bologna. Rating total experience/value for money: 4,5 out of 5 possible.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We look forward to your next stay with us. For what the noise is concerned, please note that there are no night flights and the inside of the house is perfectly noiseproof. All in all, the house is absolutely quieter than any downtown traffic-plagued rental - we are in the countryside, after all... ;-)
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Bologna City Bologna
Boston, MA
5

EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION - GREAT HOSTS!

  • 5 out of 5
This rental couldn't have been more perfect for us. It was just as lovely as it appears in the photos - actually more - and very convenient to the central part of Bologna as the suburban train line is walking distance and the ride to the center is only 8 minutes. Everything we needed to set up housekeeping was in the apartment when we arrived and we were greeted by a couple of self-produced wine bottles and some delicious fresh fruit from Alberto and Anna's organic farm. The air conditioning worked beautifully and efficiently as did everything else in the apartment. The house is quiet and removed from the street, the yard is great. We felt safe and secure at all times. We are recommending this villa to all our traveling friends and surely hope to rent it again ourselves. Great landlords - all promises and commitments were amicably honored, and they also took us out for dinner!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
1.5 Kilometres
BLQ Bologna Marconi
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Bologna Bargellino
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Bologna A1
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Ravenna
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Bar & Grocery Stores
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Bologna Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Trattoria-Pizzeria
Car: recommended

Weekly market - groceries, clothing. We run an organic farm, so produce and wine are available in season on request. Nearby cities such as Modena, Maranello, Sant'Agata (Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini factories) are easily reachable both by car and train. Università del Gelato (Ice Cream Univerity) is just 10 minutes drive. The short distance to the local train station (400 mts.) allows visiting the major Northern/Central Italian cities in minutes (Bologna-Florence: 45 minutes; Milan: 55 minutes; Venice: 90 minutes; Ferrara, Ravenna: 45 minutes; etc.). We are in a key location! VERY CONVENIENT to Bologna Exhibit Center (Fiera District) - trafficky center can be by-passed! Winery and gourmet food tours can be easily scheduled (discounted prices) and so are traditional Bolognese cooking classes.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Bologna City, Bologna

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
28 Jun 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€560
for 7 nights
€560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €17 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
20 Sep 2014 - 9 Oct 2014
6 night minimum stay
€763
for 6 nights
€890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €17 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
10 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€350
for 5 nights
€490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €17 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
20 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€636
for 5 nights
€890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €17 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
26 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
€350
for 5 nights
€490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €17 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
20 Dec 2014 - 7 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
€400
for 5 nights
€560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€279
for 5 nights
€390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The above rates are weekly, for 2 guests. Each additional guest + 120 Euro/week. Children under 12 = 50% off. Babies = no charge. Initial & final cleaning, washing, utilities = 60 Euro up to 4 guests; 5 or more guests = 80 Euro. Flexible changeover day. Shorter-than-1-week and long-stay rates available. Minimum stay = 5 nights.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bologna City in Bologna

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Double Beds (1) One double in room #1., Twin or Single Beds (2) One in room #1, one in bunk beds room., Child Beds (1) On request (no extra charge)., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double, in the livingroom., Bunk Beds (2) 2 in bunk beds room. Bunk bed #1 is made of a double bed + one single. Bunk bed #2 is made of two singles.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Notes:
We run our own organic farm nearby, so fresh, hand-picked organic produce and excellent red/white wine can be provided on request (complimentary bottles, fruit as a welcome hamper upon arrival). We can also hook you up with an excellent chef for traditional Bolognese cooking classes and a tour guide for gourmet food factories (Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto ham, Balsamic vinegar, wines...) and other tours - Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini factories; city and art tours; etc.. - discounted rates!
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