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CHARMING AND CHARACTERISTIC APARTMENTS IN HISTORICAL VILLA ON THE HILLS OF DOZZA

Franco Giaconia

Speaks English, Italian
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Franco Giaconia

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CHARMING AND CHARACTERISTIC APARTMENTS IN HISTORICAL VILLA ON THE HILLS OF DOZZA

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Imola - Villa Calanco Country House

Apartments in countryside in happy and privileged position easy to reach

Located on the hills of the first countryside of Romagna, at 1 km from the medieval village of Dozza and 25 km from Bologna, Villa Calanco Country House is an elegant eighteenth-century country house set in a parkland with ancient trees and a farm of more than 3 hectares. The structure has just been completely renovated by the owners who have personally taken care of the details with particular care and with full respect of its history.The apartments has been carefully restored and furnished, which keep intact the charm of the rural tradition of Romagna, like the ancient terracotta, wood, raftered ceiling , antique doors and furniture, giving life to a sober and elegant style that blends the modern comforts.The comfortable and privileged geographical position allows to reach cities rich in history and art as Bologna ( 25 km), Ravenna (52 km), Ferrara (74 km), Imola ( 7 km), Faenza ( 22 km), Brisighella ( 32km) and Dozza (1 km), one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

FOR SPORTS :

Hiking and mountain biking around the Villa

Trekking in the surrounding hills

Golf Club in Castel San Pietro Terme at 10 km

Tennis at 2Km

Horse Riding at 2 Km

FOR FANS OF MOTORSPORTS :

Besides the Autodromo Internazionale of Imola, the factories and museums of the Ferrari, Ducati, Maserati, Lamborghini are easily accessible. Several proposals visible on www.motorsite.it

FOR LOVER OF GOOD FOOD:

The area offers a variety of courses related to the food and wine tradition typical of Romagna. Typical products are piadina, salami and the 'minestre', those are the first courses of handmade pasta ranging from noodles to macaroni comb (garganelli), ravioli with ricotta, tortellini. Among the main courses meat on the grill, as mutton and sausage. Everything always accompanied by the famous local wines.

COOKING CLASSES

Teresa and Antonio are glad to welcome you in their kitchen of the villa, where they organize lessons of traditional romagnola cookery with final lunch or dinner together all the family. Lasting about 4 hours and minimum 2 people.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Apartment 'Natalia', 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Charming and characteristic apartment of 56 mq. located on the first floor composed by a large and bright living room with sofa , a rustic brick kitchen, a double bedroom, a bedroom with a wrought iron single bed and a folding one, bathroom with shower. Available garden and car park
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Franco Giaconia

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Speaks English, Italian
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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 high school in Imola.

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.

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Apartment 'Natalia'
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Apartment 'Natalia'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p451795
+39 3355276901
Imola Bologna
5

GREAT PLACE, GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
This is a lovely place, the photos are accurate, the place is clean and well-maintained and has everything you need for a vacation. It is close to the autostrada as well as a train station and perfect for day trips (need a car here). Franco, the owner, lives on the property and is consistently around for help and good advice. Dozza is very near by and is a charming town with good restaurants.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review with nice words for the property and also for me.
Franco.
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Apartment 'Natalia'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p451795
+39 3355276901
Imola Bologna
Telford, England
5

PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
Really enjoyed our stay at this charming location which is perfect for visiting Bologna and the other nearby attractions such Imola, Faenza and the lovely village of Dozza. Our apartment was perfect and the gardens were lovely for eating outside. Highly Recommended!
David & Judith
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment 'Natalia'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p451795
+39 3355276901
Imola Bologna
5

EIN RUNDUM TOLLER URLAUB!

  • 5 out of 5
Mein Freund und ich haben im Mai eine Woche im Apartment Natalie gewohnt und es war ein toller und unglaublich erholsamer Urlaub!!! Das Apartment ist geschmackvoll und sehr schön eingerichtet (sogar mit einer Flasche Wein und Wasser für die Ankunft und auch Kochbasics wie Olivenöl, Balsamicoessig, Gewürze sind vorhanden), der Garten ist unglaublich gepflegt und Franco & Teresa nehmen die Gäste herzlich auf. Wir können auch den Kochkurs von Mama und Sohn empfehlen. Gefrühstückt haben wir morgens im Cafe des Dorfes (5 Minuten mit dem Auto entfernt), in dem die Einwohner sich morgens auf einen Kaffee treffen und austauschen.Tagestouren nach Firenze, Bologna, Imola sind mit dem Auto gut zu machen. Fahrräder werden von Franco auch vermietet. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!!
  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke für die netten Worte für uns und das Haus.
Franco, Teresa, Antonio und Anna
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Apartment 'Natalia'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p451795
+39 3355276901
Imola Bologna
San Diego
5

VACATION COUNTRY HOME NEAR DOZZA, ITALY

  • 5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the country home. It is a lovely property and Franco was as helpful as could be. We explored the nearby town of Dozza, with its artistically painted walls and the castle. We had several meals at the local Tratoria there, which were wonderful. The setting for the country house is beautiful. Out the windows of the apartment were views of lovely hillsides and two playful goats. We had the benefit of country that was close to city. A winning combination.

We also visited nearby Faenza which is well known for its distinctive ceramics.

The apartment was just the right size for us, the shower was great and the bed very comfortable. What more could we ask for? We hope to return again and stay for a longer period of time.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
business
Apartment 'Natalia'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p451795
+39 3355276901
Imola Bologna
5

WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

  • 5 out of 5
We have spent a week at Villa Calanco and everything was perfect. The place is very nice and quiet, and is close to Bologna and the highway. We took the opportunity to visit other cities (Modena, Venice, Florence, San Marino) and to stroll through the nearby countryside, wonderful.
The apartment was perfectly clean and conditioned, with all the little things you need to spend some nice days. Hot water, heating, kitchen items, towels, bedding, etc.. and an excellent bottle of local wine welcome gift. The land surrounding the house is very nice.
Two issues deserve separate attention. First, the house, very old but exquisitely restored in detail. A magnificent example that modernity and comfort can go hand in hand with respect to the past. The second and more importantly the agfabilidad of the family. All great people who make you feel at home, they worry about everything you could need and help you to know your country. Specially recommended the cooking lesson and the dinner with the family (rigatoni, piadina, mmmm). Thanks Anna, Antonio, Teresa and Franco ! (and Camilo...)
In short, a very highly recommended place ! Enjoi it !
  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, We are happy that your stay was pleasant.
Franco, Teresa, Antonio and Anna
business
Apartment 'Natalia'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p451795
+39 3355276901
Imola Bologna
5

OUR EXCELLENT STAY AT VILLA CALANCO

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Villa Calanco to attend a show in Bologna. We didn't want to stay in the city because it is very expensive and the traffic is terrible, so we decided to stay outside of Bologna. Villa Calanco ended up being closer than we thought to Bologna, only 25-35 minutes depending on traffic. I wish we could have had more time to stay, or that we could come back on a holiday. The apartments are very modern and very well equipped. A comparably priced hotel would have been half the size, and without any of the amenities that Villa Calanco had. On the website, the photos look very nice, but sometimes photos on websites can be misleading because they only take pictures of the nice features. We were very pleasantly surprised to find that everything was better than the pictures, and the pictures couldn't do justice to the overall comfortable environment of the apartments. Everything is new, clean and spacious. I emphasize spacious because the apartment itself is very big, especially compared to other European hotels, and because the property and the surrounding land is so big as well.
For as good as the apartment is, the hospitality is even better. We weren't able to meet the entire family, but Franco is a wonderful person. When our car broke down, he took time to take us to the train station and he offered to take us to Bologna if we couldn't get the car fixed. He knows the area very well and is full of knowledge you make your stay more comfortable. Next year, we are planning on staying there again.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for beatiful words for the apartment and for us. We are happy that your stay was pleasant.

Franco, Teresa, Antonio and Anna

Location

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Bologna
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Venice
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Imola
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Imola
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Adriatic Coast
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Dozza
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Castel S.Pietro Terme
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Dozza

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.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Imola, Bologna

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€640
 
 
30 Aug 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€570
 
extra night: €90    
 
20 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€640
 
extra night: €100    

Notes

  • RATES SHOWN ARE FOR 2 GUEST. EACH EXTRA GUEST € 10 FOR NIGHT. CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE : 50 % OFF. INFANTS UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE : NO CHARGE

    Prices include: electricity, gas, water, bed linen, bath and kitchen towels set, final cleaning.
    For an ecological choice in order to reduce energy consumption, the use of air conditioning is charged on actual consumption of electricity.


    Self catering with equipped kitchen and a complete set tableware

    MINIMUM STAY FROM 3 TO 7 DAYS.
    IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST PREFERABLY CHANGEOVER ON SATURDAY.

    Ceck-in: after h. 4.00 p.m. and kindly communicate estimated time of arrival
    Ceck-out : before h. 10.00 a.m. and kindly communicate estimated time of departure

    We require a deposit of 30% at the booking and the balance at arrival in apartment.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Imola in Bologna

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
Notes:
COOKING CLASSES Teresa and Antonio are glad to welcome you in their kitchen of the villa, where they organize lessons of traditional romagnola cookery with final lunch or dinner together all the family. Lasting about 4 hours and minimum 2 people.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website: