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The villa is a gorgeous old building set in a quiet village. It is only 5 minutes from a handy supermarket and 10 minutes to the train station. You do need a car. The villa is very spacious with large bedrooms and living area. This provides a sense of comfort and relaxation. A kitchen has been installed into the upper level for guests. It is equipped with most requirements but did not have a kettle or a microwave. The family live in the lower levels, however this was not made clear in the information on HomeAway and is quite an oversight. It was not an issue as the host Maria was very welcoming despite our language barrier - made good use of the translate app! The bedding and towels need an update and more regular change. We had a very pleasant stay making a number of day trips to Bologna by train and driving to Ravenna, Modena and surrounding areas. A great way to see more of the productive farmland of the region.
Alessandro and Angela were delightful hosts, always ready to help out, make suggestions, sort out little problems. They invited us to share an aperitif with other guests, with delicious local specialities and wine, and Alessandro booked us into a wine-tasting evening at his nephew's place just down the road, another excellent evening.
The pool was just as wonderful as it looks, with the added fascination of bees doing backstroke! (Never felt at any risk from them, however.) This is a lovely place to relax with a book as well as an extremely good base to explore near and far. Crespellano has a regular railway service to Bologna, which in turn is a hub for most of Northen Italy, so you don't have to drive through unfamiliar cities when you decide to venture from Burgo de Ulive. It's very peaceful, even though the road runs nearby, as everything faces away from the road and towards a charming view. The apartment was clean and well-equipped, though a microwave or oven might have been useful. We had an excellent time and would like to thank our hosts for all their help.