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Pool and relax on a hill 15 km from bologna - Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights




The Garden apartment is on the ground floor and consists of:

2 double bedrooms with 1 bathroom, kitchen and dining area.

Independent entrance with a small private garden equipped for the exclusive use of the apartment.

Internet WI-FI

About the property

Borgo degli Ulivi

Old barn recently renovated with charm, with environmentally friendly materials, surrounded by green hills of Bologna, surrounded by olive trees. The apartments occupy a cottage isolated from the main house, in a large green area where there are also the swimming pool, the barbeque area and the parking area.

The three apartments have small private gardens with outdoor area for dining and relax and independent access ..

The large swimming pool is equipped with comfortable steps for the descent / ascent, with an infinity edge and a spectacular view of the surrounding hills; seasonal opening from 15/05 to 15/10 depending on weather conditions; daily opening from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 18.30.

Internet and Wi-Fi free.

The barbeque area is available to our guests in two slots: morning from 10.00 to 15.00 and evening from 16.00 to 21.00.

We ask our guests who use it to leave the area and equipment clean and tidy.

Our guests are free to birdwatch and walk around the property (110.000 sqmt)

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

About Alessandro

I was born and lived in this beautiful area on the hills of Bologna, of which I know every corner.

I love living in nature; when I'm not busy with the Borgo degli Ulivi, I go sailing to discover the beauties of the Mediterranean.

Alessandro purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Alessandro chose Valsamoggia

With Angela, my wife, after finishing my working season and traveling around the world, we decided to open our property to people like us who love to live and stay in the middle of nature immersed in tranquility but not far from the beauty of Italian art and culture

What makes this cottage unique

You will be on a hill with a splendid view of the surrounding landscapes in the middle of an area rich in culture (University of Bologna), of art (countless ancient cities rich in museums and monuments), of gastronomy (FICO www.eatalyworld.it at 25 minutes) and motor valley (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Ducati etc.)

Available Rentals

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Final cleaning fee of 80,00 € only for stays shorter than 7 nights.
Withdrawal of 50% of cancellation fee before 30 days. arrival.
For subsequent cancellations, withholding the entire deposit
Cash balance on arrival
No credit cards
The above costs do not include heating. In case of ignition, 15,00 euro / day will be charged


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Valsamoggia in Metropolitan City of Bologna

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • E' possibile fumare solo all'esterno dell'appartamento
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Camera da letto 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Camera da letto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
Arrival time: after 3.00pm; arrivals after 20.00 must be communicated in advance. Departure time: before 10.00; the apartment must be free within this time. In the case of exhibitions, the duration of the stay must be at least equal to the duration of the event; prices and conditions to be requested from the property. Possibility of taxi service from G. Marconi airport. Small pets are allowed.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Manchester, UK

Beautiful property, wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Borgo degli Ulivi. Alessandro and Angela were so helpful and kind. We had many wonderful experiences that would not have been possible without their connections! The food in this area is sensational and our kind hosts directed us to the best local restaurants. The view from the pool is sublime

We hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Carlos

A Country Setting in the Heart of Emilia Romagna Near Bologna

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week at Borgo degli Ulivi in Crespellano, only minutes from Bologna, in early June. Due to mobility issues, our hosts, Alessandro and Angela, set us up in the ground floor garden apartment adjacent to their home. The 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is fully furnished and tastefully decorated with full kitchen, dining and separate living room. It also has its own private outdoor patio where we had breakfast every morning. It has a beautiful pool where you can spend warm summer afternoons keeping cool when not exploring. There are so many places to visit in Emilia Romagna, and Crespellano makes a perfect starting point for any direction you choose to go. Even though it is small, there are many good choices for nearby dining. There are also several markets and shops to fill all of your food needs. Alessandro and Angela know all about the surrounding area and can recommend many wonderful places to go for day trips and enjoying the area and food specialties of Emilia Romagna, including prosciutto, parma ham, balsamic vinegar, Parmesan cheese, cherries, tortellini and much much more. If you are into fast cars, the Ferrari and Lamborghini factories and museums are also close by. When considering staying in Bologna on your next Italian trip, think about staying at Borgo degli Ulivi, instead. It is located in a very quiet and beautiful setting in the countryside, but close to everything, and Alessandro and his wife Angela are the perfect hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and so will you.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb base to visit Bologna, Monteveglio, Emilia

  • 5 of 5

The place consists of 2 apartments with access to an independent part of the garden , barbecue and an really big outdoor pool (++). The view from the garden and the pool is outstanding. The hilly landscape of Monteveglio area with old villas, vineyards and fields. Rooms are vast and well equipped. Even in the hottest days (40 degrees) the temperature inside, with a little help of portable aircon was OK.

The hosts are very nice and helpful. Following their hints reg restaurants and places worth visitting one can find a lot of joy.

Only the WiFi connection does not cover the whole plot so be prepared


  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mandy thanks for your appreciation, Angela and I are pleased that you enjoyed your week at Borgo degli Ulivi. We have recently changed the internet provider and it takes some time to set wi-fi connection . Now problems are up and Wi-Fi works correctly. Best regards
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Bel endroit bien situé et confortable

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis par Alessandro et Angela et avons passé d'agréables et reposantes vacances dans leur gîte fonctionnel et confortable. Le Wi-Fi offre un débit raisonnable mais est parfois un peu capricieux. Les 2 gîtes proposés (4 et 7 personnes) sont intelligemment

disposés pour que chaque famille préserve son intimité. Nous avons disposé d'une place de parking propre et protégée par un portail automatique, très rassurant. Pas de corvée de ménage en partant, c'est appréciable. Prévenir les propriétaires lorsque l'on souhaite laver le linge, car les machines se trouvent dans leur sous-sol privé. La grande piscine à débordement est superbe, bien aménagée et équipée d'accessoires et jeux pour bien s'amuser, et il y a un cabinet de toilettes extérieur ! La vue est très jolie, sans vis-à-vis. L'emplacement est idéal pour visiter Bologne, Modena, Ravenna, Ferrare et les petits villages voisins, l'accès est rapide en voiture.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela et moi sommes très heureux que vous soyez bien aux Borgo degli Ulivi . Nous sommes désolés pour les problèmes liés à la connexion Internet, mais pendant l'orage, une foudre arrête la ligne téléphonique et nous avons dû attendre l'intervention télécom pour la réinitialisation.
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une oasis de calme

  • 5 of 5

Un vrai bonheur que de rester une (trop courte) semaine dans ce superbe endroit. Idéalement située au coeur de l'Emilie Romagne, cette belle propriété est un excellent point de départ pour des escapades culturelles, gastronomiques ou sportives. Accueil chaleureux d'Alessandro et son épouse, vastes espaces de vie, avec tout le confort requis, une vue sublime que ce soit de la fenêtre du living ou du bord de la piscine. Nous aurions volontiers prolongé...

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Il est toujours un grand plaisir pour Angela et moi-même de recevoir ces témoignages de nos clients qui méritent toujours notre attention afin que leur séjour soit le plus agréable possible. Merci Pierre et .... au revoir!
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Très belle demeure avec une superbe vue!

  • 5 of 5

Alessandro et Angela,

Merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse,

Nous avons été conquis par votre très jolie demeure et sa superbe vue , un très beau paysage.

Crespellano est l'endroit idéal afin de découvrir votre très belle région qui est méconnue alors qu'elle n'a rien à envier à la Toscane ou la Vénétie. Bologne, modène, Ravenna, Ferrarra, Comacchio, Rimini etc, Nous avons adoré.

Merci également pour vos divers conseils et votre attention durant notre séjour.


Patricia et Philippe.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2.5 Kilometres
Golf Club Bologna
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A1-Uscita Valsamoggia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

At the heart of the Emilia Romagna region, ' Il Borgo degli Ulivi ' is located in a strategic position in the centre of places of great artistic, cultural, sports and gastronomic interest.

The location is ideal not only to visit the old cities of the region, from Bologna to Ferrara, Ravenna, Parma, Modena and Reggio Emilia, all reachable in less than an hour, but also other beautiful cities rich in history and monuments such as Florence, Mantova and Verona.

Half an hour by car is Maranello with the Ferrari Headquarters/museum, 25 minutes from the Lamborghini and Pagani factories and 15 minutes from the Ducati Moto.

The "Borgo degli Ulivi" is located along the ' Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori ', in an area among the richest and most appreciated in the world for its gastronomy and oenological; Bologna, Modena, Parma. We are 25 minutes from FICO (Italian peasant factory www.eatalyworl.it) the largest (10,000) sqm.agri-food park in the world that sums up the products and the cuisine of all Italians regions.

All this in a context of total relaxation and wellbeing immersed in a splendid hilly landscape and in a magnificent swimming pool in which to relax and recharge.

The surrounding hills are rich in medieval history, remain intact over time, lacking recent settlements, and dotted with castles, villas and ancient villages.

Within a few minutes you can reach 2 golf courses, one 18-hole, one 9-hole. For lovers of horse riding, even for children, there is a riding school at 1 km. If you like to bike you are plenty of circuit of different length or altimetric profile.


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