Borgo degli Ulivi
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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.)
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
E' possibile fumare solo all'esterno dell'appartamento
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Best part of our grand Italian escape
We stayed in a 2 bdr apartment with private garden and enjoyed shared swimming pool and bbq. The host was very kind to book a restaurant for us on Monday. The apartment and the property are very clean and well maintained. We've got fantastic holidays there.
Beautiful setting, excellent hosts.
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.
you and Dave have been wonderful guest for Angela and me and we are pleased that have enjoyed your stay at Borgo degli Ulivi.
Unfortunately this year there were working about a new ring around Bazzano and Crespellano with many road closed; so our small road, usually deserted, had been crowded .
Thanks for your suggestion, we have already put a microwave in the apt.
You will always be welcome at Borgo degli Ulivi, there are a lot of wines to be ..tasted!
Beautiful property, wonderful hosts.
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.
A Country Setting in the Heart of Emilia Romagna Near Bologna
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.
Superb base to visit Bologna, Monteveglio, Emilia
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
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.
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.