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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A fully restored 2 bedroom stone farmhoues in the lush hills of Emilia, on the borders of Parma and Piacenza. It has all the main facilities including WiFi and Sat. Tv, a terrace at the back and all the garden furniture. Its situated at the end of the village so you can enjoy your tranquillity in the large garden. A car is essential, but within any easy drive, you can discover places like Parma, Bologna, Venice, Verona, the lakes, Le Cinque Terre etc... Close by there are numerous medieval towns with there castles and markets. In nearby Salso which is a very old Spa town with its sulfuric waters, and wellness center for the girls, so while they relax the boys play golf on one of the 3 courses in the area. Also for the boys FERRARI DUCATI LOMBORGHINI MASERATI etc can be visited within the day, and the girls might go shopping in the ultra smart Fidenza shopping Village, or if you prefer hop on the train to Milan . This area is arguably the best for food and culture, so you can have a fine meal and then see an opera, being the birthplace of Verdi, Toscanini etc. Or relax unwind and sip a glass of our complimentary wine, home made from our vineyard, (of which we supply two cases) and watch the world go by. BUONE Vacanze.

Gratis. 2 cases of our local wine fod all our guests.

More Details

Frank Bragoli
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Vernasca in Province of Piacenza

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

A lovely relaxing stay, away from it all!

  • 4 of 5

I just want to say thank you so much for the use of your accommodation in Castelletto. We had a superb time and enjoyed exploring some of the villages, walked a little along the Santa Franca route to Vezzolacca and enjoyed great food at home (including from the pizza oven) and local Trattoria and Ristoranti. We could easily spend so much more time relaxing there in the beautiful heat!! Some local information/ maps would have been welcome to get us started.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The ultimate get away into the gorgeous Italian Countryside!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the ultimate escape into the Italian countryside but yet still be close enough to great cities and sites - the Stone House in Emilia is the place for you! Hidden down a long, very narrow drive through the woods and outlined by a beautiful wrought iron fence. My wife and I spent 16 days in Italy celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and we wanted to be able to stay local - off the beaten path - but yet be able to make day trips to all the best places. We stayed a week in a VRBO residence in Tuscany and then moved north to this house. Both places were perfect for us. The little tiny village of Castelletto is sleepy and quiet. The old church - the anchor of the village is beautiful and it's bell chimes ever so faintly on the hour. The people, when you see them, are friendly. Just a quick drive and you are in Vernasca, Lugagnano, or Castell Arquato. Three great little towns with every amenity. We grocery shopped and prepared some of our own meals. Frank was a huge blessing in that he gave us ideas on where to go and great places to eat - his favorite spots where he knows the owners personally. If you want to get to know Italy and truly live into the culture - this is a great way to do it. The Fine Stone House has everything you need and it sits on a beautiful piece of property. We had the entire place to ourselves and it was a great experience. There is a second separate unit in the upstairs that is also available to rent. If you want the true Italian experience and full immersion - The FIne Stone House in Emilia delivers as promised!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful traditional home in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, authentic Italian farmhouse in the sleepy village of Corti. Great place to get away from it all. Loved hearing the church bells in the morning. House is well equipped with all you need and as described online. Fifteen minutes from the closest shops/supermarket in Castell'Arquatto. Thirty minutes from the auto strada to Milano and about 75 minutes to Linate airport. Surrounded by many beautiful Italian villages with medieval Castles and absolutely amazing food!!! We visited local trattorias in Vezzolaca, Monestero and "El Ranch" all within a few minutes. Loved the local delicacy "chingali" - wild boar. Frank was a great host meeting us at the house on arrival with a case of wine and gift basket . The children loved the Christmas tree and lights that Frank had set up for our Christmas holiday. My husband and I loved the wood fireplace (well stocked with enough wood to last all winter). Waking up to snow on our last day was definitely a highlight of our trip to Bella Italia! Thank you Frank for sharing your family's ancestral home with us. Definitely recommend if you want to experience the true Italian village and food experience. Diana - Australia.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent - hervorragend!

  • 5 of 5

Absolut ruhige Lage. Sehr gute Ausstattung der Wohnung. Kamin sorgt für Wärme und Behaglichkeit. Für meine Frau und mich ein idealer Ort!

Das Haus hat 2 Wohnungen. Aufgrund der alten Bauweise ist die Schrittschalldämmung schlecht. Sofern die obere Wohnung intensiv genutzt wird, kann es zu störenden Geräuschen in der unteren kommen (zb. Stühle rutschen). Die nächste Einkaufsmöglichkeit ist ca. 6 km entfernt.

Trotzdem - und noch einmal: sehr empfehlenswert

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Armin Frank.
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Haus sehr schön - Lage sehr ruhig

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus ist schön, praktisch, funktional aber gleichzeitig stilvoll eingerichtet, Heizung überall. Francesco, der Vermieter und seine Frau sprechen sehr gut englisch.

Um die direkt umliegenden Städte wie Mailand, la Spezia und Pisa zu besichtigen, ist die Lage noch gut (je knapp 2 Stunden). Allerdings braucht man bis Venedig oder Florenz 3 Stunden -darüber sollte man sich klar sein.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Mit der Natur in der Natur

  • 5 of 5

Ein wunderschönes Haus inmitten einer natürlichen Umgebung. Das Grundstück ist wunderbar, mit Garten, Obstbäumen, einem Holzschuppen und jede Menge Platz, auch für das Auto, das man hier draußen auch braucht. Zum Einkaufen fährt man am Besten nach Castell Arquato, wo man auch wirklich alles bekommt.

Das Haus ist perfekt eingerichtet und lässt keine Wünsche offen. An kühlen Abenden hat uns der Kamin eine angenehme Wärme beschert. Schlafräume, Küche, Bad und Wohnraum, alles ist wie beschrieben.

Das einzige Manko ist der Fernseher, der, außer BBC-News, keine Programme zeigt. Es hat uns nicht wirklich gefehlt, da wir über das super funktionierende WLan deutsches Radio empfangen konnten.

Die Gastgeber Gabriella und Frank sind sehr nette liebenswerte Menschen, die Franks Elternhaus mit viel Liebe erhalten und den Gästen einen angenehmen Aufenthalt bescheren. Inklusive dem sehr leckeren Hauswein !

Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder !

Danke Euch beiden !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Historic town with castle and moat, has an antique market last saturday of each month.
Castello di Vigoleno
An old medieval castle, still lived in by its noble residents
One of the best medieval town in the area.
Fidenza Village
The best place for fashion shopping in Emilia
Rated as one of the best place to eat in the whole of italy
Salsomaggiore Terme
Famous spa town with a top spa and wellness center
The birthplace of Verdi one of the top opera composers,with opera house and museum
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The capital of the area, full of life and events, it has one of the oldest universities in t...
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Maranello or Ferrari a must for motorheads.
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Mantova another city nearby famous for its culture and museums.
Top Italian and world centre for fashion, culture and art.
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The arena is a must, and for the romantics the Romeo and Giulietta balcony for a snapshot.
La Spezia
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Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes
All within a 2 hours drive are some of the most popular areas of interest.
City of San Marino
The smallest rebublic in the world, always gets beaten by at least 5 gaols, but is one of th...
Liguria, Cinque Terre, and the Italian Riviera
Liguria and the riviera, Rapallo,S.Margherita,Portofino,are some of the most famous resorts ...
Once the Roman capital of the west,Bisantium mosaic masterpieces.
Genova one of the biggest ports in Italy, amongst other things,famous for Pesto alla Genovese.
The leaning tower is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world.
A beautiful town famous for its historic PALIO
Golf Club CastellArquato
One of the 2 golf courses nearby
Salsomaggiore Golf Club
The 2nd golf course close by, there onther 22 in the region.
River Park
The aqua park has been opened for a couple of yrars,
Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello
One of many restored medieval castles in the area.
Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna
An old medieval manor, rich with historic events.
Lake Garda
Desenzano Del Garda
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Terzoni Graziano
One of many wineries in this beautiful valley nearby.
Lake Como part of the lake District of Northern Italy.
Lecco sits on the lake of Lecco a branch of lake Como.
Ferrara a Renaissance city, famous for its buildings. bike capital of Italy.
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Santa Maria Delle Grazie
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Ca Ciancia
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Monte Campione
Nearest Beach
190 Kilometres
La Spezia
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Vernasca, Emilia Romagna

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

To be added to the standard price.
Heating. 60 euro
Final cleaning. 75 euro
High Season. July and August and the festive season 590 euro inclusive of heating and final cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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