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Bedrooms 2
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.

Frank Bragoli
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 August, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(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: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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: Jun 5, 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: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
25 Jun 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
7 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Easter Christmas and New Year periods are considered as high Season. In Winter a 50 euro excess charge maybe added for heating.

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.
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