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Charming apartments in historical Villa Calanco on the hills of Dozza - Apartment "Natalia"

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Imola - Villa Calanco Country House

Apartments in countryside in happy and privileged position easy to reach

Located on the hills of the first countryside of Romagna, at 1 km from the medieval village of Dozza and 25 km from Bologna, Villa Calanco Country House is an elegant eighteenth-century country house set in a parkland with ancient trees and a farm of more than 3 hectares. The structure has just been completely renovated by the owners who have personally taken care of the details with particular care and with full respect of its history.The apartments has been carefully restored and furnished, which keep intact the charm of the rural tradition of Romagna, like the ancient terracotta, wood, raftered ceiling , antique doors and furniture, giving life to a sober and elegant style that blends the modern comforts.The comfortable and privileged geographical position allows to reach cities rich in history and art as Bologna ( 25 km), Ravenna (52 km), Ferrara (74 km), Imola ( 7 km), Faenza ( 22 km), Brisighella ( 32km) and Dozza (1 km), one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.


Hiking and mountain biking around the Villa

Trekking in the surrounding hills

Golf Club in Castel San Pietro Terme at 10 km

Tennis at 2Km

Horse Riding at 2 Km


Besides the Autodromo Internazionale of Imola, the factories and museums of the Ferrari, Ducati, Maserati, Lamborghini are easily accessible. Several proposals visible on www.motorsite.it


The area offers a variety of courses related to the food and wine tradition typical of Romagna. Typical products are piadina, salami and the 'minestre', those are the first courses of handmade pasta ranging from noodles to macaroni comb (garganelli), ravioli with ricotta, tortellini. Among the main courses meat on the grill, as mutton and sausage. Everything always accompanied by the famous local wines.


Teresa and Antonio are glad to welcome you in their kitchen of the villa, where they organize lessons of traditional romagnola cookery with final lunch or dinner together all the family. Lasting about 4 hours and minimum 2 people.

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Details for holiday apartment Apartment "Natalia", 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Charming and characteristic apartment of 56 mq. located on the first floor composed by a large and bright living room with sofa , a rustic brick kitchen, a double bedroom, a small bedroom with two single bed, bathroom with shower. Garden with tables and chairs. Wide and convenient car park.

Sleep 4

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Franco Giaconia (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Italian

About Franco Giaconia

Franco was born in Tuscany and has known Teresa on a trip to Africa. Both are travel enthusiasts.

In 1999, Franco, Teresa, and the kids Antonio and Anna from Tuscany are transfered in Dozza.

Franco immediately was fascinated by Villa Calanco, dwelling which since 1700 has been owned by the family of Teresa

As a restorer has personally coordinated and executed many of the restoration works that have lasted over 10 years.

Teresa, graduate in history, works at the State Archives of Imola.

Antonio study architecture at the University of Bologna, venue of Cesena and Anna study at high school in Imola.

Why Franco Giaconia chose Bologna

Privileged location - In peaceful countryside but easy to reach from the motorway, from the train station, airport of Bologna. Excellent and convenient base for visits cultural tourism. A few minutes from all services, various typical restaurants, food stores and supermarket.

Charming apartments - Spacious, independent and real quality apartments, characteristic, carefully restored and equipped with all comforts and furnished keeping intact the charm of the rural tradition of Romagna.

What makes this apartment unique

We believe that we are offering something that has been missing in Romagna: not average farm holiday accommodation, not uninspiring flats, but cozy apartments in historical villa in which the owners themselves reside, amid the charm of history , comfort and tradition.

Family management - Managing reservations, keys delivery, ceck-in and ceck-out run by Franco and his family who live in the main part of the villa and are always available for any question or information


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)
Apartment "Natalia"
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a warm welcome. Everything was as advertised. Very comfortable. Air conditioning, which we did not need to use, is an extra cost. Large property. Good position close to Dozza which has some good restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Perfect holiday location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Calanco. We stayed in appartment Natalia and the appartment had everything we could have wished for. It is the perfect spot for visiting cities such as Bologna, Parma and Ferrara and also for smaller towns like Faenza, Imola and Brisighella. Our highlights were Palazzo Milzetti in Faenza and the Malatestiana library in Cesena.

Due to circumstances we had to postpone our stay at Villa Calanco for two weeks. Franco was very helpful in finding us a suitable solution and did not even charge us anything extra!

We highly recommend Villa Calanco and we will definitely return for another holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have appreciated very much for your taking some time to share how much you enjoyed your stay at our home with very nice words for the location, the apartment and for us. It 's been a pleasure having you as guests and if a next time you'll choose Villa Calanco for another holiday, you will be welcome. Franco
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place, the photos are accurate, the place is clean and well-maintained and has everything you need for a vacation. It is close to the autostrada as well as a train station and perfect for day trips (need a car here). Franco, the owner, lives on the property and is consistently around for help and good advice. Dozza is very near by and is a charming town with good restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your review with nice words for the property and also for me. Franco.
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Telford, England

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at this charming location which is perfect for visiting Bologna and the other nearby attractions such Imola, Faenza and the lovely village of Dozza. Our apartment was perfect and the gardens were lovely for eating outside. Highly Recommended!

David & Judith

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Ein rundum toller Urlaub!

  • 5 of 5

Mein Freund und ich haben im Mai eine Woche im Apartment Natalie gewohnt und es war ein toller und unglaublich erholsamer Urlaub!!! Das Apartment ist geschmackvoll und sehr schön eingerichtet (sogar mit einer Flasche Wein und Wasser für die Ankunft und auch Kochbasics wie Olivenöl, Balsamicoessig, Gewürze sind vorhanden), der Garten ist unglaublich gepflegt und Franco & Teresa nehmen die Gäste herzlich auf. Wir können auch den Kochkurs von Mama und Sohn empfehlen. Gefrühstückt haben wir morgens im Cafe des Dorfes (5 Minuten mit dem Auto entfernt), in dem die Einwohner sich morgens auf einen Kaffee treffen und austauschen.Tagestouren nach Firenze, Bologna, Imola sind mit dem Auto gut zu machen. Fahrräder werden von Franco auch vermietet. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
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Owner's Response: Danke für die netten Worte für uns und das Haus. Franco, Teresa, Antonio und Anna
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San Diego

Vacation Country Home near Dozza, Italy

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the country home. It is a lovely property and Franco was as helpful as could be. We explored the nearby town of Dozza, with its artistically painted walls and the castle. We had several meals at the local Tratoria there, which were wonderful. The setting for the country house is beautiful. Out the windows of the apartment were views of lovely hillsides and two playful goats. We had the benefit of country that was close to city. A winning combination.

We also visited nearby Faenza which is well known for its distinctive ceramics.

The apartment was just the right size for us, the shower was great and the bed very comfortable. What more could we ask for? We hope to return again and stay for a longer period of time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are very happy that your stay was pleasant. We hope to see you again in Dozza. Franco, Teresa, Antonio and Anna
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"Medieval village"
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Castel S.Pietro Terme
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Adriatic Coast

Dozza is situated on the crest of a hill gently down toward the Via Emilia between Bologna and Imola, Dozza looks like a touch of color, in an atmosphere outside of time. A medieval village which ancient structure is still well preserved. Dozza is famous for “The Biennal Painted Wall” during which the village becomes alive with artists coming from all over the world who paint directly on the walls of the houses. So the village, with its typical 'to zone' structure surrounded by city walls becomes a beautiful open air art gallery always visible. We also suggest to visit the wonderful and mighty fortress with the adjoining Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, where it is possible to taste and buy the regional wines.

Dozza, is part of the club 'The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy', an association for promoting the great heritage of history, arts, culture, environment and traditions present in the small Italian towns which are ,by the most part, excluded from the flows of tourists.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Imola, Bologna

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
11 Jun 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 10.0%
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Prices include: electricity, gas, water, bed linen, bath towels set, final cleaning.
For an ecological choice in order to reduce energy consumption, the use of air conditioning and heating are extra with counting consumption of electricity for A.C. and gas for heating.
Tourism Tax: from June 1, 2015, the municipality of Dozza start to charge the tourism tax.
The tax is € 1 for person for night, up to a maximum of 5 nights for stay (max. € 5 for person total).
Children under 14 years old and people with disabilities are exempt from the tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Imola in Emilia Romagna

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
COOKING CLASSES Teresa and Antonio are glad to welcome you in their kitchen of the villa, where they organize lessons of traditional romagnola cookery with final lunch or dinner together all the family. Lasting about 4 hours and minimum 2 people.

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