|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Charming apartment on two levels. Entrance to the first floor with a large and bright living area with sofa for single or double bed, full and well equipped kitchen, access to the upper floor through cast iron spiral staircase. The upper floor consists of a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. Garden with tables and chairs. Large and convenient car park.
Sleeps 2 +2
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.
FOR SPORTS :
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
FOR FANS OF MOTORSPORTS :
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
FOR LOVER OF GOOD FOOD:
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.
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.
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.
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
What a beautiful place! We loved everything.
Well done for making such a lovely apartment.
Richard & Eileen – Australia
RATES SHOWN ARE FOR 2 GUEST. EACH EXTRA GUEST € 10 FOR NIGHT ( CHILDREN 4 -12 YEARS : € 5 - BABIES 0 - 3 YEARS : NO CHARGE).
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.
We had a very pleasant time at a very quiet and relaxing place. We were warmly welcomed and immediatly "felt at home". Looking out of our windows we appreciated the view into the garden area. If once we go to visit Emilia Romagna again, we surely stay at this place. Thanks!
We werden goed opgevangen door Franco.Het appartement Anna is ruim, goed voorzien en netjes. In de tuin zijn diverse zitjes gemaakt met mooi meubilair in de schaduw of de zon. Het zwembad is ruim en goed verzorgd en er zijn heerlijke ligbedden rondom en parasols,
Ook kan men gebruik maken van alle informatie over de omgeving. De wijn van Franco is heerlijk en voordelig. Kortom; een heerlijke plek en prima uitvalsbasis voor een bezoek aan b.v.Bologna of Ravenna. Ook Dozza zelf is interessant.
Der Gastgeber hat uns sehr nett empfangen. Die Wohnung war nicht nur stimmig und hübsch sondern auch sehr gut und praktisch eingerichtet. Die Umgebung ist idyllisch - mit schönem Weitblick, Gänsen, Ziegen und Hühnern. Dozza ist mit einem kurzem Spaziergang zu erreichen. Wir waren mit der Unterkunft mehr als zufrieden.
Grosse, sehr schön u d stilvoll eingerichtete Apartments auf einem wunderschönen Grundstück. Preis-/leistungsverhältnis sehr gut. Freundliche und zuvorkommende Vermieterfamilie. Gute Betten u d Matratzen. Gute Lage mit schönem Blick.
Verbesserungsvorschlag: Stabilere grössere Stühle
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.