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Very quiet Eco House with garden in the countryside between Bologna and Ferrara

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Castel Maggiore - FAM. VENTURI

2 bedrooms,4 sleeps,1 bathroom, living room-kitchen, 1000 square meters garden

The apartment is in the quiet countryside outside Bologna with a large garden and A PRIVATE PARKING SITE WITHIN FEW METERS, very convenient for loading and unloading baggage . It is located on the ground floor, which consists of an entrance, two bedrooms with air conditioning, one bathroom and a living room-kitchen. The spacious living room-kitchen guarantees excellent habitability, particularly for medium length stays. It can accommodate up to 4 people and 1 baby (2 in traditional beds, 2 in a double bed, 1 baby in a cot.).

Sons and daughters are always free until 16 years of age..

The wi-fi internet connection is free. In the spring and summer in the garden you can cook with barbecue, eat, get tanned or simply relax in the silence of the countryside. We provide free Tom Tom GPS during your stay.

Why did I write eco house? Many of us are living in an ECOLOGIST way when we are at home. I think it is good to continue to take care of our planet on holiday too. The eco facts about this house: 1) during daylight the elecritricity comes from a photovoltaic system situated on the roof installed in 2011. 2) Hot water comes from solar panels installed in 2013. During colder season thermal insulation applied in 2014 lowers the need of heating and provides more uniform temperatures throughout the space. 4) Guests are kindly invited to divide the waste in order to recycle paper, glass, metal and plastic.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Marco Venturi
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We recommend this house for everyone who’s looking for a restful location to enjoy typical aspects of Italy. The house is very well accommodated, big rooms, a very extensive kitchen with all required material and everything is clean and working properly, a big garden and a very peacefull environment (side street without traffic). The owner and his family live upstaires and are very helpful, but at the same time giving you the privacy you need. If you didn’t have time to prepare for all the trips you want to make, no problem, Marco has made a documentation map with all the information you need about possible trips in the neighbourhood, and gives you all the tips you need during your stay.

Besides the accommodation, the most important advantage of the house is its location. You are in less then half an hour in the centre of Bologna (which is a fantastic city, although not popular for tourists, which is an advantage is you don’t like too much of them), nearby Ferrara (city with a beautifull historical centre) and Parma (a very charming city with of course the sublime prosciutto). Also very interesting places to visit which are a farder away but still less than 1,5 hour driving are Venice and Verona.

If you have little children (we were there with our daughter of 13 months), the place is perfect, the house is well accommodated to it, and everywhere you go to or everybody you meet, is child-minded (restaurants, swimming pool, super market, etc).

Last but not least, if you want to enjoy good Italian food, in this region of Italy, the food is great.
Aug 2014
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based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Very quiet Eco House with garden in the countryside between Bologna and Ferrara
average rating of 4.857143 based on 32 reviews

Extremely comfortable and great location as a base

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property which was excellent both in comfort and as a location base for visiting various other places.

The apartment has everything you need for self catering and is very comfortable.

We are a family of 4 with 2 grown up teenagers of 17 and 18 years and the single beds in the 2nd bedroom were absolutely fine for them.

There is plenty to see area this part of Italy - we had days out to Venice on the train (easy to do), Verona, Pisa, Florence, Milan, Ferrari Museum and Parma. As well as other more local days out into Bolonga for example.

Funo itself is a little quiet but has several pizza restaurants and is well served for supermarkets.

Overall definitely recommend this accommodation if you want to use it as a base for heading off for days out. You will need a car to get around though.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot! It is always a pleasure to deal with people as kind as you.
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Ein wunderschöner Frühlingsaufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Nach einem angenehmen Flug konnten wir nach 20 min. Anfahrt vom Flughafen Bologna unseren Mietwagen komfortabel direkt vor dem Feriendomizil parken und wurden sehr herzlich von Signore Venturi in Empfang genommen.

Die Ferienwohnung befindet sich im EG des Gebäudes und lässt in Größe und Ausstattung keinerlei Wünsche offen. Die Räume sind großzügig und sehr stilvoll eingerichtet, die Küche ist komplett ausgestattet, so dass man sich nach Ausflügen in die reizvolle Umgebung am Abend ein schmackhaftes Menü zaubern kann.

Es gibt eine Terrasse für die Gäste und einen gepflegten Garten, leider hatten wir in unserer knappen Woche Aufenthalt nicht viel Gelegenheit, uns dort aufzuhalten, es gibt viel zu viel in der Emilia zu entdecken!

Lieber Herr Venturi, wir haben uns bei ihnen und ihrer Familie sehr wohl- und willkommen gefühlt und möchten uns recht herzlich bedanken, dass sie unseren Osterurlaub mit ihrer tollen Unterkunft bereichert haben!

Grazie e ci vediamo!

Familie Klügel

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich freue mich sehr daß, Sie einen angenehmen Aufenthalt in unserem Wohnung hatten. Auf Wiedersehen!
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Excellent place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this quiet, comfortable, and well-equipped apartment. It is very convenient for Bologna or Ferrera. Marco and his family are very kind and helpful, and Marco speaks excellent English. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet and speak with you. Kind regards from Italy.
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Comfortable Quiet and Well Appointed House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this comfortable high quality apartment which had everything that we needed for our holiday. It was very clean and spacious is well located to visit a variety of beautiful places such as Bologna, Ferrara, Modena , Ravenna and Mantua which we visited by car or train. Marco, the host, had prepared guidance with maps which we made good use of and gave us considerable assistance when our daughter became unwell for which we are very grateful. We enjoyed the garden during the day and the air conditioned bedrooms at night. Marco and Family we thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and not expencive

  • 3 of 5

great livingroom, nice bathroom, owner was very helpfull, beds in second bedroom good for kids not for adults.

outdoor space is limted

traveling by train to cities is greacht and cheap

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since we do our best to satisfy the guests, we have bought two new single beds. The new pictures of the second bedroom are already available on the Homeaway site. Thank you and kind regards.
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Mid Italy stay

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful visits to Venice, Florence and Ferrara during our stay and in the evening it was really nice to come home to the quiet and peace in this wonderful home. Very clean and quiet surroundings, especially the birds singing in the morning. Thank you Marco and family.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Tavola Amica
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Interporto (A13 motorway)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Cimone Mountain
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Lidi Ferraresi
Car: necessary

The property is in the countryside between Bologna and Ferrara.

There's a path that from the house leads to a park with woods, lake and pic-nic site, ideal for walking and bird watching.

In Funo there is a local railway station.It permits to travel easily to Ferrara, Padova, Venice or Bologna.

Only 1 km. far from the house there is one of the famous Lamborghini museums. Take a look at http://www.bolognawelcome.com/en/places-to-see/suggested-itineraries/params/Percorso_20/Luoghi_500/ref/Museum%20Ferruccio%20Lamborghini

The highway (A13) is only 3 km away so this house is a good starting point for visiting many cities: Bologna (19 km.), Ferrara (44 km), Ravenna (90km), Padova(110km) , Florence (130 km), Venice (150km).

It takes one hour by car to go to the seaside (Lidi Ferraresi beaches 90km).

The Appennini Mountains are 90 km away (Sestola 1.000 m. above sea level, nice for skiing in winter).

You can enjoy yourself in a great amusement park called Mirabilandia which is 95 km away.

Also excellent solution of accommodation for Bologna Fair Exhibition Centre (Bologna fiere) , Ferrara fiere or Centergross.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Castel Maggiore, Bologna

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18 Sep 2016 - 17 Sep 2017
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Heating/air conditioning, sheets, towels, wi-fi internet connection, final cleanings INCLUDED

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castel Maggiore in Emilia Romagna

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • We provide a complete set of towels for each guest. Loo rolls are included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • We provide bed linen, pillows, etc We can provide a cot for babies.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We provide detergents and sponges. Glasses, dishes, pots are at least double those needed. There are also some games for children : memory, sudoku, scrabble.

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