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Historical center - Recently Renovated

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Valsamoggia - Apt. Obici

Small town living! Walk to everything. Highway in 5 min. and Bologna apt. in 25

Apartment Obici

This two-bedroom apartment is located on the top floor of a building in the historic center of Spilamberto, a small town between Modena and Bologna in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The town is located about 5 kilometers from the Modena Sud exit of the A1 Autostrada and is about a 30-minute drive from the Bologna International Airport (BLQ). This location offers the charm and convenience of being in the center of a small town, yet is centrally located in the region.

Spilamberto has a lively, well preserved historic center with stone streets, covered walkways, an ancient clock tower and fortress. Shops, restaurants, cafes, banks, bakeries, markets and a pharmacy are all conveniently located in town, within easy walking distance of the apartment. There is a weekly market on Wednesday mornings and numerous festivals throughout the year.

There is free parking in the square with no permit required. Although a car is recommended for getting around the region, there are buses to Modena and other cities and towns from Spilamberto. The closest train stations are Castelfranco Emilia and Bazzano, but the Bologna and Modena stations are better served.

The apartment, which measures about 80 square meters, is bright, fully furnished and has everything necessary for a comfortable stay. There are white walls and characteristic flooring throughout the apartment. It has an open living room with a kitchen, a balcony, two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. The living room has two sets of French-doors that open to the balcony, which overlooks the square and La Rocca Rangoni, an ancient fortress. One of the bedrooms has a queen bed, while the other has two twin beds. The spacious bathroom has a large shower.

Recently renovated (2012), the apartment offers modern comfort and amenities. The modern, fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher and there is a washing machine and a hair dryer in the bathroom. There is air-conditioning in the living/kitchen and the larger bedroom (with queen bed) and screens on the windows and French-doors. The owner provides a free “internet key” for your laptop or, as an alternative; the city has free Wi-Fi at various points around town. The apartment is on the third floor with no elevator, but the bright rooms and view from the balcony are worth the climb. English (and Italian) speaking owners are available to assist guests if/as needed during their stay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Sandro Gilioli
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016

About Sandro Gilioli

I'm Italian born (Modena) but lived in the USA (Seattle) for many years. I'm fluent in English and Italian mother tongue. I work in the travel industry and love to travel !!

Sandro Gilioli purchased this apartment in 2011

What makes this apartment unique

Walk to everything! Nice experience of small town living in Italy. The southern exposure and light in the living/kitchen area and the nice view from the balcony.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked this appartment very last minute, yet everything was perfectly prepared. We received a very warm welcome from Elisa, a friend of the family and were shown a wonderful, spacious, comfortable, very clean appartment. Elisa gave us some very useful tips about the neighbourhood, how to get there, nice restaurants... we spent 4 beautiful days in and around Spilamberto and hope to return one day!
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Historical center - Recently Renovated
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews
Clermont-Ferrand, France
5

Une fantastique semaine

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une incroyable semaine à Spilamberto. L'appartement est très bien situé dans une très agréable petite ville. Il est très confortable et spacieux. Toutes les personnes que nous avons rencontrées étaient très sympathiques. Merci au propriétaire pour sa disponibilité.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sono contento la vostra vacanza sia stata piacevole e che tutto sia andato bene. Spero di vedervi ancora in un prossimo futuro. Distinti Saluti Sandro Gilioli
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4

Belle location bien située

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons séjourné dans ce très beau appartement moderne et spacieux pendant 6 jours et avons rayonné dans la région jusque Vérone au nord et Sienne au sud. Il est très bien situé dans un petit village très joli et au calme.

Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Sandro. Avec le beau temps, nous avons pu profiter du balcon bien agréable. Louer cet appartement, c'est plus qu'une location simple : draps et linge de toilette fournis, panier de bienvenue, fond de cuisine etc...avec en plus les conseils touristiques et pratiques de Sandro, c'est top !

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: E' sempre bello sapere quando i clienti si sono trovati bene!! Spero di avervi ancora ospiti in un prossimo futuro. Saluti cari da Sandro
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Chicago, IL
5

Convenient & Comfortable for Long Stays

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this apartment for almost a month and found it to be very comfortable, practical and well situated. Views of the historical center were beautiful and the people in town were kind. But more importantly, the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom were well stocked with every convenience you could need and the beds were cozy. Sandro went above and beyond to make us feel at home during our stay, even asking if there was anything he could pick up for us at the grocery store before our late-night arrival. I cannot recommend this apartment enough!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Beth!! I'm glad you found the apartment comfortable and convenient! All the best to you :) Best Regards, Sandro
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Österreich
5

3 Nächte in Spilambergo

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 3 Tage in der Wohnung, wo uns Sandro empfangen hat, uns alles erklärt hat und gute Tipps für den Aufenthalt gegeben hat.

Die Wohnung ist großzügig, alles neu eingerichtet und perfekt ausgestattet. Außerdem war wirklich alles perfekt sauber.

Spilambergo ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Bologna, Modena, usw. . Es gibt ein tolles, kleines Lebensmittelgeschäft gleich um die Ecke, außerdem vermutlich die beste Eisdiele von ganz Oberitalien.

Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to know you had a good time in the area and enjoyed your stay in our apartment!! We do our best to keep it very clean and with a minimum amount of general supplies so your stay is more enjoyable. I hope to see you again in the near future so you can explore even more Emilia Romagna! All the best to you and your family! Sandro
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Big Warning!

  • 1 of 5

My friend and I were given totally wrong information concerning this apartment. We left the U.S. on February 13th, and this was the 6th apartment we booked for our 3 month tour of Europe, and this was the first time we were seriously misled about the location. We did a search for Bologna, Italy, and this apartment came up. It is NOT in Bologna; it is located in the tiny, unremarkable village of Spilamberto. This town is approximately 17 km from Bologna, and has no public transportation. If we had not rented a car ( which the owner never advised us to do), we would have been totally stuck there after a very, very expensive taxi ride from the Bologna train station. There were a few stores and restaurants, but with those exceptions, there was really nothing to do.

We were very disappointed to believe we were going to Bologna when in fact we were not near the city at all. Even if you want a totally quiet trip with nothing to do, please be aware that this apartment is on the fourth floor with no lift, and very unreliable wi-fi service. The Internet went out the second day we were there, and was never restored. Because of this, one of lost $199.00 that was sent in to take a tour in Parma. The departure meeting place was changed the night before the tour, and since there was no internet to find out this information, the bus left without her.

Again...this was a total misrepresentation of the fact that this apartment is not in Bologna, but in Spilamberto, a town that we could not even find on a map. Be warned

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs. Nancy K, I am sorry that this apartment and location was not a fit for you and your traveling companions, but please know that it is not our intention to misled potential guests. Our description gives detailed information regarding the property and the area. I wish you had told me right away about your disappointment, we could have tried to work out a different solution. *Our description very clearly states that the apartment is located in Spilamberto (taken from the VRBO description). "This two-bedroom apartment is located on the top floor of a building in the historic center of Spilamberto, a small town between Modena and Bologna in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The town is located about 5 kilometers from the Modena Sud exit of the A1 Autostrada and is about a 30-minute drive from the Bologna International Airport (BLQ). " *Transportation is also mentioned (taken from the VRBO description) "There is free parking in the square with no permit required. Although a car is recommended for getting around the region, there are buses to Modena and other cities and towns from Spilamberto. " While not a bustling city, Spilamberto is our home and a typical example of small town living in Italy, something lots of guests really enjoy as you can read from our previous reviews. We are happy to share our little corner of Italy with visitors. Regarding the internet connection, unfortunately, the service went out while you were staying and we were not able to restore it before your departure ( I tried calling and resetting service) as it was a provider (Vodafone) network issue that lasted a few days. I apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you. Best Regards Sandro Gilioli
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Russia Moscow
5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely town, like museum. Old houses, you will see real Italian lifestyle and culture.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bologna
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Spilamberto
Nearest Ferry
130 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Modena Golf and Country Club, Montale
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Castelfranco Emilia
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Modena Sud
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Spilamberto
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Monte Cimone/Sestola
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Rimini/Riccione
Car: recommended

Visit the local (in town) Balsamic Vinegar Museum, a small gem, very informative.

Explore famous car/motorcycle maker's brands museums (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Maserati and several private collections) located in within no more then 45 minutes drive from the unit.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Valsamoggia, Bologna

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
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£519
£1,047
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £167
Final cleaning £42

No smoking allowed in the house, just on the balcony outside!
In case of late arrivals, after 10 PM (ore 22) there is an extra charge of Euro 30.
Kitchen has to be left in good conditions with dishes and utensils cleaned and put away.
Please turn off all the lights and air conditioning plus make sure you shut windows and lock front door before you leave the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , oversized shower and washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Quite room in the back of unit, it has air conditioning!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , no air conditioning in this bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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