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Historical center - 2 bedrooms-1 bath

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Small town living! Walk to everything. Highway in 5 min. Bologna airport 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 various streets of the center 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 free Wi-Fi 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

Sandro Gilioli
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Valsamoggia in Spilamberto

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , oversized shower and washing machine
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Historical center - 2 bedrooms-1 bath
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 14 reviews

Spilamberto - what a lovely village !

  • 4 of 5

It is a great place to visit the many cities in Emilia Romagna.

The village offer a great variation of restaurants, shops, delicatessen and locals are extremely friendly.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment in a great town!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sandro's apartment in Spilamberto. We chose this location because we wanted to be close to Modena, but outside of a big city. Spilamberto was a great location for us. They had some wonderful restaurants and the locals were so kind to our son everywhere we went.

The apartment was great. Incredibly clean, lots of space, a beautiful terrace and a very well stocked kitchen. Sandro welcomed us with fresh strawberries and a bottle of Lambrusco and gave us some wonderful recommendations on what to do in the area (don't miss the Balsamic museum)! He recommended Osteria Degli Obici, which was one of our favorite meals in all of Italy.

I would greatly recommend this as a place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, I'm glad you enjoyed your time in our apartment and small piece of Italy. This area is a bit less touristic then many other places and I think this is what makes it more real. I hope to see you or some of your friends in the near future! All the best to you and your family, Sandro
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Astoria/New York, USA

Best place in Spilamberto!

  • 5 of 5

Sandro's hospitality has no comparison! He made our stay incredibly pleasant. We felt right at home in this apartment. It's very comfortable close to great little places to eat and close to the airport. This city and apartment made us feel like locals visiting friends. We learned about its history while tasting all the amazing flavors of the region. Sandro THANK YOU for making our stay one we will take forever in our hearts!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really happy to know you had a wonderful time in our area and in general in Italy. I think human contact with locals is just as important as your daily sightseeing of known tourist attractions and you've made an effort in doing so, good job guys!! Enjoy the rest of your trip and maybe see you again in the future! Best regards, Sandro
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Clermont-Ferrand, France

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: 14-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 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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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: 14-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 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

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: 21-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 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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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
130 Miles
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
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Monte Cimone/Sestola
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.57
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.83

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 25.
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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