|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Spacious apartment consists of entrance hall, large kitchen with lounge area, double bedroom, room 2-4 beds (possibility of adding a single bed, a bunk bed or a cot for children), bathroom with shower. Cooling System and wall heat pump. Picnic area dedicated in the garden below, with adjoining barbecue. Washing machine available in the common laundry for all apartments.
A preliminary note: we are changing the furniture in all apartments, totally or partially. As soon as we are ready (by the end of February) we will post new photos.
We have three independent apartments that can accommodate up to 17-18 people in all. We offer large apartments, well equipped for families with children and groups of friends, equipped with air conditioning with heat pump, furnishings partially or completely renewed in 2017 in all apartments. The house is located in a wooded park of 15 hectares. The pool is large (15x7 meters) and placed in a context of absolute peace and privacy. Access outside of the opening times is inhibited by the presence of a closed fence. The safety of our guests in the pool is also protected by the presence of a qualified lifeguard.
I am a professor at the University of Bologna and the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice. I teach courses in Financial Markets and Products. I am author of several books on finance and home economics. I have a camper, with whom I like to visit Europe and Italy whenever I can. I love outdoor sports. In the summer I live in Casale dei Conti, so I can serve my guests at best.
This house belongs to our family since three generations. It's set in a beautiful setting and for us, it's our place for summer rest, away from the noise and traffic of the city, and yet close to all amenities. The satisfaction of our guests is always our primary goal. We make every possible effort to make your holiday unforgettable.
The apartments are spacious and comfortable. The pool is set in a context of absolute peace and is surrounded by a wood.
We (that's my wife and my two children of 7 and 10 years) spent our summer vacation at Casale Dei Conti. We enjoyed the trip mostly, especially the friendliness of the owners, the pool and the landscape surrounding the propery. The owners were always available when we needed them and were eager to help. The landlord's mother served us freshly pressed juice at the pool which was really nice. Since the property only has three apartments the pool was never overcrowded and the general impression was more like being guests of the house than being in a holiday resort.
However, we did have some trouble with the aparment iself. I currently forget which unit it was and I do encourage the owner to clarify this and comment on my review and especially on whether the aspects mentioned have been taken care of since the summer.
First of all, the plumbing in the bathroom was not what you would call standard today (which is to a certain extent, of course, due to the age of the house). Still, the main drain of the toilet was clogged. Helping hands from the owner and his father did not really do away with the problem and even a professional plumber coming two days later was clueless. So, even in the end of hour trip we had water coming out of the shower drain when we used the toilet or the sink.
The second problem was a leaking roof in the kids' bedroom which resulted in wet walls and linen after a stormy night. Again the owner and his father took care of it immediately but still it was quite inconvenient to us. Only advantage: the TV got rained upon and broke so that "unfortunately" our kids could no longer watch TV. We greatfully declined the offer to have the TV replaced.
The third problem which was disturbing us all through the whole length of our stay was the non-accessibility of the local WIFI network. There was kind of a misunderstanding as to where the WIFI was available and where not. From the original description I remembered that WIFI was available "near the main house". In my understanding this would also have included out apartment since it had a common wall with the main house. But in fact there was no WIFI reception at all. The problem became even more severe since there was hardly ANY reception of the mobile carriers in the apartment either. As a result we really had a hard time planning our day trips using the internet and we had extra expenses for the roaming required.
We stayed here for two weeks June/July 2016. We loved it. We'd definitely recommend it and would go again. The apartment's in a rustic property (a former convent, then a farmhouse) that has been in the family since just after WW2. It's in a beautiful, historic (it has a war memorial) hillside location with a perfect, huge view across the plain. The apartment has a good feel to it and is spacious, simply but well appointed, comfortable and practical. There's plenty of storage, a good sized fridge, plenty of crockery and utensils, and everything worked. While there's no aircon, it has high ceilings, large windows and fans - we were there in a heatwave but it was no problem. There's plenty of outside space (teeming with wildlife - deer, hares, birds of prey, hoopoes) and a lovely, secluded pool. Domenico and his family have excellent language skills and really made us feel welcome. So helpful, always smiling and with little touches to show they care. They have excellent local knowledge (they live in nearby Bologna and use the property as their summer holiday home) and are keen to offer information about places to go. They gave us maps of walks around the area, and there was lots of information in the apartment. Needless to say, the area's fantastic and almost overburdened with things to see and do. Bologna's superb. Ravenna and Ferrara are smaller and beautiful. Venice is an easy day trip (by car or rail). Modena and Maranello give you their Ferrari fix. San Marino and the coast are in easy reach. The Po river at sunset is very beautiful. Dozza is a gorgeous village painted by artists. Brisighella is a characterful medieval hillside town. The driving and walking in the hills are glorious, and there's beautifully prepared food all over the place. We wouldn't hesitate to go there again - to the area and to this apartment. We had no disappointments at all, only great experiences and we loved staying at the apartment.
"Remarkably situated and well equipped apartment with good comfort in the most beautiful country side surroundings with astonishing views overlooking the Bologna flat. Perfect for car/bike touring in Emilia Romagna. The owners are very helpful."
"The owners are charming and extremely helpful. The surroundings are beautiful. It''s a great place to relax and enjoy the Italian countryside. It''s a shame we were there for work, not for pleasure but we will definitely be back."
Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances dans ce gite, très bien placé pour visiter les nombreuses villes très interessantes D'Emilie Romagne.Les propriétaires étaient charmants et très accueillants et ont tout fait pour nous rendre le séjour agréable.Nous recommandons cette location aux familles qui souhaitent visiter la région mais aussi se reposer au bord de la piscine.
Un accueil des plus agréables, les propriétaires sont très attachants et serviables. Dominico parle anglais et Fernando français, ce qui permet des échanges faciles.
La localisation est idéale pour rayonner dans toute la région. Tous les services sont également à proximité (5 km).
Nous avions un appartement spacieux pour notre famille de 7 personnes. Le cadre verdoyant est reposant avec une vue superbe sur les hauteurs. La piscine est un atout, particulièrement appréciée.
Un très bon séjour avec un excellent rapport qualité prix.
At about 10km from the exit of Castel San Pietro Terme of the Highway A14, in the locality of Casalecchio dei Conti, 4km from the Via Emilia. Directions and full map provided via e-mail on booking. GPS N44.388876, E11.528068 or 44°23'19.9' N 11°31'41.0' E.
Several medieval villages are located in the immediate vicinity. Within a radius of 100km are amusement parks, cities of art, castles and many other tourist attractions. The famous thermal baths of Castel San Pietro are less than 10km away. Within a few kilometers you will also find several restaurants offering typical cuisine. This is an ideal location for outdoor sports activities: jogging, biking, horseback riding. It is recommended to have your own car, but if necessary we can make shuttle service to and from the airports of Bologna and Forlì.