Lorenzo Estate, Tredozio, Emilia Romagna
- Propery Type:
- Swimming Pool
- village close by
- child friendly
- cooking classes available
The Lorenzo Estate is a beautiful property (988 acres) located just on the border of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. On the property there are three seperate farm houses that the owners have restored as holiday homes.
Casa Eleonora 16 pax with pool
Casa Caterina 6 pax with pool
Casa Alta 16 pax with pool
The owners have taken a lot of care to preserve the original appearance of the buildings, renewing the roofs with classic clay tiles, reshuttering with their own chestnut wood, and repairing walls with local stone.
Inside the houses the original character has been retained, but the owners have ensured that there is every comfort and convenience for the way we live now. New floors and kitchen and bathroom walls are surfaced with tiles made in nearby Faenza, famous for its ceramics since the 14th century. Each house has a pool and is equipped for outdoor living.
A quality they share is extraordinary views; Lorenzo Estate is some 2,000 ft high on an Appenine ridge. In the valley to the North is the tiny Tuscan village of Lutirano; on the other side, 3kms down the hill in Romagna is Tredozio which is one kilometre from start to finish. It has butchers, bakers, general stores, bars and banks.
On summer evenings, in the ancient courtyard of the Palazzo Fantini, there are concerts ranging from jazz to chamber music organised by the province's cultural commission. There are public tennis courts in Tredozio, golf courses at Forlì, Riolo Terme, and Milano Marittima on the Adriatic, and trails for mountain biking, horse-riding and trekking.
Ravenna and the Adriatic coast are 45 minutes away: Florence and the other classic Tuscan cities are within easy reach; the beautiful, bustling city of Bologna, often overlooked on the tourist trail, is just over an hour away. As a break from driving, we advise use of the excellent train services from Faenza. Alitalia, British Airways to Bologna; Ryanair has a twice- daily service from Stansted to Forlì, just 40 minutes drive from Tredozio.