Torre Fantini, Tredozio, Emilia Romagna
- Propery Type:
- cooking classes available
- child friendly
- village close by
- Swimming Pool
Staff favourite villa! Great Value. Included in the rental cost is a local guide to introduce the area, a tour of the palazzo Fantini gardens in Tredozio, a warm host on hand during your stay and an arrival dinner for your first evening.
Torre Fantini is a charming country house located on the border of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany.
It sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. It has a private garden with several areas to relax under the shade and a swimming pool overlooking the beautiful valley. It is a short walk from the village of Tredozio.Torre Fantini offers a strategic location to explore central Italy’s regions such as Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Umbria
Located near the south eastern corner of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, Torre Fantini claims a hilltop position amid the rolling green landscape bordering the Foresti Casentinesi, a national park extending southward into Tuscany. In fact, this property was at one time in Tuscany! Torre Fantini is an old farm tower belonging to the family of the same name.
This family still lives in the Palazzo Fantini located nearby the Torre, 1 km away. The magical garden surrounding the Palazzo, a 17th century residence, belongs to the association of Grandi Giardini Italiani ( Great Italian Gardens ) and is open to the public for tours, courtyard concerts during the summer and for weddings. The village of Tredozio is deliciously quiet, yet harbours a number of inviting restaurants-particularly the Mulino di San Michele (in an old mill). A ten-minute walk takes one from the tower to the village centre offering the conveniences of grocery shops, a bakery, a bar and bus station.
Torre Fantini offers a stay in a delightful farmhouse, remodelled in the traditional style, with terrace views over a lovely stretch of countryside. Each of the three double bedrooms is attractively furnished in a refined rustic style with beamed ceilings and cotto toscano floors, and provided with a satellite TV and small refrigerator. A bathroom with shower accommodates each bedroom.
Garden and Outdoor areas
A paved road leads from the main road to the house.
Parking for 4 cars covered by a pergola of vines.
Panoramic swimming pool (5x10 meters). The pool area is furnished with sun beds and umbrellas. There is also an external shower just next to the pool.
Shaded pergola with table and chairs overlooking the valley.
Living room with view over the valley.
Kitchen with dining area.
A bathroom with shower.
All the rooms on this floor have got French windows and access to the garden.
Back garden furnished with table and chairs.
The kitchen is equipped with oven, microwave, toaster, fridge and freezer, dishwasher. Electric cook top.
An external stair case (about 15 steps) leads to the first floor.
Entrance hall; on the right a studio – reading room with a sofa bed for one extra adult or two children. En suite private bathroom with shower.
Double bedroom – La Vecchia Torre - with ensuite bathroom with shower and view over the valley.
Stairs to the second floor (about 12 steps)
On this floor there are 2 twin - double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Torre Fantini is centrally heated; laundry service is available on request. Each bedroom is provided with hair dryer.
Other facilities washing machine, BBQ.
Three hundred meters from the house one finds a public tennis court.
From May to September the swimming pool is open. WIFI Internet connection is available.
Activities @ Torre Fantini
Please enquire if you are interested in:
Italian Language Class
Benefiting from a long history of prosperity, Emilia-Romagna is imbued with the spirit of fine living and boasts many exceptional Renaissance palaces and a particularly rich culinary heritage (lasagne, tortellini, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar are just a few of many delicious regional innovations). A number of enjoyable excursions are easily undertaken from Torre Fantini. Faenza, with its world-famous ceramics museum and production house, is about 30 km away, and the splendid medieval fortress at Brisighella is half as far. A drive of 50 km toward the Adriatic finds one in Ravenna, in the presence of the world's finest Byzantine mosaics outside of Istanbul, and from here it's just minutes to the wonderful resorts of the coast. The distinguished city of Bologna, 75 km northwest of Torre Fantini, offers a delightful urban experience and, remarkably, the Tuscan capital of Florence is almost as close.
Torre Fantini is centrally heated; each bedroom is provided with a hair dryer. Flat screen satellite TV in the studio room. Baby bed and high chair available. Iron and ironing board are available. Laundry service is available on request.
No Smoking property, pets are not allowed.
At this altitude, the nights are always cool so air conditioning is not necessary, but, just in case, we can provide ventilator fans on request.
From May to September the swimming pool is open. A cell phone with prepaid card is available. WIFI Internet connection is available and included in the rental price
Three hundred meters from the house there is a public tennis court.
Vineyards for wine tasting between 10 and 25 km
Horseback riding 25 km
Golf course 28 km
Beach near Ravenna 80 km
While you may be tempted to stay by the pool to relax and enjoy the peace, there are many activities you can enjoy here including learning some Italian, taking a cooking class or a ceramics workshop. If you are a fan of fine footwear you can visit a top flight shoe maker and order a pair of customized walking shoes or riding boots. Or if you prefer physical activity you can go walking or hiking or biking, or book the tennis court for a game or two.
This is a great area for visiting delightful and well preserved medieval villages and for wine tasting at one of the many award winning estates of the area, and on your way there or on your way back, you can stop and eat some of the famous specialties of the area which include many types of hand rolled egg pasta, fine beef steaks and excellent pork products both fresh and the salt cured hams and salamis for which this area is famous.
Art and history lovers will find plenty to visit in a number of historic art cities within easy reach, form the Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna, to the extensive historic centre of Bologna, the many artistic sights of Florence and the International Ceramics museum of Faenza. And of course the bonus is each of these cities has great shopping!
Modigliana 9 km
Portico di Romagna 16 km
Brisighella 21 km
San Benedetto in Alpe ( National Park ) 25 km
Faenza 28 km
Forlì 45 km
Ravenna 69 km
Bologna 75 lm
Florence 80 km
Modena 128 km
Parma 182 km
|Dates||Guests||Price per week|
|High||June 30 - September 1||6||€2,600.00|
|Mid||7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 - October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
|Low||Rest of year||6||€2,100.00|
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