Charming and characteristic apartment of 56 mq. located on the first floor composed by a large and bright living room with sofa , a rustic brick kitchen, a double bedroom, a small bedroom with two single bed, bathroom with shower. Garden with tables and chairs. Wide and convenient car park.
Villa Calanco Country House
Located on the hills of the first countryside of Romagna, at 1 km from the medieval village of Dozza and 25 km from Bologna, Villa Calanco Country House is an elegant eighteenth-century country house set in a parkland with ancient trees and a farm of more than 3 hectares. The structure has just been completely renovated by the owners who have personally taken care of the details with particular care and with full respect of its history.The apartments has been carefully restored and furnished, which keep intact the charm of the rural tradition of Romagna, like the ancient terracotta, wood, raftered ceiling , antique doors and furniture, giving life to a sober and elegant style that blends the modern comforts.The comfortable and privileged geographical position allows to reach cities rich in history and art as Bologna ( 25 km), Ravenna (52 km), Ferrara (74 km), Imola ( 7 km), Faenza ( 22 km), Brisighella ( 32km) and Dozza (1 km), one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
FOR SPORTS :
Hiking and mountain biking around the Villa
Trekking in the surrounding hills
Golf Club in Castel San Pietro Terme at 10 km
Tennis at 2Km
Horse Riding at 2 Km
FOR FANS OF MOTORSPORTS :
Besides the Autodromo Internazionale of Imola, the factories and museums of the Ferrari, Ducati, Maserati, Lamborghini are easily accessible. Several proposals visible on www.motorsite.it
FOR LOVER OF GOOD FOOD:
The area offers a variety of courses related to the food and wine tradition typical of Romagna. Typical products are piadina, salami and the 'minestre', those are the first courses of handmade pasta ranging from noodles to macaroni comb (garganelli), ravioli with ricotta, tortellini. Among the main courses meat on the grill, as mutton and sausage. Everything always accompanied by the famous local wines.
Teresa and Antonio are glad to welcome you in their kitchen of the villa, where they organize lessons of traditional romagnola cookery with final lunch or dinner together all the family. Lasting about 4 hours and minimum 2 people.
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About the Owner
About Franco Giaconia
Franco was born in Tuscany and has known Teresa on a trip to Africa. Both are travel enthusiasts.
In 1999, Franco, Teresa, and the kids Antonio and Anna from Tuscany are transfered in Dozza.
Franco immediately was fascinated by Villa Calanco, dwelling which since 1700 has been owned by the family of Teresa
As a restorer has personally coordinated and executed many of the restoration works that have lasted over 10 years.
Teresa, graduate in history, works at the State Archives of Imola.
Antonio study architecture at the University of Bologna, venue of Cesena and Anna study at high school in Imola.
Why Franco Giaconia chose Bologna
Privileged location - In peaceful countryside but easy to reach from the motorway, from the train station, airport of Bologna. Excellent and convenient base for visits cultural tourism. A few minutes from all services, various typical restaurants, food stores and supermarket.
Charming apartments - Spacious, independent and real quality apartments, characteristic, carefully restored and equipped with all comforts and furnished keeping intact the charm of the rural tradition of Romagna.
What makes this apartment unique
We believe that we are offering something that has been missing in Romagna: not average farm holiday accommodation, not uninspiring flats, but cozy apartments in historical villa in which the owners themselves reside, amid the charm of history , comfort and tradition.
Family management - Managing reservations, keys delivery, ceck-in and ceck-out run by Franco and his family who live in the main part of the villa and are always available for any question or information
RATES SHOWN ARE FOR 2 GUEST. EACH EXTRA GUEST € 10 FOR NIGHT ( CHILDREN 4 -12 YEARS : € 5 - BABIES 0 - 3 YEARS : NO CHARGE).
Prices include: electricity, gas, water, bed linen, bath towels set, final cleaning.
For an ecological choice in order to reduce energy consumption, the use of air conditioning and heating are extra with counting consumption of electricity for A.C. and gas for heating.
Tourism Tax: from June 1, 2015, the municipality of Dozza start to charge the tourism tax.
The tax is € 1 for person for night, up to a maximum of 5 nights for stay (max. € 5 for person total).
Children under 14 years old and people with disabilities are exempt from the tax.
(21 traveller reviews)
Excellent example of Italian Villa visitation. Great location, near town of Dozza and great restaurants; not far from the Adriatic shore. We enjoyed the hospitality, the restful stay on the farm-like property and easy access in and out of the facility. We recommend staying here away from the bustle of town and among the peaceful hilltop Italians.
We can confirm all previous reviews. Wonderful place, spacious both indoors and out, very kind owner. Excellent choice for our holiday (travelling with our 10 month old son).
Enjoyed our stay
We had a warm welcome. Everything was as advertised. Very comfortable. Air conditioning, which we did not need to use, is an extra cost. Large property. Good position close to Dozza which has some good restaurants.
Perfect holiday location
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Calanco. We stayed in appartment Natalia and the appartment had everything we could have wished for. It is the perfect spot for visiting cities such as Bologna, Parma and Ferrara and also for smaller towns like Faenza, Imola and Brisighella. Our highlights were Palazzo Milzetti in Faenza and the Malatestiana library in Cesena.
Due to circumstances we had to postpone our stay at Villa Calanco for two weeks. Franco was very helpful in finding us a suitable solution and did not even charge us anything extra!
We highly recommend Villa Calanco and we will definitely return for another holiday!
Great place, great location
This is a lovely place, the photos are accurate, the place is clean and well-maintained and has everything you need for a vacation. It is close to the autostrada as well as a train station and perfect for day trips (need a car here). Franco, the owner, lives on the property and is consistently around for help and good advice. Dozza is very near by and is a charming town with good restaurants.
Really enjoyed our stay at this charming location which is perfect for visiting Bologna and the other nearby attractions such Imola, Faenza and the lovely village of Dozza. Our apartment was perfect and the gardens were lovely for eating outside. Highly Recommended!
David & Judith
From the Owner
“Privileged location - In peaceful countryside but easy to reach from the motorway, from the train station, airport of Bologna. Excellent and convenient base for visits cultural tourism. A few minutes from all services, various typical restaurants, food stores and supermarket. Charming apartments - Spacious, independent and real quality apartments, characteristic, carefully restored and equipped with all comforts and furnished keeping intact the charm of the rural tradition of Romagna.”
Activity and Interests
Dozza is situated on the crest of a hill gently down toward the Via Emilia between Bologna and Imola, Dozza looks like a touch of color, in an atmosphere outside of time. A medieval village which ancient structure is still well preserved. Dozza is famous for “The Biennal Painted Wall” during which the village becomes alive with artists coming from all over the world who paint directly on the walls of the houses. So the village, with its typical 'to zone' structure surrounded by city walls becomes a beautiful open air art gallery always visible. We also suggest to visit the wonderful and mighty fortress with the adjoining Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, where it is possible to taste and buy the regional wines.
Dozza, is part of the club 'The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy', an association for promoting the great heritage of history, arts, culture, environment and traditions present in the small Italian towns which are ,by the most part, excluded from the flows of tourists.
From the Owner
“We believe that we are offering something that has been missing in Romagna: not average farm holiday accommodation, not uninspiring flats, but cozy apartments in historical villa in which the owners themselves reside, amid the charm of history , comfort and tradition. Family management - Managing reservations, keys delivery, ceck-in and ceck-out run by Franco and his family who live in the main part of the villa and are always available for any question or information”
- Farm Holidays
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- laundrette - not serviced
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- 56 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Bicycles ...
- 2 bicycles
- 4 garden chairs
- COOKING CLASSES Teresa and Antonio are glad to welcome you in their kitchen of the villa, where they organize lessons of traditional romagnola cookery with final lunch or dinner together all the family. Lasting about 4 hours and minimum 2 people.