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Charming apartments in historical Villa Calanco on the hills of Dozza - Apartment "Anna"

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Apartment "Anna"

Charming apartment on two levels. Entrance to the first floor with a large and bright living area with sofa for single or double bed, full and well equipped kitchen, access to the upper floor through cast iron spiral staircase. The upper floor consists of a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. Garden with tables and chairs. Large and convenient car park.

Sleeps 2 +2


About the property

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.

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.

More Details

Owner
Franco Giaconia
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

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 Dozza

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful place! We loved everything.

Well done for making such a lovely apartment.

Grazie

Richard & Eileen – Australia
Nov 2012
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Notes

RATES SHOWN ARE FOR 2 GUEST. EACH EXTRA GUEST € 10 FOR NIGHT.
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.
Stay 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.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment "Anna"in Dozza in Metropolitan City of Bologna

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double Sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Apartment "Anna"
average rating of 4.7 based on 14 reviews
Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA
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Country charm.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I, along with my wife's sister, stayed at Villa Calanco Country House for three nights in May 2017. We rented two apartments, Quintino and Anna. Both apartments were lovely. They were immaculate, comfortable and very well appointed.

The owner, Franco, was an attentive and charming host who made us feel very welcome and at home. This beautiful accommodation is located in the quiet country side of Dozza and provided an excellent base in which to explore the country side, the Medieval small village of Dozza and day trips to Bologna and Ravenna.

Although there are lovely restaurants within a short distance from Villa Calanco, , we spent two of our three evenings eating al fresco in the beautiful gardens of this lovely accommodations.

Darryl Phelan, British Columbia, CANADA

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just xxl-relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant time at a very quiet and relaxing place. We were warmly welcomed and immediatly "felt at home". Looking out of our windows we appreciated the view into the garden area. If once we go to visit Emilia Romagna again, we surely stay at this place. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are very happy that your stay was pleasant. We hope to see you again in Dozza. Franco, Teresa, Antonio and Anna
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Schöne Ferienwohnungen in parkähnlicher Umgebung

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben unseren kurzen Aufenthalt im Haus von Franco und seiner Familie sehr genossen. Die Wohnungen sind in jeglicher Hinsicht gut ausgestattet und Franco war immer, wenn wir ihn brauchten zur Stelle und half uns weiter.

Einen Verbesserungsvorschlag habe ich dennoch:

Manchmal kann es offensichtlich auch im Oktober schon witterungsbedingt kühl sein, sodass in dem historischen und wenig isolierten Gemäuer speziell am Morgen unangenehm sein kann.

Nur aus diesem Grund habe ich mich entschlossen, nur vier statt der eigentlich verdienten fünf Sterne zu vergeben.

Beste Grüße von uns allen, Franco.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Una vacanza perfetta

  • 5 of 5

Ci siamo sentiti molto bene alla Villa Calanco. Tutto é ristaurato di buonissimo gusto! Il luogo é perfetto per il mix di rilassarsi (giardino e piscina) e fare escursioni a tante cittá interessante (Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna ect. oppure al mare. Possiamo consigliarla assolutamente.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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de très belles vacances !

  • 5 of 5

Dans une maison très agréable où l'on se sent bien tout de suite !

Très bonne installation générale, confortable, très simple et très propre.

Une piscine tout récemment installée qui fut l'excellente surprise de notre arrivée !

Des propriétaires charmants et très sympathiques !

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Franco

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren sehr mit der Betreuung des Gastgebers zufrieden.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Ravenna
Bologna
Brisighella
"Medieval village"
Imola
Ferrara
Rimini
Maranello
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bologna
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Dozza
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Venice
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Castel S.Pietro Terme
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Imola
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Imola
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Dozza
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Adriatic Coast

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.

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