Super villa with pool near Bologna and Florence
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Casa Ruspiano is located in Emilia Romagna, Italy, near the beautiful cities of Bologna and Florence. Casa Ruspiano is a traditional 5 bedroom villa and barn with exceptional views, large swimming pool, relaxing terraces and rolling hills. In the house top floor comprises of master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 1 twin and 1 double bedroom, with 1 family bathroom. The ground floor comprises 32ft fully equiped kitchen with dining area for 10, 30 ft sitting/living room, plus an additional bathroom. The barn - just 6 metres from the house, comprises 2 double bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and bathroom. The ground floor is open plan with fully fitted kitchen and contemporary living space. The sitting area includes TV, DVD player and iPOD dock. The kitchen is well appointed with all mod-cons. The property has underfloor heating and state of the art wood burning stoves. Absolutely perfect for families.
This area is home to many music festivals in the summer, including Italy's best blues and jazz festivals. Pistoia holds the world famous Pistoia Blues festival every July, as well as the Giostra dell Orto, a jousting medieval procession also held in the Summer. The Porretta Jazz festival each summer, includes past guests like Buddy Guy or visit the famous thermal spas. Prato has an annual national Comic Book Conference in the spring and Prato and Bologna Estate (July/August) is a living arts festival including open-air theatre, concerts and films held each year. Nearby San Miniato is home to antique and craft festivals on the third and first Sundays of every month. For visitors who enjoy a faster pace the area also is home to Ferrari, Formula 1 with the testing track and museum based at Maranello just 35 mins away. This area is absolutely perfect for families, children, artists, writers and culture connoisseurs.
In the local town of Vergato, there are many supermarkets, cafes, bakers, delicatessens, gelateria, pasta makers, pizzerias, wine shops and essential services e.g. banks, farmacias, hospital, post offices.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rimini 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bologna International Airport 35 km, Nearest railway: Vergato 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Emilia Romagna region
Emilia Romagna is Italy's finest culinary region, home of balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese and parma ham with Bologna, its capital, voted the place Italians would most love to live, this is truly La Dolce Vita, with art, culture, tradition, museums, palazzos, piazzas, churches, towers and superb shopping.
This area is renowned for its fantastic wine and beautiful architecture. Carmignano, less than 30 mins from the house, is known for wines that marry Sangiovese and Cabernet grapes (as well as local olive oil and grappa) and wine tasting is available in lots of local vineyards. Because of the area's superb culinary traditions, there are a profusion of food festivals (sagre) all year round, ranging from chestnut sagre to the famous white truffle sagre. In the summer local sagre in near-by villages include polenta, wild boar, venison and ravioli.
This Bologna area is renowned for its fantastic food and wine and beautiful architecture. Carmignano, less than 30 mins from the house, is known for wines that marry Sangiovese and Cabernet grapes (as well as local olive oil and grappa) and wine tasting is available in lots of local vineyards. Not forgetting Bologna - just 35 mins away by car - with a host of places of interest and culinary delights. Because of the area's superb culinary traditions, there are a profusion of food festivals (sagre) all year round, ranging from chestnut sagre to the famous white truffle sagre. In the summer local sagre in near-by villages include polenta, wild boar, venison and ravioli.
In our local town of Vergato there is also plenty of choice - with restaurants offering the famous truffles and tartuffo mushrooms, plus plenty of Florentine dishes too. We have a wonderful local restaurant just 200 metres from the entrance to our villa. Just perfect for when no one wants to drive.
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