Super villa with pool near Bologna and Florence
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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10
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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.
Some of the fabulous reviews from past guests (not booked via HL)
Lovely Stay – October 2014
Spent 7 days at this lovely villa with family and friends and absolutely loved it. Great interiors with lovely contemporary finish. Plenty of space for the 10 people in our party to relax and unwind. The pool is enormous and the kids simply did not want to get out of it. Practical things - town is just 1km away and has everything that you need. That plus the Italian sunshine and food - you can't ask for more!
Italian delight - September 2014
To holiday in Vergato is a real Italian delight and what awaits you at this fabulous accommodation is truly a wonderful experience; it's ideal for family get togethers.The villa is well cared for and any request is taken into consideration. Whilst every amenity is provided to enable you to self cater you must try some of the local restaurants , pizzeria La Brace in the village does great pizza. For days out getting into Bologna and Florence are well worth a visit, train fares are modestly priced. If you're an early riser you could even consider a day in Verona , as this is quite a compact city the main sights are "do able" in a day. I would highly recommend to friends and family!
Wonderful Villa – July 2014
Thank you for the use of your wonderful house (and barn, the kids loved it). We had a great time in Vergato and the cities around.
|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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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||King Beds (3), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
About this location
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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17 Dec 2014
"Great Holiday with family and friends"
Booked the villa for a 2 week holiday with 3 generations of family. The villa was perfect with 5 spacious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and 2 kitchens and sitting rooms. Plus loads of outside space too. All made super easy for everyone to enjoy their stay.
We enjoyed a wide choice of local restaurants at reasonable prices, plus day trips to Florence and Bologna too. Most of time it was difficult to leave the relaxing environment of the villa and grounds. One thing to note is that the kitchen is the best I have ever found in a holiday rental fully equipped for all types of cooking from taigine, fish kettle and large weber BBQ. This made it super easy to shop locally at the food markets and cook in.
I hope to return again for another stay soon!
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sandra
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