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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This spacious holiday house (approx. 150 m² living area) "Casa del Porticato" is situated in the Valtaro (valley of the Taro river) area, Emilia Romagna, province of Parma (north of Tuscany), about 4-5 miles from the town of Borgo val di Taro.

Casa del Porticato is a recently renovated house in the quiet of the countryside of the Appenines and is part of a quiet small "borgo" of 5 houses of which 2 of them are inhabited permanently. The others are weekend- and holiday homes.

THE HOUSE:

Casa del Porticato is a comfortable house with all the necessary luxury for a nice holiday. It has an entrance with a marble stairway, a nice large living room and fully equipped kitchen: the dining area has an 8 person dining table. On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms, a large bathroom (toilet, bidet, washing basin, shower and bath with jetstream system). 2 of the bedrooms have their own entrances and stairs. Outside there is a garden and 2 terraces (1 sun terrace and 1 dining terrace). Downstairs you'll also find an extra toilet and laundry facilities (washer and dryer). Downstairs under the house there is a cellar where the outdoor garden furniture and sunbeds are stalled. The house is centrally heated.

Find Casa del Porticato on the search engines to find more information. In front of the house there is a large square with 2 parking lots (pebbles).

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lerici 80 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Milano Linate 160 km, Nearest railway: Borgotaro 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking

The Emilia Romagna region

The Valtaro region comprises two valleys with the rivers Taro and Ceno running through them. The landscape is primarily rolling hills, fields and rivers. The climate is mild and the countryside offers a wealth of sporting activities: horse-riding, fishing, trekking, walking, cycling, kayaking, skiing and swimming.

Situated between Tuscany and Liguria, the valleys are within easy reach of the Tyrrhenian coast (The Cinqueterre, Lerici, Sestri, Massa and Viareggio) and the cities of Parma, Bologna, Florence and Milan and their respective airports.

The Valtaro and Valceno Valleys are just minutes from the A15 Motorway which runs from Parma to La Spezia on the Tyrrhenian coast. At Parma, this motorway then meets the A1 Autostrada del Sole which runs along the backbone of Italy from Milan to Naples, and at La Spezia the A12 along the Tyrrhenian coast from Genova southbound.

But what really sets this part of Italy apart from the rest is its gastronomic inheritance. Nearby we have the home of the world famous Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Borgotaro is the home of the Borgotaro Porcini mushroom.

The wonderful Appennine castles at Compiano, Bardi, Varsi and Varano Melegrani confirm the cultural heritage of this region.

Borgo val di Taro or Borgotaro is the main town in the area.

Parma

The house is centrally situated between the city of Parma (55 miles) and the Cinqueterre and the coast/beach (60 miles). 15 minutes from highway (Parma-La Spezia) A15.

Province of Parma (Emilia Romagna) .....7 miles from the border of Tuscany. 1,5 hours by car from Pisa and Bologna, less than 2 hours from Lucca and almost 2,5 hours from Florence and Sienna.

The area is known for its mushrooms, meat and parmigian cheese and "slow food".

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