Nestled amongst woodland and fields near Bologna and Florence, our peaceful villa is the perfect retreat for families or groups. The villa boasts a large private swimming pool, terraces, stunning views, and comes fully equipped with all mod cons. …see more
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. Al… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sandra
25 Apr 2015
"Great Family Holiday"
Booked for family holiday for 10 including 4 kids. The villa was 1 hour from the airport, spacious, clean and tidy and possibly the best equipped kitchen we have ever seen - great for a self catering … More
Thank you for the super feedback, I am so pleased that you enjoyed you and your family enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back to Ruspiano again in the future.
8 Apr 2015
Obviously good at her business but disappointing holiday for us. She knew the key approach road had collapsed (landslide) long before our arrival ((the weeds growing on the remains were huge and well… More
Thank you for posting your review nearly two years after your visit in 2013. Normally reviews are posted fairly promptly after a guest stay, so I am surprised that after nearly 2 years you have now posted a review. This leads me to wonder if you have confused us with another holiday you have taken in the intervening years. I still have your email from immediately after your stay, your comments were positive about your holiday and did not refer at all to cupboards, pool, staff etc.,
Certainly, in 2013 many parts of Italy did suffer bad winter weather leading to many public roads requiring repair. At the time, I took care to keep all guests informed with relevant information from the local council as soon as I received it. I know that your main concern was being able to walk to and from the local town - about 2 kms - and as it was unaffected by the temporary road closure, you experienced no difficulties. Of course, all road repairs across the region were successfully completed in early August 2013.
Your comments regarding the general condition of the villa surprise and confuse me. We've successfully hosted over 200+ bookings at our villa over the years and your review not only does not reflect your comments to us two years ago but they do not reflect the experiences of any other guests hence our thinking that you may have mixed the experiences of two holidays into one. Nevertheless, thank you for your time and thought and I will look at each of your points in case there's an area which can be improved. Kind Regards Sandra
la casa è molto bella e ben tenuta e ha un bel giardino. Abbiamo passato una bella vacanza in relax. Abbiamo trovato tutto conforme alle aspettative anzi direi di più perché abbiamo co… More
Nearest beach 100 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Country house in a separate Valley .8hect-garden with fence located ina “ParcoStoricoNaturalistico".Possibility to visit the main Art towns of north italy in one day trip.Antique forniture and chimneys in the rooms.Shed for picnic with woodoven Biogarden Footballpla …see more
16 Sep 2014
We had a wonderful stay here. Loved the pizza oven outside worked amazingly. Perfect location. Train station 15 mins away. Very helpful owner. Highly recommend insect repellant as the midges etc were … More
The apartment was beautifully renovated and exceptionally clean. It was the perfect size for a couple and we were even allowed to bring our dog (dog food and bowls were provided!) The couple who own a… More
3 Jan 2014
La casetta e' graziosa e molto confortevole. La proprietaria ci ha consigliato dei begli itinerari e ristorantini molto interessanti. C'era perfino il caffe' e qualche biscotto per la colazione. Cosa … More
1 Oct 2013
"Un week end rilassante"
La casetta è al centro di una piccola frazione del comune di Castel D'Aiano, piuttosto frequentato da villeggianti nel periodo estivo: la temperatura è fresca d'estate (5, 6 gradi inferiore alle cit… More
E' il posto giusto per le vacanze rilassanti e comode. Abbiamo trovato tutto quello che ci è stato comunicato e l'accoglienza è stata super.
Spero che riusciremo a trovare un altro week end per far… More
Abbiamo passato un week end meraviglioso alloggiando in questa bellissima struttura incantevole, circondati da una vista mozzafiato e tanto verde.
La chiesta ristrutturata è curata nei minimi dettag… More
Che dire quando arrivano queste belle review , non so se prima ringraziare , la soddisfazione e' moltissima,grazie gentili ospiti di avercela lasciata e ,in questi giorni di inizio autunno, mandiamo un caro saluto da Chiesa Ignano 1778. Grazie Gabriele e Irene
18 Jun 2015
"Wonderful hosts, a peaceful retreat and a great base to explore the region"
Chiesa Ignano is a perfect place for exploring the region. High in the hills, it is a peaceful retreat with gardens and views of the surrounding countryside. Our apartment was well equipped and comfor… More
Dear Alice, thanks for your wonderful review, we was delighted to host your family and for us was really a pleasure to spend time with you and tips your daily trips to the nearest town. When a lovely family like yours leave Chiesa Ignano we are little sad , because even if a week is not long time is a piece of journey thru our long life that we spent toghether and that full our soul , and then the time go and my be we will see you again as promised. Best Irene and Gabriele
13 May 2015
"posto incantevole dove è possibile rilassarsi ma anche riflettere"
Struttura e personale gradevoli. Appartamenti arredati con gusto, essenziali ma accoglienti. Abbiamo soggiornato in un'incantevole dependance con una camera a livello ingresso, giusta ed accogliente p… More
Grazie mille per la bella recensione, Chiesa Ignano in effetti e' un luogo di relax e anche di "meditazione" , l'atmosfera ed il contesto storico aiutano. La natura , le fioriture , i prati e i boschi del Parco di Monte Sole sono sicuramente rigeneranti. I luoghi impongono un momento di riflessione. Il nostro spirito di ospitalita' tende ad armonizzarsi con la natura stessa. Grazie ancora e alla prossima visita. Gabriele e Irene
We stayed one night in Chiesa Ignano on our way from Milan to Chianti. We were welcomed by the family, they had made a wonderful and reasonably priced three course dinner for us, and the apartment (tw… More
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
This holiday property, Castello La Rocca, has age-old origins dating back to medieval time. It is situated in one of the most impressive areas of high Mugello, 10 km from Firenzuola. The property can be easily reached from Florence by the ancient road Granducale whic... …see more
Distance approx 9.68 miles from Grizzana Morandi Show on Map
Siamo Stati in questo appartamento una settimana, molto comodo e accogliente, l'appartamento è ristrutturato da poco con un bellissimo parquet, molto ampio e arredato bene, ci sono tutti i comfort ne… More
Everything about our stay was truly memorable. Sylvia (plus Mum, daughter and dog), were lovely, they made us feel immediately at home. The cooking class was a culinary experience of the first order, … More
3 May 2012
"De Torre is een stukje paradijs in de Emilia Romagna!"
Op zoek naar een mooi plekje in de natuur en toch niet te ver weg van de steden Bologna,Firenze,Modena, Ravenna etc.. Dan is de La Torre il fontanini in Montombraro (Zocca) de ideale uitgangsbasis. Va… More
8 Apr 2012
Llegar a I Fontanini tiene algo de mágico, el paisaje verde, la laguna... y de pronto, La Torre.
La casa es estupenda, confortable y bien amueblada. El entorno es maravilloso. Tiene dos terracitas … More
Casa del Podere is very well suited voor large groups. We were a group of ten and never felt cramped together. The location is superb: secluded and quiet with the village within easy reach. The region… More
19 Oct 2015
"Really Great Home with Beautiful Location"
We had a very nice stay in this home. It is set in a remote, beautiful location in the hills outside (45 min - SW) of Bologna with great hills for running and beautiful views. We took a cooking class … More
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Two bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen, terrace. …see more
8 Jul 2014
"What a fantastic place"
Casa Forte was a gem, unique in character and location
Silvia was a charming hostess
Great base to visit the great sports car factories and museums or to walk in the mountains or to visit Modena, … More
My wife and I and another couple rented the Torre apartment at Ca Bertu during the Easter holidays. We thought the place was delightful, with a beautiful location on the side of a typical valley of th… More
Bellissima casa in un consigliatissimo posto dove trascorrere delle vacanze in relax. C'é un giardino privato recintato molto ampio con una invidiabile vista monti dove mia figlia di 5 anni ha potuto… More
22 Sep 2015
"More than expected"
One of my best experience I had in Italy. The house is equipped with all the furniture, much more than the basics; 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 kitchen and a dining room. The garden is private and perfect fo… More
2 Jan 2016
"relax in appennino"
Ho soggiornato con la mia famiglia gli ultimi giorni dell anno presso questa graziosissima casa con un giardino splendido e ampio con veduta panoramica sono rimasto piacevolmente sorpreso per la cordi… More
A selfish bit of me wants to keep quiet about that this place so that we can go back without too much competition for space. But that would really not be fair, on those who might visit and on Brunello… More
15 Jul 2015
"A Wonderful retreat and a home away from home"
We are a family of 4 and we stayed here in July 2015. We met our hosts Francesca and Brunello on arrival and for the whole week we spent there they were excellent hosts. We were shown around the upsta… More
14 Aug 2015
"Peace and perfection in beautiful surroundings"
From the moment of booking, everything with our stay at La Secchia Rapita was superb, firstly the owner, Giulio was extremely helpful and responded to any emails very quickly. His parents live in the … More
Avevamo già soggiornato qui nel 2006. La struttura aveva un'altra gestione...e si vede!!
Il ristorante non è più in funzione, il parco giochi per i bambini ha giochi poco stabili e quindi pericolo… More
We stayed with Fabia and Piero for a week and enjoyed every minute of our stay; they are the most accommodating and hospitable hosts. We had a car which made this the ideal location for visiting Bolog… More
Santa and Marcus were two perfect hosts. Discrete, kind and very polite.
It 'it has been a pleasure to share with them the evenings talking about Italy and Australia. They impressed us for their curiosity of Italian history, our culture and our food.
Santa speaks very good Italian and we really miss their company. We hope to see you soon.
I knew when I visited Villa La Dogana at the start of the year that it would be good, and it didn't let me down. We had a great family holiday. The large pool is a real asset, especially when you have… More
11 Dec 2013
"Relax and Charme"
Great place La Dogana! We were there in 20 spending a really nice and relaxing week. Not that easy to find but worth the 40 minutes drive from Florence. Rocca and Marisa are very helpfull. Very nice s… More
4 Nov 2013
"Tuscany at its best!"
Last month my family and friends had an amazing time in Villa La Dogana, we experienced the authentic Tuscan life in an incredible atmosphere. The Villa is absolutely perfect, it has everything you ne… More
Thank YOU so much. It was a real pleasure having you all in Villa La Dogana, such a nice group. I am very happy you like our family villa and appreciate all what we do to put guests at ease, trying to keep up with the high standard of the villa.
Gran casa con varios pisos. Hicimos el viaje 23 personas. Hay habitaciones con baño dentro y otras tienen que compartirlo (algunos baños sin cortina son incómodos). La cocina está en el sótano, a… More
sublime! Siamo stati in questa bella casa per 3 giorni ed è stato fantastico! la casa è molto pulita, bei paesaggi e proprietari molto cordiale. un momento di vera felicità. Grazie mille… More
Onorati di ospitarvi!
Speriamo di rivedervi presto!
13 Apr 2014
"Soggiorno da sogno"
Sono sempre stato un amante della natura e della tranquillità e finalmente sono riuscito a trovare un posto degno di queste due caratteristiche.
Ho soggiornato con la mia ragazza in questa bella lo… More
Grazie per la bella recensione.
Spero di riavervi presto alla Casa del Bosco.
8 Sep 2015
Ce fut une merveilleuse surprise dés l'entrée dans la maison! Elle est décorée avec beaucoup de goût, le cachet de son origine et toutes les commodités modernes cohabitent. C'est un lieu authent… More
Thanks a lot Chantal! Hope to see you the next year!