Historic Villa Rental with a Pool in a Gorgeous Country Estate near Bologna, ItalyImola, Emilia Romagna (Italy)
Historic Villa Rental with a Pool in a Gorgeous Country Estate near Bologna, Italy
This elegant 18th-century villa rental, which has been owned for centuries by one of Italy’s oldest families, is located halfway between Bologna and Ravenna in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The villa originated in the 15th century as a Renaissance tower and was converted into the villa it is today in the 18th century. It has five elegant bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and one-half bathroom, and can accommodate 16 guests. All of the bedrooms are large and comfortable with authentic period furnishings and decor and views over the garden. It is the perfect destination for large families and groups seeking a historic ambiance in a secluded environment. An additional three bedrooms and three bathrooms can be rented once the occupancy of 10 has been exceeded. All of the bedrooms are double bedrooms and include either a queen-sized bed or two single beds pushed together. Two of the bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom, one with a shower and one with a bathtub. Linens and towels are provided.
The villa has always remained privately run by the family and so has retained its utterly unspoiled and authentic atmosphere. Guests are sure to be entranced by the beauty of the villa and will feel lucky to be counted among the famous Italian poets, politicians, and even royalty that have visited this historic destination. The large hallway decorated with frescos leads to a living room where guests can sink into the elegant yet plush sofa and chairs and enjoy the crackling of the wood fireplace. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a large refrigerator and freezer, two four-ring gas stoves, an oven, a dishwasher, and all of the dishes and cookware needed to prepare locally sourced meals at home. Off of the kitchen, there is a stately dining room with a large table to seat 16 people and a fireplace. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a TV, a stereo, a ping-pong table, and an elevator
Outside, the villa is surrounded by a private park and 18th-century gardens. This estate is the pride of the region as its park has been featured in Italy's finest gardens. Guests can take a romantic stroll through the flower gardens with their fragrant roses and lavender or walk through the Italian kitchen-garden with its pathways leading through family vineyards. The private pool is surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs and al fresco dining is available on the large terrace dining table. There is also a tennis court on the property that can be used upon notifying the owners.
The villa is set on 25 acres of parklands and gardens for guests to stroll through and explore during their stay. For recreation, guests have access to the private pool, a tennis court, and a ping-pong table. For relaxing, guests can enjoy views from the terrace or soak in the warmth of the crackling fire in the fireplace. The villa is equipped with Wi-Fi, a TV, and a stereo. There is an elevator from the ground floor to the upper floor. Parking is also available on site.
Please note, guests must request use of the elevator and tennis court before arrival.
- Outdoor pool
- Washing machine
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Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Pets and smoking are not permitted.
A security deposit of 1500 euros is required.
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Location and surroundings
Imola, Emilia Romagna (Italy)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Horseback riding
- Whitewater rafting
- Wine tasting
This villa’s location makes it the perfect starting point for day trips to many well-known destinations such as Ravenna, Faenza, Ferrara, and Bologna. The property is less than 20 miles from Bologna with its two leaning towers, archaeological museum, famed opera house, Italy´s first university, and a beautiful arcaded shopping area. Ravenna has excellent restaurants and is known for the world’s best Byzantine mosaics outside of Istanbul. Faenza has an exquisite old town with a world-famous museum and factory. Motor enthusiasts should not miss a visit to the famous Ferrari factory of Maranello near Modena.
In approximately 50 minutes driving time, guests can arrive at the Adriatic Sea and the sandy beaches and pine forests of Milano Marittima. The town boasts excellent restaurants and one of the finest golf courses in Italy. Great beaches can also be found at Rimini which is known as an international playground. It is home to some incredible examples of Renaissance architecture with masterpieces such as Tempio Malatestiano. A little further is Urbino, which has a beautiful old town, the Palazzo Ducale, and a number of churches that are well worth a visit. Finally, guests can take day trips to Venice, Florence, and Padua, which are just over two hours drive away.
Just a three minutes drive from the villa are the towns of Castle San Pietro Term and Riolo Terme, which are popular spa towns with excellent golf courses and restaurants.
The nearest town to the villa is the picturesque town of Imola with its charming old town, churches, and houses. Guests can visit the Palazzo Tozzoni, the ceramics factory and shop, and an open-air market that is held three days a week in the morning. Those wanting to enjoy the splendor of the surrounding nature can rent a bike or take a trail ride on horseback, both available just a mile from the property.