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In a quiet historic part of the city, this recently restored authentic building is just metres away from the shops, cafes, enoteca's and restaurants (dine alfresco at one in the many local restaurants in the Piazza's), this large 128sq m spacious apartment with 2 large double bedrooms and 2 luxury marble bathrooms is fully equipped with plasma TV in sitting room and bedroom, stereo audio system in all rooms, beautiful marble and wood open modern kitchen with american style fridge and dishwasher. Stylishly furnished throughout for English owners use who now live nearby.
Skiing: From Reggio Emilia is it easy to reach the local Ski Resort of Febbio (its around 60km drive) Febbio 2000 claims its position as the highest balcony on the Apennines. With its 3 chair lifts which climb up to an altitude of 2063 metres, Febbio 2000 is the highest winter sports resort in the northern Apennines. It offers skiers 12 kilometres of downhill slopes, which are constantly levelled and covered with artificial snow at a lower altitude. It is equipped with modern ski-lift systems. Special slopes for snowboard enthusiasts are provided in Febbio 2000 and also the higher part of the ski resort, which offers fantastic off-piste areas with natural ravines. Even for good skiers and lovers of downhill skiing, the area offers various possibilities for excursions and cross country ski of all levels and refuges at a high altitude. How to get there: take the provincial road 9 from Villa Minozzo towards Civago. When you reach Asta take the provincial road 99 towards Febbio.
Canossa and the Great lands of Matilda: Remembering the great Countess Matilda The Apennine hills above Reggio Emilia are like a balcony provided by mother nature for looking out over the plain below and across as far as the Alps on clear days. They had an important role during the Middle Ages and still attract visitors today. Despite the ravages of time, the castles that represented the heart of the ancient lands ruled over by Matilda still hold the nostalgic appeal of the period straddling the eleventh and the twelfth centuries when the schemes of European politics unfolded among these woods and ravines and the heroes of the tales were Popes and Emperors. Nowadays, what remains of these castles has been ravaged by the passing years yet they still hold great appeal and tell of serious events that unfolded in the past provided your imagination can stretch to see the fluttering of the flags, the beacons and the dispatch riders galloping to and fro. Pietra Di Bismantova: The points of interest also include thePietra di Bismantovawith its massive, rocky cliff face soaring 1047 metres above sea level. A large expanse of fields stretches over the top of this flat mountain, covering an area of 12 hectares, and are surrounded by hornbeams and hazelnut trees. The Pietra di Bismantova and its surroundings is part of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park and is a very interesting site for both archaeologists and naturists.
The highest reaches of the Apennine Mountains of Reggio Emilia also bear traces of ancient glaciers, now extinct. During the ice age of the Quaternary period of the Ice Age (the last one was 10,000 years ago), several glaciers formed in the mountains above Reggio Emilia. As they slowly made their way downhill, the debris they took along with them eroded the terrain below. Traces of their passage can be seen in the form of huge amphitheatres, hewn out of the mountain sides in the Ozola valley at Lama di Mezzo or at the source of the river.
Luxury Marbled bathrooms ,with large walk in showers. Audio speakers.Heated Mirrors.Hair dryer....moreless
Cleaning service available on request (separate cost).
Extra fold out bed available at an extra charge.
Late arrivals after 9pm in the evening at an extra charge of euro 30
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An ideal friendly city to use as a base for your stay in Italy. This exclusive stylishly refurbished apartment is situated in the Heart of the historic city of Reggio Emilia, with cafes, restaurants, designer shops, local markets, museums and churches at your doorstep. Nearby are the medieval hills of Matida di Canossa and Votigno (where the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere have renovated a village into a Buddhist retreat). The region of Emilia Romagna is a culinary paradise not forgetting to mention the wines and Vineyards to visit. Nearby towns are Parma, home of Parma ham and composer Giuseppe Verde and Modena with its beautiful Duomo, Lambrusco and Aceto Balsamico, not to forget the Ferrari car (factory and museum) ,after Modena you have the Gothic university city of Bologna. All tourist attractions are within accessible distance by car or train being Verona (Opera), lake garda, Venice, Florence and beaches. Ryan air the budget airline flies into nearby Parma and Bologna most days.
Other Activities: Buddist Retreat , Parmigiano Cheese Tours http://international.parmigiano-reggiano.it/pages/en/21670/Guided_tours_of_dairies.aspx
Golf: Golf is one ot the worlds most popular sports and the foot hills of Reggio Emilia offers the possibility to choose from 2 different 18 hole prestigious golf Clubs one is called Golf Club Matilda di Canossa in San Bartolomeo and the other is the San Valentino Golf Club.
Il golf è uno degli sport più diffusi nel mondo. La provincia di Reggio offre la possibilità di praticarlo in due eccellenti strutture a 18 buche collocate in contesti ambientali di grande interesse, nelle colline segnate dal ricordo storico e dai castelli di Matilde di Canossa, il promo è il Golf Club Matilde di Canossa a San Bartolomeo e il San Valentino Golf Club.
Un terzo campo a 9 buche è stato anch'esso recentemente inserito nel circuito golfistico regionale è Santo Stefano Golf Club di Campagnola Emilia.
A questi impianti si aggiunge La Fattoria del Golf, presso un' azienda agrituristica attrezzata per diverse attività ricreative, a pochi chilometri dal capoluogo provinciale.
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