Historical Villa with Park, Pool and Tennis, and Not Far from the Rimini Beaches
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bologna villa description
This gracious villa near Imola, owned for centuries by one of Italy´s oldest families, is set in wonderful gardens full of history. Only recently, one of the crowned heads of Europe was a private guest of the owner. Villa Gran Giardino is a rare example of an authentic Italian villa preserved in its entirety in a wonderful setting surrounded by gardens of major historic interest. It is elegantly laid out over two floors, the rooms leading off, on each floor, from an imposing central hallway, decorated with delightful frescos depicting romantic landscapes. On a total of 700 m2 of living space there are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. (2 extra bedrooms with bathrooms are available). The rooms are large and comfortable with authentic period furnishings and decor. It is surrounded by extensive lawns, an Italian garden, there is a gazebo for al fresco dining, a private pool and a tennis court. Please ask for the link of our home page with video online to receive more information. Thank you!
The surrounding area: The unique beauty of the estate lies in the utter peace of its setting in such tranquil, timeless gardens that have survived the centuries intact, yet it is only a stone's throw from the charming little town of Imola and a short drive to the art treasures of some of Italy´s most historic cities.
1 km Imola: a picturesque old town with charming churches and houses. Imola has a railway station and good connections to Bologna and Ravenna.
5 km Castel San Pietro Terme: a popular spa town with a superb golf course and excellent restaurants.
5 km Riolo Terme: a popular spa town with a superb golf course and excellent restaurants.
16 km Faenza: a picturesque old town with a world-famous ceramics museum and factory.
30 km Bologna: home to Italy´s first university, a magnificent art gallery, archaeological museum and elegant arcaded shopping area.
50 km Ravenna: breath-taking Byzantine mosaics.
About the region Emilia-Romagna: The Region of Emilia-Romagna lies to the north of Tuscany, stretching from the east coast to Liguria in the west and it is world-famous for its food - Parma ham, parmesan cheese, lasagna, tortellini, Bolognese sauce and balsamic vinegar are but a few examples of the region's rich culinary tradition. Its cities (Bologna, Modena, Parma, Ferrara, Ravenna, Piacenza, Rimini) have a heritage of medieval cathedrals, towers, castles and art treasures to explore. Bologna has no less than two leaning towers, a splendid opera house, Italy´s first university and an elegant arcaded shopping area. Opera lovers can follow in the footsteps of Verdi, one of the regions´ most famous sons. Visit the breath-taking Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna and the ceramics museum in Faenza. Car-lovers can visit the famous Ferrari factory of Maranello near Modena. Emilia-Romagna is synonymous with fabulous food and wine, renowned for its ceramics, mosaics, and classical music.
The estate: Villa Gran Giardino is a rare example of an authentic Italian villa preserved in its entirety in a wonderful setting surrounded by gardens of major historic interest. This centuries-old estate consists of the main villa offered to you here, the estate parkland with its classical gardens, magical woodland inhabited by deer and pheasants, neighbouring vineyards producing the finest wines. The annexes include a farmhouse, orangery and a granary, as well as a private swimming pool and a tennis court - all set in 10 hectares of private land.
The next town is Imola, a romantic little town with all kind of shops! Imola has a railway station and good connections to Bologna and Ravenna. The highway is only 1 km from the villa and it is easy to make day trips to the elegant sandy beaches of the Adriatic sea.
- 700 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Private Chef
- Low Allergen Environment
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- Recreation Centre
- Live Theatre
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horse Riding
local services and businesses
- Fitness Centre
sports and adventure activities
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Pass Optional
- Dining Room
- Child's Highchair
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Deck Chairs
- Tennis Court
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 24 - Jun 28, 2014
7 night min stay
Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2014
7 night min stay
Aug 31 - Oct 4, 2014
7 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Bologna at 35 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Venice at 150 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Imola at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Imola at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Milano Marittima sandy beaches at 50 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Imola at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Golf and Spas in Riolo Terme at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Imola at 1 Kilometres
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Hedges in the park
In front of the fireplace
The pool sourounded by lawns
Ground floor hallway decorated with frescos
Detail of the hallway
Hallway of the upper floor
5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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