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Imola: Historical Villa with Park, Pool & Tennis, Not Far from the Rimini Beach

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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Monterenzio 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. The park is featured in the list of Italy´s finest gardens. Only recently, one of the crowned heads of Europe was here as 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 additionally). 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.

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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:

3 km Imola: a picturesque old town with charming churches and houses. Visit the Palazzo Tozzoni and the ceramics factory and shop. Imola has a railway station and good connections to Bologna and Ravenna. Imola has many cafes, bars and restaurants and an open-air market three mornings a week and a railway station. The historic centre has a wide range of interesting shops while there is also a modern shopping mall on the edge of the town.

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, the world's finest outside Istanbul. Excellent restaurants, 12 km of glorious sandy beaches and a lovely sea. Visit the Milano Marittima pine woods with more excellent restaurants and one of the finest golf courses in Italy.

80 km Rimini: an international playground with great beaches and such famous buildings as Tempio Malatestiano - a rare example of Renaissance architecture with some amazing Renaissance masterpieces.

100 km Urbino: a beautiful old town, the Palazzo Ducale and a number of churches are well worth a visit.

Venice, Florence and Padua: just over 2 ½ hours´drive away.

ABOUT 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 origins of this house date back to the 15th century. Originally it was a Renaissance tower, which was transformed into a villa during the 18th century. It is elegantly laid out, over two floors, the rooms leading off, on each floor, from an imposing central hallway, decorated with delightful frescos in pale green and blue pastel shades, depicting romantic landscapes. Each floor measures approximately 350 square metres - a total of 700 m2 of living space. There are 5 bedrooms, all with views over the garden, and 4 bathrooms. The rooms are large and comfortable with authentic period furnishings and decor. 2 or 3 further bedrooms with bathrooms can be opened at additional charge in a dependance.

You may be aware that comparable houses have, almost without exception, been converted into self-catering establishments or hotels, and the scourge of modernisation has all too often stripped them of all their unique historical ambience and style, rendering them sadly anonymous. The property offered here has escaped such depredations as it has always been privately run by the family, thus retaining its authentic atmosphere. Villa Gran Giardino remains utterly unspoilt with all its original furnishings intact, giving you the chance to experience life as it may have been in the 18th century.

This is the place to embark on a voyage back in time, to long-gone eras and other worlds. You will find the warm glow of seasoned terracotta floors, one spacious room leading on to the next, gracious halls giving way to elegant drawing rooms, paintings adorning many a wall. The villa is completely furnished with antiques all in perfect keeping with the period and, as you sink into one of the many comfortable sofas, you will drift right back into the past. Then the gardens will beckon you, just a step or two away, the perfect setting for a romantic stroll with your beloved among the roses and fragrant lavender.

THE LAYOUT OF THE HOUSE

Ground floor:
1 entrance hall
1 large hallway decorated with frescos
1 living room with fireplace
1 dining room with fireplace
1 fully equppied kitchen
1 guest cloakroom

Upper floor:
1 large hallway decorated with frescos
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub
2 double bedrooms
2 double bedrooms (each with two single beds pushed together)
1 bathroom with shower
2 bathrooms (one with shower, one with tub) on a mezzanine floor located between the ground floor and the upper floor

Garden:
Extensive lawns
Italian garden with hedges and flower beds
Al fresco dining area with seating for 10 people (tables to seat a group up to 16 people)
Swimming pool 13 x 6 metre
Pool furniture and towels
Tennis court (artificial surface)
Parking space for several cars

2 or even 3 extra double bedrooms each with bathroom are available in a dependance. Rented additionally a total of 14-16 people can be accommodated. The dining table in the house and in the garden seat 15-16 people.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 700 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Bathroom 2

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              • Bathroom 3

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              • Bathroom 4

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              • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub 1 double bedroom 2 double bedrooms each with two single beds pushed together 2 bathrooms (one with shower, one with tub)...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • A small elevator suitable for two people brings from the ground floor of the villa into the upper floor....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Town

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Elevator
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis
                  • Tennis Court
                  • Terrace

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Low season
                              May 23 - Jun 27, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €5,990
                              High season
                              Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €6,090
                              Low season
                              Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €5,990

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit €1,500
                              • No additional mandatory fees
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Rent includes: bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, some hours of house cleaning, final cleaning, pool cleaning service for the private pool, use of the tennis court, garden maintenance. Should you have rented the villa for more than 1 week, the linen will be changed on Saturday. Rent does not include: security deposit, wood for fireplace.


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                              Location

                              35 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Bologna
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Imola
                              150 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Venice
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Golf and Spas in Riolo Terme
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Imola
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Imola
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Imola
                              50 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Milano Marittima sandy beaches

                              Car: Recommended

                              Please note: The Google Map shows only the approximate location.

                              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. Visit the Palazzo Tozzoni and the ceramics factory and shop.

                              5 km Castel San Pietro Terme and Riolo Terme: popular spa towns 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, the world's finest outside Istanbul. Excellent restaurants, 12 km of glorious sandy beaches and a lovely sea. Visit the Milano Marittima pine woods with more excellent restaurants and one of the finest golf courses in Italy.

                              80 km Rimini: an international playground with great beaches and such famous buildings as Tempio Malatestiano - a rare example of Renaissance architecture with some amazing Renaissance masterpieces.

                              100 km Urbino: a beautiful old town, the Palazzo Ducale and a number of churches are well worth a visit.

                              Venice, Florence and Padua: just over 2 ½ hours´drive away.

                              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, classical music, and it boasts a natural landscape of dramatic mountains giving way to gently rolling hills, parks and beaches. The nearest airport is Bologna.

                               

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                              Why Monterenzio:
                              A historically furnished villa of the 18th century with the charm and the poetry of yesterday. Located in a beautiful garden with private pool, tennis court, garden views and close to a lovely town: Imola.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              An excellent starting point for visits to Ravenna, Faenza, Ferrara, Bologna and the sandy beaches at Rimini.


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                              €5,990 - €6,090 per week (EUR)
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                              Sleeps 10

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