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XIII Century Stone House/Villa with Large Pool Near Bologna

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy this spacious restaured stone Villa with large private pool, Table Tennis, Pool Table.

Privacy, Elegance, Stunning View.

Casaforte di Rignano, a XIII century stone house with its 500 m2 and 17 hectares of enclosed land enjoys a unique location. Although in times gone by it was used for defensive purposes, through the centuries it has always been inhabited and recently underwent extensive refurbishment. The atmosphere of this unique residence is one of peace and privacy. The patios around the property treat visitors to a stunning view of the area. The communal parts of the house are spacious and well-furnished, blending an historical atmosphere with modern comfort. Visitors will enjoy admiring the star-studded skies on clear nights or relaxing by the pool listening to music.

The bedrooms are well furnished, 3 of them are large and have a double bed, one is a single room and has a bunk bed. Between the ground floor and the first floor there is an open mezzanine with 2 single beds that can be eventually used.

Bed linen are included.

The two bathrooms are very well manteined, have a double shower, wc, bidet and are fully equipped (soap set, towels).

The pool is 12m x 6m. We provide for towels.

Mid stay cleaning is available as optional extra. Housekeeper for cleaning can be provided on request.

Further details

The nearby “Villaggio della Salute” (just 2 km away) provides family fun with its 10 swimming pools filled with geothermal spring water as well as offering a comprehensive range of beauty and wellness treatments.

A 15-minute (13km) car journey takes golf-enthusiasts to the Le Fonti Gold Club and its 18- hole course and the local horse riding centres organise hacks in the area, the perfect way to enjoy the stunning local countryside.

The nearby town of Castel San Pietro offers a good selection of restaurants in which to sample the mouth-watering egg pasta the Emilia-Romagna area is famous for and many other local delicacies. During the summer period, the area also boasts a host of culinary festivals, what better opportunity to savour hand-made tortelloni or tagliatelle?

Bologna, which is famous for its delicious cuisine and for being home to the oldest European University, which was established in 1088, is well worth a visit. Delight in browsing around the Medieval city centre, with its intriguing museums, squares with monumental churches and the unique porticos, Bologna’s unique hallmark. Enjoy the shopping in Galleria Cavour and surrounding area or simply enjoy a drink in one of the city’s many atmospheric bars.

Keywords: House/Villa , sleeps 8

More Details

samantha melli
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About samantha melli

I'm 42 and my husband 53, we' re both Italian and we have a 8 year old child. We travel a lot for work, that's wy we needed to find a place not far from Bologna where we could go every time we wanted to relax. When we stay in this house we do many things, of course we have lots of friends that come to visit and enjoy the food, but also we have wonderful walkings in these hills.

samantha melli purchased this villa in 2001

Why samantha melli chose Monterenzio

The first time we arrived on this hill and saw the house we had our breath taken away, we just fell in love with this place which is peacefull, secure and keeps us away from the busy city of Bologna and gives us a chance to relax every time we need to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

· The place is beautiful, spacious and extremely well equipped for entertainment, cooking etc.

· It was also very clean

· It’s a bit off the tourist beaten path which is a good thing in my books but it is still close to a city and trips to Tuscany and other parts of Italy

· As hosts you were great – from arranging some provisions on arrival to helpful suggestions and the book you created with directions was good

· Thanks for thinking of us when the earthquake hit and checking on us – we did not feel it at all

· In terms of negatives some visitors may be daunted by the drive up to the place and feel a bit isolated

· We suggest you may want to warn guests before they arrive about the drive up the hill, not to scare them, but recognizing that most of us in North American drive automatics - climbing the hill in a standard shift rental car can be an interesting experience
May 2012
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Monterenzio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , standard measures
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , standard measures
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , standard measures
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Other (See Description) - 2 twin/ single , open mezzanine
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


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XIII Century Stone House/Villa with Large Pool Near Bologna
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

The perfect place to relax

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We had a wonderful experience when we stayed at this Villa. Our hosts were very gracious and helpful. There were four couples, age 50+. The Villa is beautifully decorated and very spacious with everything but food provided. The pool and outside settings were outstanding. We were just a short drive to Castel San Pietro, a wonderful small town with plenty of fine restaurants and other attractions( Farmers Markets). Also just a short train ride into Bologna. Overall, the Villa was a great place to relax and unwind and enjoy the beauty of Italy. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom !!!1
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
San Clemente
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Castel San Pietro Terme
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Castel San Pietro Terme
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Castel San Pietro Terme
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,177.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.