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Welcome to TORRETTA RESIDENCE! This is the livingroom at RAFFAELLO unit.

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

RAFFAELLO – Roomy, light-and-bright, own lawn and parking.

A former two-storey, very welcoming typical early 1900’s Bolognese rural house, our residence is located in the Calderara section of Bologna, only a few kilometers from the center of town. It benefits from good public transportation connections (suburban train at 300 mts – 8 minutes to the center!) and is extremely convenient to the airport and the fairground.

The residence can comfortably accommodate 22-23 guests as a whole in three totally independent, self-sufficient units named after famous Italian painters – Raffaello (6 guests), Michelangelo (8 guests) and Leonardo (8-9 guests). It features its own private parking (free) and a pretty fenced yard (barbecue provided) which is safe for the kids and ideal to relax after a long sight-seeing or business day. The windows overlook both farming land and a couple of storage-industrial barns. A very effective double glazing, noiseproof insulation prevents from possible disturbances caused by the airport and the nearby industrial area. The property as a whole underwent total renovation in 2012 paying particular attention to decoration, details and functionality.

All units are air conditioned, feature their own independent heating system and firewood is available for the fireplaces. Cotto floors, timber ceilings and furniture chosen with love and zest mix with all the necessary modern appliances including a dishwasher, a washing machine, a microwave oven, a satellite TV with VCR/DVD and complimentary internet wi-fi connection. All the above to make your stay at our residence exactly like home – or even better!

Rooms are large, bright and charming, all units are independently accessible for total privacy. Unit layouts are:

- RAFFAELLO (accommodates up to 6 guests) Ground floor: large living-dining room (1 double sofa bed) with a fireplace, kitchen (all tools provided), bathroom. Upper floor: 2 bedrooms (room 1: 2 single beds; room 2: 1 double), bathroom. Furniture is mostly antique.

- MICHELANGELO (accommodates up to 8 guests). Ground floor: entryway, large living-dining room with a fireplace (1 double sofa bed), kitchen (all tools provided), bathroom with a Jacuzzi and a shower, laundry room, small storage room. Upper floor: one 3-single (or 1 queen-size + 1 single) bedroom, with own bathroom; one 2-single (or 1 queen-size) + 1 single sofa bedroom, with own en-suite bathroom.

- LEONARDO (accommodates up to 8-9 guests). Ground floor: large living room with a fireplace (1 double sofa bed), kitchen (all tools provided), bathroom. Upper floor: one bedroom (sleeps 6: 1 double + single bunk-bed, 1 two-single bunk-bed, one single bed), own en-suite bathroom; one double + single bedroom with own bathroom.

Units can be rented separately. The changeover day is flexible and the minimum stay is 4 nights.

With its location and general features, our residence is ideal for families or large groups, the corporate person, the tourist. Along with the center of Bologna, all the major northern-central Italian art cities are just a stone's throw away and easily reachable by train. It is also an ideal accommodation for the business person in need of a strategically-positioned headquarters that is close to the fairground, the airport and the highway. All guests will enjoy total comfort and absolute convenience – exactly as you wish.

** See our property on Google Maps - Copy and paste the following link:

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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  • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Or two singles, Twin or Single Beds (4) Four singles or 2 singles + 1 queen-size, Child Beds (1) On request (no extra), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the livingroom. Very comfortable, firm queen-size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We run our own organic farm nearby, so fresh, hand-picked organic produce and excellent red/white wine can be provided on request (complimentary bottles, fruit as a welcome hamper upon arrival). We can also hook you up with an excellent chef for traditional Bolognese cooking classes and a tour guide for gourmet food factories (Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto ham, Balsamic vinegar, wines...) and other tours - Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini factories; city and art tours; etc.. - discounted rates!...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Spelunking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Within the boundaries of the property. Free, safe (gated and fenced)....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid-Season
Apr 10 - Sep 23, 2016
4 night min stay

$537

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Trade Fair
Sep 24 - Oct 1, 2016
6 night min stay

$976

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Mid-Season
Oct 2 - Oct 16, 2016
4 night min stay

$537

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Trade Fair
Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2016
5 night min stay

$976

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Mid-Season
Oct 24 - Nov 6, 2016
4 night min stay

$537

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Trade Fair
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2016
5 night min stay

$976

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Mid-Season
Nov 14 - Dec 23, 2016
4 night min stay

$976

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Dec 24 - Jan 7, 2017
5 night min stay

$614

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

$537

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

The above rates are weekly, for 2 guests. Each additional guest + 120 Euro/week. Children under 12 = 50% off. Babies = no charge. Initial & final cleaning, washing, utilities = 60 Euro up to 4 guests; 5 or more guests = 80 Euro. Flexible changeover day. Shorter-than-1-week and long-stay rates available. Minimum stay = 4 nights.


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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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Location

1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
BLQ Bologna Marconi
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bar & Grocery Stores
14 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Bologna Golf Club
400 Metres
Nearest Train
Calderara Bargellino
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Bologna A1
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Trattoria-Pizzeria
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Ravenna

Car: Recommended

Weekly market - groceries, clothing. We run an organic farm, so produce and wine are available in season on request. Nearby cities such as Modena, Maranello, Sant'Agata (Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini factories) are easily reachable both by car and train. Università del Gelato (Ice Cream University) is just 10 minutes drive. The short distance to the local train station (400 mts.) allows visiting the major Northern/Central Italian cities in minutes (Bologna-Florence: 45 minutes; Milan: 55 minutes; Venice: 90 minutes; Ferrara, Ravenna: 45 minutes; etc.). We are in a key location! VERY CONVENIENT to Bologna Exhibit Center (Fiera District) - trafficky center can be by-passed! Winery and gourmet food tours can be easily scheduled (discounted prices) and so are traditional Bolognese cooking classes.

The Residence is located in the Calderara section of Bologna, only a few kilometers from the center of town. It benefits from good public transportation connections (suburban train at 300 mts – 8 minutes to the center!) and is extremely convenient both to the airport and the fairground.

** See our property on Google Maps - Copy and paste the following link:

https://www.google.it/maps/place/Via+Torretta,+33/@44.546772,11.27114,3a,75y,20.19h,81.15t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sOx-ItYz4z8fIy5jcAWe3rQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x477fd10db25475f5:0xfc4a6935a3bd3b2a

 

Owner info

Proprietari Associati Managing Co.

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: I am a retired entrepreneur in my early 60's, married, two children. A true passion for photography and traveling, I help my wife Anna in her organic farming activity (the farm is walking distance to the house). I lived in Canada for a while and love making friends from all over the world.

Why the Owner Chose Bologna, Italy:
We bought this house when we decided to leave the busy center for something closer to our way of living, which was definitely countryside-oriented. After a short stay here we bought another house nearby - where we presently live - and passed this one onto our children. Now the children are married and moved elsewhere, so we decided to turn the house into a short-stay rental.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
It was away from it all and a typical Early-1900's Bolognese country house, so we fell in love with it and its warm, family atmosphere.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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  • Welcome to TORRETTA RESIDENCE! This is the livingroom at RAFFAELLO unit.

    Welcome to TORRETTA RESIDENCE! This is the livingroom at RAFFAELLO unit.

  • The sofabed in the livingroom is a real bed - firm and comfortable.

    The sofabed in the livingroom is a real bed - firm and comfortable.

  • The livingroom from the diningroom. RAFFAELLO accommodates up to 6.

    The livingroom from the diningroom. RAFFAELLO accommodates up to 6.

  • Downstairs bathroom. Bathrooms are being kept 100% spotless.

    Downstairs bathroom. Bathrooms are being kept 100% spotless.

  • The stairs to the 1st floor. Safe with a child's barrier.

    The stairs to the 1st floor. Safe with a child's barrier.

  • The queen-size bedroom. Roomy, light-filled. Bed can be split into 2 singles.

    The queen-size bedroom. Roomy, light-filled. Bed can be split into 2 singles.

  • The house is roomy, in mint conditions, completely air conditioned.

    The house is roomy, in mint conditions, completely air conditioned.

  • The upstairs bathroom. Bathrooms get thoroughly sanitized after each stay.

    The upstairs bathroom. Bathrooms get thoroughly sanitized after each stay.

  • For its location and features the house is ideal for corporate people, groups.

    For its location and features the house is ideal for corporate people, groups.

  • TORETTA RESIDENCE entrance. Gated, fenced, private parking inside.

    TORETTA RESIDENCE entrance. Gated, fenced, private parking inside.

  • Facade. TORRETTA RESIDENCE is surrounded by green, trees.

    Facade. TORRETTA RESIDENCE is surrounded by green, trees.

  • The yard (share) is safe for children - lot of space to play and relax.

    The yard (share) is safe for children - lot of space to play and relax.

  • The livingroom is roomy, airy, light-and-bright. Wi-Fi is provided.

    The livingroom is roomy, airy, light-and-bright. Wi-Fi is provided.

  • All rooms are large, light-filled, with timber ceilings and cotto floors.

    All rooms are large, light-filled, with timber ceilings and cotto floors.

  • The fully stocked kitchen. All tools, appliances are provided.

    The fully stocked kitchen. All tools, appliances are provided.

  • Downstairs bathroom. Towels, detergents, toilet paper are provided.

    Downstairs bathroom. Towels, detergents, toilet paper are provided.

  • 1st floor. Bedrooms are next to each other, bathroom on the left.

    1st floor. Bedrooms are next to each other, bathroom on the left.

  • The queen-size bedroom features a view over the lawn.

    The queen-size bedroom features a view over the lawn.

  • All linen are provided - no exra. Good quality sheets, blankets, pillows.

    All linen are provided - no exra. Good quality sheets, blankets, pillows.

  • The two-single bedroom. All beds feature firm frames, mattresses.

    The two-single bedroom. All beds feature firm frames, mattresses.

  • Good quality, functional furniture and furnishing in the whole house.

    Good quality, functional furniture and furnishing in the whole house.

  • The yard features outside furniture, barbecue.

    The yard features outside furniture, barbecue.

  • We are located in a key position for the city and the fairground.

    We are located in a key position for the city and the fairground.

  • We look forward to your visit soon! Book TORRETTA RESIDENCE now.

    We look forward to your visit soon! Book TORRETTA RESIDENCE now.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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