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Historical Center - Recently Renovated

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View of the 'Torrione' (not from the apartment), one of the main sights in town

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Small town living! Walk to everything. Highway in 5 min. and Bologna apt. in 25

Apartment Obici
This two-bedroom apartment is located on the top floor of a building in the historic center of Spilamberto, a small town between Modena and Bologna in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The town is located about 5 kilometers from the Modena Sud exit of the A1 Autostrada and is about a 30-minute drive from the Bologna International Airport (BLQ). This location offers the charm and convenience of being in the center of a small town, yet is centrally located in the region.

Spilamberto has a lively, well preserved historic center with stone streets, covered walkways, an ancient clock tower and fortress. Shops, restaurants, cafes, banks, bakeries, markets and a pharmacy are all conveniently located in town, within easy walking distance of the apartment. There is a weekly market on Wednesday mornings and numerous festivals throughout the year.
There is free parking in the square with no permit required. Although a car is recommended for getting around the region, there are buses to Modena and other cities and towns from Spilamberto. The closest train stations are Castelfranco Emilia and Bazzano, but the Bologna and Modena stations are better served.


The apartment, which measures about 80 square meters, is bright, fully furnished and has everything necessary for a comfortable stay. There are white walls and characteristic flooring throughout the apartment. It has an open living room with a kitchen, a balcony, two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. The living room has two sets of French-doors that open to the balcony, which overlooks the square and La Rocca Rangoni, an ancient fortress. One of the bedrooms has a queen bed, while the other has two twin beds. The spacious bathroom has a large shower.

Recently renovated (2012), the apartment offers modern comfort and amenities. The modern, fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher and there is a washing machine and a hair dryer in the bathroom. There is air-conditioning in the living/kitchen and the larger bedroom (with queen bed) and screens on the windows and French-doors. The owner provides a free “internet key” for your laptop or, as an alternative; the city has free Wi-Fi at various points around town. The apartment is on the third floor with no elevator, but the bright rooms and view from the balcony are worth the climb. English (and Italian) speaking owners are available to assist guests if/as needed during their stay.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed ONLY outdoor on the balcony...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Quite room in the back of unit, it has air conditioning!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    no air conditioning in this bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    oversized shower and washing machine ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A small library of books mainly in English are available to read/exchange....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The town of Spilamberto has all the basic stores in within walking distance....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Rocca Rangoni an old fortress from the XIII century...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are two air conditioning units, one in the main living/dining room and one in the main bedroom. A fan is also available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Independent heating system...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Free street parking available in the square facing the apartment....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Moka coffee maker and drip coffee machine available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited supply of oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee is available. A small welcome basket with various food items is provided upon check in....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas stove with 4 fires...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.4
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$102
$613 $1,291
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $215.17
  • Final cleaning $53.79
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

No smoking allowed in the house, just on the balcony outside!

In case of late arrivals, after 10 PM (ore 22) there is an extra charge of Euro 30.

Kitchen has to be left in good conditions with dishes and utensils cleaned and put away.

Please turn off all the lights and air conditioning plus make sure you shut windows and lock front door before you leave the apartment.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bologna
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Spilamberto
130 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Modena Golf and Country Club, Montale
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Castelfranco Emilia
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Modena Sud
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Spilamberto
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monte Cimone/Sestola
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rimini/Riccione

Car: Recommended

Visit the local (in town) Balsamic Vinegar Museum, a small gem, very informative.

Explore famous car/motorcycle maker's brands museums (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Maserati and several private collections) located in within no more then 45 minutes drive from the unit.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I'm Italian born (Modena) but lived in the USA (Seattle) for many years. I'm fluent in English and Italian mother tongue. I work in the travel industry and love to travel !!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Walk to everything! Nice experience of small town living in Italy. The southern exposure and light in the living/kitchen area and the nice view from the balcony.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • View of the 'Torrione' (not from the apartment), one of the main sights in town

    View of the 'Torrione' (not from the apartment), one of the main sights in town

  • View (south-east) from the balcony with outdoor seating.

    View (south-east) from the balcony with outdoor seating.

  • Entrance

    Entrance

  • Brand new kitchen with all new appliances and french doors to the balcony

    Brand new kitchen with all new appliances and french doors to the balcony

  • Brand new kitchen with all new appliances and french doors to the balcony

    Brand new kitchen with all new appliances and french doors to the balcony

  • Bedroom (queen size bed) , all new, including a nice pillow top mattress!

    Bedroom (queen size bed) , all new, including a nice pillow top mattress!

  • Second bedroom with two single beds

    Second bedroom with two single beds

  • Floor plan of the apartment

    Floor plan of the apartment

  • Balsamic Vinegar barrels, a local product

    Balsamic Vinegar barrels, a local product

  • Ducati factory is in Bologna, 30 minutes drive from Spilamberto

    Ducati factory is in Bologna, 30 minutes drive from Spilamberto

  • Nonantola Abbey a must see if you're interested in architecture

    Nonantola Abbey a must see if you're interested in architecture

  • View of building. The apartment is by the top left balcony

    View of building. The apartment is by the top left balcony

  • View from the balcony looking north-east

    View from the balcony looking north-east

  • Living area with 40 inch flat screen satellite TV and Air Conditioning

    Living area with 40 inch flat screen satellite TV and Air Conditioning

  • 40in TV and one of the French doors to the balcony

    40in TV and one of the French doors to the balcony

  • Hallway

    Hallway

  • Brand new large bathroom with over sized shower.

    Brand new large bathroom with over sized shower.

  • Bedroom (queen size bed) with large size closet, with nice pillow top mattress.

    Bedroom (queen size bed) with large size closet, with nice pillow top mattress.

  • Second bedroom with two single beds

    Second bedroom with two single beds

  • Spilamberto is famous for Balsamic Vinegar. We can arrange tastings if desired.

    Spilamberto is famous for Balsamic Vinegar. We can arrange tastings if desired.

  • Parmesan cheese production, many possibilities near the apartment

    Parmesan cheese production, many possibilities near the apartment

  • Maserati private collection, 20 minutes away from Spilamberto

    Maserati private collection, 20 minutes away from Spilamberto

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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