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Casa del focolare - Independent one bedroom apartment in a 16th century stone farmhouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bilocale vista monte: living room-kitchen with fireplace, a bedroom and a bathroom

Two-room apartment of 43 sqm with independent entrance, exposed stone finishes, renovated in 2012: living area with large kitchen (stove with four burners, oven, fridge and freezer, crockery), table with chairs, double sofa bed and fireplace wood-burning. Upstairs, accessible by a 'wide spiral staircase in beech, the master bedroom and the bathroom. Air conditioning and heating with autonomous regulation. Wifi.

Housed in rooms of the old family house (with separate entrance), in the center of Monte Spada. In front of the house there is a garden with lawn and trees, surrounded by woods and crops (lavender, olive, vineyard, fruit, spelled, hemp, bees), which touch the edges of the Regional Park of Vena del Gesso. A 15-minute drive from the medieval village of Brisighella and 10 minutes from the Terme di Riolo with the hot salsobromoiodica swimming pool and the Thermarium.

Ideal for both short and long stays.

For periods of at least two weeks a discount equal to that of the monthly rate will be applied (calendar area / prices - for more information contact the owner).

Matteo is available upon reservation for shiatsu massages, enegetic rebalancing and Rita for massages with Monte Spada bio products (essential oils, extra virgin olive oil, honey).

More Details

Matteo Bolognesi
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2018


Province of Ravenna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Finishing with stone walls, beds early '900 iron with decorative inserts in Art Nouveau style.
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Customers can book massages or Shiatsu massage with bio of Monte Spada products (extra virgin olive oil, essential oils of lavender and rosemary, honey)


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Casa del focolare - Independent one bedroom apartment in a 16th century stone farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
San Francisco

Beauty, seclusion, kind hospitality on farm in glorious countryside near Ravenna

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Monte Spada! When we arrived, our host, Matteo Bolognesi, helped us carry our suitcases up the second floor apartment. The view of the surrounding vineyards and fields in the late afternoon light was so entrancing that it took a while for us to stop leaning out the windows and appreciate the nicely outfitted kitchen and sitting area and fireplace and the spiral staircase up to the bedroom and bath. Our host provided welcoming gifts of bread, coffee, milk and his own honey and fragrant olive oil, fresh cherries, and fava beans. Then he encouraged us to drive back the few kilometers to Zattaglia, for the Cinghiale Festival for a memorable plate of tagliatelle with wild boar ragu (and an even more memorable rescue from a disastrous parking mistake by generous festival goers). Throughout our 10-day stay, Matteo answered our every question helpfully, brought us his freshly made, warm piadini and invited us to help ourselves to the herbs in his garden. We slept well in the comfortable bed, awakening to a dawn chorus of many bird voices. We walked the well-marked trails surrounding Monte Spada, made several excursions to the lovely medieval town of Brisighella (so close and so intriguing), and explored Faenza with its enormous ceramics museum and sweeping central piazza. Matteo also introduced us to the best guide we’ve ever met anywhere, Giovanni Giglio, who made the mosaics and history of Ravenna come alive for us with his erudition and narrative flair. We left Monte Spada with regret and remember it with sighing affection. Gracie mille, Matteo!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des vacances au calme avec des propriétaires charmants et très discrets.

  • 5 of 5

Un cadre magnifique, loin de l'agitation des touristes, mais pas si loin des lieux intéressants à visiter.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Bologna - "G. Marconi" Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Zattaglia, 48013 RA
Nearest Ferry
64 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Riolo Golf and Country Club La Torre
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Fognano, 48013 RA
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
A 14 Imola, 40026 BO - A 14 Faenza, 48018 RA
Nearest Restaurant
Monte Spada Agri Culture
Nearest Ski
161 Kilometres
Corno alle Scale, 40042 BO
Nearest Beach
69 Kilometres
Punta Marina, 48122 RA
Car: recommended

We are located in the hills of Brisighella (RA) near Zattaglia. Since 1724 Monte Spada is the place where our family lived, a hill above the valley of the Sintria overlooking the Vena del Gesso Romagnola.

Here stands a rural stone house dating back to the '500 whose original core still shows the imprint of the typical medieval Torre House of the pre-Apennines.

Monte Spada is also a farm that over time has assumed more and more the connotations of an open-air classroom, where through experience you can learn the culture of the territory in various declinations: naturalistic, geological, agronomic, historical and gastronomic.

The Paths of Monte Spada will guide you to the discovery of agro and ecosystems, between the lavandeto, the orchards, the olive grove and the vineyard, the spelled and hemp plots, the woods, the ponds, the gessi of the Parco della Vena del Gesso Romagnola .

15 minutes by car: Brisighella with its medieval village, Riolo with the hot salsobromoiodic thermal pool and the Thermarium, Casola Valsenio and the Herbs Garden. 30 minutes by car: Faenza and the International Museum of Ceramics. An hour and a half drive to the Romagna Riviera, Cervia and its salt pans within the Po Delta Park. Ravenna and Florence can also be reached by train from Fognano train station.

I (Matteo) work and live here in the old family home and I remain available for information on the territory, the tasting of our products (extra virgin olive oil, preserves, jams, fruit), the visit to our crops, the harvest of seasonal fruits and, on request, for a small catering service.

From the end of June to the end of July the lavatory opens to the guests and it is possible to collect and distil the lavender with us.

Matteo and Rita are available by booking guests for shiatsu massages, for enegetic rebalancing or with Monte Spada bio products (essential oils, extra virgin olive oil, honey).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.