Pastoraccia, Tredozio, Faenza

Sleeps 16

A large farmhouse commanding views over the Apennines

Property summary

Sleeps 16

4 double bedrooms and 4 twin/double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 5 shower rooms.

Location: Florence and surroundings

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Restaurants, markets and tennis court in Tredozio, 5 kms/10 min.
  • Train station in Faenza, 45 mins., Golf in Forlì, < 1 hr.
  • Ravenna 68 kms, Rimini and Adriatic coast, 100 kms.
  • Bologna and Florence, 89 kms
  • Republic of San Marino 117 kms
  • Airports: Forlì 54 kms, Bologna or Florence 80 kms, Pisa 160 kms,
  • Pastoraccia is a large, comfortable house that has been carefully restored by the owner of the Collina estate and with room for 16 guests, it is ideal for a family reunion or a group trip.

    High on a ridge in the Apennine hills, the farmhouse of La Collinaccia is split in two by the border – you can sleep in Emilia Romagna and have your breakfast in Tuscany without ever leaving the house! The views are astounding in either direction, ranges of hills going on forever. Emilia Romagna is the region of good cooking: Tortellini, Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, Bolognese ragù, ravioli are all from this area. Tredozio itself, the small town at the foot of the hill, boasts a Michelin starred restaurant whose chef will come and cook for you in La Collina – a gourmet’s dream. Tredozio also hosts concerts during the summer ranging from Jazz to Chamber music, and has tennis courts, shops and restaurants.


    One enters the house into an enormous dining hall, which has a table large enough for 16. Next to this entrance hall there is also a kitchen. The stairs lead up into a large living room with a working fireplace surrounded by comfortable sofas. To the left is an eat-in, well-equipped kitchen. To the right of the living room a corridor leads to the four bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, though not en-suite. At the end of the corridor a terrace allows beautiful views over the swimming pool and the hills of Emilia Romagna.

    The entrance to the lower floor is on the other side of the house – the Tuscan side. The entrance leads into a large living room with a stone fireplace. Turning right one finds the dining room, which also has a door into the communal dining room. Beyond the dining room there is a spacious, well-equipped kitchen. Beyond the kitchen there is a bedroom with its own bathroom and independent access into the garden. Back in the main living room, a spiral staircase leads up into a small, independent suite, while a corridor at the far end of the living room leads to 2 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a shower. The last bedroom along the corridor also has its own door to access the garden.

    Local area

    The house is set in a wonderful position and has views that continue forever. Pastoraccia, like the other houses on the Estate, is a wonderful base for visiting the east of Italy – Ravenna with its wonderful Byzantine mosaics or Rimini where one of Alberti’s more formal architectural projects, the Tempio Malatestiano, still stands. The Adriatic coast is about an hour away and Faenza, with its rich tradition of ceramics, is within half an hour's drive. Bologna, Ancona or Rimini are better airports to fly to than Pisa or Florence though the latter can easily be reached by driving across the mountains to Marradi and taking the train.


    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Baby bed and high chair available on request
    Available on request in the villa, by local cooks or retired Michelin-rated restaurant owner OR in the owner's Villa La Collina
    Coffee Maker
    Italian and American coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Can be arranged on request
    DVD player
    Extra beds
    Available on request
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Extra linen change
    Available on request
    Portable bedroom fans throughout
    Final cleaning included
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Outdoor furnished veranda and poolside deck chair and sun beds
    Golf course
    In Forlì, less than 1 hr.
    Central heating, Extra and charged by consumption
    Home-grown produce
    Wine produced from Estate vineyards, as well as honey, cheese, wine, limoncello, nocino, grappa, eggs, olive oil, vegetables all grown on the estate
    Horse riding
    Stables nearby, 8 km.
    Internet access
    WiFi internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Mobile phone coverage
    CD player/radio
    Pets welcome
    Pets allowed with prior notice, for a small fee
    Pool towels
    Restaurant nearby
    Michelin-starred restaurant in Tredozio (10 min.) and many others within 1/2 hr.
    Staff available
    Maid service available on request
    Swimming pool
    Open: Mid-May - End of September
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    In Tredozio, 5 kms.
    Transport and tours
    Visits to a famous ceramic workshop, a shoe-making workshop or a famous car museum can be arranged
    Washing machine

    Things to note

    There is a cleaning fee of 350 Euro to be paid on site.

    The rosy villa set near the pool has spots for sun-seekers or shade for those preferring to avoid it.
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