Torretta, Tredozio

Sleeps 6

A charming country villa and panoramic pool in eastern Tuscany

Property summary

Sleeps 6

1 double and 2 twin or double bedrooms, 4 shower rooms, 3 of which en suite

Location: Florence and surroundings

Weekly rents Saturday to Saturday in July & August and on other days the rest of the year.

Surrounding Region

  • Shops and restaurants in Tredozio, 10 min. walk
  • Medieval fortress in Brisighella, 21 km
  • Ceramics museum in Faenza, 28 km
  • Forlì 45 km, Ravenna mosaics & coast 69 km
  • Bologna 75 km, Florence 80 km, Modena 128 km
  • Airports: Bologna 1 1/4 hr, Florence 2 hrs, Pisa 2 3/4 hrs
  • Accommodation

    French doors on the two longer sides of the tower house provide entrance to the groundfloor. That at the front leads into a living room with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, views over the verdant valley and doors to a shower room and a compact but well-equipped kitchen. A second door from the kitchen leads to a dining room whose table for 6 faces a French door opening to the stone patio at the back, furnished with wicker sofa and armchairs for outdoor living.

    Sleeping accommodations are on the upper floors, the first floor of which is reached via the external staircase at the side of the house. Off the entrance hall is a study with satellite TV and a sofa-bed that can be requested should an extra guest join the group. Also on this level is a lovely double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. As in all the Torretta bedrooms, the rustic charm of its beamed ceilings and exposed stonework blends beautifully with country antiques and attractive soft furnishings. And internal staircase leads from the first to the second floor where two further bedrooms, each which an ensuite shower room, can be set up as either doubles or twins on request.

    As comfortable as guests will be inside, there is much pleasure to be had out of doors. Dining al fresco can take place under the shaded pergola overlooking the valley or in or beside the stone annex in the garden. But the swimming pool set slightly higher than the house in a wonderfully panoramic position with sun beds and deck chairs on its flagstone surround cannot help but draw. Whether it’s for a refreshing dip, a holiday tan or meditation on the beauty of the surrounding hills, this is definitely a place to linger.

    Local area

    This area is not one that bustles with tour buses and long lines outside four-starred museums, but it is where visitors can discover an authentic experience of living in Tuscany and its neighbour Emilia Romagna. A ten-minute walk from Torretta leads to the charming village of Tredozio and the 17th century Palazzo Fantini and its beautiful Italian garden, residence of the Torretta owners and the site of summer courtyard concerts. During their stay at Torretta guests are invited to tour the palazzo garden and, should they wish to explore their surroundings, a guide will help them organize a full-day tour of nearby towns and a local winery.

    Local artisans have made venturing down the road a delight – there are cheese makers and vintners, shoemakers and ceramicists, and a rich culinary heritage that ensures any lunch stop along the way is a delicious one. Faenza offers a world-famous ceramics museum and production, while a bit further towards the Adriatic Ravenna are the world’s finest Byzantine mosaics outside of Istanbul. From here one can head on to coastal resorts or venture inland to the medieval city of Bologna, which combines arcaded elegance with the lively buzz of Europe’s oldest University city. Equidistant to Bologna is Florence, the Renaissance gem that sparkles along the Arno.

    Features

    Arrive and relax package
    Basic groceries and a light dinner is left to be re-heated by the guests
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request for extra fee
    Barbecue
    Available on request
    Beach or lake access
    Nearest beach in Ravenna, 80 kms
    Bicycles
    Bike touring organized on request
    Catering
    Available on request
    Classes
    Italian language classes can be organized on request
    Coffee Maker
    Italian and American coffee makers in kitchen and Nespresso coffee maker on top floor
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    Extra beds
    Sofa bed in study for 1 adult or 2 children
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Available on request
    Final cleaning included
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Shaded dining pergola and furnished garden terrace overlooking the valley
    Golf course
    In 28 ims
    Hair dryer
    Hair dryer in each shower room
    Heating
    Central heating, extra
    Horse riding
    In 25 kms.
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Mosquito screens on bedroom and study windows
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Available on request
    Kettle
    Laundry service
    Available on request
    Microwave
    Mid-week cleaning
    2 hrs. on Tuesdays and Thursdays included
    Mobile phone coverage
    Coverage good throughout the property
    Oven
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Restaurants in Tredozio, 10 min. walk
    Swimming pool
    Panoramic pool with ladder entry - Dim: 5 x 10 m, Depth: 1.4 m., furnished with sun beds, umbrellas and outdoor shower. Open: 2 May - 26 September
    Telephone
    Mobile phone with pre-paid card is available on request
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    Tredozio Tennis Club, 5 minutes walk
    Toaster
    Transport and tours
    Visit to the Gardens of Palazzo Fantini included and on Monday a full-day guided tour to nearby towns and a winery available
    Washing machine
    Available
    Winery and Wine tasting
    Wine tasting at local vineyards, 10-25 kms.

    Things to note

  • This property requires a security deposit of Euro 600 on arrival and a €100 deposit for heating if required. Please have this amount ready to give to the property manager on arrival.
  • Electricity is metered with a bonus of € 50 per week. Guests will pay only the amount exceeding € 50.
  • Essentially a third sitting room, the patio is furnished with a comfortable sofa and armchairs.
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