Villa Rosetta, Tredozio

Sleeps 20

An elegant historic family villa and grounds ideal for special occasions

Property summary

Sleeps 20

3 double bedrooms, 5 twin bedrooms (3 of which double on request) and 4 single bedrooms; 7 shower rooms (5 ensuite) and 4 bathrooms (1 ensuite) + 2 WCs

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,
  • Accommodation

    The main villa is entered through the arched stone doorway at the center of the wide facade and into a vaulted corridor off of which are its many living and dining rooms. Hosting 20 guests requires ample space for congenial get-togethers and on the ground floor alone there are three living areas – the main living room with brightened beams and comfortable sofas facing a large open fireplace, a smaller study/sitting room with satellite TV and direct garden access, and the luminous ‘Serra’ living room whose French doors open to the pool area. In all of these rooms are the paintings and sculpture of the late 19th century artist Giuseppe Graziosi, the owner’s grandfather.

    There are two dining rooms on the ground floor - the formal dining hall steps below the Serra living room whose large wooden table extends to seat 22 and the smaller dining room opening to the garden whose antique table seats 14. Meals for guests at these tables are prepared in the impressive vaulted main kitchen where a stone-framed grand fireplace was meant for cooking as much as for warmth. This kitchen becomes the scene for cooking lessons as well as the setting where Michelin-starred Chef can prepare special dinners. Also on the ground floor is a fully-equipped laundry room and a guest bathroom

    Sleeping and bathroom accommodations, as well as two additional living areas are on the upper floors. On the first floor there are two single bedrooms, the Empire bedroom and the Well bedroom, which share a shower room, a suite, ‘Camera dei Gemelli’ with a sitting room and twin/double bedroom with ensuite shower room, ‘Donna Rosetta’ apartment which includes a charming sitting room with fireplace and grand piano, a twin bedroom and a bathroom with a claw-footed tub, and finally the master bedroom suite which has both a bathroom and a shower room ensuite, as well as direct access to a large terrace which overelooks the pool and garden. Also on the first floor or ‘Piano Nobile’ is the Ballroom whose parquet floors once held couples swirling under the light of chandeliers reflected in gilded mirrors. For special occasions this room can be furnished with tables to seat up to 50 people.

    On the second floor there is a single bedroom (delle Donne) and a queen double bedroom (di Ottavio) which share a shower room, an additional queen double bedroom (dei Fiori) which has an ensuite shower room, and two twin/double bedrooms, one of which (degli Sposi) which is adjacent to a bathroom and the other (della Caterina) which has an ensuite shower room. On this floor there is a large living room with a desk, sofas, satellite TV and a large wardrobe containging a small kitchenette whose fridge, kettle and coffee maker mean guets on this level do not have to traipse down two floors for a hot or cold drink. On this floor is also the villa maid’s bedroom and bathroom.

    Two further guest bedrooms are available in the Tower, which is accessed via a small furnished courtyard on the ground level. In the tower there are 12 steps up to a single bedroom with an ensuite shower room and a further 18 steps to reach a charming twin bedroom with a sweet corner fireplace and an ensuite shower room. All the bedrooms are beautifully furnished with family antiques, stylish bedcovers, fine artworks and old world charm. This charm certainly extends to the villa’s Italian garden where tailored hedges frame vibrant flower beds, a small fountain provides a gentle soundtrack and aged stone walls are draped with flowering vines and open to a stairway down to the anoramic pool. The flagstone patio surrounding the pool is furnished with sun beds and deck chairs, the nearby pool house has changing facilities, a shower room and a summer kitchen and a vine-covered pergola provides the possibility of al fresco dining – it is not difficult to understand why many hours are spent outdoors in this sheltered haven. In one final informal living area, the ‘Tinaia’ or wine cellar, seasoned oak wine barrels form a backdrop to convivial arrangements of plush or cane-bottomed armchairs awaiting the company to fill them.

    Local area

    Nearby on the Romagna side of the valley seen from the villa lies the ancient town of Tredozio which sits within the Casentinesi National Park; though only a kilometre in length, the village has the shops and services, banks, and bars that come in handy. In addition, there are restaurants, tennis courts and summer concerts in the courtyard of the elegant Palazzo Fantini. This spectacular area of rural Italy is criss-crossed with trails that invite exploration by mountain bike, horseback, or a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Yet towards the Adriatic coast there are the spas of Riolo Terme, the famed ceramics of Faenza and the ancient mosaics of Ravenna all before you reach the water’s edge.

    When ready for the bustle and abundance of a city, in less that an hour there are two which epitomize the best of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Florence threads the splendor of the Renaissance and Italian design from famed museums through winding streets, across the river Arno and up into hillside villa gardens. Bologna, often overlooked on the tourist trail, is easy to navigate and blessed with beautiful arched porticos that shield from the elements and lead to wide piazzas, impressive churches and always a restuarant. For this city is a foodie’s paradise, with Emilia Romagna’s high standards overseeing what is brought to the table - be sure to bring an appetite when you come to visit.

    Interactions with any of these places or activities will be made all the easier thanks to the gracious hostess and staff of Villa Rosetta. Whether organizing a special event or heading out with a group of friends, their help and suggestions will add grace notes to any holiday.


    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Baby bed and high chair available on request
    Full catering available on request
    Coffee Maker
    Italian and American coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Can be arranged on request
    In ground floor Laundry room
    DVD player
    Event organizing
    Weddings, conferences and special occasions can be organized. Consecrated chapel attached to villa available for ceremonies. Manicured grounds, party areas and large indoor dining area on site.
    Extra linen change
    Bed linen & bath towels changed on Tuesdays
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplaces in sitting rooms
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Outdoor furnished pergolas and poolside deck chair and sun beds
    Golf course
    In Forlì, less than 1 hr.
    Central heating - Extra, charged by metered 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 in most parts of the villa
    Iron and Ironing board
    Mid-week cleaning
    Housekeeping can be arranged everyday from 8 a.m. - Noon
    Mobile phone coverage
    CD player/radio
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Michelin-starred restaurant in Tredozio (10 min.) and many others within 1/2 hr.
    Staff available
    Maid service available
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 7 x 10 m. with sun beds and furnished dining pergola. Pool house with summer kitchen, shower room and changing area. Open: Mid-May - End of September
    Available for emergencies, Extra
    Satellite TV, with SKY channels
    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
    Winery and Wine tasting
    Wine tasting available on request in villa cantina

    Things to note

  • This villa includes food preparation for all meals, but the cost of purchasing ingredients is NOT included in the price. Please give the required €500 weekly deposit to the owner in cash on arrival, at which time she will consult with the guests regarding menu planning. Guests are also responsible for a shopping fee equal to 10% of the amount spent on food.
  • To the right of the Villa is the family chapel, which is available for weddings or blessings.
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