Casa del Porticato , Emilia Romagna, Italy
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||150 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Roughing it, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
This spacious holiday house (approx. 150 m² living area) "Casa del Porticato" is situated in the Valtaro (valley of the Taro river) area, Emilia Romagna, province of Parma (north of Tuscany), about 4-5 miles from the town of Borgo val di Taro.
Casa del Porticato is a recently renovated house in the quiet of the countryside of the Appenines and is part of a quiet smal "borgo" of 5 houses of which 2 of them are inhabited permanently. The others are weekend- and holiday homes.
The house is ideal for a combinated holiday: you'll find relaxation and quiet around the house and it is also easy and centrally located, to make daytrips t...Read more
Casa del Porticato , Emilia Romagna, Italy
Borgo val di Taro, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Additional Location Information
The Valtaro region comprises two valleys with the rivers Taro and Ceno running through them. The landscape is primarily rolling hills, fields and rivers. The climate is mild and the countryside offers a wealth of sporting activities: horse-riding, fishing, trekking, walking, cycling, kayaking, skiing and swimming.
Situated between Tuscany and Liguria, the valleys are within easy reach of the Tyrrhenian coast (The Cinqueterre, Lerici, Sestri Levante, Massa and Viareggio) and the cities of Parma, Bologna, Florence and Milan and their respective airports.
The Valtaro and Valceno Valleys are just minutes from the A15 Motorway which runs from Parma to La Spezia on the Tyrrhenian coast. At Parma, this motorway then meets the A1 Autostrada del Sole which runs along the backbone of Italy from Milan to Naples and further south and at La Spezia it meets the A12 along the Tyrrhenian coast from Genova southbound.
But what really sets this part of Italy apart from the rest is its gastronomic inheritance. Nearby we have the home of the world famous Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Borgotaro is the home of the Borgotaro Porcini mushroom. The area is known for its smple italian country kitchen and "slow food".
The wonderful Appennine castles at Compiano, Bardi, Varsi and Varano Melegrani confirm the cultural heritage of this region.
Borgo val di Taro or Borgotaro is the main town in the area.
The house is centrally situated between the city of Parma (55 miles) and the Cinqueterre and the coast/beach (60 miles). 15 minutes from the mentioned highway (Parma-La Spezia) A15. .....7 miles from the border of Tuscany. 1,5 hours by car from Pisa and Bologna, less than 2 hours from Lucca and almost 2,5 hours from Florence and Sienna.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$116||$116||$769||$0||7 nights|
|All Dates||$116||$116||$769||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $64 / stay - Other
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Spacious house with all the things you need. Nice sun terrace with view. Quiet environment, but centrally located. We did a lot of daytrips to Cinqueterre, Tuscany and Parma. We enjoyed our stay.
Jaco en Armanda
A beautifull place to stay. The place to be when you want an eas
This is very beautifull 4-star house. The available facilities as well as the location are in for a very pleasant stay.
We enjoyed our trip. A beautifull terrace, a book, sun and always a cooling breeze on the mountain. Lovely.
Our two older kids also enjoyed themselves. Keep in mind that for kids, sometimes sea, beach and other attractions are almost an hour drive.
But when you prefer a calm and easy vacation with nice walking posibilities, this is the place to be. Supermarkets, terraces, café, etc. is all available at about 5 kilometers.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We have spent our holiday sept 2012 in Casa del Porticato. A very nice house in a beautiful quite setting. The house is spacious and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the terrace and relaxation of the environment, as well as the many daytrips we did. The cuisine and foods of the Valtaro region is splendid. The peolple are friendly. We had long dinners with sunset on the balcony at the back of the house.