Stone farmhouse in Emilia foodcapital of Italy
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||110 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyNo
Description from the owner
This stone farmhouse has been fully restored to a high standard. the stone walls are cool in the summer and warm in the winterThe comfortably furnished first floor apartment has its own balcony offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The light, airy and spacious accommodation comprises: two double bedrooms (1 x double and 1 x twin beds), large bathroom with bath, separate shower and washing machine, large living room with dining table, leading to a large, open kitchen.The windows are doubleglazed and all fitted with fly sceens, The apartment is air conditioned and also has central heating for those who wish to visit out of...Read more
Stone farmhouse in Emilia foodcapital of Italy
Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Location: Parma in Emilia Romagna
Nearest Airport : milani linate or parma ( 50 km) at 90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : livorno at 210 Kilometres
Nearest Train : Fidenza at 20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway : Fidenza at 20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : marina di massa at 150 Kilometres
Nearest Ski : skya near parma at 65 Kilometres
Nearest Golf : salsomaggiore terme at 14 Kilometres
IF YOU USE THE NAVIGATOR G.P.S. THIS IN THE LOCATION : N. 44* 46.779 E. 009*51.318 IF YOU USE NAVIGATOR TOMTOM PUT SILVANI IF YOU USE NAVIGATOR GARMIN PUT BORLA
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$128||$128||$706 - $770||$1,926 - $2,568||3 nights|
|Jul. 1 2011 - Sep. 3 2011
|Sep. 3 2011 - Dec. 23 2011
Autumn / Winter
|All Other Dates||$128||$128||$770||$2,568||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $64 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $321 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
There will be a small charge for Air Conditioning in Summer; Heating & Fuel in Winter
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Marian O'Reilly, Dublin, Ireland
A most enjoyable and relaxing holiday!
Myself, my daughter-in-law and her children stayed with Giovanna at the end of June. It was a treat - a wonderful experience, which will be hard to surpass or forget. The welcome we received from Giovanna and her family was second to none. They couldn't have been more helpful, and interested in making the holiday memorable for us. They guided us to the best trattorias locally and to the wealth of historic sites to be found in the area. The scenery is breath-taking and diverse ranging from the mountains down to the plains. The house is in a small village, but within easy access to many of the major towns of the area. There is a bar, and a bakery where we went each morning for fresh bread, to enjoy on the balcony. The children have been introduced to a lovely lifestyle - where they were made such a fuss of, and included in every activity. We have great memories to recall until our next visit.
Relaxing in a Magnificant Location
Giovanna and her husband Cesere made us feel so welcome without intruding on our stay in their apartment. We arrived late on our first day to find a meal ready in the fridge; homemade Lasagna, made with fresh pasta, a salad and wine plus some fresh bread and milk, after a long drive it was just perfect. During the 2 weeks we were there we spent a few evenings taking coffee and homemade liquors with the family, their children live nearby, we got lots of information on the area and where were the best places to visit.
The whole area is full of places of interests. The Medieval Castle of Vigoleno recognised as the 2nd most beautiful Castle in Italy and Castle a'rquato. As are the local cities of Fidenza, Cremona, Piacenza and Bussetto the home of Giuseppi Verdi. There are many markets to attend on different days of the week in local towns, we really enjoyed the one in Fidenza where we bought handbags and stocked up on dried mushrooms to take home. We bought nearly all our fruit and vegetables from these markets, everything was so fresh.
Salsomaggiore which is a really beautiful Spa Town which has a Thermea where my husband and I went on a few occassions, it was exceptional value compared to at home.
The locals were extremely friendly and helpful, many managed to help us with our requests in poor Italian. For lovers of great food this is one of the best areas in Italy to visit,the local Trattorias were wonderful and all served the traditional food of the area at half the price we pay at home.
We had one morning with Giovanna who is a wonderful Cook making pasta from scratch, we had enough food for a few days after freezing it.
Every morning it was a delight to get up and visit the Bakery next door and eat our breakfast on the balcony. We would then take a walk up the hill to get our exercise before heading off for the day, it was an excellent place to have as a base for the holiday as we also travelled from Fidenza by train to Florence and Cinque Terra.