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Our Italian properties are located around our small vineyard in the tiny peaceful borgo of Villa Bonicelli,on the Dolo River in the beautiful countryside of Emilia Romagna. The properties have wonderful views of the Tuscan-Emilian Appennini mountains and the River Dolo. They can accommodate from 2 to 25 people, making them just as suitable for a couple looking to get away from it all as they are for several families or a group of friends planning to spend some quality time together.
Casa Vigneto (sleeps 6-7) and L’Antico Palazzo (sleeps 13) are large rustic stone houses, renovated in traditional style. L’Antico Palazzo is the home of the original Conte Di Bonicelli. They are comfortable and well equipped, while at the same time retaining their original charm and quirkiness.
Caccia Casetta (sleeps 2-3) is a separate apartment to the main L’Antico Palazzo with a main bedroom with en suite and a lower kitchen/lounge with fireplace and a balcony facing the sun as it rises up the Dolo valley
La Stalla is a recently completed barn conversion (sleeps 2-3). The barn was derelict when we bought it, so the open-plan space with mezzanine bedroom has been created from scratch. It offers the modern comforts you would expect from a holiday home without losing attractive features such as the exposed stone walls and wooden beams.
La Rifugio is a bunk house ( sleeps 4) designed for those needing a good value yet pleasant base whilst adventuring in the area, be it via ferrata, cycling, climbing, rambling, hill walking or even skiing. There is a full kitchen, heating and en suite bathroom with extensive drying and equipment storage facilities.
6 Via Bonzeti is a three-bedroomed property with a stone terrace overlooking the valley. This is our private home, but is available by special request for large groups who wish to rent the borgo for special events or weddings.
A beautiful open-air swimming pool with wonderful mountain views is shared between the properties, as is the vineyard, which is planted with the local Lambrusco grape.