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L'Antico Palazzo

Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Toano, Province of Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna
L'Antico Palazzo is a deceptively large, rustic stone house situated in Villa Bonicelli, a picturesque and peaceful hamlet in the beautiful Emilia-Romagnan countryside. It sleeps 10-12 people comfortably, making it ideal for families or groups of friends. It can be rented as a stand-alone property or in conjunction with one or both of our other properties: La Stalla, a barn conversion located next door to L'Antico Palazzo and which sleeps two people; and Casa Vigneto, a three-bedroom house just a couple of minutes' walk away, across a small vineyard.

An outdoor swimming pool (3m x 9m) with stunning mountain views is located behind L'Antico Palazzo and is shared between the three properties.

L'Antico Palazzo is a historically interesting building, being part of the original 'casa padronale' (manor house) of t...
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Listing #HL1169588
About the Owner
Property Manager J
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

What an amazing location with stunning views, in the hills of the Appenine mountains! The old stone house is charming. Although there are three self contained bedrooms, the house can accommodate a number of people in more communal areas. There were only 5 of us....More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank godfre
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We had a great time in the big house at Villa Bonicelli. Thank you. Everything was perfect. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly and the house was in nearly every way much better than we'd expected. Often holiday houses are rather over-sold on the internet...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank 700philip77
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

What a wonderful find! Tucked away in a little hamlet in the hills, our family group of 9 (ranging from 10 months to 70 years) had a lovely, relaxing week at L'Antico Palazzo. We took a bit of a gamble on the location as we...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Brig118
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (4)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    4 Showers
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Fulls
    4 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The changeover day is usually Saturday and during peak season the minimum stay is usually 1 week; however, we can be flexible if other bookings allow. Prices are for the property per week or per day and are listed in Pounds Sterling. These prices include cleaning, sheets, towels, gas, electricity, wood pellets and a welcome basket. 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. Payment is via the Holiday Lettings payment system. In addition we request a fully refundable damage deposit of €300, to be paid in cash on arrival at the property. Our English-, Italian- and French-speaking booking manager will deal with any queries you have about the house and the area before your holiday. There is also lots of information about the area on our website Cool Retreats, to help you plan your stay in advance. If you would like any help putting together a customised itinerary that will make the most of your stay, don't h... more
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About the neighbourhood
For those looking to take it easy, why not simply sit back with a glass of vino and take in the gorgeous views, relax by the pool or head out to one of the lovely local restaurants to be treated to some delicious Emilian cuisine? The river Dolo, which is in places deep enough to bathe, is just a few minutes' walk away and there are some spectacular walks that can be enjoyed directly from your front door. There's also a wealth of wildlife to observe – sharp-eyed guests might very well spot woodpeckers in the forest, deer in the fields and birds of prey circling over the mountains. The beautiful scenery also makes Villa Bonicelli an ideal location for painting holidays.

The area has many restaurants and pizzerias that offer fantastic value for money, including one approx 10 mins&#39...
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How to get there
Airport: Bologna, Parma: 95.0 km
Railway: Modena: 62.0 km
The nearest airports are Bologna and Parma, which are both around 90 minutes' drive from the house. Ryanair flies to Parma from London Stansted, and to Bologna from London Stansted and Edinburgh. Easyjet flies to Bologna from London Gatwick. BA flies to Bologna from London Heathrow. If you don't mind a longer drive you could also consider flights to the Milan airports or Pisa. Milan Malpensa is about 3 hours from Villa Bonicelli and Milan Linate is about 2.5hrs. For flights from regional airports, Ryanair flies to Milan Bergamo (also approx 3hrs) from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Stansted. Ryanair also flies to Pisa (again around 2.5hrs from Villa Bonicelli), from Bournemouth, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Leed... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 110.0 km.
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