Located near the border between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, Casa Catherine stands on a bluff overlooking the Lutirano valley. Casa Catherine is a classical country house just 5 kilometres from the village of Tredozio.
Tredozio, deliciously quiet, is just a 10 minute’s drive from the house, and harbours a number of inviting restaurants - particularly the Mulino di San Michele, residing in a lovely old mill - as well as the conveniences of a grocery, bakery, bar and bus station.
Benefiting from a long, properous history, Emilia-Romagna is imbued with the spirit of fine living, boasting exceptional Renaissance palaces and a rich culinary heritage (lasagna, tortellini, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar are just a few of many delicious regional innovations).
A number of enjoyable excursions are within easy reach of Casa Catherine. Faenza, with its world-famous Ceramics Museum and production house, is about 30 km away. The splendid medieval fortress at Brisighella-focus of an annual medieval festival-is only 15 kms. A 50 km drive toward the Adriatic finds one in Ravenna, heart of the world\'s finest Byzantine mosaics outside of Istanbul. The distinguished city of Bologna, 75 km northwest of Tredozio, offers a delightful urban experience; remarkably, the Tuscan capital of Florence is almost as close.
Casa Catherine is a farmhouse conversion, on two levels, with spectacular views of the surrounding hills, forests and valley. The swimming pool (10x5 meters, depth1,20/1,90 meters - available for use May 10th- September 27th), with pool towels included, has a covered cabana with a 6-seat table for poolside dining.
The first level consists of entrance with dining area, a large living room with fireplace and French windows with access to the garden, and a fully equipped kitchen with oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer. On this floor there is also a double bedroom with bathroom with shower.
A spiral stairs leads to the second ground level. On this level there are two twin bedrooms (beds can be put together). One of these bedrooms has an en suite bathroom with shower. There is also another bathroom with bath tub. Both bedrooms have access to the garden.
There is also a utility room with washing machine, and an outdoor oven for baking summer supper pizzas.
Satellite Tv is provided. Cell phone is available. DVD and Stereo with CD Player and radio.
Catered meals are available for an additional fee - please enquire, if interested.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL BOOKINGS MADE AFTER AUGUST 2008 AND FOR 2009 AND BEYOND, A WELCOME DINNER ON DAY OF ARRIVAL AS WELL AS A BASIC GROCERY SHOPPING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE(MILK, COFFEE, TEA, BREAD, BISCUITS, SUGAR, SALT, WATER, FRUIT, EGGS, OIL, BUTTER, JAM, ORANGE JUICE, CEREALS)