Villa Torrini is a charming independent country house located on the border between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. Villa Torrini sleeps up to 6 people, in 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. It has a private garden with several areas to relax in the shade and a swimming pool overlooking the beautiful valley. Only a few minutes walk from the village of Tredozio, Villa Torrini offers a strategic location to explore central Italy’s top regions of Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Umbria. Located near the south eastern corner of Italy\'s Emilia-Romagna region, Villa Torrini enjoys a hilltop position amid the rolling green landscape bordering the Foresti Casentinesi, a national park extending southward into Tuscany. In fact, this property was at one time in Tuscany! The magical garden surrounding the Palazzo, a 17th century residence, is a member of the association of Grandi Giardini Italiani (Great Italian Gardens) and is open to the public for tours, and for courtyard concerts during the summer and for weddings. You will find the village of Tredozio is deliciously quiet, yet it harbours a number of inviting restaurants. A pleasant ten minute walk takes you from the tower to the village centre. Besides its handful of restaurants, Tredozio village has a charming little river running through it. Its shops include a couple of grocers, an excellent fresh produce shop, coffee bars, a butcher’s, a chemist’s, a bank with ATM, and a post office. In addition there is a small information point, from which, in summer months, you can rent mountain bikes, and a bus service offering buses to Faenza and Forlì. Last but not least there is Tennis Club at only 5 minutes’ walk from Villa Torrini.
Interior Description SQM 160:rnrnGround Floor:Living room with view over the valley. Kitchen with dining area. Bathroom with shower. All the rooms on this floor have French windows and access to the garden. Back garden furnished with table and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with oven, microwave, toaster, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, filter coffee maker. Electric table top stove with four rings. Italian coffee maker known as a “Moka”. Washing machine available. First Floor: An external stair case (15 steps) leads to the first floor. Entrance hall: on the right a studio-cum reading room with a sofa bed for one extra adult. En-suite private bathroom with shower. The studio has mosquito windows screens. Fireplace, not functional but just decorative. La Vecchia Torre: a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and view over the valley. Bed size 160x190 cm.rnAll the windows of this room and the bathroom have mosquito windows screens.rnrnInternal staircases to the second floor (12 steps) Second Floor: On this floor there are 2 twin or double bedrooms. Le Ginestre: twin - double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and view over the garden and hills. Bed size 160x190. One window of this room has mosquito screens. Nido dei Rondoni: twin- double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and view over the valley. Bed size 160x190 All the windows of this room and bathroom have mosquito windows screens. Other Amenities Interior Description SQM 160 Ground Floor Living room with view over the valley. Kitchen with dining area. Bathroom with shower. All the rooms on this floor have French windows and access to the garden. Back garden furnished with table and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with oven, microwave, toaster, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, filter coffee maker. Electric table top stove with four rings. Italian coffee maker known as a “Moka”. Washing machine available. Other Amenities: Villa Torrini is centrally heated; each bedroom is provided with a hair dryer and satellite TV. Baby bed and high chair available. Iron and ironing board are available. Laundry service is available on request. No Smoking property, pets are not allowed. At this altitude, the nights are always cool so air conditioning is not necessary, but, just in case, we can provide ventilator fans on request. From May to September the swimming pool is open. A cell phone with prepaid card is available. WIFI Internet connection is available and included in the rental price. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Three hundred meters from the house there is a public tennis court. Vineyards for wine tasting between 10 and 25 km Horseback riding 25 km Golf course 28 Beach near Ravenna 80. While you may be tempted to stay by the pool to relax and enjoy the peace, there are many activities you can enjoy here including learning some Italian, taking a cooking class or a ceramics workshop. If you are a fan of fine footwear you can visit a top flight shoe maker and order a pair of customized walking shoes or riding boots. Or if you prefer physical activity you can go walking or hiking or biking, or book the tennis court for a game or two. This is a great area for visiting delightful and well preserved medieval villages and for wine tasting at one of the many award winning estates of the area, and on your way there or on your way back, you can stop and eat some of the famous specialties of the area which include many types of hand rolled egg pasta, fine beef steaks and excellent pork products both fresh and the salt cured hams and salamis for which this area is famous. Art and history lovers will find plenty to visit in a number of historic art cities within easy reach, form the Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna, to the extensive historic centre of Bologna, the many artistic sights of Florence and the International Ceramics museum of Faenza. And of course the bonus is each of these cities has great shopping!
THE AREA Benefiting from a long history of prosperity, Emilia-Romagna is imbued with the spirit of fine living, and boasts many exceptional Renaissance palaces and a particularly 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 easily undertaken from Villa Torrini. Faenza, with its world-famous ceramics museum and production house, is about 30 km away, and the splendid medieval fortress at Brisighella (focus of an annual medieval festival)is only 15 kms. rn A drive of 50 km toward the Adriatic finds one in Ravenna, in the presence of the world\'s finest Byzantine mosaics outside of Istanbul, and from here it\'s just minutes to the wonderful resorts of the coast. rn The distinguished city of Bologna, 75 km northwest of Villa Torrini, offers a delightful urban experience and, remarkably, the Tuscan capital of Florence is almost as close. Distances: Modigliana 9 km Portico di Romagna 16 km Brisighella 21 km San Benedetto in Alpe ( National Park ) 25 km Faenza 28 km Forlì 45 km Ravenna 69 km Bologna 75km Florence 80 km Modena 128 km Parma 182 km.