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Torre Fantini is a charming independent country house located on the border
between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. It 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. At a few minutes
walking from the village of Tredozio, Torre Fantini 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,
Torre Fantini 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!
is an old farm tower belonging to the family of the same name. The family still
lives in the Palazzo Fantini located nearby, just 1 km away. 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
You will find the village of Tredozio is deliciously quiet, yet
it harbours a number of inviting restaurants, most notably the Mulino di San
Michele, housed in an old watermill. 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 Torre Fantini.
Tuscan Romagna blends elements from the rich cultures of both Tuscany
and Emilia-Romagna. Food and wine lovers could not find them themselves a better
spot, lovers of history and culture have a wealth of small and larger nearby
towns to explore and lovers of nature will feel they are driving through a rural
paradise. Add traditional crafts, from cheese and wine making to fine ceramics
and a long tradition of skilled leather work, plus the chance to catch cultural
events and traditional festivals, and to take language or cooking courses and
you have something for everyone – except those in search of bright city lights.
Torre Fantini offers a stay in a delightful farmhouse, remodelled in the
traditional manner, with terrace views over a lovely stretch of countryside.
Each of the three double bedrooms is attractively furnished in a refined rustic
style with beamed ceilings and cotto toscano floors, and is provided with a
satellite TV and small refrigerator. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with
This villa offers our special “arrive and relax” package:
A simple typical dinner is provided on your arrival night. This is a
welcome sight after a long flight and will allow you to check in, unpack and
relax. You will find the dinner in the kitchen with the instructions for
heating. The dinner is also suitable for vegetarian guests. It basically
consists of a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread,
water and wine are included. No changes are possible for the first dinner.
The villa also will be stocked with basic groceries so that you do not have to
shop upon arrival or worry about store closures on Sunday. The shopping list
consists of: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit,
eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be
adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests.
Floor plan - click to enlarge
Garden and Outdoor
6000 square meters (approx 65,500 square feet)
A paved road leads from the main road (strada statale) to the house. Although
you are only a few minutes’ walk from the village, staying at the house you will
feel that you are staying away from it all in beautiful countryside. The
property is partially fenced and surrounded by neighbours’ fields. There are a
very few houses not far from the Torre Fantini, but you will not be disturbed by
Parking for 4 cars covered by a pergola of vines.
Panoramic swimming pool (5 x 10 x 1.40 meters). The pool area is furnished with
sun beds and umbrellas. Outdoor shower right next to the pool with hot/cold
Shaded pergola with table and chairs overlooking the valley.
one room building housing an additional dining area.
Terrace garden furnished
with tables and chairs overlooking the valley.
private garden, private parking, swimming pool, patios, outside dining areas,
meters (approx 1750 square feet)
room with view over the valley.
Kitchen with dining area.
All the rooms on this floor have French windows and access to the
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.
external stair case (15 steps) leads to the first floor.
on the right a studio-cum reading room with a sofa bed for one extra adult or
two children. En-suite private bathroom with shower. The studio has mosquito
windows screens. Fireplace, not functional but just decorative.
Torre: a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and view over the
valley. Bed size 160x190 cm.
All the windows of this room and the bathroom
have mosquito windows screens.
Internal staircases to the second floor (12
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 cm.
One window of this room has
Il Nido dei Rondoni: twin- double bedroom with en-suite
bathroom with shower and view over the valley. Bed size 160x190 cm.
windows of this room and bathroom have mosquito windows screens.
Torre Fantini 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.
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 13 to September 30 the swimming pool is
open. A cell phone with prepaid card is available. WIFI Internet connection is
available and included in the rental price.
A visit to the garden of
Palazzo Fantini is also included.
Bed and bath linen: Included, changed each
Electricity: Metered and paid according to usage,
with the first 50 Euros/week free
Basic grocery stocking:
Metered and charged according to usage
Included, 2 hours a day Tuesday and Thursday.
Extra maid service on request 10 Euros per hour.
Final cleaning: Included
Utility deposit for
heating (seasonal): 100 Euros per week
May 13 to September 30, 2017. Pool towels are included.
Baby crib: 100 Euros per week
Pets: Not permitted
Available on request:
Extra bed, cooking class, cook service, daily cleaning,
breakfast service, wine tours, Italian language classes.
request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7:00pm and
9:00pm for an extra fee of 50 Euros.
2017 weekly pricing
PLEASE NOTE: This property is priced in EUROS.
7 Jan - 15 Apr
30 Sep - 23 Dec
15 Apr - 24 Jun
26 Aug - 30 Sep
23 Dec - 6 Jan 2018
24 Jun - 26 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
For groups of more than 3 children, please inquire.
Three hundred meters from the house there is a public tennis court.
for wine tasting between 10 and 25 km
Horseback riding 25 km
Beach near Ravenna 80 km
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!
Activities at Torre Fantini
inquire if you are interested in:
Italian Language Classes
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:
lasagne, tortellini, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and aged traditional balsamic
vinegar are just a few of the region’s many delicious innovations. A number of
enjoyable excursions are easily undertaken from Torre Fantini. Faenza, with its
world-famous ceramics museum and production house, is about 30 km away, and the
splendid medieval fortress at Brisighella is half as far. 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 is just minutes to the
wonderful resorts of the coast. The distinguished city of Bologna, 75 km
northwest of Torre Fantini, offers a delightful urban experience and, excellent
shopping, and remarkably, the Tuscan capital of Florence is almost as close.
Modigliana 9 km
Portico di Romagna 16 km
San Benedetto in Alpe ( National Park ) 25 km
Faenza 28 km
Ravenna 69 km
Bologna 75 lm
Florence 80 km
Modena 128 km