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  • Type: Villa
  • Sleeps: 4 (2 Bedrooms)
  • Nearest Beach: Suviana's lake (8 km)
  • Change Over Day: Flexible
  • Access: Car Essential
  • Long term lets considered
  • Pets allowed
  • Pets considered
  • suitable for children
  • suitable for the elderly
  • Winter lets available

Porretta Terme is a characteristic town where the rivers Reno and Rio Maggiore pass through it, surrounded by the green hills of the Apennine Tosco-Emiliano.
Famous for his thermal bath, it offers a large number of attractions to meet the needs of any kind of tourist.
The spa waters of Porretta Terme are 2000 years old. Legend has it that the curative properties of its waters were discovered thanks to a sick ox. The ox, too weak to pull a plough, was released by its owner and during its wanderings drank at the Spa spring where it found renewed vigour. Since that day the healed ox has been the emblem of the Porretta Spa Centres..

Immersed in a tranquil atmosphere and the luxuriance of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, 400 metres above sea-level, Porretta invites you to dive into the precious waters of ancient spas, appreciated by the Etruscans and Romans, where Machiavelli stayed while writing the “Mandragola”, and where the nobility, intellectuals, artists and guests from all Italian states gathered at the close of the nineteenth century.

The Natural Park of the Lakes of Suviana and Brasimone (also known as "Lake Park"), extends in the central Upper Bologna Apennines, on the border with Tuscany, and includes part of the mountain basins of the rivers of Limentra Treppio and Brasimone . The territory is characterized by the presence of three artificial lakes: Suviana, Brasimone and Santa Maria.

The geographical position of Porretta is a perfect place for people who want to visit the Tuscan beauties as Pistoia and Montecatini or for the ones who want to see Bologna enjoying its entertainments.
The railway line​ Bologna-Pistoia is a comfort with the station of Porretta placed exactly in the halfway.
This path is suggested to get the two cities without riding the car and to enjoy during the trip of the naturalistic beauties that the Apennine offers.

The naturalistic offer of the place is capable to satisfy the most enthusiast lovers of trekking, mountain bike and ski. Among the many parks that make this place unique for his beauty, it must be signalled Corno alle Scale (2000 meters high), the highest peak of the Bolognese homonymous protected natural park. Ideal during summer to practice mountain biking, paragliding and hiking, during winter it's populated by the lovers of the winter sports, thanks to the 36 kilometers of trails for all the difficulty levels.

Mortadella, “ragù alla Bolognese”, tortellini, lasagne, tagliatelle, bollito and certosino are only some of the products that made Bologna famous around the world, without forgetting the mythical "sfogline". It's equally well known the wines DOC of the Bolognesi Hills, including the typical Pignoletto.
For those wishing to taste Tuscan specialities, Ribollita and Fiorentina will not fail to satisfy all palates in the numerous restaurants and inns that populate the area.

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Porretta Terme is a characteristic town where the rivers Reno and Rio Maggiore pass through it, surrounded by the green hills of the Apennine Tosco-Emiliano.
Famous for his thermal bath, it offers a large number of attractions to meet the needs of any kind of tourist.
The spa waters of Porretta Terme are 2000 years old. Legend has it that the curative properties of its waters were discovered thanks to a sick ox. The ox, too weak to pull a plough, was released by its owner and during its wanderings drank at the Spa spring where it found renewed vigour. Since that day the healed ox has been the emblem of the Porretta Spa Centres..

Immersed in a tranquil atmosphere and the luxuriance of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, 400 metres above sea-level, Porretta invites you to dive into the precious waters of ancient spas, appreciated by the Etruscans and Romans, where Machiavelli stayed while writing the “Mandragola”, and where the nobility, intellectuals, artists and guests from all Italian states gathered at the close of the nineteenth century.

The Natural Park of the Lakes of Suviana and Brasimone (also known as "Lake Park"), extends in the central Upper Bologna Apennines, on the border with Tuscany, and includes part of the mountain basins of the rivers of Limentra Treppio and Brasimone . The territory is characterized by the presence of three artificial lakes: Suviana, Brasimone and Santa Maria.

The geographical position of Porretta is a perfect place for people who want to visit the Tuscan beauties as Pistoia and Montecatini or for the ones who want to see Bologna enjoying its entertainments.
The railway line​ Bologna-Pistoia is a comfort with the station of Porretta placed exactly in the halfway.
This path is suggested to get the two cities without riding the car and to enjoy during the trip of the naturalistic beauties that the Apennine offers.

The naturalistic offer of the place is capable to satisfy the most enthusiast lovers of trekking, mountain bike and ski. Among the many parks that make this place unique for his beauty, it must be signalled Corno alle Scale (2000 meters high), the highest peak of the Bolognese homonymous protected natural park. Ideal during summer to practice mountain biking, paragliding and hiking, during winter it's populated by the lovers of the winter sports, thanks to the 36 kilometers of trails for all the difficulty levels.

Mortadella, “ragù alla Bolognese”, tortellini, lasagne, tagliatelle, bollito and certosino are only some of the products that made Bologna famous around the world, without forgetting the mythical "sfogline". It's equally well known the wines DOC of the Bolognesi Hills, including the typical Pignoletto.
For those wishing to taste Tuscan specialities, Ribollita and Fiorentina will not fail to satisfy all palates in the numerous restaurants and inns that populate the area.

Bologna Area

It is about 800 metres to the nearest grocery shop. The area also offers a range of activities and there is plenty to explore. It is just a ten-minute drive from the house to the Porretta thermal baths, the Rocchetta Mattei castle and the Suviana and Brasimone regional parks with lakes. After booking you receive information material from the owner with valuable tips for exploring this lovely region between the cities of Bologna, Florence and Pistoia. GPS tracks and guided tours for mountain bikes and hiking are also available. In winter you can ski at the nearby Corno alle Scale (up to 2000m). A visit to Bologna (60km) or Florence (65km) is to be recommended at any time of year.

Getting There

Fly to Bologna "Guglielmo Marconi" airport, car hire available at the airport, and select in the GPS navigator the indications given by the owner.
In alternative, you can fly to Florence, "Peretola" airport.

Nearest Travel Links

Suitable types of Holiday Bologna

  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Water Park
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Windsurfing
  • Hill Walking
  • Cultural holiday
  • Wine tasting
  • Local cuisine
  • Relaxation

Exterior Details

There is a roofed terrace in front of the entrance with an adjoining, fully enclosed garden of around 500m². During the warm season a variety of garden furniture is provided, so you can dine outdoors, relax on the loungers or in the hammock, and enjoy the lovely view of the mountains. A paddling pool is available free of charge for children. About 80 metres from the house there is a car park where you can park free of charge.

Exterior Facilities in Tuscany Holiday Home

  • Parking space
  • Private garden
  • Solarium/Roof Terrace

Interior Details

The detached house provides around 95m² of living space spread over two floors. There are two separate bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom with a shower and bidet. The kitchen is fully-equipped, providing everything you need for cooking, as well as a dining table. Both bedrooms have double beds (180 x 210cm) and a supplementary bed (for a child up to 11 years old) can be provided. You can make yourselves comfortable on the sofa in the living room and watch TV or sit together at the round table. The décor is typical of this region. All the rooms have heating. The whole house and the outdoor area have free wireless Internet access.

Facilities in Tuscany Holiday Home

  • CD player
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Log fire
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Video
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

  • Bedrooms (2)
  • Bathrooms (1)
  • Showers (1)
  • WCs (1)

Sleeps a Maximum of 4 people:

  • Double Beds (2)
  • Cots (1)

Furniture

  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Lounge Seats (2)

Tariffs Currency Conversion

Note: Minimum stay: 2 nights;
Please note that from the 21/09 till the 31/05 the heating cost is calculated on consumption (1 Euro for cube meter of gas used);
At the entrance, a deposit of 100 € is required and must be delivered mandatory and with no extensions at the time of delivery of the keys. It will be given back before the departure after checking that no damage has been done to the house and that no theft of objects was made. In case of a premature departure of the customer and no one could be present at the check-out, the deposit will be given back by mail.

Period

Low Season 21/09 till 20/03 Weekly
EUR €280.00
GBP £
USD $

Period

High Season 21/03 till 20/09 Weekly
EUR €350.00
GBP £
USD $

Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.

Guest Book

"More than expected" - Mike R
"A very good choice! - Hannah
"Very nice stay in a quiet place" - Roxana G.

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