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Italian Property For Sale
Bologna Emilia Romagna Italy
Furnished Villa + Pool


4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10
Swimming Pool
Airport 60-100 kms


Villa Melagrano is located in Emilia Romagna's Appenine mountains (minutes from Tuscany, this area has the same beauty without the crowds, and large number of visitors).
This charming, fully restored, old natural Stone Mountain villa with its own pool sleeps eight (10) comfortably.
Villa Melagrano is a recently fully restored, charming, rural Italian country villa using its original local natural stones, and features. The villa stands on top of 30 acres of its own private land, with two streams; surrounded by 360 degrees of valleys, meadows, mountains and forests with magnificent views of the local country side and distant "Borgos" (small villages) that dot the Appenine hillside, and light up at night like stars in the sky.
The villa is cool in the summer and warm in the winter can be reached by a very exclusive, totally private road and is off the beaten track. It has airy comfortable rooms, that will accommodate eight people easily, and four new bathrooms. The kitchen, living room/dinning room, den, and entire villa is fully equipped with all linen, towels, and amenities that you will need for your comfortable stay. There are two wood burning fireplaces in the villa, one large stone one in  the den and a small cooking/heating one in the kitchen where most of the original cooking was done at the villa in the past. It has gas-fired central heating, double pained windows, and roll-down mosquito shades throughout the villa.
There are patios on two sides of the house with breath taking views, giving you a choice of a sunny or shady spot all day. There is a 5 X 10 meter in ground private swimming pool with decks surrounding the pool, and a hut and shower.
For entertainment there is a large gazebo with BBQ area that overlooks the pool which can be reached by long wide stairs.
Villa Melagrano for a trouble free, relaxing, very quiet holiday to remember for your family and friends, and not too big for a couple to enjoy.

Inside the Villa

Ground floor

The simple, attractively decorated entrance hall with its terra cotta tiled floor leads to a comfortable den with a large old, stone, open wood fire place, with sofa's, and satellite TV, DVD player where you will feel very warm and comfortable. This den leads to a formal living room / dinning area which offers a quiet atmosphere with couches for you to relax and curl up in, and listen to your favorite CD on the Stereo Hi/Fi system.
Opposite the den is the sunny kitchen, fully equipped, with breakfast table. It is has all appliances microwave, dish washer, washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, large freezer fridge, and all utensils, china, and glass wear. There is also an open wood long fire. The kitchen opens onto a wonderful patio trough French doors where you can eat and watch 7 valleys with forests, mountains, meadows, and the wild free dear.
The first floor also has a quest bathroom with a tub/shower.
Also on the first floor is located a large specious cloak/linen room. In this room we monitor 24/7 the security systems with outdoor infrared cameras and monitors for the grounds of the villa.

First Floor

You go up a wood and stone stairway to the first floor corridor that gives access to four large bedrooms and one large bathroom
There are two  bedrooms with double beds in them, dresser and wardrobe and closet space they both have ensuite separate bathrooms.
The other are two bedrooms are furnished with twin beds in them, dresser and closet space. There is an additional bathroom with shower, washbasin and commode and bide in the hall for the two bedrooms with no bathroom in them.

Outside/Around the villa

There are Patios on two sides of the villa giving you a choice of a sunny or shady spot all day. The Gazebo and BBQ area for outside eating and entertainment is to the west of the property and has views over the pool and surrounding hills. It can accommodate ten people comfortably around a large oval table and other tables and chairs can be added for a larger crowd. A large fridge is provided in the area for storing cold drinks, snacks and fruit.
There is a large terrace/patio outside the French doors leading out from the kitchen. This patio is located on the east side of the building with a view of seven valleys and where most of the villas land is located were you and hear two small streams meet in the woods below the fist valley that is at walking distance.
There is a work shop and wood storage just to the back end of the Gazebo and a wood burning bread or Pizza oven on the south east corner  of the main building that can be accessed from the kitchen patio. This oven has its own wood storage. There are solar panels that are out of site on the roof of this oven that power low voltage night lights.
There are motion sensors large spot lights all around the patios and main pathways around the villa for the night time that comes on with the slightest movement .
There are 4 t infrared night vision cameras monitoring all main accesses to the villa and main areas that are monitored 24/7 by a CD backup computer system that records the aria every 2 seconds.

Swimming pool

The swimming pool is 10m X 5m in size and between 1.2 and 1.8 meters deep and has internal lighting should you fancy a night swim. There is a 1.3 meter edge all around the pool for standing and safety. Special non slip tiles surround the pool and the pool deck, and there are sun loungers and parasols. A shower unite is on the west side of the pool for convenience. There is a shed on the east side of the pool for changing and storage of clothing towels that are provided, ETC. The pool is open from June to the end of September.

The Grounds

There are a combination of 30 acres of open fields, meadows, woods, streams, and paths that are open for  walking and exploring. There are no fences or gates, and the streams are very shallow in the summer time.

Description and highlights of the area.

Just south of the city of Bologna, you head towards Casalecchio and Sasso Marconi and from there ascend towards the town of Vergato in the Apennines. You will find yourself in the midst of oaks and chestnut thickets, hills and valleys that go from three hundred to a thousand meters, changing all the time in breathtaking views and colors. These are the Apennine valleys between the river Reno and Panaro. The area is rural and very little English is spoken, but the local Italians are very friendly and helpful, especially if you try to speak a few words of Italian.

Nearby major Cities and towns.

The Villa is situated in a strategic geographic location 50 minutes drive from Bologna, a magnificent medieval city that has an international airport, and Florence the world renowned city for rich artistic culture, is only 55 minutes away. The closest train station is located in the town of Vergayo about an 8 minute drive down the hill from the villa. The spa town of Porretta Terme is 20 minutes drive. Not to forget the other towns of Ferrara, Modena, Ravenna, Parma, Mantua and Verona that are a few miles further. The famous coastal cities of Rimini on the Adriatic Sea and La Sezia on the Mediterranean sea are about 100 kilometers (1.5 hours) driving distance away, that is a nice day trip. 

Famous regional Foods.

The area is also very well known for its gastronomic delights: mushrooms, white truffles, Potatoes especially those from Tole, chestnuts, and world-famous cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano produced in the local mountains.


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