A tutta la famiglia Fontaine,
Two fantastic weeks in this beautiful valley where it is so great to discover and appreciate the Italian way of life.
So many thanks for the quality of your house and the high standards of comfort.
Hard to leave!
Special thanks to Beatrice, for your advices, your reactivity and your kindness.
Ciao e arrivederci!
Pascal - France
We feel very lucky to have met you and stayed in the wonderful house.
The holiday in your house and surroundings was more than we could ask for.
Thank you so much for your dedication and professional and truly kind service.
We hope to see you again.
Maria, Christopher, Carlo, Hans Christian and Lilly from Denmark
it was just a coincidence that we came here. The house in Tuscany that we had booked cancelled us due to Corona.
But what a happy coincidence it was!
We lived this house, the pool and the view so much.
Our 16 years old son spent much week in the little house to play his electric guitar, and the other kids spend their time in and around the pool
We haven’t seen much of the surroundings because we hated to leave this beautiful place.
Thank you for your hospitality; showing us your Palazzo ang garden.
The cleaning ladies were very nice and we hope to come back here next year!
Love, Ronnie, Fiene
Brunssum, the Netherlands
Wow!!! We had a fantastic week and special birthday celebrations here.
We thank you all for you care, assistance and fantastic home, in an awesome location!
Tim, Tom, Steph, Dene Geoff
Our stay at Torre Fantini was outstanding. The house is beautiful, the views amazing, the pool refreshing (it was a warm August) and the village delightful. There is so much to do near Tredozio. We hiked in the forest, visited medieval villages, shopped at local markets, and visited historic cities. Beatrice, our host, was so thoughtful. She welcomed us with dinner and a bottle of local wine and checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed. She also helped us arrange a hike in the forest with a local guide, provided us with numerous trail maps, and arranged for an amazing tour of a vineyard, village and pottery studio. We waited to do this until the end and wished we had done it earlier!
It's located in a small village. We were the only American tourists there (and didn't see many European tourists either.) The people in the village were very welcoming. Overall, it was a great balance of activities, walks to the village, dinner outside under the starry sky.
Everything was exceptional.
The quiet, the agriturismos, the medieval villages, the forests and hikes.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Tredozio was the nearest village. It is an easy 10 minute walk. The next closest town, Modigliana, was larger with a big grocery, market and great fresh pasta store. It was 8 km away.
Tips or Restaurants:
Take the tour that Beatrice arranges early in your visit. The guide is free, and is very knowledgeable about the history of the area. We paid for an amazing lunch at a winery. They accommodated vegetarians in our group. The wine tasting accompanied lunch.
Enjoyed this villa and surroundings to the fullest. Swimming pool is quite large and very neat. The home is modern, equipped with every comfort. Very tasteful decor. Large comfortable bedrooms and bathroom. Small kitchen though. Environment is very quiet and rural. Challenging for experienced cyclists. Hostess (owner) is super friendly and hospitality is of paramount importance. Her tips of restos and visits is very good. Recommended for those looking for peace.
thank you so much for your warm hospitality!
We enjoyed the house and our vacation here in Tredozio very much.
We will come back…next time when it’s a little warmer and we can enjoy the pool too.
We had a wonderful time!
Brigit, Goffrey and Jim
We have had the most beautiful 5 days in your charming villa.
We have relaxed, swam, walked and explored the village and surrounds.
Dinner with you was very special, lunch at the Trattoria delicious and cooking at the Villa was a lot of fun.
With love Pat and Peter - See you in Australia
Thank you so much Bea, we had a wonderful 5 days here and hope that one day return.
We have been very comfortable and enjoyed our walks, drives and food in town.
All the best, Julie and Paul - AUSTRALIA
What a wonderful introduction to Emilia Romagna.
We have been spoiled by your hospitality and thoughtfulness.
Lisa excelled with her knowledge of all things Italian.
Hopefully we will see you in Melbourne.
Barbara and Gordon - AUSTRALIA
A wonderful house, beautifully preserved rooms and perfect food, much needed relaxation after a week in the Veneto.
Thanks to the team for the delightful breakfast.
Chris and Therry - UK
We have had a fabulous stay here at Torre Fantini, enjoying lazy days by the pool, lovely walks to the village and exploring the vineyards.
We have eaten so well.
This is a wonderful place, thank you for your kind hospitality. It’s been a real pleasure!
Linda, Peter, Tom, Anna, Natalie and Joe
Greenwich - UK
We have had an absolutely wonderful week here in Tredozio. It really has been quite magical!
We loved our tour with Annalisa on Monday, early morning strolls into the village for a coffee at Penna bar.
Fresh bread and pastries and the bakery, lunch and dinner in the square, and lazy days around the pool.
Wonderful hospitality, glorious scenery, enchanting villages, people food and wine.
An absolutely perfect family holiday.
Topped off by Nicola and Moro delivering the truffle, freshly found!
Can’t wait to return.
Andrew, Juliette Giulian and Lia Sidney - AUSTRALIA
Thank you for your kindness and wonderful hospitality we will come back soon.
Lucy and family - UK
We are sorry that it has taken us so long to get back to you about our wonderful holiday in your villa.
All of us really enjoyed the break. Tredozio is a lovely little town and everyone was so friendly and helpful.
We welcomed the food and wine left for us at the villa. The accommodation was perfect for our use. We ate in the "old pigsty" and at the table in the villa, but did not try the garden table.
The cleaners were efficient and unobtrusive.
The outside areas are lovely and the garden furniture was perfect, especially the pool sun loungers.
We felt very lucky to be able to visit your Palazzo and attend the harp concert...so unexpected. As was the day with Lisa.
She is a lovely person and an excellent guide, so knowledgeable about the palazzo we visited. The wine tasting was most enjoyable. Together Stefano and Lisa made it an informative and fun experience - a day well spent.
Both Lisa's and your advice on parking in Ravenna and Bologna was extremely useful.
Our last evening at Pierluighi's home was special, the food and wine perfect! Thank you for arranging all these 'extras' for us.
Our only negative comments are:
- Although the pool was cleaned every morning by the afternoon, the surface was covered with insects which is why we asked for a net.
- The kitchen hob was difficult to use as the numbers on the control were worn away which made working out the temperature tricky. In addition, there was nothing to indicate which were on, off or hot.
- Finally, we were surprised that your electricity is so expensive. On departure we had to pay an extra £50. We only cooked on one evening and did not use the oven...perhaps it is expensive to heat the water as we had plenty of showers!
All in all, it was a so much better holiday that we all expected... we have not been away with our sons for several years! We will never forget sitting outside the villa enjoying the stunning views across the valley, so glad we found your villa.
Roger and Sandy - UK
We had such a lovely time at Torre Fantini.
The tour with Lisa Rodi was great! We will come back!
Thanks Sandra and family - UK
A beautiful house with amazing views. Warm, friendly reception from Lucy and Beatrice.
We have enjoyed meals and Trattoria Rioni and Pizzeria Henry.
Tour of gardens at Palazzo Fantini, plus a stunning classical concert were wonderful to take part in.
We have enjoyed day trips to Bologna, Faenza, the local 'vulcano' and Firenze.
The Marsh Family
Wonderful house and delightful people, everyone so smily and welcoming.
The Brittons - UK
Glenn Sharon Jason Amber from Australia!!!
Thank you for having us from down under!
We all had a favoulous time here and enjoyed exploring the mountains and going to Venice.
Thank you for your hospitality.
Torre Fantini is a very special place. So tranquil. Hope to return in spring again soon!
Felicity, Robert, Kerry
Dear Bea, Lucy, Marisa, Nick and Giuliana,
This has been the perfect holiday.
This house is amazing and the people so warm and wonderful.
I want to come back!
Grazie mille per tutto!
Baci e abbracci!
Tina Coco - AUSTRALIA
Once again Bea, it has been an unforgettable experience.
My second visit for a total of seven weeks it just gets better.
I will never tire of this place and friendly, happy people. And Bea, Lucy, Marisa, Giuliana you could not have done more for us and made us more welcome.
Vi voglio bene!!!
Affettuosi saluti…fino alla prossima volta!
John Taske - AUSTRALIA
Dear Lucy, Beatrice and Isabella,
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.
We felt very welcome and “at home”.
Everything about “Torre Fantini” was beautiful, and we adored the countryside around this area.
We plan to return! We will be thinking of you at Christmas when your precious family enjoys the arrival of Isabella’s baby.
Helen and Greg - AUSTRALIA
Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans cette merveilleuse maison!
Soleil et piscine à gage de mieux pour de belles vacances ?
Jean Paul Cécile et Clèmence - FRANCE
A wonderful week in a very comfortable holiday home with stunning views!
Could not have asked for more.
Loved Tredozio - will spread the word and hope to return ourselves one day.
Many thanks Bea, it was perfect!
Gill and Rory UK
Louise and Jorg GERMANY
Claire and Clive UK
What a great place!
Renzo, Samuela e Kids
Thanks a lot!
This was just perfect!
Thanks, Jenny - USA
We all really had a fantastic time with you and Lisa and your friends in Tredozio. You were personally so helpful in every way and we are all very grateful. Torre Fantini worked out perfectly for us, the class then dinner with Per Luigi were terrific experiences, and Lisa's tour was fascinating. We don't know what else to say except that it is very sad we will not be able to be back soon.
Thank you again for everything,
Ciao from Andrew & Rhonda - AUSTRALIA
Thanks so much for taking such good care of us! It's such a tastefully-appointed property in a beautiful, unspoiled spot - last evening after Pierre-Luigi's excellent dinner, fire-fly danced in the moonlight and guided us home. It was pure magic I've never experienced anything like it.
Lisa was a terrific guide: friendly, flexible, and she seemed genuinely happy and excited to share with us her favorite places (where there were no other tourists). I'd highly recommend her.
All the best,
Jenny - UK
Thank you for this amazing stay in this beautiful house!
We loved the view and the swimming pool. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality!
If we go to Tuscany again we come back!
John and Karin - UK
Holidays, and whether you enjoyed yourself or not is dependent upon a number of factors; the food, the people you meet, the accommodation and amenities, the hassle you have if things go wrong etc.
I came to Tredozio from Brisbane, Australia, for a six weeks holiday on a recommendation and I can say, in all honesty, that this has been the most memorable holiday that I have had in my not so short life.
Bea, you and your mother Lucy could not have been more efficient, gracious, friendly hosts and I have not one complaint in these six weeks.
Your warmth and care have been so genuine that I feel more like a treasured friend than a guest.
My time here at the Torre and at the Palazzo has been little short of amazing: just perfect!!
I thank you Lucy - I thank you Beatrice
John - Brisbane - AUSTRALIA
I have experienced the holiday of a lifetime and must say that Torre Fantini and our wonderful hosts, Lucy and Bea have contributed enormously to a very precious four weeks of my life.
Thanks you and may God bless you all.
Joyce - AUSTRALIA
Our family had a wonderful time here, the villa and surroundings are just perfect for us!
Thank you for your hospitality!
Benedict Sylvie Juliet - POLAND
Nous avons passé un séjour de rêve dans un paysage inoubliable.
Nous n’oublierons pas non plus votre excellent accueil.
Merci pour tout!
Marie et Thomas - FRANCE
Nous avons passé deux très belles semaines ici et nous espérons revenir un jour!
Merci a tous pour les l’aide et l’accueil fantastique, spécialement à Beatrice.
Famille Roux - FRANCE
We enjoyed staying at this beautiful location with its magnificent views and lovely garden.
We loved relaxing around the pool while we watched the colors change on the hills around us.
The towns people of Tredozio were all very friendly and I think we would all like to return one day!
Jane and Tim - Melbourne - AUSTRALIA
Magnificent views, lovey house, very pretty garden and the pool side – a great time!
Tiia - ESTONIA
We have just spent seven wonderful days at Torre Fantini! The accommodation has been excellent and only, exceeded by the outstanding service and support from the owner, Beatrice…with her help we have had an informed tour of the local district, villages, eating venues and other sites of interest.
The Palazzo Fantini garden is a must to see.
Thank you Beatrice!
We shall pass the word around to our friends in Australia.
Len and Jenny - Melbourne - AUSTRALIA
Our third visit in this beautiful place. We hope to return. Don’t miss going to Al Vecchio Convento for a meal and also to Pizzeria Henry. 2 very different restaurants but very good meals. I could look at the view from Torre Fantini forever!
Thank you, Janet and Ross - Dallas - USA
We are back! It is so wonderful to be back at Torre Fantini. This time in the Vecchia Torre. The sunshine on the beautiful green hills was a joy to wake up to. We are so blessed to be able to return here! Torre Fantini holds a special part of our hearts. We are so looking forwards to 4 days here enjoying the local Sagra in Portico di Romagna
Karen and Ells - CANADA
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!
Torre Fantini 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 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 - to be booked in advance - 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 small refrigerator. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with shower.
Garden and Outdoor areas SQM 6.000
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 their presence.
Parking for 4 cars covered by a pergola of vines.
Panoramic swimming pool ( 5x10x1.40 meters ). The pool area is furnished with sun beds and umbrellas. Outdoor shower right next to the pool with hot/cold water.
Shaded pergola with table and chairs overlooking the valley.
Small one room building housing an additional dining area.
Terrace garden furnished with tables and chairs overlooking the valley.
Outdoor amenities: private garden, private parking, swimming pool, patios, outside dining areas, BBQ available.
Interior Description SQM 160
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”. A kettle and Nespresso coffee maker are available on the top floor.
Washing machine available.
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 (1.40 x 1.90) for one extra person. En-suite private bathroom with shower. The studio has mosquito windows screens. Fireplace, not functional but just decorative. Satellite TV.
La Vecchia 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 steps).
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 mosquito screens.
Il Nido dei Rondoni: twin - double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and view over the valley. Bed size 160x190 cm.
All the windows of this room and bathroom have mosquito windows screens.
Torre Fantini is centrally heated; each bathroom is provided with a hair dryer. JBL bluetooth portable speaker. 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. WIFI Internet connection is available and included in the rental price.
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 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
Please 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
Brisighella 21 km
San Benedetto in Alpe ( National Park ) 25 km
Faenza 28 km
Forlì 45 km
Ravenna 69 km
Bologna 75 km - closest airport
Florence 80 km
Modena 128 km
Parma 182 km