"Get away from it all and relax"

A most wonderful place to stay. The good points are endless - the view, the house itself - so tastefully and practically done - an en-suite for everyone, a view from every room, space and comfort, things to see and do, and Lisbeth herself. Lisbeth lives next door and is always available (but not intrusive), to suggest things to do and see. Don't miss the Parmiggiano Reggiano factory visit or the drive along the ridge you see from the house. Lots of places to just sit and relax. Walks from your front door into the beautiful countryside. Listen to Lisbeth's recommendations for places to eat - they are spot on. Or cook a delicious meal with local produce and eat it on the terrace as the sun goes down on that amazing view. Bologna, Modena and Vignola are nearby and all worth a visit. If you like to paint there is a studio you can use and I see there is now a swimming pool too. Perfetto.
Rosemary, May 2014

Visit some of the most exciting - lesser known cities in Italy

Cultural treasures in a row

The house is centrally located in Emilia Romagna. A large number of well-known cities in northern Italy are a day trip away.

The nearest towns are Modena and Bologna with very few tourists with beautiful old city centers and miles of arcades, and also Venice, Florence and Lucca are within easy reach.

Cities like Faenza also called 'Cittá delle Ceramiche' - a city of art known worldwide for ceramics, Carpi, Mantova with a large outlet market, Ferrara, Ravenna are also recommended.

Additionally, there are several small and interesting cities in the immediate vicinity, for example:

Serramazzoni is a nice little mountain town with market Wednesday morning.

Vignola  has 'Rocca di Vignola' and a large market every Thursday morning in the beautiful old town.

Maranello has Ferrari as attraction.

Sestola and Fanano's ski resorts.

Fanano is also known for its approximately 200 sculptures in the city. From Coscogno drive down the mountain then take the road along the Panaro river and drive up to the city of Fanano. Every year the city is visited by sculptors from around the world. It is a nice small city worth a visit. We recommend to return via Pavullo following the small winding roads – also a beautiful trip by bicycle.

Zocca on the other side of the Panaro river is fantastic.

In summer there are generally several activities in cities such as flea markets, fairs and outdoor concerts.

The nearest town Pavullo, is not an architectural gem, but it is a vibrant and active city, with many small cafes, where angels sing. There shops selling everything from handmade ‘tortelloni’ to Gucci sunglasses at good prices. Every Saturday morning there is a large market in the city center with a variety of fruit and vegetables. The antique/flea market is the first Sunday of the month.?

The beautifully restored Montecuccolo just outside Pavullo have to be seen.?

Nearby is St. Antonio with supermarket, shoe stores and other shops about five kilometers away.??

Coscogno has a small local grocery store, bakery and caffé / trattoria located less than a kilometer from the house.