A Breath Taking View with a marvelous hostess

We just returned from a two week stay in this beautiful location. We had 3 couples traveling together and we called Casa Antoinetta home base for several day trips. We travelled from the casa to Pisa, Venice, Verona, Bologna, Povulla, Vignola, Florence and several other locations within a two hour span from the home. Every night we returned home to this lovely home with modern amenities and very comfortable beds! Our hostess, Lysbeth made us dinner on our first night and we were treated to local favorites that were both delicious and gave us an insight into what we could look forward to in the area! Lysbeth was wonderful! She made reservations for us one Sunday at La Staffa a marvelous restaurant near the house with some of the best Italian pasta we had ever eaten. She also introduced us to a wonderful vineyard and restaurant nearby for a lovely meal. We were able to tour the vineyard and have a wine tasting with Lysbeth as our personal guide and interpreter! That is service way above any owner operated home we've visited. She was there from the moment we arrived giving us advise on local stores to shop at and directing us to 2 different outdoor markets where everything from foods to antiques were sold. This was an experience we will never forget.
And to top it all the mountain views from the terrace surrounding this lovely home were so beautiful we couldn't stay inside!
Visiting this home was more than worth trip and we definitely recommend it to either someone looking for a wonderful relaxing place to stay and just kick back for week or more OR to use as a base to get a taste of Italy!
Janet, Houston Texas 2015

Spend your holiday in Northern Italy

Click to the left to see photos from the two holiday houses and view the beautiful surroundings in Emilia Romagna region. You can get free Wi-Fi if you want !

Casa Antonietto is in the Emilian hills 50 kilmeters north of Tuscany in Emilia Romagna. It is a part of "The true Italy" better known as the "Italian breadbasket". Do you want to experience Italian culture - the opera in Verona - nature - gastronomy and wine ? If so, then you have hit the target. It is a wealthy region - they produce such tings as quarry tiles, Lamborghini, Ferrari, balsamic vinegar, Parma ham (prosciutto) and the Parmesan cheese.

The house stands right outside the small village of Coscogno in the midst of a panoramic view of beautiful nature. It is 35 kilometers south of Modena and 50 kilometers from Bologna and its airport. There are lots of exciting trips possible in the area.

Casa Antonietto is an old, but newly restored house made of stones. The oldest part of the house dates back to the 1600s . The restoration was thorough with many of the architectural details preserved. Since the house is situated on a hill it  has many different levels which adds to its true charm.

Casa Antonietto consists of three buildings. In the largest structure are rooms used for courses, retreats or meetings. Of the two guesthouses, Casa Grande is the larger, with three double bedrooms and Casa Piccola with one.

There is a unique and special peace around Casa Antonietto which gives wonderful possibilities for relaxing and reflecting. It creates perfect conditions for a holiday with time for absorption, mindfulness and yoga.

If you need an active holiday there are many well marked trails for both walking and biking starting right outside the house. Also many good places to play golf. If you feel like drawing or painting there is space in the studio, in the garden, in the forest or down by the river. The rolling hills on the other side of the valley are always a suitable subject for painting or drawing, no matter the time of year.

If you feel like becoming absorbed in Italian cooking we have good contacts with local producers. It is possible to visit and watch the production of Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco wine .. all originated in our area. We also know very good and reasonable restaurants where you may have Sunday lunch with the locals.

Our place is very suitable for a family holiday of several generations who want to spend time together. There is space for eight to ten guests.

Casa Antonietto is also the perfect setting for strategy meetings, small courses or retreats.