L'Antico Palazzo is a deceptively large rustic stone house situated in Villa Bonicelli, a picturesque and peaceful hamlet in the beautiful Emilia-Romagnan countryside. It sleeps 12-13 people comfortably, making it ideal for families or groups of friends. It can also be rented in conjunction with one or both of our other properties in the village. An outdoor swimming pool with stunning mountain views is located behind L'Antico Palazzo and is shared between the three properties.
L'Antico Palazzo is a historically interesting building, being part of the original 'casa padronale' (manor house) of the hamlet. It has been furnished partly with antiques and quirky one-off pieces that reflect its history. It really is an original holiday home from which to explore this stunning and little-known area of Italy.
The beautiful arched doorway (clearly dated 1824, although the building itself dates back to the late 16th/early 17th century) opens onto a warren of rooms! First is a large and atmospheric drawing room. This opens onto another large sitting room, which is shared between two separate double bedrooms with beautiful views of the valley, and a shower room.
There is a second shower room at the foot of the stairs that lead up to the top floor. Here, a large communal 'day room' leads onto an en suite double (with extra single bed), a double and a twin and a shared shower room. The layout is labyrinthine, so please take a look at the floorplan (in the photos) to get a better idea of this huge property!
At the bottom of the house is a large kitchen with oven, gas hob, large fridge freezer and dishwasher; another shower room; and a dining room. There is also the owners' private wine cellar for which, upon payment of an additional security deposit, the key can be provided. The kitchen door opens onto a large terraced area for al fresco dining. Guests have use of a large outdoor table and chairs, sun loungers and a barbecue.
The outdoor swimming pool (3m x 9m), which has breathtaking views, is shared between three properties and is a few steps from Antico Palazzo's terrace.
The terrace area has outdoor seating, sun loungers, BBQ.
Parking is available to the front of the house (off road).
Wifi is accessible in certain parts of the house, on the terrace and around the pool. Because of the thick stone walls it is not available throughout the house, however. Why not take a break...?!
Interaction with guests
In the lead-up to your holiday, any questions you have will be answered by Polly, the booking manager. You will also be provided with a comprehensive guide to the area, so that you can plan any day trips etc you might wish to make. Upon arrival you will be met by Janet, who lives locally and can help you with any queries you have during your stay.
- Please respect our neighbours by keeping noise down after 11pm
- The pool is used at guests' own risk. Children must be supervised at all times
- Please smoke outside only and dispose of your cigarette butts responsibly
-Please leave the house in a respectable state, with all rubbish removed