Vallevista 6

A delightful red villa commanding views over the Apennines

Nice little touches

  • The views from this house and pool are simply spectacular, across folding valleys in the apennines

Good to know

  • This villa has a final cleaning charge of 150 euro to be paid on site.
  • Arrival time 4 to 8 p.m. Later arrival possible for a fee of €10/hr.

This charming house is a part of a large Estate on the border of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, and has been in the same family for over 400 years. Set on a small ridge of its own, the house looks out towards Tuscany with wonderful views over the ridges of the Apennines.

Recently converted, it comfortably sleeps 6 and every bedroom has french windows directly onto the gardens. The old pizza oven has been carefully kept and can be used for cooking real wood-fired oven pizzas. The swimming pool is on a higher level than the house and enjoys the same spectacular views.


The house is built into the side of a hill, so one enters from the upper floor, into the dining room. To the right is a well-equipped kitchen, while on the left is a comfortable living room with a working fireplace. In the far corner of the living room a door leads to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. French windows lead to the garden from the double bedroom. A circular staircase in the dining room leads downstairs where there are a further 2 bedrooms, one with ensuite. Both these lower bedrooms also have french windows leading out onto the garden, making the house feel delightfully airy in the summer.


Villa Details

  • Private pool
  • Free wifi
  • Fireplace
  • Heating (central heating extra)
  • Pets welcome (extra fee)

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 3 double/twin bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with bath
  • 2 bathrooms with shower

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee maker (american and italian)
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pizza oven
  • Toaster


  • Baby bed and high chair on request
  • Dvd player
  • Fans (on request)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Cd player and radio
  • Television (satellite)
  • Washing machine

What's included

  • Pool towels provided

Extras on request

  • Arrival groceries available on request
  • Catering available on request in the villa, by local cooks or retired michelin-rated restaurant owner or in the owner's villa
  • Cooking lessons on request
  • Extra beds available on request
  • Home-grown produce wine from estate vineyards, as well as honey, cheese, wine, limoncello, nocino, grappa, eggs, olive oil, vegetables all grown on the estate
  • Heating central heating, extra and charged by consumption


  • Furnished outdoor areas outdoor furnished veranda and poolside deck chair and sun beds
  • Swimming pool dim: 10 x 5 m. -open: mid-may - end of september


  • Golf course in forlì, in less than 1 hr.
  • Horse riding stables nearby, 8kms.
  • Restaurant nearby michelin-starred restaurant in tredozio (10 min.) and many others within 1/2 hr.
  • Tennis court in tredozio, 5 kms.


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Where is Vallevista ?

Getting here

  • Forli Airport 1hr
  • Bologna Airport 1hr 25mins
  • Florence Airport 2 hrs
  • Ancona Airport 2hrs 15mins
  • Closest Train Station in Faenza, 45 mins

Around Vallevista

Vallevista, as the other houses on the Estate, straddles Tuscany and Emilia Romagna and is an excellent base for visiting the east of Italy – Ravenna with its wonderful Byzantine mosaics or Rimini where one of Alberti’s more formal architectural projects, the Tempio Malatestiano, still stands. The Adriatic coast is about an hour away and Faenza, with its rich tradition of ceramics, is within half an hours drive.

Bologna, Ancona or Rimini are better airports to fly to than Pisa or Florence though the latter can easily be reached by driving across the mountains to Marradi and taking the train. The Tosco-romagnolo Apennines are a beautiful area in their own right, with hidden villages, delicious restaurants and a wonderful feeling of discovery, as few people visit this area. Cycling, climbing and walking are are well catered for, with some mountain passes climbing up to 1000 metres, between 1600 metre high mountains.

Emilia Romagna is the region of good cooking: Tortellini, Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, Bolognese ragù, ravioli are all from this area. Tredozio itself, the small town at the foot of the hill, boasts a Michelin starred restaurant whose chef will come and cook for you in La Collina – a gourmet’s dream. Tredozio also hosts concerts during the summer ranging from Jazz to Chamber music, and has tennis courts, shops and restaurants.


  • Restaurants, markets and tennis court in Tredozio, 5kms/10mins
  • Mosaics and Architecture in Ravenna, 70 km
  • Rimini and Adriatic Coast 100kms
  • Republic of San Marino 117 kms

From € 155 per day

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Booking Notes

  • Final Cleaning Costs to be paid on site: €150
  • Heating fuels including firewood to be paid directly to owner.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

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