Via Rontana, 50/A, 48013 Brisighella (Ravenna)
The farm is located in the Vena del Gesso Romagnola Regional Park, among hills covered in woodland, vines, olive groves and chalky outcrops in the commune of Brisighella. Brisighella has been awarded some of the most sought after certifications: it is officially one of Italy’s most Beautiful Hamlets, recognised as a Cittaslow town, and also a holder of the Touring Club Italiano’s Orange Flag.
All guests receive a welcome basket containing a selection of sweet and savoury local produce for breakfast and snacks. The farm produces high quality extra virgin olive oil from the almost 700 native plants which make up its olive grove.
Guest accommodation is provided in two two-room apartments, each including a kitchen (with induction hob, microwave and crockery), mezzanine, air conditioning, independent heating, ADSL, satellite TV and independent garden.
Guests also have access to a large barbecue with tables and chairs in the shade of towering black locust trees, offering views of Monte Mauro and the Zattaglia Valley, to be enjoyed from the large, single height infinity pool, with terraces for access to the pool itself, dressing room and ensuite facilities.
Relaxation is ensured by the poolside shower system, which can be enjoyed sitting right beside the pool, and a twin sun terrace with comfortable sunbeds.
Topping all of this off are the exclusive stable facilities for 4 horses, with dressage equipment and an enclosure for flat work.
A CAI (Italian Alpine Club) pathway crosses the farm, perfect for horse riding, mountain biking and trekking. A trip to explore the Sintria Valley towards the summit of Monte Mauro is also recommended.
From autumn to spring, guests can accompany the owner, a passionate truffle hunter, as he forages for truffles.
In nearby Riolo Terme there is a famous spa centre with healing waters and a fine mud spring, and a short distance away you will find the La Torre 18 hole golf club.
Abbiamo viaggiato in tutto il mondo ma questo ci sembra il posto piu bello. Ci e sembrato di essere a casa, Fedalma e Vincenzo sono persone eccezionali, non mancava proprio niente! Tutto è curato nei minimi dettagli, ed e il frutto di tanto lavoro e passione.+ Il paesaggio e meraviglioso.
The high in the mountains, infinity pool with a view and the absolute peace and quiet are a stunning combination. There are only two gites on the farm and in our week there we had exclusive use of the pool, morning, evening and at night - you never get tired of staring at Monte Mauro, the higher peaks or the twinkling lights of Riolo Terme and the valley to Bologna way in the distance. It was 32 to 35 degrees centigrade during our stay in August but always cooler up at the farm - we only used the aircon at night, which was whisper quiet and made for a perfect night's sleep (hence the 9/10). The kind and friendly owners keep the property immaculately: a long gravel driveway (through electric gates) leads to olive and vine groves, wild flowers, the infinity pool and farm accommodation. There were many species of butterflies in August but apparently May into June is the best time. You can walk, ride, cycle and mountainbike right from the edge of the farm - the whole area is very popular with Italian outdoor types, but never busy. Nearby restaurant Da Mario's cooks wonderfully rustic (Romagna) food and Brisighella is a great place to sit and drink coffee (the Aurora) in the piazza. Faenza is a neglected (by tourists) gem with the most wonderful central piazza, while Bologna, Ravenna and Rimini are just short journeys away... or take a winding drive further into the mountains to the Raticosa/Futa passes and Firenze. On that note, the roads vary in quality so we found our Fiat 500 hire car the prefect hairpin hack! We cannot recommend La Corte del Re highly enough. Perfect for coupes... and children if you really have to bring them. Bellissimo, grazie Vincenzo and Fedalma!
In this holiday you can have everything: relaxation, peace, bathing in the salt water pool, but also culture, city and entertainment. A DREAM!
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