Domus Emilia

Like it? Add to favourites to compare and share
Sleeps: 16 - 20 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Ideal for Kids Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

EARLY BIRD OFFER

Book your 2024 holiday by 29th February and receive a welcome gift, double your Holiday Credit and a Go Beyond charity donation. See full details here

Enjoying unspoilt panoramic views of the Val Luretta and the surrounding hills in Emilia-Romagna, Domus Emilia is the perfect home for an Italian escape with your nearest and dearest. This beautifully decorated, historic dwelling offers numerous living and dining spaces, five suites and two bedrooms meaning there is plenty of space to accommodate 16-20 guests.

This spacious home is laid over two floors and set within an ancient farmhouse and barn constructed from Piacenza stone. The buildings have been knocked together and extensively renovated recently, while the original terracotta tiles, wooden ceiling beams and stonework have been maintained. On the ground floor, you will find a large yet welcoming living room with comfy sofas, a grand piano and warm yellow tones. The living space continues into a formal dining room, a conservatory and a porch area. The porch space is an ideal spot where teens can gather together and play table tennis, table football and pinball games. There is also a billiards room and a PS3 games console here, meaning the kids should not get bored. Also on the ground floor is a well-equipped professional kitchen and a laundry room.

The house boasts five suites all offering living spaces, bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. One of these suites and a large double bedroom are set on the ground floor, while the remaining four suites and another double bedroom are set on the first floor. Each room offers a calm and relaxing colour palette and comfortable furnishings, so you will be assured of a good night's sleep, whichever room you have.

If you need to work while away or fancy curling up with a good book, then retreat to the vast first-floor library, a tranquil space with a piano.

Outdoors a green and fragrant garden envelops the home. Filled with lawns, shrubs and roses, the oasis-like garden blends seamlessly with the surrounding rural landscape and is an idyll where you can get away from the stresses of everyday life. Outdoors you can fire up the barbecue and dine al-fresco and swim in the private pool. There is also a full-sized tennis court and a trampoline within the grounds.

While staying at Domus Emilia, guests can truly unwind. Breakfast will be prepared for you by the chefs and if you wish you can also book a lunch and dinner service. Extras such as cookery classes, private drivers, yoga classes, and grocery pickup can be arranged for you too.

If you wish to dine out in the evening, the closest trattoria is just a 1km walk away, or you could drive to the pretty, historic town of Agazzano, which is 5.5km away. As well as being surrounded by charming villages and towns, the home is nestled amidst sweeping countryside and staggering valleys where you can enjoy bike rides, hikes and gentle country walks. You may also wish to try some of the local wines at a family run vineyard which are plentiful in this area.

A little further afield is the gorgeous city of Piacenza, which is 21km away and packed with historical and cultural attractions from as far back as the Roman era, plus a great selection of shops and eateries. If you prefer to visit a bigger city, you are in luck as Milan can be reached within a 97km drive which will take less than 90 minutes. You could view Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Last Supper' in Milan and a splendid array of buildings, such as the Castello Sforzesco and the Duomo di Milano, before an afternoon of shopping in designer boutiques. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Guests can indulge in a delicious breakfast prepared by the chefs, and you can also book cooks for lunch and dinner services. Quiet and non-intrusive guardians live on-site, in a separate apartment - they will be very happy to help.
  • Domus Emilia can accommodate four additional guests when utilising spare beds added to the larger suites, on request.
  • Domus Emilia has multiple stairs, please supervise young children. 
  • As the home is rurally situated, guests will need to arrive by car. 

Property Features

Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Gym/Fitness Room Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Villa Interior (1500m2)

Ground Floor

 - Living room with garden access, sofas, armchairs, piano, TV, DVD player, CD player
 - Dining room with fireplace and dining table seating 14
 - Fully-fitted kitchen with 2 ovens, 12 hob burners, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, fryer, griddles, meat slicer, ice machine and coffee machine
 - Conservatory with lunch table and fitness area
 - Porch space with table tennis, pinball, table football and wood-burning pizza oven
 - Billiards room
 - Laundry room 
 - Bathroom with 2 toilets, 3 showers and 3 sinks
 - Guest WC
 - Suite with living space with sofa, fireplace, table and TV, bedroom with king-sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink, bidet and WC
 - Bedroom with king-sized double bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC

First Floor

 - Suite with king-sized double bed, living area with sofa and TV, and two en-suite bathrooms, one with sink, shower and WC and one with bathtub, shower, 2 sinks, bidet and WC
 - Suite with either 2 or 4 single beds, living area with sofa and TV,  walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with shower, Jacuzzi, double sink, bidet and WC
 - Suite with living space with sofa and TV, king-sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, sink, bidet and WC
 - Suite over two floors with living room with sofa and TV, bedroom with king-sized double bed and attic bathroom with bathtub, shower, double sink, bidet and WC
 - Bedroom with balcony, king-sized double bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC
 - Library with office area and vintage piano

 Outside Grounds (8000m2)

 - Private heated swimming pool (6m x 14m, max depth: 2.5m)
 - Landscaped garden with lawns, floral planting and terraces
 - Poolside sun loungers
 - Al-fresco dining area
 - Courtyard with fire pit
 - Outdoor sofas
 - Tennis court
 - Trampoline
 - Outdoor shower 
 - Barbecue
 - Parking for 20 cars
 - Surveillance cameras around the external perimeter of the house

 Facilities 

 - Wi-Fi
 - Air conditioning
 - Fireplaces
 - TVs
 - Sound system
 - Intercom phone system in all rooms of the house
 - PS5 console
 - Pianos
 - Billiards table 
 - Table football
 - Table tennis
 - Pinball
 - Washing machine
 - Dryer
 - Iron and ironing board
 - Hairdryers

Location

About the surrounding area of Domus Emilia
Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
Loading map

In a landscape of staggering valleys, verdant farmland and vineyards in the west of Emilia-Romagna, you will find Domus Emilia. This spacious, skillfully renovated home is the perfect base for exploring the countryside, visiting charming villages and discovering ancient castles.

The house enjoys an idyllic setting overlooking the Val Luretta, a small valley showcasing sleepy farmhouses, pasture land and the Luretta stream. This valley is sandwiched between two much larger valleys, the Val Trebbia and Val Tidone, offering guests abundant walking trails and routes for mountain biking with unrivalled views. The landscape is also home to many vineyards offering wine tastings and tours of the grounds and cellars. 21km away is La Stoppa Vineyard, which you can visit by appointment for an organised tour and a delicious tasting menu.

Though Domus Emilia is rurally located, you can walk to a small village which is around 1km away from the home and boasts a lovely, traditional trattoria where you can dine on local dishes in the evening. For a broader range of cafes, restaurants and shops, you could visit Agazzano, which is 5.5km away. The small town is centred around a lively piazza lined with eateries ranging from traditional Italian restaurants to casual places where you can pick up a quick burger.

The town's main attraction is the 13th-century Castle of Agazzano, originally used for defence before being extended and re-modelled in the 18th century. The castle is privately owned but is open for special events and tours on a Saturday when you can explore the medieval areas of the castle as well as the sumptuously decorated rooms, which were later added when the castle became home to the nobility. This castle is just one of 37 castles and manor homes which make up the Castelli del Ducato Circuit in the area. If you love exploring castles, you can get a card to visit all of them, including the circuit headquarters, the amazing Rocca Sanvitale in Parma which is 71km away.

If you would like to visit a bustling city then why not spend the day in Piacenza, which is 21km away. Once used as a Roman military settlement in 200 BC, the city alongside the River Po is a great place to spend the day. The streets here are dotted with historic buildings from the early medieval era and beyond. Some of the main attractions include the impressive Palazzo Farnese hailing from the 14th century, and the Romanesque Cathedral of Piacenza. The palace covers five floors which you can explore, and also houses an art gallery and an archaeological museum, while the beautiful cathedral is filled with wooden carving and painted frescoes. The city also boasts plenty of shops and restaurants.

Domus Emilia is also ideally located for heading into Milan for a day trip. Italy's second most populated city is set 97km away, meaning you can be there within 90 minutes. Milan is known for its historical buildings, art and culture, but is also a fast-paced modern city, so you will not be short of things to see and do. It is best to head over early to make the most of your day here. Booking a guided tour would be a great way to see the highlights! 

Read more about Emilia-Romagna

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan

(93km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genoa

(144km)

Nearest Train Station S.Nicolò

(16km)

Nearest Village Agazzano

(5.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Small local village

(1km)

Nearest Town Piacenza

(21km)

Nearest City Milan

(97km)

Nearest Golf

(14km)

Nearest Tennis On the estate

(Less than 1km)

Nearest Supermarket Agazzano

(5.5km)

Region

Emilia-Romagna, a captivating region in northern Italy, offers a splendid blend of culture, history, and culinary delights. Known as the "Food Valley" of Italy, this picturesque region is a haven for foodies, art enthusiasts, and history buffs alike. With its charming cities, stunning architecture, and a multitude of attractions, Emilia-Romagna is a must-visit destination.

Food lovers will find their paradise in Emilia-Romagna. The region is famous for Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, and traditional balsamic vinegar. You can take guided tours to local producers, where you will get to learn about the production process and, of course, taste these delectable products.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Domus Emilia lies west of the Emilia-Romagna region, offering a stunning landscape filled with valleys, hills, vineyards and rivers. This area is lovely to visit with little ones as they have plenty of space to play and explore, and there are idyllic spots to discover as a family on hikes or leisurely picnics. The area around the home is also dotted with pretty villages and is close to Piacenza, where you can enjoy meals together.

A fantastic activity with the kids is taking an organised horse trek or riding lessons. You can do this at Croara Vecchia Farm, which is 13.5km away. The company offers a wide range of experiences for all abilities and can take you on trails through woodlands and down to the River Trebbia. A few kilometres away from here, you can also visit River Park, which is a brilliant water park with slides and pools for the whole family.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Water park
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Board games
  • Tennis rackets
  • Footballs
  • Basketball net
  • Trampoline
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Breakfast Included
  • Daily Cleaning Included
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Car Hire Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras included at this property:

- Breakfast
- Daily cleaning service
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Toiletries welcome kit

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Laundry service
- Catering and special dinners  
- Grocery shopping
- Cooking classes
- Car hire
- Transfers
- Yoga 

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. For stays 7 nights or more security deposit may be higher. Please enquire for exact amount.
Arrival time 11.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m
Departure time Before 1.00 p.m
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? Included. The pool is heated during April, May, September and October. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax is included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Domus Emilia can accommodate four additional guests when utilising spare beds added to the larger suites, on request. Please see the 'Features' tab for further details.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 £5,924 £7,900 £9,875 £13,823
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £6,970 £9,294 £11,617 £16,262
Easter Season £8,364 £11,153 £13,941 £19,515
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £6,970 £9,294 £11,617 £16,262
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £9,061 £12,082 £15,103 £21,141
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £6,970 £9,294 £11,617 £16,262
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £5,924 £7,900 £9,875 £13,823
Christmas & New Year £8,364 £11,153 £13,941 £19,515
Jan 6th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 £5,924 £7,900 £9,875 £13,823
Feb 28th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £6,970 £9,294 £11,617 £16,262
Easter Season £8,364 £11,153 £13,941 £19,515
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £6,970 £9,294 £11,617 £16,262
May 31st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £9,061 £12,082 £15,103 £21,141

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 €6,450 €8,601 €10,752 €15,050
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €7,589 €10,119 €12,649 €17,706
Easter Season €9,107 €12,143 €15,179 €21,248
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €7,589 €10,119 €12,649 €17,706
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €9,865 €13,154 €16,444 €23,018
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €7,589 €10,119 €12,649 €17,706
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €6,450 €8,601 €10,752 €15,050
Christmas & New Year €9,107 €12,143 €15,179 €21,248
Jan 6th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 €6,450 €8,601 €10,752 €15,050
Feb 28th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €7,589 €10,119 €12,649 €17,706
Easter Season €9,107 €12,143 €15,179 €21,248
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €7,589 €10,119 €12,649 €17,706
May 31st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €9,865 €13,154 €16,444 €23,018

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 $6,987 $9,317 $11,647 $16,303
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $8,220 $10,961 $13,702 $19,180
Easter Season $9,865 $13,154 $16,443 $23,016
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $8,220 $10,961 $13,702 $19,180
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $10,686 $14,249 $17,812 $24,934
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $8,220 $10,961 $13,702 $19,180
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $6,987 $9,317 $11,647 $16,303
Christmas & New Year $9,865 $13,154 $16,443 $23,016
Jan 6th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 $6,987 $9,317 $11,647 $16,303
Feb 28th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $8,220 $10,961 $13,702 $19,180
Easter Season $9,865 $13,154 $16,443 $23,016
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $8,220 $10,961 $13,702 $19,180
May 31st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $10,686 $14,249 $17,812 $24,934

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?
The house was purchased in 2009 and has been used as a vacation residence by family and friends only.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We have immediately loved the country vibe of the house and its warmth, the garden, the quiet surrounding and of course the vicinity to Milan.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The house was an ancient rural complex, built in the 18th century and transformed in the decades from a farm to a private residence. There are still signs of the old asset (the barn, the old well in the porch, etc.).

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
We have welcomed musicians and artists that we personally know, such as La Scala prima ballerina and famous theatre actors.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
The house is especially equipped for food, music and games lovers. A modern and professional kitchen is particularly suitable for gourmet, besides a big wood oven for pizzas. There is a modern grand piano in the living room and a long list of musical instruments on request of the customers. Guests who love games and sport can find a tennis court, billiards table, table tennis, table football, pinball and chess boards all around the house.

Must eat?
There is a long list of typical regional dishes that the guest cannot miss, such as ravioli stuffed with spinach and cheese, gnocco fritto, pisarei e fasò (tiny bread dumplings with tomato and borlotti bean sauce). Cured meats can be sliced inhouse with our beautiful Berkel slicer. The Piacenza area is well known for food and red wines.

Must see?
Piacenza is a very interesting small Italian city with a lot of history. An incredible number of beautiful castles enrich the Piacenza hills, each one with a unique story to tell. Other unmissable historical towns are Grazzano Visconti, Bobbio, Vigoleno, Castell'Arquato.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The residence is suitable for long and short stays all year round, festivities included: every season has its own peculiarity.  The property is immersed in absolute silence and peace. It is perfect for guests who whish to mix business and pleasure. The villa is just one hour from Milan, thus giving the possibility to spend time in the third most visited city in Italy (for pleasure and/or for business) and relax at the same time with family and friends in a green oasis.

ENQUIRE NOW

Please select
Please select
Best Price Guaranteed
Was £7236
Save £1000
for
No hidden extras!
Including 
Book Now

Need to check with your party?

Reserve today and if for any reason you change your mind in the next 48 hours you'll get a 100% refund, no questions asked!

Checking...

Please select your arrival and departure dates on the calendar.

Similar Properties