Villa Ravaggiolo

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Wellness Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

A terraced botanical garden, sun-kissed vineyards, and hectares of rolling greenery of an expansive estate make up the beautiful backdrop of Villa Ravaggiolo. Nestled in the hills of Bologna’s rural countryside, the stunning retreat puts northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region right onto your fingertips.

Built in a classic country-chic style, Villa Ravaggiolo is enveloped by 4000m2 of never-ending greenery and belongs to one of the resort-village’s five properties. Although you have the house entirely to yourself, the estate’s unique character ensures you can enjoy all the luxurious facilities on offer and pursue both adventure and culture.

Spread across three floors, the interior has a stylish and understated feel with elegant touches throughout. Guests can unwind in four bedrooms, three of which are suites and are designed with their private living room and en-suite marble bathroom for further privacy.

Outside it’s where the stay gets truly enchanting. Stone walls, wooden pillars and traditional window shutters all create a charming aesthetic, set to best be observed from the comfort of a picnic blanket spread out on the neatly manicured grass. Enjoy an al-fresco lunch prepared by a private chef under the shaded pergola, with sweeping views over the fields below or work on your tan while relaxing on the decked patio. With comfortable sun loungers and two outdoor hot tubs, there are plenty of opportunities for unwinding after a long day.

When you feel like socialising or exploring the estate’s first-class facilities, you can easily get to the nearest on-site restaurant in your private golf cart. After a delicious dinner, head to the local bar for an Italian digestivo and live music. Also on the estate is a spa offering a plethora of cutting-edge treatments such as the Hammam Ritual and hydrosound pool as well as a relaxation area designed with a specialty herbal tea corner.

The closest village is only a 5-minute drive away and is perfect for stocking up on local produce or enjoying a glass of wine and a slice of pizza in one of the family-owned trattorias.

The immediate area is also known for its thermal baths and the town of Castel San Pietro Terme is located on the border between Emilia and Romagna, only a 10-minute drive away. Spa treatments in this city date back to the 14th century, with the first real spa facility was built in the 1800s. There’s also a racetrack and an 18-hole golf course, sure to delight any golf enthusiasts.

For some exciting hustle and bustle, a mere 30-minute drive will bring you to the region’s capital city Bologna, famed for its culinary delicacies such as fresh egg pasta, as well as an array of historic buildings and characterful restaurants and cafés. Alternatively, you can easily plan a trip to the nearby Florence, Pisa or even Venice, and soak up ample sun rays on the Adriatic coast, with popular seaside resorts of Rimini, Marina di Ravenna and Cesenatico being approximately an hour’s drive away.

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What you should know…

  • A private pool is being built outside the villa and will be finished in June 2022 for guests to enjoy. More details to follow.
  • Hiring a car is recommended in order to make the most out of your stay and discover the villa’s surrounding towns and communes.
  • A sofa bed can accommodate 2 further guests, bringing the total capacity of this villa to 12.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Heating

Villa Interior (210m2)

Ground Floor
- Kitchen with a fridge, freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle (upon request), coffee machine and breakfast room
- Living room with a sofa and TV
- Suite with a double bed with an en-suite bathroom

First floor
- 2 x suites with double beds, living rooms and en-suite bathrooms

Second Floor
- Suite with a double bed, living room and en-suite bathroom

Outside Grounds (4 hectares)

- Two heated hot tubs. Open approximately May to October
- Decked terrace and outdoor lounge furniture
- Sun loungers and umbrellas
- Pergola with al-fresco dining table and chairs
- Garden grassy lawns, trees, flowers
- Parking

*A private pool is being built outside the villa and will be finished in June 2022 for guests to enjoy. More details to follow.

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- TV
- Iron and ironing board (upon request)

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ravaggiolo
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Its tranquil position nestled in the countryside close to the city of Bologna makes Villa Ravaggiolo the ideal base for getting lost in nature, yet it’s convenient enough to soak up the culture of Emilia-Romagna’s nearby cities.

Start exploring the moment you open your front door; the estate is enveloped by a far-reaching park full of olive groves, sunny vineyards, orchards as well as towering woodlands. Luckily, bikes can be easily rented from the estate’s reception to make scouting the local terrain more convenient and fun. Pack a light lunch and set out on an adventure to discover the nearby artificial lakes and Hortus Conclusus garden full of aromatic fruit trees and water fountains before heading back for an al-fresco dinner in one of the on-site restaurants.

The closest village is only a 5-minute drive away and boasts family-run trattorias, cosy bars as well as a supermarket perfect for stocking up on essentials.

Another 5-minute drive away, the town of Castel San Pietro Terme is the shining crown of this well-known thermal region. The town carries the nickname ‘the famous Thermal’ and is ought to have one of the highest qualities of life in Italy. Here, you can visit an 18-hole golf course called Le Fonti Golf Club or relax in the thermal baths with waters springing from the Fegatella Spring. After a wholesome morning spent getting pampered, visit the Lungo Sillaro Park and bask in the sunshine as you soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

Just over 20 minutes’ drive away, the mediaeval village of Dozza belongs to one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and boasts an ancient Sforza fortress alongside artistic murals decorating the city.

Emilia-Romagna’s capital city Bologna is only a 30-minute drive away, making it fantastic for a day trip. Full of restaurants, boutiques and museums, the university city makes you forget the sense of time as you stroll through its cobbled streets and admire Renaissance architecture such as the Basilica di San Petronio and leaning towers Asinelli and Garisenda.

Romantic souls will love wandering around Florence and Venice, both approximately 2 hour’s drive away. The cities belong to the most popular places in Italy and notably Florence is believed to be the birthplace of Renaissance as well as an important fashion district.

Other nearby cities include Modena – famous for its balsamic vinegar and car industry for those who like to combine food with adrenaline and Siena – the centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bologna Airport

(29km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence Airport

(124km)

Nearest Train Station Bologna (large station)

(19km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Osteria Grande

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Osteria Grande

(5km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Le Fonti

(14km)

Nearest Beach Ravenna

(74km)

Nearest Tennis On the estate

(Less than 1km)

Nearest Restaurant On the estate

(Less than 1km)

Kids

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

The estate’s strategic position makes getting to know the Emilia-Romagna and surrounding Tuscany regions easy as a breeze.

When children don’t want to laze around the outdoor pools or play in the garden anymore, rent bikes to discover the surrounding landscape. A number of walking and cycling trails will take you to the estate’s artificial lakes, while sprawling orchards full of almond, goji and fruit trees offer a serene backdrop for an idyllic picnic.

Only a 10–minute drive away, the town of Castel San Pietro Terme offers not only a thermal paradise, but also safeguards local gastronomic excellence such as the National Honey Observatory. Here, you can join a tour of the bee garden and taste local honey. Alternatively, the district of Varignana prides itself in creating a first-class extra virgin olive oil, with many tours and experiences available to book prior to your visit.

More Museums, galleries and interactive experiences can be found in Bologna. Visit the Museo della Storia to learn something new about the region’s history or head to the Carpigiani Museum to make your own Italian gelato before enjoying it outside in the sunshine.

If you’re planning your holiday in summer, you can excite little ones by promising them a trip to the nearby seaside resorts. Ravena di Marinna, Rimini and Cesenatico are all approximately an hour’s drive away and boast a broad sandy beach, plenty of playgrounds, waterparks and the crowd-favourite Mirabilandia amusement park full of fun rides, laser games and food stalls.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Butler Available
  • Unlimited access to golf training areas (clubs not included) Included

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
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Breakfast at the estate's hotel
- 3 x hours at the estate's spa
- Unlimited access to golf training areas (clubs not included)
- Bikes (on request)
- Welcome drink and hamper
- Concierge service

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Breakfast service in the villa
- Fridge-stocking
- Chef
- Butler
- Horse riding
- E-bikes
- Massages and beauty treatments
- Golf services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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 €900 in cash or charged to client’s credit card by the owner upon arrival and refunded up to two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August. 1 to 4 nights during all other periods. Please enquire for more details.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Small to medium sized pets on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €30 per pet per day will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The 2 hot tubs are open from approximately May to October. 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.
Pool towels included? Yes, including daily change.
Other Ts and Cs Highchair and cot are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs A sofa bed can accommodate 2 further guests, bringing the total capacity of this villa to 12.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - £6,223 £8,297 £10,371 £14,520
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - £7,053 £8,816 £10,579
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - - £14,520
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 26th 2023 - - £7,053 £8,816 £10,579
Sep 26th 2023 - Oct 2nd 2023 - - £8,297 £10,371 £14,520
Oct 2nd 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 £2,249 £3,374 £4,498 £5,622 £6,747
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 £1,910 £2,865 £3,820 £4,775 £5,730
Dec 29th 2023 - May 30th 2024 - £6,223 £8,297 £10,371 £14,520
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - £7,053 £8,816 £10,579
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - - - - £14,520

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - €6,515 €8,686 €10,858 €15,201
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - €7,384 €9,229 €11,075
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - - €15,201
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 26th 2023 - - €7,384 €9,229 €11,075
Sep 26th 2023 - Oct 2nd 2023 - - €8,686 €10,858 €15,201
Oct 2nd 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 €2,355 €3,532 €4,709 €5,886 €7,063
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 €2,000 €3,000 €3,999 €4,999 €5,999
Dec 29th 2023 - May 30th 2024 - €6,515 €8,686 €10,858 €15,201
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - €7,384 €9,229 €11,075
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - - - - €15,201

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - $7,044 $9,391 $11,739 $16,434
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - $7,983 $9,978 $11,974
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - - $16,434
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 26th 2023 - - $7,983 $9,978 $11,974
Sep 26th 2023 - Oct 2nd 2023 - - $9,391 $11,739 $16,434
Oct 2nd 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 $2,546 $3,818 $5,091 $6,364 $7,636
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 $2,162 $3,243 $4,324 $5,405 $6,486
Dec 29th 2023 - May 30th 2024 - $7,044 $9,391 $11,739 $16,434
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - $7,983 $9,978 $11,974
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - - - - $16,434

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.

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