About this listing
Quietly nestled between scenic landscapes and vineyards and central Bologna lies this re-stored
and re-styled 14th century Palladian style monastery. It's the ideal location for nature while
remarkably close to the city center (5 km).
Enjoy a view of vineyards, hills and over 120 km of bicycle paths at this B&B with private bath
equipped with all the amenities you will need for your comfort and enjoyment. Bologna offers
everything from fine Italian cuisine and shopping to nature and ancient historical sites including one of the worlds largest churches, Basilica of San Petronio.
It would be my pleasure to begin your stay with a personalized pick-up at the Bologna aiport or rail station upon request. Please advise in advance.
Bologna is renowned for its culinary traditions, including its well-known Bolognese sauce, balsamic vinegar, pasta filled raviolis, prosciutto, cheeses and of course fine wines. Massimo's love of cooking and baking will enhance your visit with freshly prepared breads, pastas and other culinary delights, and upon request, will happily provide guests with lessons.
If nature is what you seek, the surroundings include over 120 km of bicycle trails divided into five radial routes departing and arriving from the centre of the suburbs, making this an ideal excursion on two wheels. Aside from his love of cooking, Massimo also has a passion for painting in watercolours and would be delighted if you wish to join.
The Tuscan-Emilian Apennines has become recently UNESCO heritage!
You can rent bikes that are provided with a helmet, reflective jacket, map and insurance.
Bologna is ideally located within a 1-2 hour drive from some of the most beautiful cities in Italy
including Tuscany, Florence, Pisa, Arezzo, Siena, Modena, Parma, Ferrara, Ravenna, Rimini, Venice and many more.
NOTE: the price is comprehensive of the accomodation tax!
Interaction with Guests
I love to be present when guests are in the flat, to satisfy all their needs
Other Things to Note
At your disposal, a professional tour guide (excellent English) available for you!
Prior to your arrival, please inform me of any food and beverage preferences including any food or dietary restrictions and allergies and I will try to accommodate.
Smoking is strictly forbidden in the house. Smoking indoors will incur a cost for the necessary cleaning to eliminte the smoke and odor.
Please avoid all unnecessary noise during your stay. If you are travelling with children under the
age of 12, please be mindful of the crystals and antique items. It is the parents responsibility for
any property damage.
Parking is available in designated areas.
Bologna guide books are also available to help you in organizing your trip. Maps of the city and
surrounding areas are also available for your use in five languages.
Communication from the outset was very prompt which was re-assuring as we enquired with just a few days notice. We were travelling with our dog and we suggested Massimo recommend a nearby restaurant with seating outside where we may be able to take the dog. Massimo kindly suggested he cooked – (he is a chef) – the food was amazing and all for such a good price – Thank you Massimo dinner was delicious. Room and bathroom clean and comfortable and well stocked. Setting and apartment was beautiful and our car was safe in their private parking as it was loaded with all of our belongings after two months travelling in Europe. Wifi was fast and reliable which is important to us. Breakfast lots of choice and delicious home made bread. Grazie Mille Massimo
Wunderbar ruhiges Zimmer in einem fabelhaften Anwesen - der Berg, auf dem die Unterkunft liegt, ist perfekt mit dem Auto erreichbar. Massimo war ein sehr freundlicher, offener und hilfsbereiter Gastgeber, der nicht nur hervorragend kochen kann sondern sich auch viel Zeit nahm, um uns Tipps für unsere Bologna-Tour zu geben. Insgesamt eine der besten Unterkünfte auf unserer Italien-Rundreise.
Our stay with Massimo was so lovely.
He was attentive and accomodating of our queries and our needs from the beginning of the correspondence.
He was wonderful to offer to pick our Italian friend up from the station at a really affordable fee.
Once we arrived, the surroundings and building were both so beautiful. there was immediate sense of ease. The rooms had a feeling of serenity to it.
He was so kind to show us a gem of a restaurant for lunch, and recommended some amazing sights tht were stunning and lovely.
Our meals were delightful, he spoilt us with good conversation, yummy original creations from his kitchen- the pasta! The homemade potions, breads and jams (pear and goji jam was out of this world)! The Italian wine.
It was a brief visit to massimo's which all 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed and wld recommend it to everyone!
Sono stata con mio marito 4 gg nella casa di Massimo ed è stato tutto molto bello.
Le camere che Massimo mette a disposizione degli ospiti sono ampie e pulite, il letto confortevole e i bagni sono moderni e spaziosi.
Massimo è inoltre un ottimo cuoco e anche a colazione ci coccolava con pane e marmellate fatte da lui.
Proprio come vecchi amici ci ha messo a proprio agio e non mancava di buoni consigli su ristoranti e attrazioni del luogo.
Lo consigliamo vivamente
Saluti Ornella e Calogero
6 jours très sympas chez Massimo. Le bâtiment est un ancien monastère rebâti a partir de ses ruines, et convertis en appartements modernes. Massimo occupe l'un d'entre eux, en duplex. La chambre est en haut, avec 2 salle de bain, tandis que Massimo dort en bas. L'espace est agréable à vivre, et nous avions notre espace. Bologne est proche (voiture indispensable) de cette colline calme et champêtre. Cette situation nous a aussi permis de visiter Ravenna, Rimini, Ferrare, Modène, San Leo et Parme. La chambre est nickel. Massimo est très accueillant. Il parle français ce qui peut aider si vous ne parlez pas d'autre langue. Il nous a également préparé à dîner le premier soir, et nous a offert le petit déjeuner tous les matins, c'était sympa! Bref un bon séjour et une bonne base pour visiter la région. Et avec la chaleur que nous avons eue (36-40 degrés selon les jours), nous étions contents d'être en dehors de la ville le soir (un peu) plus au frais!
Meravigliosa ! Wij hadden een zeer aangenaam verblijf in deze B&B, een haven van rust en schoonheid, idyllisch gelegen in de heuvels ten zuiden van Bologna (prima bedden, heel propere slaapkamers en badkamer) en hebben genoten van de culturele tips en culinaire trips door Bologna bij de diners aangeboden door de gastheer. Absoluut een adres om te inhouden ! Mille gracie, Massimo !
If you have a car, this will be a great place where you can have a beautiful view of hills and a small lake. Lovely room with comfortable bed! We also had a nice dinner with the host and his lovely daughter. That's one of our most memorable nights during our trip in Italy. Thanks and best wishes to the welcoming host and his daughter!
About the Host, Massimo
I am a self-taught chef, as well as artist and lover of nature.
I love good music, invent and experiment new dishes in my kitchen.
I make my home available to my guests and I try to share with them his silence and the fresh air.
Sono un cuoco autodidatta, nonchè artista e amante della natura.
Amo la bella musica come inventare e sperimentare nuovi piatti in cucina.
Metto la mia casa a disposizione dei miei ospiti e cerco di condividere con loro il suo silenzio e l'aria buona