Farm food, fine wine & free wifi

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Via Valsellustra, Dozza, Emilia-Romagna 40060, Italy

Set in a valley with breathtaking views over the vineyards but only 25 km from Bologna with its airport and exhibition centre. Enjoy the fresh air and farm produce or explore the cultural and culinary delights of Emilia Romagna and beyond!

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We are a young Anglo-Italian family who love meeting people from all over the world and introducing them to life on and around our little farmstead. We welcome backpackers and all independent travellers who want to see, hear, touch, smell and of course taste an authentic slice of the Italian countryside.
We have a large room with three single beds (two of which can be combined to make a double), with its own en-suite bathroom. Also includes a fourth, pull-out bed, free wi-fi, community bookshelf and tourist information. This room is located on the ground floor and has independent wheelchair friendly access. It is adjacent to the kitchen where you are free to use the fridge and cooking facilities. There is no TV in the guest room but it may be possible to watch one of the two TVs with satellite channels in the kitchen and living room.
The main part of the house was built in the 1950s and we have renovated it over the past 10 years. We are continuing to add to and improve the property. We have furnished it with a mix of antique and contemporary pieces, lots of colour, pictures, photographs, old maps, vintage clocks and so on.
Outside there is a terrace where we eat in the summer, a vineyard, vegetable garden and goat enclosure. When the weather is fine you can sit outside and enjoy the views across the valley, wander around the farmyard or walk up to the village which is known for its murals, medieval castle and great food and wine in its various bars and restaurants.
There are walking routes along the roads and tracks and through the fields nearby. The nearest bus stop is half an hour away on foot and from there you can get to Imola or Bologna. We also have bikes you can borrow to explore the area but with a hire car you would be able to discover even more of the surrounding countryside and smaller towns and villages of Emilia Romagna.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

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  • Victoria and Davide were great hosts and the farm a great setting. We were traveling with our granddaughter through northern Italy, staying "on the Dozza farm" for 3 nights. The women had fun making pasta, and we all enjoyed eating it.
    We took a day trip into Firenze, there on the slow train, to enjoy Tuscon countryside, back on the fast train. Whenever needed hosts drove us to and from train. All the small towns in the area were wonderful to experience, do not miss Dozza castle and wine cellar with a large variety of local wines. The farm is rustic and host that make you feel at home. Just the way we liked it !

    March 2014
  • Our farm stay at Dozza was a really lovely break from the city stays we had experienced so far. Victoria and her family were welcoming and very happy to assist in any way possible - including assisting with our washing. Their hospitality extended to a lunch and dinner with the family with fresh, simple and delicious food & wine which was well worth the amount charged by Victoria on top of the tariff. A selection of homemade and local produce added a special touch which we enjoyed. The local deli was a find for a cook-it-ourselves dinner in the farm kitchen - yummy after eating out so much. Nina the puppy was loved by all, and the farm animals were a hit with our 4 y.o. daughter. Victoria's daughters also were very flexible with our daughter wanting to play with their toys and share their space after being on the road for a couple of weeks! Thanks for a great stay!

    November 2012
  • I had the most marvelous stay at Victoria and Davide's in Dozza. Wanting a relaxing, off the beaten path area to explore, Victoria and Davide's house was it. Not only great hosts, giving good advice, great fresh farm food, and having great projects going on daily, Victoria and Davide have a great place. And the room was fantastic, allowing morning views of Dozza over the grape fields with bells ringing and amazing light. I highly recommend this place.

    November 2012
  • A wonderful room with a warm and wonderful couple of hosts and their two wonderful little girls - all in a breathtakingly beautiful corner of Italy. Hard to ask for anything more!

    October 2012
  • Victoria, Davide and their small two daughters are a very cute, polite, friendly and enthusiastic family. The whole experience of staying at their premises was great - the 3 nights spent were full of smells of the real nature. You can also do whatever you want in case you want to hit other activities - you have wineyards, various farm activities, beautiful landscapes, medieval town Dozza, Imola, Bologna etc. just nearby, or at a simple access by foot/car/urban public transport/train. A true Emilia-Romagna experience, il bel paese in its fullest! Looking forward to spending some time again with these wonderful people and this beautiful country!

    October 2012
  • I highly recommend staying here. During my 2.5 week trip to Italy, my stay at this farm in Dozza remains a highlight. I spent 2 nights on the farm and felt the peace and tranquility of being out of the hectic city. The farm produces grapes and Victoria and Davide also have several goats, at least one chicken, a dog, 2 cats and a cow. The house wine is really the house wine; a local winery takes the farm's grapes to produce bottles of Sangiovese. The stay here includes breakfast of course, but also glasses of the delicious wine.

    I took to the opportunity to have dinner both nights with the family as well, which was very good (Davide cooked) and offered with wine at a reasonable price. The village of Dozza is a magnificent medieval town, and the castle located there has an excellent museum. I also enjoyed a relaxing and excellent lunch at Piccola Osteria del Borgo in Dozza. Dozza is well worth visiting.

    I am really happy that I decided to stay at this farm. The room was clean and the hospitality was good. In addition, the countryside is quite picturesque. During the day, Davide did farm chores, but he was always happy to accomodate any of my requests. Victoria celebrated a birthday during my stay, so I tried some homemade cake as well.

    October 2012
  • The time at the Family farm was relaxing, but short. The hosts, Victoria and Davide, are very friendly, courteous and helpful. The room we stayed in was big, had a separate glazed door to the yard. Every morning shone the sun through the glass, nice way to start a new day :)
    On the farm, there is much to discover. Just ask, and the hosts show you how to milk goats, harvest grapes or just how to feed a cow :)
    The nearby village of Dozza (in easy walking distance) is equally interesting, especially for art lovers. There is a castle in Dozza with an enotheka, which was unfortunately closed when we were there.
    If you like a little more action you should definitely go to Bologna especially with its fantastic old town. This city is a real eye-catcher.
    All in all it is a highly recommended accommodation. Victoria, thank you!

    September 2012
  • Great hospitality and comfortable room. Had a couple of great home-cooked meals on the farm and nearby Dozza has a few good restaurants too.

    The location is good if you have your own vehicle; not so sure if you are relying on buses and trains.

    September 2012
  • Thanks for having hosted us! A cozy place with fresh nature, smells and surrounded with nice people. The stay was short (1 day) and it was everything fine.

    August 2012
  • This part of Italy is a secret. So much beauty and very little tourism. The landscapes with its cute little towns were amazing. Bologna is easy to reach by train in about 20 minutes from the next town. The room was clean and cosy. We enjoyed a great breakfast every day. The farm is currently undergoing some construction. Victoria has been a very nice host and an inspiring person.

    August 2012
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I love vintage clothes and retro styling in general - I got married in a white trouser suit à la Bianca Jagger and one of my first cars was a 1959 turquoise Morris Minor. One of my favourite things is making (and eating!) comfort food: everything from porridge oats to vegetable soup, mashed potato, chocolate cakes and fruit crumbles. I like to make sure people feel at ease and enjoy their time here and will do everything I can to ensure you have a comfortable, memorable stay.
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