The price is for 2 people.
Charming farm house on the hills of Tuscan-Emilian Appenines, carefully restored and furnished.
It consists of three rooms for a total of 6/8 beds, two bathrooms with washing machine, two saloons with TV LCD 32", sofa bed slats, kitchen with dishwasher.
It's surrounded by a large space with a big wood oven, to bake a delicious pizza and a fragrant bread.
It is 500 m above sea level, to 43 km from Parma in the Appennino parmense mountains near Liguria and Tuscany.
Ideal place to relax and rediscover nature and tastes of a time with the family or a romantic getaway for two ...
Unspoiled nature, the clear air and the historical evidence can wonderful experience. Not only the absolute rest and relaxation in the beautiful surroundings Apennines, but mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and discovering the villages of the oldest monuments or to conquer the highest peaks.
The sea (Cinque Terre and Versilia) are about an hour.
Lovers of good food can explore the wine roads of the hills of Parma ham, the salted pork, mushroom boletus Borgotaro.
The International Airport of Parma (Giuseppe Verdi) is about 40 km.
The castle of Varano de Melegari and (email hidden)e Bardi Castle (email hidden).
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$7 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$502 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1434 /month|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)|
Rosas farm house was beautifull
A great kitchen and great fireplace
The rooms are big and clean and the view is beautifull, we just walked around and enjoyed
Although it is far away in the hill there is a close good supermarket and nice places to eat 30 min away
Only prob is no internet or mobile connection in the place, we had to drive 10 min to call or surf
Best thing is small things ! When we arrived on a winter cold day the fire place was working for us and rosa baked us a cake , it was charming
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Rosalba's home for two nights. Even with my wife and four kids, it was a very roomy, quaint, well appointed, and enjoyable place to relax. The home itself is situated in a small, isolated village (of maybe 4-5 other homes) on a hillside overlooking the valley. If you're looking for a quiet place to get away, this is certainly it. While we never got a chance to meet Rosalba, but she left us an excellent coconut torte! Of course the hardest part was getting there which requires a winding ascension up the side of the mountain which took about 10 minutes (with little in between it and the city). The best way to get there is by following the directions provided by an earlier reviewer (strictly using the GPS address will only get you tot he city at the bottom of the hill).
My boyfriend and I stayed in Rosalba's beautiful house for a week in early February 2012 and even though the area had record negative temperatures and snowfall, we still had an amazing time.
The house itself is very authentic rustic Italian. It has two large living spaces and a very well equipped kitchen with dining area. The wood fireplace was heavenly and although the house was a little draughty (mainly due to the front door being an old medieval style door) the gas heating kept us warm even on the coldest days. The two bathrooms were clean, tidy and very modern. Rosalba supplied lovely fluffy towels and good quality linen during our stay. The main bedroom was lovely and warm thanks to ducted heating from the fireplace and has the most AMAZING views of the hills, such a treat to wake up to. The bed was the most comfortable we had slept in during our 6 months of travel.
Rosalba and her family were fantastic hosts. We were treated to a home made cheese cake, jam and local frizzante on arrival and Rosalba and her brother dropped by halfway through our stay to help shovel snow away from the entrance to the house.
There was a great wifi cafe in Fornovo (25 min drive from the house, shorter when there is no snow on the road) and lots of local supermarkets in nearby towns to choose from.
The house is a little bit tricky to find and our GPS didn't recognise the address so Rosalba's husband met us down at the base of the hill and showed us the way. The easiest way to find the house is to head up the hill from Solignano (approx 6km drive) at the t-intersection, take a right and then take the first driveway on your right. The house is the first you will come to on the left.
Overall, we would highly recommend a stay at Rosalba's gorgeous home. Suitable for couples and families - all year round! (Of course, you have to be comfortable indoors when there is snow around).
An absolutely wonderful experience. From the local bottle of 'frizzy' wine that Rosalba kindly gave us along with her home made muffins and log fire, both my husband and myself have great memories we never would from a hotel room.
During our stay we celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary and spent the day exploring the nearby town of Borgotaro and enjoyed lunch experiencing the delicious local delicacy of porcini mushrooms.
We definitely want to return and experience Boio/Parma again and hopefully and share our experience with our family. If you want a real Italian break in a beautiful part of Italy - then Rosalba's gorgeous country stone cottage is it.
To assist with your directions there - you're better off looking for the Case Cabelli sign than Boio as there is only 1 regarding Boio and that is not until you get to just below the house. By our understanding Boio is just the very small village where the house is. Closest Wi-fi cafe we could find during our stay (December 11) was in Fornovo.
My wife and I spent our honeymoon at this beautiful little cottage in the Appenines. We knew nothing of Rosalba, or the area, and so we were a little nervous when booking but Ms Strini was most helpful in answering our questions.
A description of the place: it is a three bedroom stone house high in the hills of the Appenines between Fornova di Taro and Solignano. The house is cute and comfortable with three bedrooms a living room and a nicely appointed kitchen. It has both a washer and a dryer as well as a dishwasher. I had a little bit of difficulty finding it- but that was as much to do with my lack of knowledge of Italian- because the neighbors were most helpful and demonstrative.
There is no telephone, internet or cable television. This was a perk. There was a television which showed local programs. And there were internet cafes both in Solignano and Fornova.
The surroundings are impressive- beautiful hills, farms, birdsong, it felt nothing short of enchanted. We rented a car and drove all over the place, Parma is not far, nor is Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Cinque Terre, etc.
I would return tomorrow if I could. My wife and I took so many pictures and yet I still find myself visiting the website to see hers.
It was such a worthwhile experience and I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.