We are finally back home and settled in after a month and a half of traveling. Around the end of September we stayed at Cà Gioiosa, for a week, with friends. How lucky can you get to find a place like this ! The house was perfect, very clean and comfortable in a secluded area but still close to everything.
The accommodations were first class: large comfortable bedrooms each with private bathroom, very well equipped kitchen with seperate dining and sitting areas. Flat screen TV, DVD player, etc. Plus a private balcony with a table and 4 chairs.
Most sites of interest in Emilia-Romagna are easily accesible during the day. And Fiona is to good to be true ! Really a great person, helpfull in every way, could not do enough to make us feel at home and help plan our week in that beautiful and very interesting area. Thanks to Fiona we visited an authentic Parmegiano Regiano storage and aging facility, bought our Balsamic vinegar in Spilamberto (not in Modena) and visited the medieval village of Castello di Serravalle before heading to a typical local market in the small town of Vignola (also renowned for its cherries).
The property surrounded by their small vineyard is ideally set up with a pool and a nice gazebo where we enjoyed numerous glasses of wine each day before supper. Fiona and Andrew would sometimes join us for a thorough debriefing of our day’s sightseeing and pointers for the following one.
We had a most pleasant stay at Cà Gioiosa and strongly recommend it to our friends or anyone visiting this part of Italy. Actually, anyone planning a trip to Italy should include Emilia-Romagna (great in itself) just to experience Fiona’s unequaled hospitality.
Suzanne and Robert, Montreal, Canada
- Also Known As:
- Ca Gioiosa Monteveglio, Italy - Province Of Bologna
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pretty hillside vineyard holiday rental, vacation home extremely restful although only 30 minutes from Bologna Airport. 2 doubles and 1 family room all en suite. Sleeps 6 + 2. Personalized service. Meals available. Air conditioning. Kitchen. Highly recommended by previous guests. ... more less