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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dozza, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

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Hello A
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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5 reviews
“Owesom, cozy and welcoming”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We spent 4 nights in the self catering apartment. It's a beautiful old style renovated apartment that gives you the feel of a farm house. The kids where thrilled to feed the goats and ducks. The owner was attending and welcoming. It's a great location to tour central Italy. Fully equipped garden apartment and kitchen. We had all we needed for a comfortable stay. The beds are great and comfortable the rooms are large and specious.
Most recommended.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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L0retta00...
Townsville, Australia
1 review
“Outstanding Italian experience!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 for a stay in November 2011

We didn't want to leave! The cooking class and shared meal at Villa Calanco are must-dos. Although a car is recommended to travel to this quiet countryside location, commuting by train to Bologna and Reggio Emilia was easy.

The accommodation was of a very high standard and the hospitality of the family was outstanding. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment, as our party comprised my husband and myself as well as a friend. The apartment was well-appointed and tastefully decorated.

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Liked best: Quiet countryside location, standard of accommodation and friendliness of the family.
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike!
Traveling group: Other
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lyndalhir...
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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21 reviews
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“Perfect location, apartments and hosts!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

Our stay at Villa Calanco was far too short! We only stayed 4 nights this trip. This was unavoidable unfortunately and we will return in the future.
Franco and Teresa have done an amazing job of restoring a long held family property.
The apartments are very comfortable and decorated in a traditional Italian style.
The location is not only picture perfect but was also ideal for my daughters, mother and I who are passionate about Italian food. The Emilia Romagna region is our food heaven! Bologna, Modena and Parma are all an easy drive away.
The village of Dozza is beautiful and an easy walk from the Villa but we only had time to explore there one morning and didn't have the chance to try the restaurants. We did visit the bakery and bought some lovely bread for breakfast.
We took the opportunity to do a cooking lesson with Teresa and Antonio. While we were already quite well practiced in pasta making, it was wonderful to have your abilities confirmed by a master but I am humbled by their hand rolling of the pasta! I will attempt it one day Teresa! Making piadina was new to me and I will be trying it at home this week. What I loved the most was the conversation during and dining with the family afterwards, a great cultural experience, that's what travelling is all about!!
I whole heartedly recommend Villa Calanco. Great accommodations, beautiful location and such a lovely family.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Kimde d
Brisbane
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“Live like a local”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Beautiful location,close to so many great restaurants and cafes that we found so friendly and cheap. Very friendly and helpful owners that gave us ideas on places to visit. The bed was the most comfortable in our 5 week visit of Italy, and the view out of the window at night was wonderful. There is everything you could need for cooking up a feast and to make you feel comfortable throughout the apartment. Our holiday was to celebrate our 30th anniversary and it was truly a romantic and wonderful place to start our trip. I would love to return and spend more time exploring the villages and countryside in the area. Thank you for the wonderful memories we will not forget.

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Liked best: Everything especially the bed and warm fluffy doona
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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“Outstanding and wonderful!”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We so enjoyed our three nights at Villa Calanco and really wish that we could stay for another fortnight! The peace, tranquility, apartment, furnishings and general ambience are all excellent. Franco really has thought of everything; the apartments are beautifully furnished with old, non-matching furniture and the general feeling is of a quaint country house. Franco is really welcoming and is always around to chat

Really cannot recommend this place highly enough and we will definitely be back as soon as we can fit t in!

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Liked best: Tranquility
Liked least: No aircon this year (promised next year!)
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Reviewed June 19, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Your age range 55-64
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Reviewed June 16, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

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Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 25-34
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