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Casa Terracotta, Cosy Self-Catering Holiday Home

Masanti Di Sopra looking east down the Ceno valley.  Photo courtesy of Boyan Orste.
16 reviews
Masanti Di Sopra looking east down the Ceno valley.  Photo courtesy of Boyan Orste.
Casa Terracotta, stone steps lead to the original front door, which is about 5'3' high.
Casa Terracotta has double glazed windows and aluminium shutters;  environmentally friendly air con.
The sitting area with TV/DVD/CD players, books, mags, DVDs and tourist information.
A table for two.  There is a good range of crockery and cutlery to suit all you dining needs.
A fully equipped kitchen with electric hob & oven, microwave, fridge with freezer, kettlle &
The bedroom has lamps on both cabinets & hot water bottles for those who suffer with chilly feet
Shelves and hanging space along with 3/4 length mirror
The main feature of the bedroom is the stone arch believed to have been built in the 1700's.  I
Bathroom sink and cabinets, there is also a shaving point too with over head light.
The bathroom is fully tiled, with shower cubicle, tiolet and sink.  There is a heated towel rain.
The walled garden from the top step.  A sun trap particularly in the afternoon and early evening.
There are comfy chairs and cafe' chairs available with a small table and big umberella.
Masanti's church looking North over the Val Ceno, water colour by Helen Easter.
The view for the top step of Casa Terracotta, looking east
The garden in Spring looking west
Masanti Di Sopra looking east
Val Ceno looking west
Compiano with Monte Pelpi behind
Bardi castle
A street and Cathedral tower in Piacenza, still with the cage set high up in the wall, read the Magu
The stunning pink marble Baptistery in Parma
Roof tops in Castell'Arquato
Grazzano Visconti
Vigoleno Borgo Medievale and surrounding country-side
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Bedonia, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna
Get off the tourist track and experience real VERY RURAL Italy at Casa Terracotta, a cosy self-catering holiday home in the peaceful mountain village of Masanti (810 slm). The village has just 24 residents, and nestles on the slopes of Monte Pelpi in the Ceno river valley, in the heart of the idyllic Apennines . Masanti has beautiful views, an abundance of wildlife, excellent walking, and a famous source of natural fresh mineral water which is bottled nearby. The stunning scenery has high peaks and passes, steep valleys, forests, tiny hillside villages, and hairpin bends taking you from one amazing view to the next.

The property, a little farmhouse built in the 1800s, has recently been renovated. It has a small garden with table and chairs and exclusive off road parking. Accommodation is accessed by a flight of stone steps. A lobby lea...
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About the Owner, Suzanne D
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : May 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I aim to always greet guests on arrival and show them round the house, I ask what kind of holiday they are looking for and offer tips at that point. I then like to check everything is alright the first morning of the stay. After that I am available if guests have any questions but they have to come to me. I live close by and am usually at home.
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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Dominic H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We had a lovely few days in Casa Terracotta exploring my husbands ancestry. There are some lovely walks in the area and we enjoyed having coffee in the square in Bardi and going to the local market. Suzanne is a lovely friendly host who was really helpful, providing local maps and a phrase book to help us get by!! We...

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Thank you! It was a real pleasure to meet you both and I hope we will be able to see again.


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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Wonderfull place, very comfortable. You can find everything you need and Susan and Pietro are very generous and helpfull. It's a very quiet place where you can find peace and relax. If you want homemade coocking there is everything you need and excellent places and restaurantes to dinner. In Bedonia there are markets and shopping and the road is fine....

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Thank you! It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again. Tante auguri a te!


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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: £88 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The imediate area is about 96 kilometres west of the beautiful city of Parma and is predominatley mountainous, with two major vallies, for the rivers Taro and Ceno.

Masanti is situated on the slopes of Monte Pelpi in the Ceno river valley and has beautiful views of the Ceno Valley, an abundance of wildlife, excellent walking, and has a famous source of natural fresh mineral water which is bottled by Norda in its plant nearby. The area is also renowned for its Porcini or Cep mushrooms and truffles; Masanti is on La Strada del Fungo Porcino di Borgotaro. These delicious fungi are served in the many good restaurants in the area situated along the world famous Le strade dei vini e dei sapori. The scenery in this area is stunning, with high peaks and passes, steep valleys, forests, tiny st...
Getting around
A car is the best way of getting around but there is a train station about 40 minutes away which has direct routes to places like Pisa. Parma and Milano. There are buses too but are not always convenient unless traveling from Bedonia.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Parma: 96.0 km
Railway: Borgo Val Di Taro: 16.0 km
Ferry: Genova: 112.0 km
From Parma aiport. Exit the car park and turn right, at the roundabout head for La Spezia. On to the next roundabout again head for La Spezia taking the 2nd exit. Join the duel carriage way, take the FIRST exit but stay on for no longer than 10 seconds come off right at Junction 9 La Spezia. This junction is not clear so be aware. Stay on the duel carriage way looking for a junction on the right for La Spezia. The exit is not visible and sign is on the junction. Go up the ramp to the roundabout and take the first exit right for La Spezia carry on until the next roundabout, take the first right for Fornovo at the next roundabout take the second exit Fornovo/La Spezia. Carry on through Fornovo, past the Fiat Dealers on left, shortly after the dealers is a junction to the right for Borgotaro... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 66.0 km.
Nearby cities
Lombardy Villas (6,272)
Milan Villas (1,336)
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