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La Casetta, cosy cottage in the forest, art & yoga

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Casola Valsenio, Province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna
Porcaticcio is situated in the forest between Toscana and Emilia Romagna. It is also an artistic atelier for sculpturing and painting and is just one and half hour by car from the international cultural towns of Florence, Ravenna and Bologna.The Casetta can host 3 persons in one units. Perfect for a couple. It consists of a living room with a sofa bed, a well-equipped open kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and a double bedroom in the loft. It includes satellite television, washing machine. Besides, at your arrival you will find some basic food in the kitchen like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, sugar, coffee and tea and, of course, pasta. You can also pick up fresh herbs from our small herbal garden. Linen are supplied by us. Animals are welcomed. We have a friendly border collie, his daughter and two cats.
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About the Owner, GABRIELA M
Languages spoken: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jul 2013
Overall rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 2 properties
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Byron Bay, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The first impression of La Casetta is the beautiful stone buildings and then the warm welcome from Gabriella and Cornelis. But that is just the beginning, with the garden revealing its treasures of Cornelis's sculptures, inviting long meditative sitting or wandering. The cottage is cosy and comfortable, with an attic style bedroom with huge wooden beams and a sky window....

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Dear Roslyn and Don, thank you so much for your positive review. To see you happy makes us happy. You really sensed the beauty of the place and we hope to see you again.


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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful 5 days in the beautiful 'La Cassata". It is a fantastic place for a break/holiday. It is very peaceful and the location is stunning. Absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway ! The owners Gabriela & Cornelis are such a great couple, very interesting and full of knowledge about the area. We cannot recommend...

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Welcoming and friendly hosts. Easy to access from nearby village. In the heart of local food, wine and produce region. Great accommodation and facilities. For a quiet retreat, nothing beats this!

  • Books
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets allowed
    Ask about smoking
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About the neighbourhood
Sports, Spa, Food and Festivals

IN OUR VALLEY: Casola Valsenio (Spring Festival, Herbal Garden, Forgotten Fruits Festival), Palazzuolo sul Senio (Chestnuts Festival, Summer Events), Riolo Terme (Thermal Centre, 18-hole Golf Course), Chalk Vein Regional Park (trekking and caving)
- Main Sports: mountain biking, horse-riding, trekking and cycling.


WHERE TO EAT: Being on the border of Toscany and Romagna, you can taste cuisine, wines and local products of both regions. We can suggest you the best restaurants and winebars in the area.

- Painting and sculpturing with Cornelis
- Yoga and meditation with Gabriela
- Traditional home-made pasta with Adele
Getting around

We suggest at least 3:
1. Ravenna, to appreciate the Bizantine mosaics, visit the center and taste the piadina romagnola in Ca’ de Ven. In summertime also a swim in Marina di Ravenna.

2. Dozza-Imola, to see the mural paintings and the castle with its precious Regional Winery in Dozza and visit Imola center, better in market days.

3. Brisighella-Faenza, to stroll in the medieval cozy village of Brisighella and see Faenza center, better in market days.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bologna: 70.0 km
Railway: Castelbolognese: 25.0 km
Ferry: Ravenna: 75.0 km
BY CAR FROM BOLOGNA - Motorway A14: direction Ancona, Imola exit. From now 35 km to go. Provincial road: Imola direction Rimini; in Castelbolognese turn right direction Riolo Terme, here starts the Senio Valley. Go on till Casola Valsenio: Porcaticcio di Sopra is on your left exactly 5 bridges (6 km) after Casola Valsenio.
BY CAR FROM FLORENCE - Motorway A1: direction Bologna, Barberino del Mugello exit. Provincial road: Barberino del Mugello direction Borgo San Lorenzo. Borgo San Lorenzo: direction Faenza; at Colla Pass turn left direction Palazzuolo sul Senio. Palazzuolo sul Senio: 10 km direction Casola Valsenio. Our house is on the right side, 1 km after a little village called Mercatale.
BY PLANE - Bologna International Airport.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 80.0 km.
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