Luxury Villa, Northern Italy, rural village yet central to major sites

Luxury Villa, Northern Italy, rural village yet central to major sites




Oct 2006

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6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Self contained holiday Villa; near Salsomaggiore, Parma; Quiet hillside village; overlooking Po valley; Northern Italy; centrally located with easy travel links to Milan, Lake Como, Bergamo, Cremona, Verona, Lake Garda, Venice, Florence, Bologna, Mediterranean coasts via La Spezia, Adriatic coasts via Rimini; Rome only 4 hours away by high speed train; local amenities include Golf course, lake fishing, walking; friendly local inhabitants; excellent local foods and wines; health spas at Salsomaggiore and Tabiano; numerous good local trattorias and restaurants; market towns Local attractions include mediaeval castles, opera at Verdi birthplace of Busseto, Ferrari galleria at Modena; numerous local market towns, with regional cities in Parma and Piacenza; Suitable for 2 - 12 people; 3 double bedrooms, 3 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; fully fitted modern kitchen with all appliances; satellite TV with movies, sports and news channels; DVD/stereo; eat al-fresco in our covered barbecue area; wonderful relaxing views; healthy living; stone built house with double glazing, mosquito/fly screens, central heating and slow combustion fire for winter retreats.


More about us

  1. We actually have our own house in Canberra, and we are currently overseas on temporary posting.

    We shall be returning to Canberra in January 07, though we have let our house on a fixed term contract, and thus cannot return to our house until July 2007.

    We need somewhere to live in Canberra for 6 months, and can offer our luxurious Villa in northern Italy, which we normally rent on a week/week basis. In this instance, we are offering the villa for a Canberra house swap.

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Where is it?


Villa Rosi is situated at the top of a small village, set in the hillsides of the Apennines. It offers wonderful views across the valley, and full peace and tranquility.

This region is still an un-spoilt area of Italy, and can be equated to Tuscany as it was 30 years ago. The many local attractions and trattorias offer unrivalled beauty and quality and value for money. Discover the region now whilst still relatively unknown!

The villa is a 30-minute drive from the main A1 Autostrada, linking Milan to Rome. Plus it's within easy access to other motorways to the coast, the mountains, and the lakes. Most parts of Northern Italy can be reached in two/three hours. Alternatively take the train (Fidenza), and get straight to the city centres without traffic and parking hassles. The high speed train gets to Milan or Bologna in one hour; Florence in two hours, and Rome in four hours.

Local Attractions

Locally you can shop in stylish Parma, and take in the ancient cathedral and the pink marble baptistery; closer to home you shop in the factory outlet centre in Fidenza, or enjoy the spa towns of Salsomaggiore and Tabiano.

The cities of Parma and Piacenza offer regular good music concerts and opera. Real opera lovers should try the open air Arena at Verona, La Scala in Milan, or Giuseppe Verdi's birthplace of Busseto.

Medieval castles can be found in Castel d'Arquato, Bardi, Fontanellato, Rossi or our own local castle at Vigoleno.

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