Torre Fantini is set on a hilltop amid the rolling green landscape on the edge of the Foresti Casentinesi national park, on the border between Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. In fact, this property was once a part of Tuscany!
This ancient farm tower belongs to the family of the same name, who live nearby in Palazzo Fantini, just one kilometer away. The magical garden surrounding their 17th century palazzo belongs to the association of Great Italian Gardens and is open to the public for tours; in the summer, concerts and plays often take place in the courtyard. The village of Tredozio, a ten-minute walk from the tower, is peaceful and quiet, yet also offers a number of inviting restaurants, including a Michelin one-star restaurant, the Mulino di San Michele, located in an old mill.
Emilia-Romagna is imbued with the spirit of fine living and boasts many exceptional Renaissance palaces and a particularly rich culinary heritage. Lasagna, tortellini, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar are just a few of many delicious regional innovations. Faenza, with its world-famous ceramics museum and production house, is 30 kilometers away, and the splendid medieval fortress of Brisighella is half as far. Visit Ravenna (50 km) to see the world's finest Byzantine mosaics outside of Istanbul, and from here it's just minutes to the Adriatic coast. The distinguished city of Bologna (75 km) offers a delightful urban experience, and the Tuscan capital of Florence is accessible by train for an easy day trip.
This charming little vintner's tower has been restored in traditional style, with terrace views over a lovely stretch of countryside. Interiors are attractively furnished in a refined rustic style. There are four charming guests rooms as well as one suite with a kitchenette and living room with sofa bed. Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom with shower, as well as satellite TV and a refrigerator. The bedrooms can be rented together or separately, making Torre Fantini a wonderful choice for large groups, or just for one couple.
Laundry service is available, as well as telephone and wireless ISDN Internet access. Guests are served a fresh breakfast each morning in Torre Fantini's communal dining room, or you can arrange to have breakfast delivered to your bedroom.
A swimming pool (7 x 4 meters) is shared, and a public tennis court and trekking path are located just three hundred meters from the residence. Bicycle tours and hiking tours are available nearby, as well as a language school.
A wonderful three-day cooking class is available for 2-6 guests and can be booked alone (if you are staying in another villa) or with accommodations at Torre Fantini. Held in the splendid kitchen of Palazzo Fantini, the classes are led by the owner-chef of the Mulino di San Michele. Prepare and then enjoy a delicious meal together, with all of the ingredients of an unforgettable gourmet holiday.