1882 Ref
7 Beds
4 Baths
870 m² Built
3.561 m² Plot

Charming country villa near bologna, Italy

Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Currently Listed for €1.6M | Presale Estimate €700K - €1.4M
Bidding Opens: Oct 27, 2022 4 PM EDT

Dating back to the 17th Century, the owners of this stunning Emilia-Romagna estate and accompanying guest house lovingly preserved much of the centuries-old character and craftsmanship. You can be next in line. The incredible attention to detail and fine materials permeate the interior, from the intricate wood-beamed ceilings to the antique fireplaces to the furnishings and artwork. Yet it also functions effortlessly for relaxing and everyday entertaining. Large communal spaces for gathering abound inside and out. This estate sits on close to an acre of property, dotted with mature, aromatic trees. Enjoy your serene oasis from the primary residence and the guest house. Outside of its beauty and well-loved character, this distinctive estate also offers unique history and lore. It served as a refuge in both World Wars. Legend has it that a local Passatore (Robin Hood figure) secreted his treasure somewhere on the property. It remains hidden today.


Emilia-Romagna is a lush, fertile region known across the globe for its cuisine, featuring parmesan, balsamic vinegar, and Parma ham. Stretching from Bologna to the Mediterranean and Adriatic, you'll enjoy landscapes from farmland and rolling hills to thermal springs, mountains, and coastline. Italy's most iconic brands hail from this Ferrara and the surrounding region, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Maserati, and Pagani. Emilia-Romagna has inspired many artists and filmmakers, including Luciano Pavarotti, Bernardo Bertolucci, Frederico Fellini, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Your estate is located in Cento, a small town north of Bologna and near Ferrara, the northeasternmost town in Emilia-Romagna, and one of the most history-rich towns in Italy. Book a coveted reservation at Massimo Bottura's 3-Michelin-starred restaurant in Modena. Walk through UNESCO-protected Byzantine and Roman architecture in Ravenna. The entire city of Ferrara is rated a UNESCO site for its Renaissance churches and palaces. Sun and sand await you only an hour and a half away.


• $100,000 bidder deposit required
• Total: 9,375sf (871 sq.m) | .88-acre (3,549 sq.m) | 7 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms
• Architectural Features | Wooden beam and vaulted ceilings; Multiple antique fireplaces; French doors; Period lighting fixtures, paintings, and furnishings; Coat of arms
• Primary Residence | 6,781 sf across 3 floors; living room with two separate entrances on the garden Dining room; Kitchen; Living room with fireplace; anteroom and bathroom; wardrobe ; huge double rooms laundry with separate entrance; Living room with Billiards/game room; 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
• Guest House | 2,594 sf across 2 floors; Open space : living room, kitchen , dinner room - bathroom laundry -internal wine cellar; - 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms; living room library; French doors with access to porch and gardens; parking place; original woodshed.
• Outdoor Features | Gardens with mature, aromatic trees; Covered porches
• Other Spaces & Amenities | Housekeeper apartment with private entrance; laundry; sitting room, and bathroom
• Location | 45 minutes north of Bologna; 45 minutes from Modena: 1.5 hours from Venice; 3 hours from Milan; 2 hours from Rimini; 2 hours from Florence; 45 minutes from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
• Property details provided by seller or others; buyer to verify.

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