The house :
The country house "Sotto i vecchi Pioppi" (Under the old poplars) is composed of two joined bodies, one older, built starting from the seventeenth century and the other, more recent, built in the nineteenth century.
The entire exterior of the residence and the internal part of the most recent wing were made the object of a complete renovation, respecting the original type of rural house and was made to restore the atmosphere of the old country house. The house is equipped with heating, Internet and of course outdoors parking.
The outdoor area of two thousand square meters is completely fenced with an automatic entrance gate for cars and people. There are willows, poplars, lindens, maples, oaks, walnuts and many fruit trees.
The park in front of the house is perfect for enjoying the cool in relaxation and in the silence of the countryside.
The farm as a whole, in addition to the house, is equipped with barn, agricultural tools, 3 tractors, and 10 hectares of land cultivated with corn, wheat and soybeans.
For guests :
The most recent and renovated part of the house and the entire fenced outdoor area are made available.
The house consists of kitchen, living room with fireplace, study, bedrooms and bathrooms.
Guests can freely cook and take advantage of all the tools in the house. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, a microwave and a dishwasher. In the house there is a washing machine.
The outdoor area is equipped with a table, benches, garden chairs, sun loungers and a mobile barbecue that is perfect for grilled meat.
Some bicycles are available for relaxing trips in the countryside or along the river Po.
Your animal friends are welcome.
In addition to the use of the entire house, the price also includes electricity, water, air conditioning, bed linen and towels.
Heating in winter is available upon payment of a modest cost of methane gas consumed.
Nearby, in a radius of four kms there are at least five restaurants or taverns at very low prices. The supermarket is 3 km away.
What to do:
In addition to enjoying the house there are many things to do as the residence is located in the centre of a strategic area from which many excursions are possible by car, bike or on foot. The most popular ones are listed, but there are many others for all tastes.
From the house, one-day round-trip trips can be made to visit:
- Ferrara. The medieval city of the Estensi with its famous castle.
- Padua. The city of Sant'Antonio with its Basilica.
- Bologna. The city with the oldest university in Europe and its arcades.
- Verona. The city of Romeo and Juliet.
- Vicenza. The city with the villas of Palladio.
- Venice. The romantic city on the water.
- Mantua. The city of the Gonzaga and the Renaissance.
- Florence. The city of art par excellence.
- Ravenna. The capital of the Roman Empire with its mosaics.
- Abano Terme. With its famous Spa.
- Milan. The center of fashion and business.
- Lake Garda. With its spectacular views.
- Altopiano di Asiago and the Alps. With their enchanting mountain landscapes
- Euganean Hills. With its sweet landscapes, wines and taverns.
- Delta del Po. The beautiful Italian Camargue
For the young people there is a water park a few miles away and the possibility to reach the large Gardaland playground on Lake Garda.
The area is connected to a network of cycle paths that are part of the Italian and European network.
Several walking paths can be made in the surrounding countryside and along the river Po.
Highway: Exit Occhiobello of the A4 Padua-Bologna motorway at 13 Km.
Nearest airports within an hour's drive: Verona, Bologna and Venice.
Railway: at Ferrara or Rovigo station.
Interaction with guests.
Guests are free to use the house independently. In case of need or also for advice and information, Claudio e Lucia are always at your complete disposal. We speak English.
This house has given us a lot of emotions. Since three months we had to move temporarily to Ferrara for work and for our daughter. Now we want to dedicate it to those who appreciate waking up in the morning to the song of the birds, who knows how to walk looking up at the big tree or at the bottom of the little daisy, who like to look away without any obstacles in front, who knows how to stop in front of a field of ripe wheat. But people that doesn’t like to stop here. To those who can also decide the day after to go and see a city of art, Ferrara with its Middle Ages to the present day, or romantic Verona, or Ravenna, or Mantua or Venice or Florence ... And return to the evening to its tranquillity and try to imagine the life of the ancient family in front of the fireplace. And then go outside to look at a starry sky that in the city did not imagine. Life is beautiful when you can appreciate many things.Get the full listing »