Tredozio, in the heart of Tuscan Romagna!
Nestling in a breathtaking landscape of soft green hills, silent woods and winding lanes, and overlooking an enchanting green and fertile valley, Torre Fantini is located in the ancient village of Tredozio. This is a delightful rural retreat that feels worlds away from the stress and noisy chaos of modern life, yet is easily accessible from nearby towns large and small.
Torre Fantini not only rises in scenery that is heart-stoppingly lovely, it lies on terrain that straddles two splendid regions and blends two distinctive cultures as it is perched on the border between the glorious and culturally rich regions of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. There is no better place than Torre Fantini to enjoy the best of both worlds! Great food, superb wine, centuries of art and history, genuinely warm hospitality and some of Italy’s most beautiful scenery, you will find them all here in this unspoilt and little known part of Italy just waiting for you to come and discover it.
Torre Fantini is a charming little vintner’s tower built in the 1700s as a lookout tower to watch over the Fantini family vineyards – the vineyards are no longer there but the view is, and it is spectacular!
The Fantini family home, Palazzo Fantini, is an architecturally elegant Tuscan baroque building in the main street of Tredozio, and dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. It has been owned and lived in by the same family from the day it was completed to this very day.
The Palazzo, and its superbly maintained Italian style garden, were the heart of the many farming activities of the estate and at one time Torre Fantini was just one of numerous farm buildings scattered across the family’s farming lands.
The location is close to the entrance of an area of great natural beauty, the Casentino Forest National Park, and lies about 30 km (19 miles) from Faenza, the nearest sizeable town, which is home to the excellent ceramics museum, and is the town that gave its name to fine porcelain or “faence”.
Bologna, food capital of Italy and an architecturally beautiful city, well worth a visit in its own right, is just 94 km (58 miles), while the magnificent art treasures of Florence are also within easy reach at 84 km (52 miles). A drive of 50 km toward the Adriatic finds one in Ravenna, in the presence of the world’s finest Byzantine mosaics outside of Istanbul, and from here it’s just minutes to the wonderful resorts of the coast.
Torre Fantini has recently been lovingly and tastefully restored in full respect of traditional materials and methods. The tower still bears its original white and pink colors and a jaunty black rooster, the main element of the family coat of arms, keeps watch over the courtyard from his perch on the tower’s facade. There are three charming guest rooms, each with its own private bathroom. All are furnished in an understatedly elegant country style, and the interiors at Torre Fantini highlight the original rustic qualities of the building.
Torre Fantini is surrounded by an extensive private outdoor area which teems with flowers, both cultivated and wild, in every season. In this area there is the swimming pool with its glorious views, and dotted about the grounds you will find a number of spots for sitting with your book and your glass of wine as you unwind and soak in the peace and beauty that surround you.