Our poolside vine covered trellis with the villa in the background
Signpost to our little retreat
A view over the valley with our villa popping up from the trees
In the valley below is the tiny Tuscan village of Lutirano; down the hill on the other side in Romagna, is the small hamlet of Tredozio. Half and hour drive to the largest centre, is Faenza, and from there, the Via Emilia. Built by the Romans in 79AD to connect the Adriatic to the main garrison town of Piacenza, the Via Emilia is the main highway that connects all the main centres of Emilia-Romagna: Bologna, Parma, Modena, Ravenna, Ferrara, Rimini and the small micro-state of San Marino. During our two weeks stay at Villa Mazzino, we hope to be exploring these wonderful Italian towns and delve into their unique character, culture and cuisine. Our gracious hostess, Countess Maria Teresa, has been very helpful in suggesting lovely area restaurants and day excursions to enjoy in the Tredozio region, so we look forward to venturing both near and far to get a well-rounded taste of everything Emilia-Romagna has to offer.
Finding a sunny spot to enjoy some breakfast
Flowers by the side of the house
The main drive up to Villa La Collina
Our hosts, Count and Countess Vespignani Boselli, and the "boys"
Oliver, Twist, Oscar and Wilde
Villa Mazzino pizza oven