History

To the west of Bologna and Casalecchio di Reno, the Bazzanese road winds along the fertile green hills, always full of olive groves and vineyards, in a natural environment that lends itself to walking and comfortable excursions.
Then climbing along the Via Puglie to the ancient village of Oliveto, you reach the park where today the Villa stands on a soft hill, on which wheat fields alternate with meadows surrounded by ancient oaks and cypress trees which stand out clearly on the sky…

…looking from the development of the territory, we have confirmation that the top of this hill, just over two hundred meters high, looks like a large terrace that faces north on the slopes that lead slowly to the plain below, to the west of a sharp slope that rises rapidly from the valley of the Samoggia river, while to the south and east continues the trend of alternating hills of Bologna, to the Apennines…

…an elevated and healthy position, abundant water, fertile land and easy access have made this place an ideal site for human settlement. In fact, here have lived and prospered, before disappearing, Villanovians (pre-Etruscan), Etruscans (probably the first to bring olives and grapes), Gauls, Romans, Longobards and, in passing, Byzantines, Germans, French, Spanish, so gradually down to us, their descendants, switching between the different properties represented by religious associations and private families…

…finally we come to the present day, we hold the Villa since 2004. Practically since then the house and the park have been the subject of a careful and respectful restoration. One of our objectives was to rationalize space, from the underground up to the attic and the tower-observatory, while furnishing them appropriately. We presumptuously believe that we had rejuvenated the house, preserving the essence, acting with love and respect.

The history of the Villa crosses over 500 years, but it does not come to an end. Infact, everyone who pays attention in the quiet of the park will hear the voice of the Villa.
She still has a lot to say, she will say us many things, and will hold other ones for herself, as indeed befits a wise and reserved Lady.