How to reach us
Coming from Rome or Milan.
A1 motorway exit Casalecchio, take the ring road Bologna - Casalecchio, take exit 1BIS towards Vignola - Zola Predosa, take the SP569 towards Maranello-Bazzano-Vignola. Continue on SP569-Bazzanese, turn left at the sign via Puglie Oliveto
FROM THE AIRPORT OR THE RAILWAY STATION:
We are about 30 minutes (20 Km) from either the Bologna Centrale railway station and from Bologna's international airport. You can book our shuttle service
Villa Puglie is located, in an otherworldly atmosphere, near the historic borough of Oliveto di Monteveglio in the Bolognese hills. Its park and intriguing artistic peculiarities offer visitors a peaceful setting, immersed in nature and silence, ideal for enjoying a refined relaxing holiday, high- profile occasions, dedicating time to art, thinking and, above all, dreaming.
Its lofty, healthy position means that it has always been an ideal site for human settlement. Different civilizations: Villanovans; Etruscans (possibly the first to bring olives and grapevines); the Gallic Boii; Romans; Lombards; Byzantines (in transit); Germans; French; Spanish; and so on until the present day, passing through the hands of several religious properties and private families.
Since 2004 the villa has been in private hands. Its architectural details – the imposing cellars, the extraordinary tower, the ice-house, the underground escape routes – as well as the park, have been carefully restored using original construction materials, incredibly awe-inducing, offering valuable evidence of the daily life of different eras.
Villa Puglie is surrounded by a private park covering roughly seven hectares, almost all gently sloping, including a vineyard, olive grove, orchard, vegetable garden and lake. The park is full of surprises all year round: more than 1000 plant species provide an incredible variety of colors and scents alternating through the seasons to create breathtaking landscapes and offering visitors an unending, fascinating sequence through the romantic park to the lake by means of the rock garden, the mulberry avenues and the many botanical collections such as bulbs, lagerstroemia, woodland fruits, aquatic plants, succulents and many others.