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This stone house nestled in the forest near Fanano was built in 1918.
In autumn, people were staying there 2 months to pick the chestnuts, dry them with wood fire and finally make the flour. Chestnut flour was the base of the diet during those difficult times for mountain people.
It was abandoned for many years before being discovered again and renovated with care to become a wonderful retreat for nature lovers.

Lost in Nature
The stone house is located in the Regional Park of Frignano, at the border between Emila-Romagna and Tuscany.
This natural and pristine environment is full of cascades, rivers and natural lakes where you can even spot wild horses drinking.
It is also a hiker's paradise with many scenic paths in different valleys, each with their own charm.
Living History
About 3 km down the Roman Way from the stone house, the medieval village of Fanano is the historic and cultural center of the valley.
It is mostly known for its castle and its open air museum of carved stones. It also boasts a very colorful regional market on Sundays.
There are also several historical festivals and typical local events organized all year round.
The Roman Road
At a walking distance from the stone house is an antique mountain trail called the Roman road.
Open by the Romans, it was slowly forgotten during the Barbarian invasions, but regained activity in the Middle Age.
It was used by soldiers and merchants to cross the Apennines mountains, but also by pilgrims from Northern Europe on their way to Rome.
The Path to Harmony
From the main road, you will leave your car at the parking near the cascade and walk up the path to the stone house.
In Autumn, you may even pick some fresh mushrooms or chestnuts along the way.
In summer, it will be the season of the wonderful wild strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
You will wake up with the birds singing and the music of the nearby river.
Stone Art in the Forest
The renovation works lasted several years, as everything had to be carried up the path and carefully restored by craftsmen.
To keep the authenticity of the place, it was decided not to install electricity.
Candles and solar lamps are creating a magic and relaxing atmosphere inside and around the stone house. A fireplace, a woodstove and a barbecue are also part of the forest experience.
A Cosy Nest in Nature
The stone house is the perfect romantic retreat for 2 persons.
The kitchen and the living room with fireplace are at the ground floor, then a wood staircase leads up to the bedroom with a relax corner.
As part of the ecofriendly philosophy of the place, a woodfire boiler was installed to warm up the water.
There is plenty of firewood available around the house, a renewable source of energy.

Food & Wine Area
The stone house is the perfect place to relax and treat yourself with top quality local food and wine.
Emilia-Romagna is famous for Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, salami cold cuts, homemade pasta, fruits and cakes.
Imagine your perfect lunch or dinner outside with the smell of the meat and sausages slowly roasting on the barbecue while drinking a glass of excellent organic wine!
The Call of the Forest
If you need to unwind and disconnect from the chaos and the stress of modern life, come into the forest! You will boost your energy and reconnect with Nature and yourself.

 
 

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