Montericco gardens are quoted and photographed in the “Italian Gardens Guide” presided by Judith Wade1.

Visitors, with our guide, can walk around the gardens and the vineyards. The visit includes the tasting of the wines we produce in Romagna and Tuscany and the sampling of our excellent Tuscan olive oil.

The visits, to be held on Friday afternoons, can be reserved by appointment in groups (minimum 6 people) in June and September.

For reservations call +39.0544.38583 or send a fax +39.0544.217653. or

Stays for a week or more can be arranged in the villa or the dèpendence, with use of the swimming pool, tennis court and bowls game.

It is possible to reserve Montericco for events, such as receptions, lectures or meetings, which can be held on the ground floor of the Villa, in the garden or in the orangery.

Private guides or interpreters are available to take you on tours of the nearby historic towns, or organize a day by the sea or in the mountains.



Montericco’s Park: via di Montericco, 1 – Imola

Below the Villa, in an attractive modern part of the town of Imola, there are supermarkets, coiffeurs and shops.

The historic centre has interesting palaces, churches and monuments as well as elegant shops.


Airport: Bologna 1 hour’s drive on the autoroute

Airport: Forlì: 1 hour on the autoroute

Imola: about 1 km, a historic town: with the castle of Caterina Sforza, designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Very good concerts at the famous Academy of Piano (0039 0542-30802).

Dozza: about 6 km, the Malvezzi Castle, just over the medieval village (famous small restaurants).

Bologna: about 20 km on the autoroute. One of the most important historic towns in Italy, with the oldest university in the country, an important archeological museum and a famous picture gallery.

Castel San Pietro: about 10 km, an excellent golf club.

Passo della Futa: about 40 km, at an altitude of 900 meters in the Apennine mountains, offers a breathtaking view of Tuscany (Mugello). Quite cool in summer, good restaurants, beautiful walks in the woods.

Faenza: about 15 km, where you can visit the International Museum of Ceramics, the most important in Europe.

Ravenna: about 40 km by the autoroute. Most important town, unique Byzantine churches, decorated with celebrated mosaics. Excellent music, ballet and theatre at the Ravenna festival, June 15th – July 15th.

Marina di Ravenna: about 40 km, with good beaches and excellent seaside restaurants.

Milano Marittima – Cervia: about 45 km, has celebrated pinewoods, fine beaches and famous restaurants. One of the outstanding seaside resorts on the Adriatic coast. An exceptional golf club, one of the best in Italy.

Rimini: about 80 km by the autoroute. A most interesting historic town, it has the famous Malatesta Temple, good beaches and fashionable nightlife.

Urbino: about 90 km by the autoroute. One of the most important historic towns in Italy, its Ducal Palace is famous.

From Imola, Venice and Florence can be reached by car in two hours by autoroute or by train via Bologna in fifty minutes.