Villa Canestri-Schiavi is a timeless historic estate that has preserved its original character throughout the ages. The historical complex known as "Villa Canestri-Schiavi" is located in Poggio (Lega Torre), via Brugnola 25, in the northern plain of Forlì, along the road to Ravenna. The urban planning designation of the area takes into account the qualities of Villa Canestri Schiavi. This villa is situated in the Forlì plain, at the northern edge of the province, near the ancient church of Saints Giacomo and Cristoforo, documented since the 12th century, with which it shares a significant historical connection. The earliest historical evidence of the "villa Podii et Ayturani," dating back to 1110-1120, and the proximity to other village churches like S. Martino in Barisano, suggest the likely presence and continuity of organized rural settlements in this area since the late ancient period and throughout the High Middle Ages. The origin of Villa Canestri is uncertain; tradition places it in the late Renaissance, but its current morphology dates back to the late 18th century. Nineteenth-century maps reveal essentially the same structure of the building and the park.
The name "Villa Canestri-Schiavi" is relatively recent and is the result of changes in ownership. In 1821, the noble Canestri family replaced the Bonucci family, and later, through subsequent alliances, they became linked to the Schiavi family, including Senator Alessandro Schiavi.
The villa extends notably from east to west, with a passageway. The park surrounding the villa on two sides is rich in ancient autochthonal trees, which have likely remained unchanged over the years, serving as a natural and complementary backdrop to the villa. The entrance of the villa follows a longitudinal axis and defines the symmetric layout of the rooms. This classical arrangement is reflected on the exterior in a regular composition with a central section rising over two levels, flanked by service areas on a single level. The whole is characterized by a sober elegance and a lack of elaborate ornamentation, except for the doorways emphasized by semicircular arches and the openings with central elements that extend to French doors.

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The villa is a part of the Italian Historic Residences Association (ADSI:

Type: House
Height (in m): 5.0
Available Equipment: The interior spaces of the villa are entirely available, along with the park, the area surrounding the rural house adjacent to the villa, and the cultivated fields that surround it. There is ample space for parking vehicles and various equipment around the rural house. Access to the villa's park is possible through two large gates, one at the front and one at the rear. The interior spaces of the villa consist of 19 rooms and cover an area of 585 square meters. The size of the property and the absence of private residences in the immediate vicinity ensure isolation and the ability to manage work times and spaces independently.
Cancellation Policy: Up to 30 days before booking, full refund, after that non-refundable
Surface (in m2): 585
Maximum # of people: 50
Space Amenities:
Ground Floor
1st Floor
Street Parking
Private Parking
Studio assistant / crew
Infinity wall
Camera bodies & lenses
Ceiling rail system
Wireless flash triggers
Stereo Sound System
In house postproduction
Make-up area
Dressing room
Clothes rail
Iron & ironing board
Garment steamer
Coffee & tea
Kitchen facilities
Lounge / meeting room
Disabled access
Studio & spaces
Villa Canestri-Schiavi
€950 per day
Minimum rental time is 1 days