La Piana dei Castagni
- At a Glance
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A complimentary bottle of wine from the Bolognese hills.
Traditional Emilian farmhouse made for the good life
Check into this comfortable 19th century farmhouse with views of the Tuscan-Emilia hills to forget about it all and switch on to the simple life. This mellow stone house has lashings of down-on-the-farm appeal.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
In hillside seclusion 40 km south of Bologna.
Come here for...
● The great outdoors – it's worth coming here for the vistas alone. ● Delicious farmhouse home cooking. ● Hospitable owners.
Hostess Valeria cooks dinner for guests with advance notice.
Good to know
This is a farmhouse B&B, so don't expect hotel-style service.
Rooms and suites
Comfortable rustic rooms have homely farmhouse charm plus power showers and satellite TV. Beautiful valley views underline that back-to-nature feel.
The Raspberry room is a favourite, with its wide-open panoramic views.
Eat & Drink
Italians are rightly proud of their home cooking and you’ll see why here. Simple, hearty and traditional Emilia-Romagna dishes such as the classic tagliatelle al ragù bolognese will leave you glowing.
Buffet breakfast is served until 10:30am. Tuck into cured meats, freshly baked bread and pastries, honey, jam and of course castagni (chestnuts).
See & Do
There's plenty to keep nature lovers busy here: you're surrounded by some of the loveliest countryside in Italy. Make a beeline for the Montesole historic park (built in memory of the Nazi massacre in 1944) for a walk, ride or cycle. Motor racing fans can make a pilgrimage to Modena, the home town of both Ferrari and Pavarotti. If you're short of inspiration your hosts will happily organise wine tasting and other excursions for you.
Late April – June
Bologna's yearly music festival features everything from Baroque to be-bop.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 64 - 100Check In
10:30amMinimum Night Stay
Three nights if you’re on half-boardOpen/Closed
Closed 15 November – 15 MarchAir Conditioning
Via Lusignano, 40040 Rocca di RoffenoParking
There is free guest parkingTrains
Vergato station – 14kmTaxis
EUR 25-30 from the stationAirport
Bologna – 45km