Elegant B&B located in the picturesque Emilia Apennine Hills, between Bologna and Florence. Recently built, this property has all the comforts of home, with old world charm. Great for small groups or couples.
Tucked away in the Appenine Hills in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, our newly built 4,400 square foot Bed and Breakfast overlooks the Reno River Valley and the magnificent Rocca Mattei Castle. Not far from the southern border of Emilia Romagna and northern border of Toscana, we are centrally located between Bologna and Florence. Just down the hill is the train station in the town of Riola di Vergato. A leisurely 50 minute train ride puts you in the heart of Bologna, with her historical center, covered portici, museums and world famous Bolognese cuisine. With a one and a half hour freeway drive, you are in the Renaissance jewel of Florence or the tiny Republic of San Marino. Ravenna and the Adriatic beaches are an easy drive. Because Bologna is a major rail hub, Venice and the rest of Italy awaits you with a convenient train ride from the central station.
Each bedroom has its own private modern bath. An ample breakfast is included. We are the owners and are American and Italian: one of us born and raised in Bologna. English and Italian are spoken. With education backgrounds and knowledge of Bologna and the region, we are happy to help with sightseeing and meal suggestions. For a fee, and if arranged in advance, we can organize an escorted tour for you through this outstanding and little known region of Bella Italia.
All common areas and garden - except the garage.
Not much interaction, except greeting upon arrival and morning breakfast.
The neighborhood is great for walking. There is a 14th Century village (La Scola), just down the road, which is perfect for photos. There are a few restaurants in the vicinity, however, you will need a car. Lots of parking space for vehicles.
We are situated on the hilltop, overlooking the Reno (river) valley.
You will need a car, however, there is a local train station (Riola) 5km from our location, which connects you to Bologna central train station.