We are Elena and Dario. We moved to the Appennine mountains in Emilia Romagna because we were inspired by a desire to live and work on our own farm, in close contact with nature and respecting the human rythms.
Dario dedicates his time to looking after the woodland, the land and the animals, applying the experience ganed from many years travelling, working on a goats farm and pasturing the animals.
Elena completely changed her lifestyle, coming from the city and the world of art, and now she looks after the house, the garden and the cheesemaking with passion and care.
We take care of our house and land with passion and commitment. When we arrived here in April 2013, our intention was value this space, respecting it and working to rediscover details, forgotten over time, of its uncontaminated nature and beauty. In all this we search to consciously decrease and re-use resources in an attitude of non-wastefulness.
What we offer to our guests is simple hospitality, genuine and authentic, in a peaceful setting. Respecting our ideas, we decided against some characteristics that are often found in other bed and breakfasts, for example a swimming pool or television in the rooms.
We prefer to offer our guests more natural amusements: refreshing swims in our river, fields and forests to walk in, or just to enjoy the simple beauty of the natural surroundings. You can use our small but interesting library, or relax in a real natural observatory, the small oak house. In addition, we have bicycles you can use for free, or you can simply enjoy the garden and the animals. In other words, you can enjoy your stay in our house as you prefer!
We take care of this small plot of land with love, growing a varied garden for us and our guests and harvesting fruit depending on the season. Every day we have fresh eggs from our chickens and fresh milk from our goats. We produce yogurt and delicious cheeses. We have always fresh bread made every weeks in our wood oven with yeast base and savoury cakes for breakfast…but not only! And about sweets, bees enriches the area thanks to their presence and they produce delicious and genuine honey.
Marvels of nature: the garden and the green house
Marvels of nature: seasons
We welcome all people who really want to live in nature and simplicity, rediscover ancient pleasures of the past, walk in peace, experience a small but genuine farm life, live together and share, observe clear starry nights, wake up hearing the birds singing… You’ll taste delicious breakfasts prepared with care by Elena.