Via Brento, 3 , Sasso Marconi 40037 Sasso Marconi (Bologna)
Piccola Raieda, which takes its name from the same age-old farm, is born of the love and passion of the managers, Luca and Natascia, for the countrylife, the good homemade cousine, the horses and all the animals in general.
Piccola Raieda is located in a strategical place, perfect for different kinds of tourists: dipped in the uncontaminated natural reserve of the Contrafforte Pliocenico; (Pliocene Spur) and at the same time just 25 minutes away from Bologna and 50 minutes from Florence:
Piccola Raieda is also didactic farm, centre of riding tourism and place where to spend a day eating at the 0 chilometres' restaurant, doing a lesson in the riding stable, a riding out, a walk up to Monte Adone or simply relaxing in the garden while the children play in the swimming pool!
Piccola Raieda is located in the heart of the Natural Reserve of the Pliocene Spur, on the Apennines between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, just 20 minutes far from Bologna and 50 minutes from Florence, on the hills between Bologna and Sasso Marconi at an altitude of 503 meters.
It consists of a farm of about 10 hectares mainly of grassland and forest surrounding the house and the farm and is crossed by the Via degli Dei, the Roman road linking Bologna to Florence still covered each year from thousands of italian and foreign wayfarers by feet. The main activities of the farm are the breeding of saddle horses (at the moment there are six horses), our faithful fellow workers during the lessons in the riding stable and riding out; the vegetable garden that provides vegetables for our menu; the cultivation of lavender, from which we produce essential oil; the cultivation of cherries and little fruits; the apiary, which allows us every year to produce excellent honey of acacia, chestnut, millefiori and the production of all kinds of jams for breakfast. In addition to horses, chickens, peacocks, dogs and cats brighten our days.
Piccola Raieda also consists of an old farmhouse renovated in 2007, of which part is the house of the owners and part the agritourism that has been converted from what was once the barn used for the shelter of the cows with the hay loft above.
For the guests there are two double bedrooms with bathroom with stone walls, wooden ceiling and exposed beams and two rooms for four people (a two-roomed-flat and a spacious one-roomed-flat)) with bathroom as well as a dining room with a fireplace that can accommodate about twenty people. In summer you can enjoy our cuisine even outside in the walled garden surrounding the house with nooks with gazebos and umbrellas from which you can admire views of Bologna or the Pliocene Spur. On the back of the farm in the summer is served an above ground pool of 4 x 2.5 meters 1 meter high, always within the fence of the garden and therefore perfect for children who may be left in complete safety. The walled garden is also excellent for all guests who want to spend a few days of vacation with their 4-legged friends: dogs can roam anywhere without fear that it will move away. We are building a new stable where it will be possible to accommodate guests' horses all over the year; at their disposal also an outdoor riding stable of 40X20 meters.
Regarding the HORSEBACK RIDING ACTIVITIES two instructors/guides will be on hand to meet your different needs: for children up to 14 years and for beginners are possible fun riding lessons of basic western riding or of preparation to the riding out in the country and baptisms of the saddle for the little ones; for children with at least 14 years and for adults with experience, after a short test of their riding level, are possible scenic riding out from at least an hour and a half to several days within the Natural Reserve of the Pliocene Spur , the Regional Park of Monte Sole and the district of "5 Valli Bolognesi". We organize every year a horseback tour from Piccola Raieda to Tuscany and from Piccola Raieda to the Adriatic Sea, both of a week. For adults with media experience who want to hone their skills: ad hoc programs from two to seven days as the "package two or three days around the horse"; the "taste of horsetrekking" and the "horsetrekking school".
As DIDACTIC FARM we propose different programs for groups and schools: " Packhorse and legs on the shoulders" hiking of a day within the reserve with packhorse and picnic (minimum 6 persons); "The Gothic Line and the Battle of Brento " walk on foot to Monte Adone to the discovery of the trenches of the Gothic Line; " Horse, what a passion " first approach to the world of the horse with baptism of the saddle; " From the flower to the honey " with stories about the mysterious world of bees. And for all the guests the possibility of involvement in agricultural activities: the collection of lavender; the vegetable garden; care of horses; the collection of blackberries and so on. During the summer there are also weeks for children and teenagers.
But that's not all: for lovers of outdoor sports many OTHER ACTIVITIES are possible. Starting from the farm you can enjoy over 100 kilometers of well signposted paths for lovers of mountain biking, walking, Nordic walking and snowshoeing in snow; at about 6 km there is a golf course with 18 holes and at 2 km, the Rock of Badolo for experienced climbers. For those who love fishing at only 1 km will find a recreational lake where to test. For those who want to experience the thrill of rafting on the Limentra River, a qualified instructor living in the surrondings accompanies regularly groups with departure by car from Brento.
INSIDE THE FARM you can visit the trenches of the Gothic Line, theater of the last world war and the summit of Monte Adone. At 200 meters from us the " Centre for the care of the wild and exotic fauna of Monte Adone", open only by appointment well in advance ..... so it is normal by us while dining in the garden to hear verses of chimpanzees or roaring of lions .... you are not crazy, these are just some of the animals housed in this center!
Starting from the agritourism you can VISIT IN DAY: the Bologna (25 min.) with its porticos and suggestive underground canals, Florence (50 min.) with its museums and its works of art but also the Adriatic Riviera (60 min.), San Marino, Ferrara, Ravenna, Borgo La Scola, the Historical Park of Monte Sole, the ancient Etruscan city of Misa, Monte Bibele with its excavations of the eponymous Celtic village and its Archaeological Museum as well as the Ferrari Museum in Bologna and the Ducati Museum in Maranello. At about 50 minutes from us there is a great water park with spa and the Alpe of Monghidoro with the Triton's Park, an adventure park for all where you can have a lot of fun climbing on trees. For shopping lovers, two outlets: one in Barberino del Mugello, near Florence and one in Castelguelfo, near Bologna (both at about 45 minutes far from us).
Even if it was born to realize the dream of a horseback riding holiday, it is perfect also for guests searching for a relaxing holiday with good cousine, walks and life in the open air; for guests who want to spend a holiday together with their own pets; but also for guests who want to discover the surrondings with a cultural holiday without giving up to the pleasure of a walk through the woods and of a homemade dinner in the cool of the garden during the summer or near the fireplace during the winter. As it is also on the "Via degli Dei", the roman path that linked up Bologna to Florence, it is a very confortable stopping place for the thounsands of wayfarers that walk along it every year.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
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The welcome was very cold, the room was fine and beds were good. But it stopped there, On reading these other reviews, these people were not at the piccola raided that we were at. The bread was always hard, the meals, considering we were in Emilia Romagna were a disaster. In fact, we considered leaving after two days, a really Dissapointing break.
We had booked Piccola Raieda to relax for a few days and also to wander a bit. The farm is very quaint, and hiking can be there very well indeed. The host was nice and accommodating. The rooms are basic but clean. If you value a more upscale property, but this is perhaps not the right accommodation. But therefore the price is also very low. Unfortunately, we had a bed, which was probably more an extra bed, but we still slept well there. All in all, but we did wohlgefuehlt there. Mainly the farm is also suitable for those who want the riding.
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It is less than 45 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Bologna Airport and yet you are soon in the peace and tranquility of the northern slopes of Monte Adone in the Buttress Pilocenico Reserve. The Small Raeida farmhouse is situated just off a beautiful hiking route where walkers can stop by for a night or two or rest at the natural spring water outlet to replenish Their water bottles. We are a family of five who spent six days at the farmhouse in a family room. The House Has Been lovingly restored by Luca and Natasha who have created a cozy farmhouse charm. All the rooms are en suite and very clean airy and cool. Each day we made some sort of trip either to Bologna, Ferrara or we explored the smaller villages, towns and streams around Sasso Marconi. One day we went to Florence. We enjoyed eating dinner at the farm ..... delicious home cooked food for hungry walkers and travelers'. Every other day the kids would have a riding lesson in the late afternoon with Lollo the riding instructor. He is a great teacher and has a natural rapport with children know That in no time the kids were feeling confident and having great fun. Our kids had lessons in an outdoor paddock alongside the new stable blocks Which Luca, Natasha and Lollo run as a hiking and riding center. We have really fond memories of our stay at Little Raeida. Sent from my iPhone
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