Agriturismo Santa Maria Bressanoro

Castelleone (Cremona)

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The farm, built in 1938 and recently restored, is set in a fruit orchard with many rare varieties of apples and pears. The farm is in the shadow of the wonderful church of Santa Maria Bressanoro.
The colours, taste and perfumes within the walls of the farm change with the changing seasons. In spring there is the blossom, late summer the fruit and in autumn the colours of falling leaves.

Structure and accommodation Agriturismo Santa Maria Bressanoro

Type: Agriturismo
Setting: Plains
Accommodation: Bedroom Suite
Type of accommodation:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Beds: 23
Closed: Always Open
Services:
  • Pets allowed
  • Disabled facilities
  • Typical products on sale
  • Bike rental
  • Credit cards welcome
  • Television
The farm is situated in Castelleone, 2 km north of the centre of town, near the beautiful 15th century church of Santa Maria Bressanoro. The farm area was used as the kitchen garden of the Franciscan monks until 1810. Napoleon confiscated church property in that year. In 1838 the farm was bought by the family of the current owner. The fruit orchard was planted in 1936, the first one to be planted in the Po valley. The orchard was involved in studies and research run by the UniversitÓ di Agraria of Milan and the UniversitÓ Cattolica of Piacenza.

There are still trees growing that are by now very rarely cultivated, such as the White Winter Calvilla apple, that produces a delicately flavoured apple much appreciated by the Tzars. It contains as much vitamin "C" as citrus fruits.

As well as the fruit trees there are vines growing along the old wall that surrounds the farm. There is also a rose garden with hundreds of roses bushes of all colours and perfumes, many varieties from the very oldest to the most recent. A fish-pond is shaded by a centuries old walnut tree and there's a museum of old agricultural implements.
Chickens, rabbits and ducks are raised.In a room that was part of the old cow-shed you can buy the produce of the farm as well as that of the other farm owned by the family, Fustagno, where fruit grain and milk are produced.

Both farms respect the guidelines set down in the European Community Law No A1-CEE2078 that regulates reduced levels of chemical fertiliser, herbicides and insecticides. This is to limit the impact on the environment.
Walking through the farm through the avenues of trees you come to three small chalets built over two streams that flow through the orchard. They were built at the beginning of the last century and are shaded by Linden trees and Sophora Japonica. On the far side of the orchard there is an old room, next to the church, where you can admire 17th century frescos that have recently been restored. They depict episodes in the history of the Franciscans.

A large room with big windows is available to guests. It can be adapted for art exhibitions, conferences, seminars, study groups, meetings (seating for max 50) or ceremonies (seating for max 80). There is a room that has been adapted especially for teaching and workshops. The area, including toilets, is accessible to disabled guests.
The five rooms and the two junior suites have been furnished in 19th century style and each has been given the name of one of the varieties of fruit cultivated in the orchard. The furniture is different in each, and all rooms have a bathroom, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a telephone, TV with video and DVD machines and an Internet connection in each room.
Abuffet breakfast is served, including products of the farms. There is a reading room with an internet connection. The farm has bicycles that may be used to visit the surrounding district.

How to reach us Agriturismo Santa Maria Bressanoro

How to reach us:

Address: Via S. Lorenzo, 1 - Castelleone 26012 Castelleone, Cremona

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