Via di Riosto, 12-24, 40065 Pianoro (Bologna)
We welcome guests in 6 apartments with 2 beds and a house with 4 beds expertly restored and furnished with taste in antique style. It offers great outdoor spaces to relax with spectacular views of the hills, vineyards and the beautiful ravine of Riosto. All apartments have a kitchenette, nice living room with sitting area with sofa and satellite TV, double bed and private bathroom.
Hot tub with heated water ideal for relaxation and for your stay at the farmhouse.
Multi-field soccer / tennis / volleyball / beach tennis synthetic grass ideal for large and small play outdoors in the company.
Wonderful agritourism in direct synergy with the winefarm “Podere Riosto”, wines from the Hills of Bologna. It is composed of the premises "Casalino”, “Torre” and “Carvulla”, in former times called “A Riosto”, during 1200 in possession of the progenitors of the renowned Lodovico Ariosto.
The agritourism is an oasis of relax, situated 350 m above sea level in middle of the Riosto Hills and vineyards in an untouched ambiance, only a few kilometres away from Bologna direction Florence (Futa Pass).A place with an interesting historical background: from the prehistoric Pliocene era with fossil relics of whales and manatees, to the Late Middle Ages of the feudal peers Ariosti, and the Gothic Line during the Second World War. Today it is an ideal place of peace and recreation.
In the “Villa Casalino” we organize winetastings and guided tours through the wine cellar and the vineyards. If the weather is good, we can do those in our big garden or under the porch. In the locality “Torre” we organise: Winetastings with snacks of local products in the newly built welcoming hall suited for weddings, graduation ceremonies, conferences and meetings; guided Tours through the winecellar; explanations regarding the local wine production.
In the locality “Carvulla” we welcome our over night guests: 7 tastefully renovated mini appartments are at your disposal on the spectacular estate of 70 hectares, in possession of the Franceschini Galletti family.
Time for holiday, weekend, business trip or special events: all this in the surroundings of Bologna in an unique location. Our team welcomes people with enthusiasm and is ready to allow you an unforgettable stay.
Ariosto Family and Riosto
The surroundings of the “Calanchi di Riosto” belonged in former times to the Riosto municipality with church, cemetery, school and guesthouse. Today you can only find leftovers of the Riosto palace which was destroyed during the Second World War. The area part of the feudal system of the Ariosto Family and from this time on in possession of the ancestors of Ludovico Ariosto.
Golf Course Molino del Pero (20 km)
18-hole Golf Course, technically challenging, sportful and varying. Located in the amazingly hilly landscape of the Apennine, this golf course meets the expectations oft technique freaks as well as those who love unpolluted nature.
Horse Riding El Paso (9 km)
Organisation of wonderful excursions through the Riosto hills under the direction of expert Francesco De Rosa, adequated also for beginners.
Every Sunday from 10-12 am entertainment for our youngest, to introduce them into the fantastic world of horses.
Grotto of Farneto (8 km)
The “Grotto of Farneto” is the most known karst and gypsum cave of the river valleys Zena and Idice. An important prehistoric place which originates in the regional park Gessi and the lime formations Abbadessa.
Monte Bibele and Archeological Museum “Luigi Fantini” (25 km)
Located between the river valleys Idice and Zena the mountain ranges of Mountain Bibele originated precious relics of an Etruscan-Celtic settlement which are exhibited in the archeological Museum “Luigi Fantini”. The exhibition which contains one of the most complete collections of Celtic objects, is one of the most important in whole Italy.
Etruscan Town Misa (18 km)
The Etruscan Town Misa in Marzabotto was discovered in the late 1800 and reveals religion, culture and social life of the Etruscans.
The relics of this ancient Etruscan city are exhibited in the archeological museum „Pompeo Aria”.
Bologna (25 km)
The Savant, The Red and The Abundant: that’s the definition of Bologna, capital of the wealthy Emilia Romagna. The Savant because it’s the location of the oldest university of the world. Bologna, The Red, for the colour of its roofs, its arcaded sidewalks and its buildings which renders vivid the colours of the Middle Age. Bologna, The Abundant, for its tasty and rich gastronomy: Bologna’s cuisine is well known all over the world and has conquered even the most spoiled palatine.
To visit at all costs: the two towers Asinelli and Garisenda, typical symbol for Bologna; Basilica Santo Stefano, complex of religious edifices and known as „The Seven Churches“; Piazza Maggiore, pulsative heart of the city, centre of the commercial and religious life of Bologna.
Guglielmo Marconi Villa Griffone (14 km)
Villa Griffone in Sasso Marconi was the residence of Guglielmo Marconi, today there is based the foundation of Guglielmo Marconi.
The margrave Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) was a great Italian physicist and innovator. He is famous for being the first having invented a telegraphical communication system which works wireless by radio waves and which had great success. The developmentof this system generated modern possibility of communication as television and radio.
Dozza – Sforza’s Castle
The Castle was constructed in the late 400 under Caterina Sforza, countess of Imola and Dozza. Besides the visit of the castle, in the basement there is the regional wine store „Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna“ which organizes on a regular base wine tastings with local wines, amongst others also our Riosto wines.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Recently stayed there three days while attending trade show in Bologna, a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of the city during the time of the EIMA agricultural show. Everything was fine except their WIFI didn't work and cell phone service was very limited, which was a problem for me since I was here on business. Staff blamed it on some storms that came though the area the previous week, while that sounded plausible I had the same problem staying here the last time I was in town for the show which made it doubt what I was told. Bottom Line: If you want peace and quiet in a surrounding of beautiful vineyards and mountains then stay here. If you need to stay connected with the rest of the world at the same time though then I would suggest you stay somewhere else
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On the night of our arrival there was a storm while we sat comfortably by the blazing fireplace. The holiday home was very well in shape, we were perfectly cared for and the tranquillity, combined with the location and the view of the vineyard makes the stay unforgettable.
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Very nice location, beautiful apartment, great hosts.
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