Agriturismo Il Cavicchio

Via del Cavicchio, 14 - Rastignano di Pianoro, Pianoro 40067 Pianoro (Bologna) Code


In brief

  • Type: Bedroom (5), Flat (1),
  • Guests: 13
  • Map: Hills
  • Type of accommodation: Room only

The agriturismo

The farmhouse, a few km from Bologna, offers hospitality in 5 rooms (one with kitchenette) and 2 apartments equipped with all comforts in a beautiful natural setting: fields, vineyards, gullies and woods around offer a wide range of walks, bike rides or swimming pool and garden are the ideal place for simple relaxation.

A lucky starting point for many itineraries on foot, by bike or by car, it is located 15 minutes from the centre of medieval Bologna.

And for those who prefer public transport, thebus stopis 500 mt. away, the railway station of Rastignano is 1800 mt. away.



Three restaurants that have an agreement with us provide delivery service to Cavicchio ( dinner)!!!!!!




The accommodation

The building used to be an old barn with hayloft. It has been totally rebuilt in 2005 and renewd in 2012.

All five rooms are for two persons (either as king bed or 2 twin beds). All are provided with free WIFI, TV, Air Conditioning, fan and regulable heating. All rooms have country-style furniture and a private bathroom. Books and paintings give a warm "home" feeling.

Our two brand new apartments may host a family of two adults and one child. Built in prefab wood, fully eco, they are equipped with free wifi, TV, Air Conditioning and automatic air recycle.  They are made of an eat-in kitchen a bathroom and a wide living/sleeping room.

Enjoy your sweet and savoury breakfast in the morning: our jams, cakes, fruit, yogurt, Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, etc.
In winter, you'll have breakfast in the dining room facing the garden, in summertime you can sit in the veranda under the wisteria.
All guests sit at the same table. You can get to know each other, a moment of warmth and communication in the rush of modern life.
We do not serve breakfast to apartment guests, since they have their own kitchen. Of course we will be happy to provide them with our home made jams, wine, seasonal fruit and vegetables from our fields.

A nice pool amidst flowers will give you relax and coolness during hot days.

The farm fields are cultivated according to the principles of organic agriculture.
The environment is extraordinarily varied, thanks to the multiplicity of the cultivated plants, from vineyards to fruit trees, from vegetables to officinal plants, from strawberries to blackberries.
Inside the estate you can walk through a wood of almost two hectares. Here you can see the typical flora of our region: oaks, acacias, maples, chestnut trees, elms, ash trees, junipers, hawthorns, dogwoods, ivies, old man's beards (clematis vitalba) and many other types of plants and herbs with gorgeous flowers. It's not rare to find wild boards' traces or to run into woodpeckers, hares, pheasants, squirrels and even roe deers. An easy track goes through the forest, till you reach a spectacular oak (at least 350 years old).

Environment committment has always been our polar star, from the buildings, raised according to sustainable architecture, to energy sources (solar panels, wood boiler), from waste management to wet waste composting and reuse. We are proud to have been awarded the eco-certification of Legambiente, the major italian association for environment preservation. 

Activities and surrounding

The owners are very interested in history, art, sport and nature. Hence, it will be a pleasure to help you drawing your 'personal' road-maps in close and far Italian places.
First visit should of course be to the enchanting city of Bologna, whose history has left so many traces both in the city itself and in the surrounding territory.
But from the farmhouse in 1 to 2 driving hours you can reach some of the most beautiful Italian cities: Firenze, Pisa, Arezzo and Siena, Modena, Parma and Ferrara, Ravenna, Rimini and Cesena, Verona, Padova and Venezia, Mantova and Urbino.

Moreover, in the next territory, clever tourists will discover places of great interest and beauty, as Ronzano Hermitage (Eremo di Ronzano), ancient monastery already cited in 1140. From here a fantastic view of the hills, Bologna and the plain, Regional Park of Gessi an of Abbadessa, the largest karstic park of Emilia Romagna, Pliocenic Counterfort, an exceptional sandstone rocky emergence, that goes like a transverse bastion crossing the Appennine valleys, Regional park of Monte Sole, that besides revealing an uncontaminated nature, bears the memoir of the terrible massacre of Marzarbotto, made by nazists and fascists against the civil population in 1944. Misa/Marzabotto, the only Etruscan town that hasn't undergone further Roman or middle-aged construction, its remains have remained intact in an orthogonal shape, Monte Bibele, an ancient Etruscan-Celt village, a very peculiar example of peaceful living together by different peoples, before the Romans wiped them all out and the Guglielmo Marconi's home and museum, celebrating the radio inventor.

Outside the farmhouse you'll find an infinity of possible hikes and trekkings, starting from our forest up to exploring the Apennine mountains between Emilia Romagna and Toscana.
Moreover, our municipality of Pianoro offer installations for almost all sports: football, basketball, gyms, swimming-pools, cricket, baseball, tennis, horse-riding. In bordering municipalities, there are rock walls loved by free-climbers, a 9 holes golf field and an archery field. Bologna hill and mountain territory has a strong vocation for cycling in all forms. A myriad of paved and dirt roads, mule-tracks and single-path tracks will satisfy all people and all legs. Here is the historical Futa road: since the Middle Age it has seen a good part of the Europeans who were going to Rome as pilgrims or for the XVIIth-XIXth century Grand Tour. It's a beautiful itinerary, completely paved, that brings you to Florence presenting you many a breath-taking view.
A few hundred meters from the farm you can find the so-called 'Gods' Road' or Flaminia Militare: it's the Roman Legions' road, that was connecting Bologna with Fiesole, now a beautiful itinerary for trekkers and bikers alike.


Available services

Swimming pool
Air conditioning
Pets allowed

Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.

Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.

Pets allowed

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Size/gender of dogs

  • Small (under 10 kg)
  • Medium (10 kg - 25 kg)
  • Large (25 kg - 45 kg)
  • Very large (over 45 kg)

Allowed in

  • Accommodation
  • Outdoor picnic area


  • Only well-behaved, supervised animals
  • Must be kept on a lead in public areas


  • Near veterinary clinic/vet
Sport and leisure
  • Bike rental
Typical products on sale
Disabled facilities
Credit cards welcome
Attractions and activities in the surrounding area
  • Theme Parks and Water Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Museums and galleries
  • Artistic and historical sites
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Shopping

Rooms and prices

Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
August 2020
stay of only one night but ... immersed in nature ... nice clean ... beautiful pool and very attentive to covid speech.
owner kind and helpful!!
to recommend!
erika leonardo and nicola
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Stay: 8/2020
Traveller: Families with children
Holiday: Short stays
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Reply from the host
Agriturismo Il Cavicchio answers
Dearest Erika, Nicola and Leonardo,

thank you so much for your review! It was a real pleasure to meet you and I wish you lots of happiness.

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Anna Macleod
June 2019
Very good
My husband and I recently stayed 2 nights at Il Cavicchio. Frederico, the owner, speaks excellent English and was on hand to welcome us with a welcoming glass of his own wine and to check us in. Frederico recommended a few local restaurants and made a booking for us at the on... Read more
Stay: 6/2019
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Relaxing
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Reply from the host
Agriturismo Il Cavicchio answers
Chère Anna,
merci pour votre séjour au Cavicchio et pour vos belles paroles. Merci aussi pour les critiques, qui sont inestimables pour nous faire progresser.
Je voudrais juste souligner quelques points :
1) les gâteaux ne proviennent pas du supermarché, mais de nos productions ou d'un petit boulanger des environs.
2) les abricots laids sont notre production biologique. Les conditions météorologiques de ce mois de mai ont été terribles (température descendue à 2-5 degrés et pluie continue pendant tout le mois), donc ils ont été affectés dans leur apparence. Je peux vous assurer qu'ils étaient aussi bons, mais pas aussi beaux.
De plus, il n'y a jamais un seul type de fruit, mais au moins deux ou trois, souvent plus. Pendant l'année, selon la saison, nous avons nos fraises, cerises, abricots, prunes, pommes, poires, figues et nous achetons des oranges, bananes et kiwis.
3) les pâtisseries emballées ne sont pas notre choix, mais d'autres clients qui apprécient ce type d'aliments nous les ont demandées.
4) nous avons normalement nos pastèques, melons et tomates frais pour le petit déjeuner pendant la saison chaude, mais à cause du terrible mois de mai que nous avons connu cette année, nous n'avons pas pu accéder au champ inondé pour le travailler avant la mi-juin, et planter des légumes à la fin juin aurait fait notre production pour commencer en septembre, plutôt que juin, donc cette année nous ne les avons pas plantés.
5) Désolé que vous n'ayez pas aimé nos confitures, si vous pouvez mieux préciser dans quel sens, et si vous avez des suggestions sur la façon de les améliorer, nous apprécierions vraiment.
6) nous servons de la charcuterie (prosciutto di Parma DOP et mortadella di Bologna DOP) pas tous au début du petit déjeuner, mais étape par étape, de sorte que même si vous êtes en retard pour le petit déjeuner, vous les trouverez fraîchement tranchés. N'ayant pas de mouches, nous ne les couvrons pas, afin que les clients puissent les attraper facilement.
7) vous n'avez peut-être pas remarqué, mais en plus des deux types de pain tranché (pain de blé dur et pain aux 8 céréales) il y avait aussi des petits paninis frais (pains)
8) enfin, la route est à 220 mts. de nous, et il est vrai que depuis certaines pièces vous pouvez entendre les voitures passer si elles vont trop vite. De l'autre côté, ne se trouvant pas dans une zone totalement isolée comme les autres agritourismes, permet à nos hôtes d'être à seulement 7 km du centre historique de Bologne, et d'avoir un arrêt de bus (20 minutes de trajet) au centre même de notre belle ville.

Merci encore pour tout ce que vous avez fait.
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Sigrid Klemt
August 2017
We spontaneously decided to get to know the valley and the countryside between Bologna and Florence, through some stages of the Via degli dei (the road to the gods). In view of the high season mid-August, we were glad to have gotten a quarters at all, and one with a pool (with sa... Read more
Stay: 8/2017
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Short stays
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Reply from the host
Agriturismo Il Cavicchio answers
Dear Sigrid and Dieter,

it was a real pleasure hosting you at il Cavicchio. I am very touched by the words you expressed. Thank you so much!

Hoping have again the pleasure to see you at our agriturismo,

all the best

  • On since 2008
  • Speak: Italian, English, French, Spanish

Hi, I am Federico and I am 58 years old.

I have been working here for 14 years

On this farm I am responsible for the following activities: i welcome the guests, i take care of the crops.

It was a desire to to live in nature which led me to run an agriturismo.

Our guests especially appreciate the location.


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Via del Cavicchio, 14 - Rastignano di Pianoro, Pianoro 40067
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