Roncole di Gotra, 93, 43051 Albareto (Parma)
On an organic farm, a traditional stone farmhouse, skilfully renovated to create spacious guest rooms with stunning views of the Taro Valley. Here you can get up close with nature - your little ones can meet the animals on the farm and explore the vegetable gardens, and you can all enjoy wholesome cuisine prepared using the farm's own and other zero mile produce, from cured meats to bread, fruit juices and jams... You can discover hamlets, woodland and mountains too. Iris Wittwer and Gianluca Thorimbert, who own and manage the agriturismo, will provide a warm welcome to their farmhouse, home and agricultural life.
Surrounded by greenery, the traditional stone house has been renovated with respect for the original style and using natural materials: the wooden ceilings, the stone floors and the furniture returned to their former glory, while the walls have rediscovered their typical period décor. The 4 guest rooms are spacious and peaceful, with wonderful valley views. You'll also find a communal lounge with open fire, library and board games. There are 2 guest bathrooms, one on each floor.
Camera Vigna, with its two windows and valley views, boasts a large double bed (or two singles) and a third single bed, all with pure latex mattresses. Private bathroom with window. Camera Glycine, with valley views and two windows, has a double bed and a single, both antique, with the option to add a cot. The bathroom is down the hall, shared with Camera Clematis. Camera Clematis, also with two windows and mountain views, can be set up as a twin or a double. Camera Salice, with two windows and valley views, is a double with a third single bed and the option to add a 4th bed for a child. With latex mattresses and a bathroom down the hall, but for use by guests in this room exclusively.
Surrounded by woodland, meadows and pastures, the farm rears cows and pigs. Crops include fodder for the animals, cereals, forest fruits, other fruits and vegetables. In the farm kitchen, the team produce vegetable conserves, jams, juices, syrups, cured meats, pasta and bread. This delicious produce is sold at the Borgo Val di Taro farmers' market on Saturday mornings. Medicinal and aromatic plants are grown in the small nursery.
The agriturismo is located at an altitude of 600 metres, on the Appennino Parmense, in the Upper Taro Valley, known for its mushrooms, organic beef and Parmigiano Reggiano. The local area offers a wealth of leisure activities, from horseback excursions and mountain biking, to exploring the mountains and ridges of the Apennines, visiting castles and ancient hamlets, spotting flora and fauna, picking mushrooms, swimming in rivers, trips to WWF oases, fairs and local markets, rural museums and art galleries. For those who love nature, the Cento Laghi Regional Park and the Cinque Terre coast are an hour away by train or car.
Hi, my name is Iris and I am 56 years old.
Here I am with my husband, Gianluca
I have been managing Casa Lanzarotti since 1992 with my husband.
As well as we cook for the guests, we take care of the crops, we rear the animals.
I decided to manage an agriturismo because to live in nature
Our guests especially like the warm family welcome.