Località Casarossa, 29029 Rivergaro (Piacenza)
Casarossa is a bed and breakfast country house in an organic farm situated on a picturesque vineyard in the countryside surrounding Piacenza – a city in the north of Italy.
The nearby River Trebbia carves its way through the Trebbia valley between the rolling Piacenzian hills. This awe inspiring Italian landscape and the equisite castles and villages spread throughout it provide many opportunities for walking, golf, sightseeing, swimming or simply relaxing.
Accomodation is provided in the elegant rooms of Casarossa which look out on to fields and vineyards of the farm, and guests are always warmly welcomed.
The buildings have been restored respecting the rural style of local farm houses and the Liberty/Art Nouveau architecture of the principal house.
Our rooms at Casarossa are spacious with views out on the elegant vineyards and fields. All rooms have private bathrooms and most of all have a living area as well. They are decorated in elegant traditional Italian country style, with the addition of modern comforts.
In winter breakfast is served in your warm room, while in summer it is served outside in the courtyard.
The hemingway is a grand room, with pillars supporting a majestic sweeping brick roof. The spacious main room includes a kitchenette in one corner and a separate bathroom.
Vendemmia is a very elegant room, which still remains comfortable and cosy, the Vendemmia includes a large separate bedroom with views over the vineyards. On a sunny day the rooms seem to glow with light and warmth.
Luce della campagna Sunlight blesses this second floor room both in the morning and evening. Sweeping vistas of the vineyards and fields are available from both the main bedroom and the seperate kitchen.
Rosa dei venti : This chic room includes a stylishly decorated sitting room along with a seperate bedroom and bathroom. Relax on the sofa as you soak up the classic charm of the spacious rooms, along with the sun which pours in the windows.
Girasole : The Girasole is functional with a full kitchen and seperate bed, sitting and bath rooms. With views of the vineyard and a warm, homely feeling, the Girasole is ideal for longer stays.
Lavanda is a nice apartament for two persons
Glicine is a spacious one room apartament for 4 persons
Piacenza is one of the most important provence if you like visiting italian castle. In the round of Piacenza there are many villages and interesting place to discover .
The Trebbia valley has been descripted by Ernes Hemingway during 1915 as one of the most amazing .
The Trebbia River a few kilometers from Bobbio is a paradise. On the warm, sunny day in late
September when you arrive on the beach you will agreed . Clear, deep, aquamarine water stretched out in front of you with cliffs on both sides and small cataracts just upstream. Dozens of trout darted about just below the surface, and in this period the pebble beach is yours.
To get there from Casa Rossa you must start by Nivano. The trip takes about 20 minutes and costs When you get Bobbio you can buy some focaccia, cheese, and wine from any of the local markets for lunch, and fill you water bottles from a fountain just behind the small tourism booth. Then to the best place of the river takes about 5 minutes by car following the main road from Bobbio. After you cross over a long, high bridge begin looking for a small road on your right—there should be a metal arcway that marks it as a tourist location. Here you can walk straight down to the the beach, or turn left and walk along a path that hugs the cliff side. By going left you leave the portion of the beach that is accessible by automobile and after a short walk arrive in the paradise.
At the crossing of the regions of Liguria and Emilia Romagna, in northern Italy, the trebbia valley is one of the most forgotten and enchanted valleys. The beautiful river Trebbia runs at the feet of luxurious green mountains carving out canyons in the shape of a turquoise snake, tempting travelers with a promise of coolness in hot summer days. Every summer the river, among the cleanest in Italy, attracts hundreds of city-dwellers from the nearby provinces of Milan, Genoa, Pavia and Piacenza in search of a weekend immersed in the wild beauty of untouched nature. Travelling along the Route 45, the road connecting Genoa to Piacenza , allows one to understand the charm of Val Trebbia. While carsa and and motorbikes are parked along both sides of the tiny road, weekenders don’t hesitate to hike down rocky side paths to answer the call of the river. Val Trebbia is one of those corners of Italy that can still offer an unspoiled experience of the country, where mass-tourism has not yet colonized tiny villages or historical towns and where time seems to stand still.
The peculiar geography of the valley, between the seaside landscape of Liguria and the mountains of the Ligurian Apennine, is a further reason why it has so far been absent from the list of Italy’s trendiest holiday resorts. The remoteness and wildness of the valley are at the core of the love-hate relationship most people have to face when living or spending their holidays there; the beauty and purity of the woods, with their pine and chestnut trees, the challenging trekking routes leading to the top of solitary mountains with a view over the green valley and river canyons below, are some of the features appealing to romantic spirits in search of solitude and room for reflection.
Culture and art lovers can visit haunted castles, silent medieval abbeys and a hunchback Roman bridge in towns such as Rivalta and Bobbio. It seems that Bobbio’s Ponte Gobbo was the bridge in the background of the famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
travelers cannot help but fall in love with one of the last of Italy’s enchanted valleys, a pearl waiting to be discovered by the rest of the world or, at least, by those looking for an authentic and unspoiled paradise lost .
For tourists that wants to visit Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region, northern Italy. It is close to MIlan and it is the capital of the province of Piacenza. It has a rich history, hosts two Universities, and offers many interesting sights, such as Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Farnese, Palazzo Scotti, and Piazza Cavalli.
For wine lovers the provence of piacenza offers fine wine estates producing fantastic wines, and whit beautiful wineries to visit that we can suggest you on the place . The region is noted for its singular varietals such as Gutturnio red wine, Monterosso white wine from Val d’Arda, and Trebbianino a white from Val Trebbia). Other typical wines in the Piacenza hills include Barbera, a robust red wine, Bonarda, a sweeter red, and the whites from Valtidone. On this tour you might also try the sparkling Malvasia wines, delightfully refreshing.
Piacenza offer a wide variety of castels to visit like for example
Castell'arquato :Built between 1342 and 1349 according to the wishes of Luchino Visconti, the fortress passed to the Scotti family in 1404, then to Filippo Visconti.
In 1466 it became a part of the Sforza family’s estate, in 1707 it was incorporated into the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza. The building consists of two connected parts: a lower rectangular shaped enclosure and a smaller one.
The village and the entire complex are dominated by the keep, composed of a series of rooms, built one on top of the other, which communicate by means of a system of steps that lead to the summit.
From here, it is possible to enjoy a splendid panorama, evidence of the old role of the fortress as the pivot of urban defence and the entire Arda Valley’s surveillance system.
The castle is mentioned in documents from as early as 1048, and in the 14th century it passed under the rule of the Landi family, who still retain ownership through the lineage of the Zanardi Landi counts.
A luxurious and elegant residence surrounded by magnificent parkland, it announces its presence with the unmistakable and unique profile of a soaring ‘torresino’.
Frequent guests here include members of the British Royal family. It is possible to visit the hall of honour, the dining room, the kitchen, the cellars, the dungeons, the bedrooms, the tower, the arms room, the gallery, the billiard room and the Museum of Military Costume.
Immersed in the lush greenery of the Vezzeno Valley, atop a spur of green serpentine, sheer above the stream below, it clings to the unevenness of the terrain like a wild eagle.
Its origins date back to the 8th century and over the years it was held by important families, such as the Fulgosi, the Pallavicino, the Sforza, the Campofregoso, the Attendolo and, lastly, the Gibelli.
Built on an irregular plan, it is a magnificent example of the art of fortification. The ‘Parco delle Fiabe’ (‘Park of Fairy Tales’) has been created in the surrounding woodland: the first ‘emotive’ park in Italy. Children, dressed as olden-day knights and accompanied by guides, rediscover the traces of the passage of fairies, pixies, elves, druids and witches. For grown up visitors, there are splendid banquets in the Medieval Tavern.
San pietro in cerro :
The castle stands practically on the border with the provinces of Parma and Cremona, just inside the territory of Piacenza, a little way past Cortemaggiore.
It was built in 1460 by Bartolomeo Barattieri, legal advisor and ambassador at the court of Pope Julius II, and his family retained ownership until 1993. The structure contains thirty richly furnished rooms, two halls of honour, kitchens and dungeons.
The garret provides space for the MIM, Museum in Motion, a collection of more than eight hundred works – paintings, sculptures and drawings – by contemporary masters, Italian and foreign, with a section dedicated to the painters of Piacenza.
The Castle rises gracefully with its mighty defence system still intact, closed inside a narrow wall with Ghibelline merlons.
It belonged to the Visconti, the Anguissola, the Sforza, the Scotti, the Duchess of Maria Ruspoli di Gramon. Inside, the rooms follow one after the other and are brimming with history: the red room with precious furniture and the imposing fireplace, the Genesis drawing room, the billiard room, the small 18th century picturesque theatre, the charming guard tower for romantic overnight stays and rooms for refined banquets, a unique location for any event.
The town is the perfect example of the medieval housing system, integral in its structures and rich in historic testimonies.
Not far from the farm there is an amazing golf area : Croara Country Club
The course’s particularly favourable location, halfway between the Trebbia River alluvial deposits and the foothills of the Apennines, offers a variety of views and game opportunities.
You’ll find 18 highly technical holes, with fairly narrow fairways, surrounded by oaks, chestnuts, poplars, and locust-trees, and fascinating scenery along the riverbanks.
Finally is important to remember the very wide food and restourants offer all around where you can go a visit
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
Excellent farmhouse with excellent location located at 14 km from city center,extremely clean & comfortable . Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Francesco ,he made our trip more interesting with his advices & tips about the city ,supermarket ,shops,restaurants . Would definetely recommend this organic farm to everybody! It's a true sample of excellent hospitality. Thank you again francesco for going just that little step extra for the guests!!!
Ecofriendly place, simple and elegant at the same time. 10 and praise hospitality. I highly recommend it to those who love nature, silence and beautiful things.
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Great breakfast, nice room very spacious. I visited the castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza. I have to say really beautiful
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