Via Veneto 1A,, 16041 Borzonasca (Genoa)
Agriturismo Casa del Bosco is located in the Riviera Ligure's countryside, only 17 km from the sea and at the foot of the Aveto Natural Park.
It is the ideal location for relaxing and staying in contact with nature, but also for for visiting amazing cultural attractions and for practicing your favourite sports.
The most important peaks of the Apennines Ligurian landscapes are just in the nearby and you can explore them on foot, by bicycle or on horseback: you will get the chance to admire their characteristic flora and fauna and unique geological features.
Web site www.farmhousecasadelbosco.com
The history of our family home’s origins gets lost back in the eighteenth century. La Casa del Bosco, as the villa has always been called, during the last century was home to Giacomo Devoto: an illustrious intellectual of the Italian history known for being the author of the Italian Dictionary and one of the leading international experts on Indo-European languages. In the forties and the fifties the villa became the main abode of the Professor: we jealously keep his desk in the room named after him.
Later on the house was acquired by my grandparents - the musician Benedetto Ginocchio and his wife Mari Devoto.
Today the house has been completely renovated by my mother Grazia, together with my father Arnaldo and I, Sandro, in accordance with its nineteenth-century origins by restoring the old wooden floors, the exposed beams, the stone walls and by taking care of the furniture in order to recreate the yesteryear’s typical atmosphere and warmth.
At Casa del Bosco you will find an historical, charming and romantic house, surrounded by nature whilst a few miles from the main places of touristic interest. The villa is located on a panoramic position overlooking the village and the surrounding valley: to get there you have to walk along a small uphill path that winds through a lush forest of beech, fir and chestnut trees and next to a stream with its little waterfalls.
For those who do not want to leave the farm to reach the sea or the mountains, it is possible for them to enjoy the peace and the quiet of our garden, to cool off in the stream and enjoy its waterfalls, or to chill out in our small swimming pool (7m x 3m x 1,20m depht) and in the solarium area.
In the house there is a big living room with a fireplace, a reading area and five bedrooms: each one has got a private bathroom and a wardrobe, in some cases even a sitting area or a fireplace too.
Professore room : fourfold family room (2 adults + 2 kids) / Junior suite (2 adults) bathroom,wardrobe, desk one double bed and sofa trasformable in 2 single beds, panoramic view.
Patronale room : triple room ( 2 adults + 1 kid) / junior suite (2 adults) with double bed and single bed, wardrobe, desk, fireplace and bathroom.
Bellavista Paese double room : double bed with bathroom, little desk, wardrobe and a panoramic view of the village.
Bellavista valle double room : double bed with bathroom, wardrobe, little desk and panoramic view of the valley.
Rustica double room : double bed with bathroom and wardrobe. It is dug into the rock and entirely finished in stone and wood.
In the summertime, breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking the valley, the gardens, the fruit trees and the flowers that surround the entire house while, during the coldest months of the year, we serve meals in the dining room - set in an ancient wine cellar, partly dug into the rock, with stone arches, wooden floors and slate floor. Right next to it there is the kitchen where we prepare the traditional Ligurian dishes by using the finest ingredients and our home-grown products.
Our farm house is mainly based on the cultivation of olive trees, vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants, and on the orchard (cultivated with plum, peach, cherry, apple, pear, apricot, sour orange, lemon, fig). We use most of our fruit for the production of sorbets, jams and homemade cakes that can be enjoyed during the morning breakfast or can be bought and taken home with you.
At the core of Agriturismo Casa del Bosco there is passion for the Earth, its fruits and its inhabitants. The farm is immersed into the Nature, and is careful to respect it and to take care of it with love, dedication and through a careful use of resources and materials.
Our region, caught between the sea and the mountains, offers a wide variety of landscapes and environments: at the farm we will offer you an excellent guide to the most important natural and cultural places of interest.
SEA. The Tigullio Gulf is perfect for your holiday by the sea: the breath-taking coastal scenery, the secluded bays, the headlands overlooking the sea, the most beautiful beaches but also the most popular water sports from sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing to the diving are waiting for you. The Ligurian Sea is made just for dreaming.
MOUNTAINS. The Riviera Ligure's inland has got he highest peaks of the Apennines and an historical and natural heritage of outstanding beauty: pristine landscapes, natural wonders, spectacular postcard views.
CULTURE. Liguria is a land of museums, abbeys, sanctuaries, medieval villages, palaces, fortresses. In 2004 Genoa was the European Capital of Culture and, during the summer, seaside and inland's resorts become a natural stage that host shows, festivals and concerts under the stars.
SPORT. Liguria is beauty in motion and for sport lovers the offer is definitely wide. Some examples? Rock climbing, lakes, rivers, scenic routes, beautiful backdrops, beaches and cliffs give you lots of opportunities for practising your favourite sports and activities such as: hiking, horse-riding, horse-watching, climbing, mountain biking, downhill, fishing, snorkelling, surfing, diving, sailing, swimming, and many more.
FOOD. We know a lot about the pleasure of eating good and at la Casa del Bosco you can taste the real flavour of Ligurian traditional dishes - on our terrace, at sunset, drinking a delicious glass of Italian wine.
EXPO 2015. Our farm is just two hours driving from Milan. Why don't you enjoy this great list of attractions with this great event in one only holiday? Do contact us: we will be happy to make this dream come true.
Very nice surprise for a first discovery of an Agriturismo. The warm welcome of the guests is for many, but not only. At the beginning we chose the Casa del Bosco to discover the Ligurian coast sheltered from the summer tumult of the coast in August. We did not regret our choice. The village of Borzonasca is half an hour from the coast and between 40 minutes and 1 hour by car from the access points to the main sites of the coast (Portofino, Cinque Terre, Genoa, etc.). In the freshness of the verdant hills of Liguria, the location is ideal to relax after a day among the crowds that invade the villages of the Cinque Terre or under the crushing sun of Portofino. Two regrets: not to have been able to discover the beauty of these two sites to another season and not to have stayed long enough to enjoy more the calm of the agriturismo and to discover the hiking trails around Borzonasca. The beautiful surprise on arrival at the Casa del Bosco is the beautiful setting. The house is nestled in the forest upstream from the private and secure parking. The two are connected by a short path that winds along a beautiful waterfall, briefly recalling a rainforest. The garden is arranged upstream and downstream of the house with a variety of flowers, plants and trees, including olive trees. The house, old, has been tastefully restored in a rustic style but with all modern comforts. We were lucky enough to stay in the small tower with access to a small kitchen with refrigerator and terrace. The quality of the service in the lovely room and bathroom was perfect. Our dates of stay unfortunately allowed us to taste only once at the homemade dinner by our hosts with some products from the garden. But the only experience was conclusive and the friendliness of the hosts decisive. Excellent address that I keep to (re) discover the region to another season ideally. Would recommend without hesitation!
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Even when passing through the large wrought iron gate leads an almost enchanted world of lush green paradise where flowering shrubs and trees alternate with cascading waterfalls. When the way up to the villa is set immediately a wonderful holiday feeling a. The beautifully restored small villa offers the necessary comfort, the terrace with sunny and shady spots invite you to linger for hours and the small pool, you have the possibility of refreshment. From the terrace and the valley side rooms offer a beautiful view of green hills covered with terracotta roofs and small farms. The host is always on site when it requires a by espresso or other refreshments. Several times a week we one evening treated to a three course incredibly delicious menu that largely prepare the hosts from across freshly harvested ingredients from his own garden. The familiar, but also professional atmosphere guarantees a perfect holiday feeling: you feel well and can sit back with a clear conscience and be served. The somewhat remote location - 30 minutes by car from the small coastal town of Chiavari - is not a disadvantage, because in the beautiful green side valley is fantastically quiet, apart from the daytime active cicadas that happens to just exist in Italy. But this silence with dawn and then you can both excellent dinner as well as the homemade Limoncello enjoy in peace ... Congratulations and thank you to Sandro! We will definitely be back !!! Anche quando passando attraverso il grande cancello in ferro battuto si entra in un mondo di lussureggiante paradiso verde dove Arbusti fioriti e alberi si old nano a cascate. Sulla strada la piccola fino alla villa si trova immediatamente un'emozione di vacanza meravigliosa. La Piccola villa splendidamente ristrutturata offre il comfort necessario, la terrazza con macchie al sole ed all'ombra vi invita a riposare per ore e la piccola piscina, si ha la possibilità di ristoro. Dalla terrazza c'è una splendida vista di verdi colline con tetti piccole in cotto e con aziende agricole. Il padrone di casa è semper sul posto quando si richiede un espresso o delle altre bevande. Più volte alla settimana avrete l'opportunità di mangiare la cena: un menu di tre portate, incredibilmente delizioso che preparano in gran parte i padroni di casa di tutto ingredienti appena raccolte fresco dal suo giardino. L'atmosfera familiare, ma anche professional, garantisce degli emozioni di vacanza perfetta: si sente bene e può sedersi a posto ed essere serviti. La posizione un po 'remota - 30 minuti di auto dalla cittadina costiera di Chiavari - non è uno svantaggio, perché nella valle bellissima lateral verde è meravigliosamente tranquilla, a parte le cicale attivi di giorno che esistono Dapertutto in Italia. Ma le cicale si zittono con l'alba e quindi si può godere in pace la cena eccellente, così come il limoncello fatto in casa ... Congratulazione e Grazie Sandro! Ritorniamo in ogni caso un giorno ... !!!
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Farmhouse in a picturesque location in the middle of a grove! clean and functional rooms! Great food and the genuine taste, he felt that it was all of their production! Genoa, Chiavari, Rapallo very easy to reach! We will be back!
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