EXPERIENCE 1 | DISTANCE: LESS THAN 1KM FROM B&B

The park of the Sassi of Rocca Malatina

The Bed and Breakfast is immersed in the park of Sassi di Rocca Malatina: 2,300 hectares of protected territory which lays on the soft hills of Modena, Emilia’s Appennino sweet landscape of ancient chestnut woods and cultivated fields, in the center of which stand out the impressive arenaceous pinnacles of the Sassi.

Orchids, anemones, bells, lilies and cyclamen color the underbrush and clearings, where even the badgers, porcupines, foxes and deer find their space.

Over 100 kilometers of trails are accessible by visitors on foot, on horseback or by bike. The 14 park itineraries offer a wide range of choice: from simple walks a few minutes to a few hours of hiking trails through narrow gorges, forests, cliffs , meadows, cultivated fields, chestnut forests and rural agglomerations.

Do not miss short climbing routes, or paths only permitted with guide which cross enhanced protection zones.

EXPERIENCE 2 | DISTANCE: LESS THAN 10KM FROM B&B

Vignola and the Terre dei Castelli

Lying between the river Panaro and hills of Modena, Vignola is world famous for its cherries. Walking along the streets of the town you can visit important monuments, such as the fortress and the spiral staircase designed by Vignola.

Rich in history and architectural treasures of great value, starting with the Rocca, Vignola gave birth to famous historical figures such as Jacopo Barozzi called Vignola and Ludovico Antonio Muratori.

Nearby Vignola there are several towns and medieval villages, which form the “Terre dei Castelli”, Land of Castles.

Stunningly beautiful and nestled among rolling hills and breathtaking landscapes such as Marano sul Panaro, Guiglia, Zocca, Castelvetro and Savignano sul Panaro, or full of history and culinary specialties such as Spilamberto, the capital of Balsamic vinegar of Modena or Castelnuovo Rangone one of Europe’s most important districts for the processing of pork.

EXPERIENCE 3 | DISTANCE: LESS THAN 40KM FROM B&B

Monte Cimone: winter sports and summer hiking

On Cimone there is a tourism for all seasons.

In summer, the villages at the foot of the Cimone are a summer resort destination, in the autumn the woods are popular with walkers and mushroom and truffle seekers, but by the end of November the field is left free for snow and winter sports lovers, attending the district of Cimone until late spring, leaving mountain bike fans space when the snow completely recedes.

The Cimone in Winter offers the largest ski area in the Tuscan-Emilian with more than 50 km of trails, all linked together. The slopes are served by modern and fast lifts, and you can access all of them with the same ski pass, without ever having to take off your skis.

Cimone is not just skiing!

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature among the various paths that can be practiced with snowshoes. More sports and entertainment at modern Ice Palace at the foot of the Cimone!

EXPERIENCE 4 | DISTANCE: LESS THAN 35KM FROM B&B

Modena: the capital of engines and good food.

Mixes past and present, middle ages and engines, the Este city, home of balsamic vinegar and Ferrari. With its historic center is a Unesco World Heritage jewel and her extravagant museums, passing of course from Pavarotti home to the tables of the famous three stars restaurant that helped to reserve a place for the flavors and charm of our region’s tradition, in the heart of the gourmet Worldwide.

Modena is the city of the moment. Think about it: has the number one restaurant in the world: the Osteria Francescana. Features one of Italy’s most beautiful art galleries, the Galleria Estense just reopened to the public, and finally, as is the ancient city, but projected into the future, has just equipped with one of contemporary art centers that promises to impress more in the years to come.

EXPERIENCE 5 | DISTANCE: LESS THAN 45KM FROM B&B

Bologna: enveloping, magical, sensual and gluttonous!

Home to the oldest university in the Western world, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, is a city with a rich cultural life and a very interesting historical heritage. Important urban center, first under the Etruscans, then under the Gauls, and finally under the Romans, Bologna was also outstanding center in the Middle Ages in Europe. European Capital of Culture in 2000, in 2006 was declared by UNESCO “Creative City of Music“.
Among the most important symbols of Bologna its characteristic arcades, or the covered walkways that link roads, towers and palaces, and that only in the center reach the total length of about 38 kilometers.

Bologna features are also its towers, which offer tourists the opportunity to admire the stunning views.

Bologna is first of all a university city: in its streets, its narrow streets, its arcades you can breathe a youthful air in continuous cultural ferment. Salaborsa, beautiful multimedia public library, and countless cafes and restaurants under the arcades are among the most popular meeting points by the Bolognese.
It is in these venues that is palpable spirit of friendliness and hospitality of Bologna and above all we discover the great culinary tradition of this wonderful city.

An emotional experience in Italian countryside