I CALANCHI DI RIOSTO
“I Calanchi di Riosto” is a wonderful holiday farm in direct synergy with the winefarm “Podere Riosto”, wines from the Bologna Hills.
It is composed of the premises „Casalino”, “Torre” and “Carvulla”, in former times called “A Riosto”, during 1200 in possession of the progenitors of the renowned Lodovico Ariosto. The holiday farm is an oasis of relax, situated 350 m above sea level in middle of the Riosto Hills and vineyards in an untouched ambiance, only a few kilometres away from Bologna direction Florence (Futa Pass).
A place with an interesting historical background: from the prehistoric Pliocene era with fossil relics of whales and manatees, to the Late Middle Ages of the feudal peers Ariosti, and the Gothic Line during the Second World War.
Today it is an ideal place of peace and recreation. In the Villa Casalino we organize wine tastings and guided tours through the wine cellar and the vineyards. If the weather is good, we can do those in our huge garden or under the porch. In the location “Torre” we organise:
– Wine tastings with snacks of local products in our newly built tasting hall suited for weddings, graduation ceremonies, conferences and meetings, – Guided Tours through the winecellar
– Explanations regarding the local wine production, In the locality Carvulla we welcome our over night guests: 7 tastefully renovated apartments are at your disposal on the spectacular estate of 70 hectares, in possession of the Franceschini Galletti family.
Time for holiday, weekend, business trip or special events: all this in the surroundings of Bologna in an unique location. Our team of “I Calanchi di Riosto” welcomes you with enthusiasm and is ready to allow you an unforgettable stay.