We came across this little farmhouse restaurant/lodging after taking "the scenic route" through the mountains on a drive from southern Tuscany to Verona. Franco could not have been more welcoming and between my minimal Italian and his Engish (much better than my italian!) we had an impromptu italian homemade lunch and we made to feel part of the family. Stunning food and wine made by Franco on the estate. Highly recommend a visit and definitely worth the two hour diversion through the mountains, with the stunning scenery an added bonus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Piancovento farm holidays hostel enjoys a panoramic position that dominates the whole valley, at an altitude of approx.550m over the sea level. it can be easily reached over the " Carnaio " state road. It's located 4 km away from Santa Sofia and 14 km from Bagno di Romagna. The colonica house is situated to the feet of an evocative forest of black pine, inside of the agricultural company that produces Sangiovese vine, and is encircled from green pastures and charming fields of grain and herbs gardens. The management is done by the family itself and the typical plates are prepared to you with particular cure by Amabile and Franca , using locally produced natural premises and of own production; lending particular attention to the food quality. One can choose between varius types of rooms, each with a its own style. The host can choose between bed & breakfast, the full pension and tha half pension. ... more less