Landscape: Monferrato, Langhe e Valle del Po
Country house: Rooms
6 accommodations with 1 up to 5 beds.
Minimum stay: 1 day
097 - San Benedetto Po - Mantova
Set in the suggestive countryside of the Secchia River natural park, at short distance from Mantua, the House is an ancient dairy-farm which has been restored employing natural materials and at the same time respecting the environment. It is surrounded by a 4000sm private garden.
The house was built in the 1600s as a property of Polirone's Benedictine Abbey to administer a wide estate. When ecclesiastical assets were confiscated in
Napoleonic period, the property became private and new buildings were added for increasing necessities. The main part was rebuilt at the beginning of 1900, and it is where today the House is located.
The rooms, spacious and furnished in the traditional style, have private bathrooms and independent heating. The suites have living room, two double bedrooms and bathroom with ante-bathroom.
Breakfast is served in a large common hall overlooking the country and the river.
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SurroundingsPolirone's Benedictine Abbey is only 5km far. The remarkable Medieval-Renaissance complex hosts pictures by Correggio and Giulio Romano and is integrated with a folksy life museum. Several churches of the area south of Mantua date back to dark ages and are bond to the name of noble Matilde of Canossa. A one day itinerary allows to visit them all.
The nearby Mantua, the capital of Gonzaga's family, hosts beautiful princely castles and palaces, museums and permanent expositions. In one day you will be able to appreciate art treasures as Mantegna's Room of Bride and Groom, the Ducal Palace and the Te Palace. At a few km the Renaissance Sanctuary of the Graces, laying on the border of the lake, and the summer Residence of Bosco Fontana with its park.
Not far is Sabbioneta, the ideal city entirely build for want of Gonzagas, which still today is surrounded by the ancient walls.
Beside all this, daily trips may let you discover precious cities of art as Verona and the nearby Lake of Garda, Cremona, Parma, Ferrara, Bologna, Padua.
ActivitiesIn the House and around you may relax directly in contact with the nature, promenading on Po river banks or reading a book in the lane. If you like to go bicycling in the natural park of Secchia river and to discover the Medieval churches in the surroundings, the houses provides for bicycles free for guests.
A neighbouring astronomic observatory consents to explore the starred sky in bright nights, while eno-gastronomic explorations could be done in rainy ones....
The river, the lakes, the cruisers. The Po river is navigated by a fleet of cruise boats that connect in one day Mantua, Ferrara and Venice, whilst onshore Mantua's lake literary evening events are held on board of navigating boats. Excursions may be booked in our House.
Food, wine and craftsOur breakfast are prepared with home made foods: jams, cakes and our special butter made with the same milk as Parmigiano Reggiano.
In fact we are in the very area of production of Parmigiano Reggiano, the king of Italian cheeses. The cuisine of south of Mantua area, a zone rich of typical restaurants and trattorias, offers the classic pumpkin “tortelli” (a sort of small cushions of paste stuffed with a mix of various ingredients, one of whose is pumpkin), braised meats, and a typical crumby cake, the “torta sbrisolona”. A Gastronomy that dates back to Gozaga's age and sinks its roots in the luscious agricultural production. Lambrusco and the typical wines of Mantua's Oltrepò complete the offer.
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Via G. Reni 56, 00196 Roma - Italy.
VAT: 11046341001 - Authorization: R.U. 7885.
Phone: +39 06 95223301 Fax : +39 06 95223241