Located in the heart of Emilia Romagna, Italy’s foodie and motor valleys, Roncolo 1888 is a century-old Borgo surrounded by 130 hectares of organic land. For many years, it served as the private residence of noble families and now, having undergone sensitive restoration to preserve its heritage, Roncolo 1888 is a stunning hideaway in the Emilian countryside — and the very essence of elegant hospitality.Check availability
- Located in the upper part of the estate, the borgo is set around the Italian garden of the historic Villa Manodori. The rooms and suites are located in three buildings: Villa Manodori and its outbuildings Dimora Ancini and Dimora Acetaia.
- Seventeenth-century Villa Manodori’s six elegant rooms and suites with custom-made designer furnishings and original frescoes, are reminders of the rich history of the aristocratic house. Rooms are on the first and second floors of the villa and have spectacular views over the formal gardens or surrounding countryside.
- The rooms and suites in Dimora Ancini and Dimora Acetaia welcome you in a cozy atmosphere of simple luxury. Located on the first and second floors of the historic outbuildings, rooms feature original wooden beams and are furnished with natural fabrics and modern antiques.
- The Tenuta Venturini Baldini is an avant-garde agricultural estate. Since the beginning, the estate has been focused on sustainable farming and was certified organic in 1994, shortly after the legislation on organic production came into effect. Today the estate produces award-winning organic wines, balsamic vinegar, and olive oils, as well as being home to the Wine & Balsamic Relais Roncolo 1888.
What's the Story
- In 2015 the Prestia family arrived, with an energetic drive and endless passion to protect and revitalize this extraordinary estate. Immediately focused on relaunching the wines with the help of renowned winemaker Carlo Ferrini, the couple recognized the natural beauty of the estate and set the path for the creation of a top-level hospitality offering, transforming the historic buildings of the estate to become the first Wine & Balsamic Relais in Emilia. Following the renovation of the buildings around Villa Manodori – Dimora Ancini and Dimora Acetaia – the Wine & Balsamic Relais Roncolo 1888 opened its doors to its first guests in the summer of 2020, with the full restoration complete in 2022.
Wine & Dine
La Limonaia: The restaurant is set in a historic greenhouse and welcomes guests for lunch and dinner to enjoy modern Emilian cuisine. Bathed in light with a splendid terrace overlooking the green Matildic hills, the restaurant is a place where the fine dining experience finds a green dimension of tranquillity and well-being while maintaining the estate's respect for biodiversity and sustainability.
Farm-to-Table Dining: In keeping with the philosophy of Roncolo, the restaurant’s cuisine is directly linked to the territory, its modern Emilian cuisine firmly anchored in the tradition of the Food Valley. Quality and freshness of raw materials are the very foundation of menus devoted to Emilian and Italian excellence, and special attention is paid to the fresh and seasonal ingredients, that come from Roncolo’s organic garden or are provided by selected local producers.
The delicious breakfast buffet offers a wide choice of organic products made in-house and from local producers.
- Loose linens.
- Rates start at EUR. 285 per night.
Worth Getting out of Bed for
- Start the day with a homemade breakfast buffet and indulge in the best of Emilia’s cuisine at the restaurant, La Limonaia, where great care and attention are given to local, organic ingredients. With a deep respect for nature and a commitment to sustainability, Roncolo 1888 is dedicated to creating a luxurious experience that cares for both its guests and its environment. Discover terroir, history, and traditions in a balsamic vinegar tasting tour at the historic Acetaia di Canossa, join a fresh pasta cooking class with the estate chef, or simply relax at the swimming pool surrounded by cypress trees.
- Enjoy la dolce vita at its finest, tasting your way through the Food Valley and racing the Motor Valley. Piacenza, Parma, Ferrara, Modena, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia, and Bologna, these cities of the ancient Via Emilia are the lifeblood of the region. Enjoy the great outdoors in one of the lushest regions of Italy, exploring the countryside of the Apennine hills for a dose of both nature and sport. Find out more in our Guide to Emilia-Romagna.
- Emilia-Romagna is called Italy’s Food Valley because of its world-renowned culinary traditions. It is a true paradise for foodies in search of tradition, authenticity, and thought processes that date back to ancient times. The Parma Ham, Culatello, Parmigiano Reggiano, Aceto Balsamico, and many more are some of its richest and savored culinary offerings. These delicacies can be found in Michelin-rated restaurants as well as in street food. Emilia-Romagna’s food and wine heritage is a reflection of the region’s culture with 19 museums dedicated to food.
- The Motor Valley of Italy is home to brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ducati, with museums and collections dedicated to the theme. Emilia also is home to race circuits such as Imola or Misano. Discover the Motor Valley through factory visits, test drives in the circuits or the countryside, and visits to museums.
How to Get There
- By Air: The nearest airports are Bologna (1h), and Verona (1 1/2h). Florence and Milan Linate are a little less than 2h drive.
- By train: The Mediopadana AV, the high-speed train station in Reggio Emilia is only a 20 min taxi ride from the hotel.
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