Antica Torre Agriturismo

Parma
Bed & Breakfast


Honesty and authenticity abound at this immaculately run agriturismo. Big rooms have wondrous rustic furniture, Vanda’s cooking is excellent

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The farm dogs ambling across the pristine gravel paths in the lee of the 14th-century tower and enormous colonnaded barn, covered in vines, exude a peaceful contentment – which belies the energy that the family pour into this enterprise. From sweeping flagstones at dawn to the final flourish of a delicious bottle at dinner, this family is devoted to agriturismo. Don’t expect to stumble across farm machinery or be set upon by winsome lambs: Antica Torre, with its many buildings, has the air of a model farm. The big rooms in the casa rustica, with their ancient polished brick and tile floors, have strange and wondrous rustic furniture, and curly metal bedheads inject a light-hearted air. Otherwise, expect simple bathrooms, immaculate housekeeping and an honest rurality. With its huge fireplace and long tables covered in red gingham, the barn, where generous breakfasts are served, has a distinctly alpine air. In the evening, deep in the ancient Cistercian cellar, to the strains of plain chant and Verdi, feast with guests on Vanda’s astonishingly good cooking.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
December-February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner €25. Wine €5-€12.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
Surcharges
Dinner, B&B €75 per person per night.
8 Twin/doubles
From €100

Reviews

A wonderful family run farm, immaculately clean and the hosts are so very welcoming. great pool to relax by and Vanda's cooking really fantastic - real rustic home made food. We stayed 5 nights rather than the planned 3 days and enjoyed Vanda's food every night. Nelson the dog was also good fun, he was very relaxed about having our bulldog Molly roaming around. A special place in our view.

Salvatore

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Francesco Pavesi

  • Relax after your journey in complete tranquility, sipping a delicious glass of wine by the pool in the enchanting surroundings of our agriturismo.
  • Look out of the small windows of our medieval tower and take in the beautiful view of the wide valley of the duchy of Parma and Piacenza's fairytale castles.
  • If you love sport there are plenty of things to do nearby: from the golf courses of Salsomaggiore and Castell'Arquato, to hiking, cycling, and tennis courts nestled within the picturesque landscape.
  • Emilia-Romagna is famous for its motor industry - visit the Ferrari museum in Modena and the Ducati and Lamborghini museums in Bologna, or enjoy a ride on a motorbike or in a convertible up little roads in the hills.
  • For relaxation of body and soul visit the spa in Salsomaggiore and benefit from the unique properties of its waters. Just a few kilometers away is the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi, where his operas came to life.
  • We're about an hour away from the 2015 Milan Expo, a global fair on sustainability. At our agriturismo you can learn about plant and animal biodiversity and sustainable, organic food, enjoying our homemade and local products (parmesan cheese & prosciutto).