B&B Valferrara

Carpineti, Reggio nell’Emilia
Bed & Breakfast

A masterfully restored house filled with antiques run with enthusiasm and love by Cosetta. An absolute treasure


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


On an ancient road between Canossa and Carpineti, this 17th-century travellers’ lodge sits in the silent hamlet of Valferrara. Weary merchants would rest their heads in peace – and absorb the calm and protection of the surrounding forested hills and distant castle of Carpineti. Ruined when Cosetta discovered it in 1994, the casa di scale (‘tiered house’), complete with flat-roofed Emilian tower – where a clutch of apartments are almost ready – has been completely and masterfully restored with local materials, and parquet flooring fashioned from recycled beams of oak. Cosetta restores local antique furniture and the house is full of it; crisp cotton envelops large, beautifully framed beds and an eye-catching walnut writing desk stands elegantly near one of her several finely polished wardrobes. Expect a warm welcome and a delicious breakfast – under the cool portico, in the walled garden or in the dining room: a fabulous conversion of the old stables. Fresh parmesan can be sampled locally and smiling Cosetta, also a great cook, provides dinner on request.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • 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


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2.30pm
Check out
By 12pm
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner available on request. Restaurants 1km.


Nightly price
from €76
1 Double
From €76
2 Doubles
From €76


Wonderful location and a marvellous house furnished with thought and style. Lovely breakfasts / friendly hosts. There's really nothing not to like!

Stephen, Newport, nr saffron walden, essex

We thoroughly wjoyed our 6 night stay. The most wonderful room, such attention to detail, spotlessly clean, lovely decor. The breakfasts are the best we have ever had, home cooked specialties made daily by Cosetta, each better than the last. The hosts are friendly, welcoming but never intrusive. They made every effort to provide advice when we asked for it, made recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. The area is an undiscovered gem, few tourists, some great food, and very reasonable priced. We will return, it's definitely worth a visit.

Ruth, Oxford

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was wonderful. We received a warm welcome from Cosetta and Giuliano and were treated to some homemade refreshment. We were delighted with the room- the whole house has been beautifully done. Though in peaceful countryside we found Valferrara easily, it is set amidst breathtaking scenery. Happy memories of breakfasting outside with the lush hills surrounding us and the food was just delicious. It gave us a great base for days out to nearby towns but also for relaxing. Would highly recommend a stay and hope to return ourselves someday.

Victoria, Plymouth

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