La Stella

Carù di Villa Minozzo, Reggio nell’Emilia
Bed & Breakfast

Tranquil and charming: this hilltop B&B is a pretty, private retreat - and there are activities aplenty nearby for more adventurous types


1 room


Rooms sleep 2


The long, twisting road to La Stella dances from Modena into the Apennines and this secluded farmhouse set in deepest nature. The reward: magnificent views of Monte Cusna, an enthusiastic welcome, a night-time carpet of stars. No wonder Giampiero and Christine fell for this rural spot by the Tuscan-Emilian National Park, with hiking, biking, a river beach on the Secchia, skiing in winter, stunning mountains year-round. You will fall for it too – if you value tranquillity – and for the house with its chunky stone walls, fire-warmed sitting room, antique piano and breakfast room with chandelier. The bedroom, just as charming, has dainty pillows, a reading corner, an extra bed, and views. Outside, a delicious bite-sized plot of birds, trees, flowers: a taste of what lies beyond. In summer, breakfast out here on cured meats and Christine’s scrumptious pastries. La Stella may be off the beaten path but it is well-positioned between several wonderful cities. For those who love nature: an adventure to arrive, a pleasure to stay… and there’s a restaurant a ten-minute drive.


  • 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 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check in
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurant 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €95
One night-stay: €104 per room. Singles €62. Extra bed/sofabed €25 - €40 per person per night.
1 Twin/double
From €95


If you're looking to get away from the crowds but love the royal treatment, La Stella is for you. Christine & Peter were very welcoming and sometimes we didn’t venture further than the terrace. Christine treated us to a different breakfast every morning (we stayed 2 1/2 weeks!) & Peter treated us to stargazing with his super telescope. Wow! The Apennine area is unspoiled. There is so much for the nature-lover from mountain climbing to hiking to just sitting in the rapids of the river Secchia. And the people are very friendly—especially our delightful hosts. It was like staying with friends!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Christine Tiebout

  • Ask about cupcake decorating & pasta making classes.
  • Enjoy stunning views from the top of the Pietra di Bismantova.
  • Visit the 'beach' along the river Secchia with its beautiful views on the Gessi Triassici.
  • Miles of countryside walks from the house and exceptional flora and fauna.
  • On the edge of the Tuscan-Emilian National Park.
  • Try local delicacies like Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Lambrusco Wine.