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Bed & Breakfast

Cascina Rodiani - Bed & Breakfast in Lombardy

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Via Parco Solare 251, 22041 Colverde - Loc. Drezzo, Como
Lombardy, Italy

Samuel Crisigiovanni

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+39 0315 22052(landline)

+39 340 3413325(mobile)

A B&B with a soul, walks to thrill the heart. In these peaceful hills northwest of Como, views challenge you to keep your eyes on the road

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Slow down as you spiral up from Lake Como to a 400-year-old cascina floating in Spina Verde's bucolic hills. Be inspired by soaring Alpine views and by Samuel's stylish eco-friendly restoration. The smell of fresh pine wafts through stone-walled bedrooms with huge beams, fireplaces, oriental rugs and bold red splashes. You lay your sleepy head on organic pillows, scribble postcards on reclaimed tables, fling open shutters to mountain views. Nature keeps the old farm estate beautiful with wild flowers, birds, bees and other creatures who buzz, tweet, flutter and scurry around the chestnuts, fruit trees and olives. Stroll through them to a hidden thousand-year-old sanctuary. Breakfast – perhaps homemade pancakes, organic eggs, garden berries – is a treat under the portico or in the vaulted Sala da Pranzo, where logs crackle in a new fireplace. Above this, an Open Space offers a blank, bean-bagged canvas for creative gatherings. Pop to the village restaurant for dinner or roll through the hills to Switzerland. Samuel and Mimma's enthusiasm for this special spot will warm your spirit, and the scenery will thrill your heart.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Samuel Crisigiovanni:

Local points of interest from
Samuel Crisigiovanni:

  • The picturesque routes between Lake Como and Lake Lugano weave between magnificent villages, villas and botanical gardens.
  • The medieval centre of the city of Como invites you to stroll amongst its historic buildings, the Cathedral, the Basilica and churches, discovering small restaurants in the narrow streets of the historic centre.
  • A short walk takes you to the Sanctuary of Drezzo of the eleventh century, which has a wonderful view of the western Alps and a festival in August every year. Paths from the farm lead to the Park Spina Verde Como, on foot or by mountain bike.
  • Geopark Breggia Gorge is an interesting geological journey. Starting from the old Mill Ghitello follows the winding path of the river Breggia.
  • Monte Generoso, 1700m, by foot or with traditional train. Incredible view of lakes and surrounding mountain
  • Mount San Giorgio, UNESCO World Heritage Site for its wealth of paleontology, you can visit the museum, the ruins and learn about the history of these important discoveries.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"We stayed at Cascina Rodiani with our 3 children (14, 11 and 8 yo) for 2 nights. It was a wonderfull experience - the beauty and tranquility of the old restored farm house, nice food and above all the hospitality of Samuel. We felt at home and will surely repeat it in the future!"

Mariana - Schiedam, Netherlands

July 2017
"We had great time at this beautifully restored old house and Samuel was the perfect host and the food was delicious. It is a wonderful place! Thank you so much for the lovely, relaxing time!"

Anne - Amersfoort, Netherlands

July 2017
"Samuel is the careful and generous host in this beautiful former farm set in the hills, outside Como. We very much appreciated the time he took to give us advice and the wonderful breakfasts he prepared. We also recommand his delicious dinners. Gook luck, Samuel and looking forward to seeing you again. "

Isabelle - Geneva, Switzerland

July 2017
"We had a very warm welcome at this lovely rustic retreat. Our room was very comfortable and airy with the added bonus of a kettle, so we were able to enjoy a hot, refreshing mug of tea every night on the terrace. Bliss! Samuel was a great host and very helpful and informative. Very tasty and nutritious breakfasts freshly prepared with home sourced organic ingredients were a great start to the day. In summary a real gem and excellent value. "

Tony - HARROGATE, United Kingdom

June 2017
"What a lovely experience! Samuel, and all his ongoing hard work, at Cascina Rodiani provided us with a wonderful stay for five nights. The welcome, food, surroundings and general calmness were all top quality. Samuel's breakfasts and cooking kept us well-sustained and his very friendly approach in supplying varied info and guidance on where to go and what to see in the stunning area of Lago di Como made the holiday. The room we had was very well furnished and relaxing and breakfast and dinner on the terrace was luxurious. We highly recommend Cascina Rodiani and we will certainly visit again."

William - Derby, United Kingdom

June 2017
"I can fully agree with all the other putstanding comments. It was really an exceptional b&b with a fantastic host. We travel 10 year with Sawday's, this was one of our best experiences. Is you want to stay in the region, and like to stay in the nature, dont look any further..."

Jean - Gent, Belgium

June 2017
"A beautiful place in a stunning location. The room we had was large comfortable and spotlessly clean. Samuel served dinner on the first night which was first class with much local produce. The breakfasts served outside the room on the terrace were superb. Many thanks Samuel and congratulations on your lovely property."

Brian - Oxford, United Kingdom

June 2017
"Exceptionally eco-friendly B&B - If you're looking the perfect combination of peace, amazing views and things to do, this is the place for you! Samuel and Mimma are a pleasure to talk to, their food is superb and they will make you feel at home. Lake Como and its attractions are a short drive away but you will be looking forward to going back to Cascina Rodiani's tranquillity. Thank you for a lovely stay :) "

Vanessa - Bristol, United Kingdom

May 2017
"So beautiful and a fantastic host. We arrived late and tired after a very long journey with our dogs. Samuel welcomed us, fed us a fabulous three course meal and watered us with excellent organic wine. Breakfast was also all homemade with bread, cakes and jams and fresh leaf, herbal tea. Our room was gorgeous. Huge, open fire place, lovely bathroom, really comfy bed. Very dog friendly as well. Samuel and his family have painstakingly restored this beautiful building and everything they do is focussed on sustainability. I completely recommend a visit."

Cal - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

May 2017
"The peace of Cascina Rodiani, the warmth of Samuel's welcome, the beautiful room, a comfy bed, the dark dark nights, the food, the bird song and the surrounding area all added up to a lovely, lovely four days. I really hope we will be able to return. Samuel's passion and commitment to the principles of green hospitality and how he's achieving them make it all the more an extraordinary place to stay. We'd highly recommend it to anyone."

Victoria - Stroud, United Kingdom

March 2017
"Wow what a lovely place. You feel more like a guest at Samuels home than being in a B&B the setting is fantastic. Breakfast is served out side your room, evening meal too. He can't do enough to make your stay perfect. Helpful is an understatement. If you want to chill & enjoy the beautiful country side and surrounding area, it's a must."

Carl - Sheffiled, United Kingdom

September 2016
"Cascina Rodiani was our 2nd overnight stay, driving from UK to Tuscany (the scenic route). On arrival we were impressed by the private and secluded entrance leading up to a fantastic, immaculately restored cascina. Beautiful grounds and surrounding area. Samuel was a fantastic host and produced excellent food served on the balcony area, right outside our door. The room was perfect and was an impressive example of how sympathy to the environment could be beautifully and seamlessly incorporated. I fully recommend staying here."

Ashley - Woodford Green, United Kingdom

September 2016
"A delightful 4 nights in a lovely place. Samuel was an excellent host who cooked us delicious dinner for 2 nights and booked us into very nice local restaurants the other 2. He speaks very good English and was most helpful with advice and maps for walking in the forest and seeing the sights."

Peter - York, United Kingdom

September 2016
"The most amazing start to our holiday. We stayed here on our drive from the UK to Tuscany. Everything about it was perfect. The rooms and the bathrooms, the bed linen and the views. We opted to eat there one night and Samuel's food was amazing. He also has a selection of delicious wines for you to try. Breakfast was also delicious and the peace and the tranquility of the place was wonderful. We travelled with our 3 children (14, 12 and 8). They loved it too, particularly as Samuel was so welcoming. A brilliant, family friendly retreat. Would definitely recommend and we hope to return."

Emma - Canterbury , United Kingdom

August 2016
"As usual Samuel welcomed us with a delightful dinner in our arrival after a long journey. The rooms are comfortable, clean. In every respect Samuel considers the environment whether it is the up cycled furniture, the organic food or the use of green energy where possible."

Gerry - Zurich, Switzerland

July 2016
"Beautiful, peaceful location. Samuel is a great host and very welcoming. Rooms are gorgeous - bright. airy and a lovely mix of old and new. Breakfast even better served overlooking the wonderful local vista. Would definitely return."


June 2016
"Awesome place in a gorgeous setting. Breakfasts delicious. Welcome warm and genuine. Highly recommended!"

Max - Madrid, Spain

November 2015
"How lucky we were to book five nights in Cascina Rodiani. It gave us time to enjoy the place- an old, renovated farm, with lots of fruit trees that we savoured. Samuel is an excellent host, and his advice is tailored personally to his guests. In a place like Como, with so much to see, you need a guide like him. He is a great cook, too, and whenever he's preparing a joint dinner for guests, don't miss it. Our room on the first floor was huge, full of character and beutifully decorated. It's an excellent starting point for day trips. The fact that there's no TV in the room is a big advantage. "


September 2015
"We only spent one night at this lovely place but would like to have stayed for longer. Samuel was a wonderful host, the rooms were beautiful and the food delicious. We will certainly try and return."
July 2015
"A wonderful experience. A beautiful location and Samuel - the owner - could not have dome more for us. A lovely room and really nice bathroom/shower. We had a fantastic four course dinner prepared by Samuel eaten on the terrace outside our room. Fresh fish, homemade ravioli and local cheeses; even a glass of local honey grappa afterwards. Breakfast was again eaten outside on the terrace with freshly squeezed watermelon & lemon juice to go with the fresh yogurt and bread. Thoroughly recommend it."
July 2015
"We spent a wonderful 5 nights here exploring both the local area, visiting the Expo in Milan and dipping in and out of Switzerland. Samuel is a wonderful host with superb breakfasts using his home-produced fruits and giving us a wealth of information (in English) to help our holiday flow smoothly. Would reccomend highly."
July 2015
"Cascina Rodiani is located on a hill overlooking the beautiful countryside. The house is very well renovated and the room was large with a new bathroom. Our host Samuel was very friendly and spoke english fluently. He made dinner that we had outside in the evening sunshine. He used ingredients sourced from the garden or locally. It was a great way to end the day after a lot of driving. I would highly recommend Cascina Rodiani to my friends."
June 2015
"Arrived late after a long and stressful drive to an oasis of calm and tranquility for a 2 night stay. Our room was spotlessly clean and cool despite the heat. Dinner at the property was simple yet delicious as were Samuel's breakfasts - he is a talented and inventive cook surrounded by his own home grown larder. Our dog was welcomed rather than tolerated.and we all enjoyed the great walking directly from the property. Waking up at Cascina Rodiani to the sound of nothing but birdsong and experiencing the peace of such a beautiful place brings joy to the soul. Very much a special place!"
July 2014
"I can't recommend this B&B highly enough. It's better than many big hotels as it is totally personal - you feel at home as soon as you arrive and all the rooms are very comfortable and beautifully appointed. The house has been restored to a very high standard, the food is wonderful and the hosts also fantastic. We were supposed to stay one night, but ended up staying 3 as we loved it so much. "
June 2014
"La location di per sé é qualcosa di meraviglioso, sia per il panorama, sia per la cascina del 1600. Aggiungete poi dei gestori squisiti, una pulizia impeccabile, del cibo buono e nel contempo sano, il tutto ad un prezzo più che ragionevole...Semplicemente da provare! Credo d'ora in poi un week end all'anno lo farò in questa struttura, peraltro a basso impatto ambientale e che accetta anche i cani. A chi può interessare sottolineo la possibilità di cibo vegetariano o vegano."
September 2013
"Cascina Rodiani is both beautiful and comfortable. The view from our suite was breathtaking. Samuel is a kind and generous host, and his breakfasts are outstanding. We would love to return one day."
July 2013
"We really loved the Cascina and having planned on staying 3 nights, we ended up staying for 7. It proved a perfect base from which to explore lake Como and we loved coming back to our spacious room and peaceful surroundings. The accomodation is finished to an exceptionally high standard. Wonderful home-made breakfast with fruit from the garden. Strolls in the evening around the garden. Samuel and Mimma were the perfect hosts. We cannot recommend the Cascina highly enough."
June 2013
"Cascina Rodiani is the epitome of good design, comfort, exquisite attention to detail and simplicity. Samuel and Mimma welcome their guests and envelope them in a wonderful environment of graceful charm and natural harmony with the land. Never to be forgotten."
May 2013

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  • 3 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Suite for 4
Price:(i) 80 to180 per night

Singles €70 - €90. Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.

Booking info:


Aperitif and dinner on request. Restaurants 2 km.


Christmas, 23 December - 31 December, 1 January - 15 February.


Via Parco Solare 251, 22041 Colverde - Loc. Drezzo, Como

B&B 3 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 80 to 120 per night
B&B 1 Suite, sleeping 4
Price: (i) 120 to 180 per night

Samuel Crisigiovanni

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+39 0315 22052(landline)

+39 340 3413325(mobile)