Cascina Rodiani is a truly special place to stay - high up in the hills above Como in a lovely, peaceful location. The house has undergone several years of renovation and is stunning. The rooms are large and spacious and spotlessly clean, furnished with antiques and reclaimed materials to wonderful effect. We had the family suite - the master had a beautiful view over the valley - first thing in the morning it was often shrouded in mist but every day it had cleared by the time we'd had breakfast. The beds were the most comfortable we can remember sleeping in away from home and it was so quiet and peaceful. Breakfast was delicious featuring home-grown and local produce and whatever is in season - freshly pressed juice, breads, eggs, cold meats and cheese and sublime fruity pancakes for a treat! We ate in the dining room by a roaring fire on all but one morning (well it was November so we did well to eat out on even one morning!) Samuel and Mimma are the most gracious hosts - they could not be more welcoming or helpful. We had a delicious home-cooked meal at the Cascina on one evening and they recommended and reserved places for us the other evenings. We will long remember the Chocolate tasting menu - a truly different way to spend Hallowe'en! In terms of location we loved it - the lakes are beautiful but busy even at this time of year so it was lovely to be away from all of that and yet within a short drive of Como and Lugano and all they have to offer. Only an hour form the airport too so a very accessible short break from the UK. Highly recommended and looking forward to a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cascina Rodiani is a colonial house of the late 1600's, situated on the hills of Parco Spina Verde of Como. The building has been recently renovated to provide five rooms, a dining room in the old stable and a multipurpose room in the old barn. All the activities at the Cascina follow the principles of sustainable tourism and have a low impact on the environment. ... more less