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Wine & Balsamic Relais Roncolo 1888

In the most breathtaking location, the Wine & Balsamic Relais Roncolo 1888 nestles in the lower slopes of the Apennine Mountains, on an estate situated between Parma and Reggio Emilia in Quattro Castella. 130 hectares of organic agriculture and viticulture, gardens, lovingly-restored historical buildings and a cypress-lined pool make this boutique hotel the perfect destination for those with an affinity for nature, aesthetics and pleasure seeking relaxation. The elegant rooms and suites are places of retreat designed with style and luxury. They are housed within the Villa Manodori, and in two further restored buildings from the 17th century. Unfussy elegance, natural materials and meticulously-arranged furniture characterise the rooms in Villa Manodori and effectively show off historic frescoes, ceiling beams and fine parquet floors. In the Dimora Ancini and Dimora Acetaia rooms, original wooden beams and floors and magnificent Italian tiles create a delightful contrast to the comfortable beds and luxury baths. The rooms open up with a view of either the hilly landscape or the picturesque patio and enclosed garden. It was only last year that the restoration of the property was completed, after Julia and Giuseppe Prestia acquired the estate in 2015.


Themes and research topics

  • Dinner in the glazed former greenhouse: La Limonaia is the epitome of a culinary and architectural haven of joy
  • Far more than simply a hotel: Roncolo 1888 also encompasses the Venturini Baldini winery and the Acetaia di Canossa - which just so happens to be one of the oldest in Emilia Romagna
  • The perfect location for trips to the region’s cultural cities and the homeland of classic car manufacturers Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati
  • Hostess, winemaker, visionary: Together with her husband Guiseppe, Austrian Julia Prestia has breathed new life into organic viticulture and agriculture, and has created the perfect hideaway for connoisseurs with Roncolo 1888
  • History meets style: 17 modern rooms and suites in 17th century buildings are sure to delight every holiday architect