1. Italy
  2. Emilia-Romagna
  3. Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole (Forlì-Cesena)
  4. Agriturismo Il Casale
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Agriturismo Il Casale

Location and atmosphere

Il Casale is located on the sweet hills of Castrocaro Terme, an ancient town of Romagna – Tuscany, among vineyards and olive groves. The historical residence, which dates back to 1300-1400, has been renovated in full respect of the ancient structure and original materials, according to the best standards of environmental sustainability and with maximum use of renewable and clean energy sources. The farm, entirely dedicated to certified organic farming, has a large vegetable garden and an orchard at the service of the farm, an olive grove with some 1500 trees for the production of organic extra virgin olive oil, a cultivation of lavender of 7000 plants which are distilled directly in the farm to obtain organic essential oil and aromatic water.

Facillities

The farmstay includes accomodation in 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a rich and healthy buffet breakfast with homemade marmelades, bread and cakes. There’s also a small restaurant open at the weekend, with vegetarian and traditional dishes. The price includes: bedlinen and towels, independent heating, air conditioning, free wifi, uncovered parking and use of outdoor whirlpool with the addition of aromatic water of lavender. Italian language classes are available from qualified teacher. Italian and English books available to guests.

Surroundings and activities

You can walk through the olive trees, learn about production and taste local extra virgin olive oil, rent a mountain bike or an electric bike to enjoy the hills, relax in the thermal baths of Castrocaro Terme (at just 3 kms) or visit its ancient fortified Fortress. At 4 kms Terra del Sole with its typical Rennaissance architecture. Some of the most interesting places of the Romagna-Tuscany region are located just a short driving distance of about 30 kms/20 miles: the medieval town of Portico di Romagna and also Rocca San Casciano with the annual Bonfire Feast in April. Also worth visiting: Forlì, only 15 kms away, with the interesting exhibitions of Musei San Domenico and Faenza, one of the most renowned centres for majolica in the world, from which the name Faiences originates. About 30 kms/20 miles away, Ravenna is the city of mosaics, with the magnificent Unesco World Heritage churches. It is close to the Adriatic Riviera where you can just take a daily getaway for a swim or visit the charming towns of Cervia with its saltmarsh Salina Camillone and Cesenatico with its Canal Port designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Bologna, famous for its University and also for its almost 40 km of arcades, is a one-hour drive away, while the incredible Renaissance city of Florence is about 100 kms away.

Special remarks

General information

Opening times accommodation21-03 t/m 31-12ReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

Italian, English, Spanish

Lodging

Number of persons9Number of rooms4Price single room per night € 60 per kamerPrice double room per night€ 90 per roomPrice includes breakfast

Food

Own restaurant/canteenSales of own produceBreakfast€ inclusiefLunch€ à la carteDinner€ à la carteDistance to supermarket4 km Distance to ecological food store14 kmDistance to restaurants3 km

Facilities

Wifi

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Tours of the farm

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Workshops and courses

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails

Guided nature tours

Open-air swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Health resort

Tennis court

Children

Playground

Indoor playroom

Games

Children's books

Highchair

Cot

Special target groups

(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)

Facilities for wheelchair users (toilet, shower, bathroom, kitchen, etc.)

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)250

Forest and/or moorland, mixed agricultural

Hilly scenery

Predominantly agricultural

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Horticulture, Fruticulture, Viticulture and/or olive cultivation, Forestry

Route description

Nearest cityFlorence (98 km), Bologna (87 km), Cesenatico (53 km)Nearest villageCastrocaro Terme (2 km)