EARTH IS HOSTING ALL OF US. We love to host you again after lockdown is over.Gabriela & Cornelis
We have been living in Porcaticcio since 2007 and snow has always surprised us with its beauty in February. Here it is! Then the spring sun will melt it fast. Enjoy Porcaticcio in white!
FESTIVAL DI PRIMAVERA Ι April 25 – 29 For more than a century 3 groups of villagers have been competing in Casola Valsenio to win an ambitious recognition: the most attractive and interesting allegorical creation with living statues posing on artistic plaster architectures. A day and a night parade transform via Roma in a magic world madeContinue reading “Village Art in Casola Spring Festival”
Another autumn is bringing the well-known Forgotten Fruits Festival in Casola Valsenio (1st and 2nd week of October). Villagers and farmers are setting up colorful food stands to delight and attract our interest and taste. They offer jams and cakes made with fox pears, pomegranates, quince apples and pears, blackthorn and jujube fruits. They also sell plentyContinue reading “Forgotten fruits”
Cornelis’ latest experiment is a drone flight over Porcaticcio and a few nice spots of our valley. Here is the result. Still to learn and improve, but this is Cornelis’ first step to show you our paradise from a different point of view. Enjoy! LINK TO PORCATICCIO YOUTUBE VIDEO
March 3rd. Temperature fell to 3°C this morning and it started snowing. Peach trees in front of Porcaticcio are already full with pink flowers, actually one month in advance. Tomorrow 14°C degrees and full sun are expected again!
We present you our new RED ROOM … the last bedroom of a 8-year renovation. A total work that Cornelis started last August: floor, walls, roof and decoration. A few old beams suggested him the idea to create a romantic unique double bed. The red room can host up to 3 guests in La Casa-Torre. The apartmentContinue reading “The red room”
On 26th December Cor, Bacio, Spotty and I visited the ancient ruins of Castiglioncello in the Santerno Valley, just half an hour from us. A charming little hamlet that made us dream. Would it be in Tuscany – actually it is! – but closer to Florence or Siena, it would now be totally renovated with aContinue reading “Castiglioncello ruins”
2 p.m. Today we paid a visit to Ivano, a friend that bought an old house on the Gypsum Mountain. Ivano is working in Carné Park and finally decided to project his own guest house. What a view over the fog. But who is garding the place? Artica, Ivano’s wolf! Till now also Porcaticcio has been blessedContinue reading “Over the fog”
Apennines, 18°C degrees, isn’t that amazing on 12th November ! Our mood is quite high after 10 days full sun and such a mild temperature. Our Dutch guests were really lucky to book this week. We normally do not rent in November, but we are changing our mind and adapting to the gifts of Nature.Continue reading “Such a mild November!”