Secluded in the forest of the little Senio Valley, Porcaticcio was the perfect escape for many travelers in 2020 after an unexpected and heavy lock-down. They felt secure and found relaxation from corona virus danger and a claustrophobic time. Last summer our Booking.com guest reviews took Porcaticcio from 9.4 to 9.6 points out of 10. And last but not least, summer 2021 is already half booked from Northern European couples and families. We are looking forward to hosting them and share with them our little paradise!
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 made of fantasy, beauty and philosophy. All generations take part to the event.
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 plenty of fresh fruits from their gardens.
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!
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!
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 a Spa and a 4 star accomodation, for sure! Fortunately it is not, but the need to save it from a progressive natural decline is there!
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 blessed with full sun and bright stars in the night, while a little more down to the plain the fog is deleting colors and light.