The “Marta Valpiani” winery, born on the steep slopes of the Bagnolo hill in Castrocaro Terme, is immersed in an uncontaminated landscape where you can see for kilometers among vineyards, woods, olive groves and gullies typical of this area.
“Marta Valpiani” is a family of winemakers respectful of the territory: the care of the land represents the centrality of their daily work, which follows the rules of natural agriculture taking into account the succession of seasons and lunar cycles. They are independent winemakers and cultivate only autochthonous vines such as Sangiovese, Albana and Trebbiano from which they produce few and precious bottles as well as olive oil.
An offer in the name of authenticity that comes from attention and respect for its territory and its fruits.
The “Tenuta Pennita” company is located on the first wonderful hills that dominate the medieval village of Terra del Sole.
Since 2003, Tenuta Pennita has received prizes and awards from all the most important food and wine guides for the high quality of its products and for the production methods in harmony with environment and ecosystems, able to preserve the heritage of the territory and local traditions. Tenuta Pennita is counted among the top 10 Italian producers of high quality extra virgin olive oil.
A peculiarity: the waste products of the processing are transformed to become excellent cosmetics. In the pomace and in the vegetation waters that derive from the processing of olives, there are the best polyphenols; resveratrol is extracted from the must. Both are used to make tonics, cleansing milks and creams for face, body and hair.
Gardini Cioccolato d'Autore
Gardini’s signature chocolate shop is a local reality known for the craftsmanship of the products and for the sophisticated experiments capable of creating unconventional combinations.
The desire to innovate prompted the artisans to create the “Saperi e Sapori del Territorio – Emilia Romagna Chocolate” products in order to dare and amaze, boldly combining cocoa with the excellent food and wine products of the territory, thus combining chocolate with different flavours: Sweet Salt from Cervia, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Extra Virgin olive oil from Brisighella, Fossa Cheese from Sogliano, Sangiovese passito and Mustard from Cesena.
A challenge in the perennial search for unexplored tastes, making artisan chocolate production a full-blown art, to bring new sensory experiences to the most demanding palates.
Azienda Agricola Fiorentini Vini
Renowned winery located on the first hills of Castrocaro Terme, “Fiorentini Vini” applies technologically advanced solutions in the process of vinification and wine storage.
The winery’s mission is the valorization of the two main vines of the Romagna “terroir”: Sangiovese and Albana. The decision to make wine only from local grapes is an expression of the company’s desire to be not only a symbol of geographical Romagna but also a genuine interpreter of historical and cultural Romagna.
The production activity is first and foremost the mirror of a great passion that follows the birth of each bottle with a care and commitment that could be defined as “artisanal”, for the attention paid to every single detail.
Cappelletti e Bongiovanni Bakery
The “Cappelletti e Bongiovanni” bakery, awarded in the Italian guide by Gambero Rosso, is a family-run artisan bakery that for 40 years has been baking many types of high quality, naturally levitated bread, using organic flours of ancient grains linked to the territory.
The aim is to offer products that are as healthy, genuine and nutritious as possible for people, respecting, at the same time, nature. In fact, raw materials produced, grown and processed in the area are used to feed, implement and support the local economy by creating supply chain projects.
Shop of the master luthier Luigi Foscolo Lombardi
Luigi Foscolo Lombardi is one of the very few artisans in Italy who knows how to “transform wood into music”; he carves wood and designs, builds and restores stringed, bowed and plucked musical instruments.
His workshop tells a family story, it was founded by his grandfather in 1876 and then passed to his father. Like them, the master luthier Lombardi has created his instruments using mainly local wood, also recycled, confirming the passion and respect not only for a profession but also for the territory, its history and for the nature that gives it the material…ready to play.
Cà dla Levra
The “Cà dla Levra” farm is located on the hills between Castrocaro Terme and Terra del Sole, inside a “Natura 2000 Network Site of Community Interest”: you can get here through narrow panoramic roads, you can’t see any highway, factory or intensive farming for miles.
The farm produces according to the organic method extra virgin olive oil, honey, medicinal and aromatic plants. It has obtained the certificate of company suitability for organic agriculture issued by the Mediterranean Institute of Certification.
Villa Bagnolo has a history of dedication, sacrifice, intuition, study and research. The production combines the two souls of the winery, one is innovative, the other one is attentive to tradition.
For the production of Villa Bagnolo’s wines, after harvesting and pressing grapes, the fermentation process takes place by using autochthonous yeasts in special fermenters designed ad hoc and therefore unique in the world. The length of the process varies according to the vintage and the characteristics of the grapes.
The wine destined to a long aging proscess is sent in large oak barrels of 30 hectoliters, according to the Italian tradition. With this process, wines of character, consistent, full in taste and elegant in aroma are obtained.