Quattro Castella, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Roncolo 1888


    Review by Mila

    Written on 13-12-2023

    Charming guesthouse on a popular vineyard in the Emilia-Romagna region

    The charming hideaway Roncolo 1888 is one of those places that as a wine enthusiast and culinary lover, you've always dreamed of. This atmospheric and small-scale guesthouse, located in the hills of Emilia-Romagna, is part of one of the best and most famous vineyards in this gastronomic Italian region.

    It all started in 1976 when Venturini Baldini Winery was established on a historic estate between the cities of Parma and Reggio Emilia. Venturini Baldini quickly became a proud producer of premium wines made organically, in combination with modern technology and centuries-old tradition.

    Because the owners of Venturini Baldini Winery, Julia Prestia and her husband Giuseppe, wanted to show people around their operations, they opened the wine domain to curious visitors. And successfully so—more and more people wanted to see, hear, and taste how they make their famous Lambruscos and other sparkling wines, prompting Julia and Giuseppe to transform one of the buildings on the estate into a guesthouse.

    When you stay at Roncolo 1888, you really get the feeling that you are living alongside the farmers on their vineyard, making your holiday unforgettable. If you wish, you can take a tour through the vineyards and enjoy various tastings. Additionally, you can visit the vinegar factory on the estate, which has one of the oldest vinegar cellars in the region, relax in the garden, swim in a cypress-rimmed pool, or read a book by the open fireplace with a good glass of wine, and of course, sample from their own kitchen in the restaurant.

    Roncolo 1888 is located on the ‘Strada dei Vini e dei Sappori’ (‘Road of wines and flavors’). This fantastic Italian wine route between Parma and Modena takes you through beautiful nature and regional specialties. You'll understand; it's better to take a car to this special holiday destination, so you can load the car boot with the finest products for home!

    About Roncolo 1888

    Julia Presti and her husband Giuseppe, have been making award-winning organic Lambrusco, balsamic vinegar and olive oils for many years and organize tours around their domain. To accommodate the growing number of visitors and to offer them an even more intense experience, they decided to open a charming guesthouse with eleven comfortably furnished rooms, an outdoor pool and restaurant.

    Modern and traditional at the same time

    During your holiday at this Italian estate, you can choose from 11 rooms or suites to stay in. All of them offer views of the beautiful Italian garden, the vineyards and the adjoining nature park Roncolo. The recently renovated interior of the rooms has a contemporary look & feel, but still fits perfectly with the property and the surroundings. Roncolo offers spacious family rooms and suites designed especially for families, allowing comfortable stays for 3 or 4 people with ease.

    Organic and homemade

    A delicious breakfast is served daily on the ground floor of Roncolo 1888. Lean back in a rustic, yet cozy room of the guesthouse and enjoy delicious organic and homemade dishes and of course the best Italian coffee. In the evening, you can sit down in the private restaurant or drive to one of the local starred restaurants. Cà Matilda, a one-star restaurant, is just a five-minute drive away. The three-star restaurant, Osteria Francescana, is a 40-minute drive away.

    Fine wines and balsamic vinegars

    Roncolo 1888 is known for the quality products that are produced on the estate. Notable, organic Lambrusco wines are made, but also different types of vinegars, such as 'Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia' and balsamic vinegar from 'Modena IGP'.



    Roncolo 1888 is situated in an idyllic location in the hills, between Parma and Reggio Emilia. This unique guesthouse is also positioned along the 'Strada dei Vini e dei Sappori,' a fantastic Italian wine route between Parma and Modena. It takes you through beautiful scenery and farms where wine and regional specialties are crafted.

    Accommodation address

    Roncolo 1888

    Via F. Turati 42,
    42020, Quattro Castella,

    roncolo1888@venturinibaldini.it 0039 0522 888 478 https://roncolo1888.it/View on the map


    The nearest airport is Emilia Romagna Airport, which is located about 20 km away. From there, you can take a taxi or rent a car.


    From Amsterdam, it takes about 13 hours to drive to Roncolo 1888. Parking is available on the premises, at no additional cost.

    Practical information

    Important to know

    Check-in: Available from 15:00

    Check-out: Available until 12:00


    • iconFree WiFi
    • iconFree parking
    • iconWheelchair Friendly
    • iconOutdoor pool
    • iconPets allowed
    • iconFamily rooms
    • iconCooking workshops
    • iconAirconditioning
    • iconCoffee and tea facilities
    • iconAdapted rooms

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