The little, sleepy town of Castelvetro is a short drive from Modena in central Italy. Deep in the heart of the old town you will find Locanda del Feudo, a charming boutique hotel with just six suite rooms.
I was lucky to stay at this lovely hotel for two nights last month, whilst on a culinary pilgrimage to try Massimo Bottura’s food. The hotel suited us perfectly, after long days of sightseeing (and eating!) at nearby Traditional Balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano Reggiano factories it was a relaxing place to return to.
We were in Suite Calla, a few floors up. The suite felt cosy and old-fashioned, a nice contrast to many of the modern hotels I have visited recently. The bedroom had a large double bed and ornate vintage furniture. At night the hotel was silent making it a heavenly place to get a deep and restful night’s sleep.
Though small and dated, the bathroom was all in working order, though we struggled a bit with the tiny shower! A lovely spacious living area offers tea & coffee facilities, a comfortable sofa and petite dining table. In the mornings, light came streaming in through the large windows making it a beautiful place to sit and read with a cup of coffee.
Locanda del Feudo are well known for their restaurant, which was sadly closed when we visited. The celebrated eatery is run by brothers Andrea and Roberto, who were taught to cook by their grandmother. Both worked elsewhere before making Castelvetro their home. We had a taste of the culinary skill at breakfast when fresh pastries, fruit and cooked recipes were served in abundance.
Quiet and quaint, Locanda del Feudo is a great place to stay while visiting this special area of Italy.
More information and book a room at Locanda del Feudo here.