WHERE WE ARE
Casa Appennino is in the tiny hamlet of Bedogno, 10 minutes from the delightful town of Villa Minozzo, in the foothills of the Appennine Mountains. The nearest airport city is Bologna and we are situated in the Parco Nazionale Gigante (National Park of the Giant) to the south-west of the cities. Two years ago it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the stunning natural beauty of the area.
Emilia Romagna (in violet on the map) borders Tuscany in the north of Italy and is known as the bread basket of Italy mainly because of the massive food production around the Po Valley.
In the relief map above find Bologna and Firenze (Florence), which are both in the plains. we are west, left in the mountains.
In the map to the left which is the region of Emilia Romagna, you will see that Reggio nell- Emilia is near the centre. Reggio itself is a lovely city and has high speed train stations where you can go to Florence, Pisa, Venice, Rome etc in 1 - 2 hours.
And here in the mountains of Reggio nell' Emilia, it is referred to as 'the Heart of Italy' because of the friendliness of the people. It is relatively unknown and because of this it is unspoiled by tourism. We feel that this is the 'real' Italy.