Cascina Rodiani is a colonial house of the late 1600's, situated on the hills of Parco Spina Verde of Como. The building has been recently renovated to provide five rooms, a dining room in the old stable and a multipurpose room in the old barn. Cascina Rodiani Well Done Care for details and original solutions, complemented by a profound respect for the environment, can be easily seen in the low-impact installations, such as the phytodepuration system, the biomass and solar heating system, the LED/ fluorescent lighting system and the recycle of wood. Cascina Rodiani was our choice for the last two nights in Italy after a busy, bus-heavy 10-day tour that started in Rome and ended in Venice. Samuel made the reservation process easy and followed up with an email with details a few days before our arrival as he promised. Cascina Rodiani Price (Double Room Min/Max): € 80/120 An old, 17th Century, hilltop farmhouse, amongst 3 hectares of woodland, olive trees, and orchard.
Cascina Rodiani adheres to the principle of responsible tourism and take seriously the impact of its activities on our eco-systems and natural resources. Located on the subalpine hills, on the Italian-Swiss border between the Lake of Como and the Lake of Lugano, the Cascina offers an ideal base for exploring the area and feeling out of time.
The Cascina, an old colonial house of the late 1600’s, situated on the hills of Parco Spina Verde of Como, at 460m above the see level, enjoys beautiful panoramic views from dawn to sunset. The large park that surrounds the property, is characterized by “ronchi” or terraces, once designed to promote agriculture and now occupied by the woods, strtching from east to west from the olive grove, to the orchard and the vegetable garden, from the greenhouse, to the garden and
the various terraces where you can relax amongst nature. In this protected area, the Cascina Rodiani is the perfect place for visiting the wonders of our region, both as a restoring stop on a long journey, or a longer stay. The indipendent entrance to the rooms offers maximum privacy and the breakfast, served at the table and freshly made every morning, give you the genuine tast of natural and sustainable products. Easy to reach from the airport of Milan-Malpensa, the motorwat E35 Amsterdam-Rome and the trains station of Como (15 minutes), and Chiasso CH (10 minutes). If you travel by train, we will be happy to pick you up.
Discounts from the second night
More nights = more discount on the room price per night!
Discounts from the second night
More nights = more discount on the room price per night!
sustainable property, one of the most virtuous and unique in combination with a historic building
spacious and very comfortable rooms, originally furnished although with recycled materials
sorrounded by nature but easily reachable from the highway
exclusive sustainable services that offer memorable experiences
difficult to reach by public transport (shuttle service available)
only one menù available for dinner, although vegan or gluten-free alternatives are always possible
not covered parking
isolated place, on top of a hill, it is necessary to have a car for those who look for nightlife or entertainment
Welcome to our beautiful region: a trip through Italy and Switzerland, with their lakes and peaks, old villages and bigger cities, national parks and lush gardens, rich in history and culture.
At Cascina Rodiani you can discover our territory in a slow and sustainable way. We offer itineraries off the beaten path by bike or on foot as well as the possibility to rent an elecrtic car to easily reach the further destinations. If you travel by train, we will be happy to pick you up at Como and Chiasso train stations whereas the bus station is 10 minutes far on foot. Here below you will find some information about places in Switzerland and in Italy mostly out of usual touristic routes. Useful suggestions, such as restaurants and guides are at the bottom of the page… and now it’s time to prepare your new experience!
“E’ dai tempi del paleolitico che la storia dell’uomo incrocia quella del territorio comasco, vuoi per necessità, vuoi per il fascino esercitato dalle vallate bagnate dall’acqua del lago e scavate dal tempo a ridosso dei monti. Con l’Età del Ferro (I Millennio a.C.) vengono a galla i nuclei fondativi di quello che sarà definitivo in epoca latina Comum Oppidum…”
Historic research (IT) by Jacopo J. Moléclick here
Sighignola (1320 AMSL), also known as “Balcony of Italy” because of its wonderful views, one of the best in the region, is reachable by car and it is a “family friendly” excursion. We suggest to park and stop for a pause at the typical restaurant La Baita, then to follow the path through the beechwood in order to arrive the outlook. There are two roads to get to Sighignola, one from Italy and one through Switzerland (no highway access , no need for Swiss Highway Ticket).
A canyon dug by time and humankind. One way to get into the canyon, is from Morbio Superiore (upper access). The gorge is wide and it’s easy to walk more than an hour from your starting point, without noticing it! From the bottom of the valley, from the mill of Ghitello, the access is surely easier. Be careful of unprotected river banks.
Boots are recommended.
Duration: 3 hours
A nice footpath on the creekside, once an illegal landfill. The garden has benches and chairs for relaxing, but it’s strictly forbidden to picnic.
There is a small bookshelf offering classics to read while breathing fresh air. You can find “ Giardino della Valle “ sign on the main road of Cernobbio. Suitable for all the family, providing that you’re not scared of insects!
Duration: 1 hour
Quotes 1776. You can witness four hundred years of history by walking along the footpath of one of the most beautiful and singular place of the world, an island within a lake. The museum “Antiquarium”, where the remains of the oldest island fortifications can be observed, the Romanesque church of San Giovanni and the “ walkway of the artists” with its three rationalist houses of the early 20th century, are some of the treasures that the island hides. A unique “locus amoenus” where nature, art and beauty intersect and give you a sense of being out of space and time.
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Round circuit starting and ending at the Cascina. Wooden gym tools are located all along the trail. An hidden crossroad (beyond the flat bench) leads to other newer tools. The footpath at the end of the trail, crosses the cobbled road that leads to the shrine, “Santuario della Madonna Assunta”. Suitable for whoever wishes to start his/her day with a good and healthy exercise.
Drop: 60 meters.
Duration: almost 40 minutes
Como, city center – Brunate: dedicated to Alessandro Volta (1745 – 1827)
A walk inside the work and in memory of a genius from Como. Starting at the Voltian Temple, follow the road that leads to the dam till you arrive at the Life Electric sculpture by Libeskind. While in the center of Como, don’t forget to take a pause beneath the statue of the scientist in his homonymous square, Piazza Volta. Going towards the lakeside, buy a ticket for the cable railway to Brunate, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view. Walking for half an hour, you can reach the village of San Maurizio, on top of the hill, surmounted by the Voltian Lighthouse and his viewpoint. Suitable for all the family. Duration: half a day
Ristorante Pizzeria Rosso di Sera (Drezzo): 10 minutes by feet from the Cascina, welcome flute for our guests.
Ristorante Pizzeria Enoteca Borgonuovo (Faloppio): 12 minuti by car from the Cascina, superlative winery, 10% discount for our guests.
Vecchia Osteria di Seseglio (Seseglio CH): 5 minutes from the Cascina, fancy haute cuisine, 10% discount for our guests.
Ittiturismo da Abate (Lezzeno): 50 minutes from the Cascina, a special place for lake fish.
Ristorante L’Asparago (Como-Camerlata): 15 minutes from the Cascina, green, natural and local cuisine.
Le Golose Imperfezioni (Como- Walled city), 20 minutes by car + 5 minutes by feet. BioBakery & Café, 100% handcrafted.
Guide ” Gardens of Lake Como” [IT]
MovieGuide I “Lake Como Stars” [IT]
Cascina Rodiani Hot Tub
Cycling Tourism Guide [IT]
Public Service Itineraries Guide [IT]
MovieGuide 4 Itineraries [IT]
All the Events, Markets, Fairs, Expositions and Itineraries promoted by Provincia di Como and Provincia di Lecco. [IT-EN]
Food and Wine, “taste in a sweet place” [IT-EN]
Beaches and Shore on the Lakeside [IT-EN-DE]
Itineraries by feet [IT]
Spina Verde Regional Park Itineraries [IT]
Relax in SPA de l’Annunziata (Uggiate Trevano): 10 by car from the Cascina, discount of 30% for our guest. [IT-EN-DE]
Como and its lake: tourist information. [IT-EN-DE-RU]