About us

B&B Alveare breakfast

We are a guesthouse, but we are more than just a guesthouse.

Our first guest stayed here in the summer of 2006. He was a screenwriter from Rome and immediately after him came a couple of gentlemen from the province of Viterbo.

We treasure some lovely memories of each guest. A face, a country of origin, a profession, a detail that comes out of chats over breakfast or in the evening. Sometimes we start leafing through our guest books to hear which of the many memories come back.

L’Alveare was born from the desire to get to know the people it would host. We created it at a time when it was still rare to rent rooms in our area.

B&B Alveare breakfast
B&B Alveare breakfast

Many asked us, "Why are you doing this? Who would ever want to spend a weekend in the middle of the countryside on the plain?" We replied that we didn't have precise certainties but that we wanted to try. That we believed we lived in a beautiful farmhouse and in an area of unique landscapes.

We mainly replied, "We like the idea of opening our farmhouse to others". Luckily, and out of passion and hard work things worked out.

Surrounding Area...

We are close to Mantua, the city of art, cradle of the Gonzagas, a few steps from the Po and the Oglio Sud Park, towards the WWF oasis "Le Bine". A few kilometers away are Sabbioneta, a small medieval city of the Renaissance and the Polirone Abbey in San Benedetto Po, a point of reference in the Middle Ages like Cluny, which became the possession of Matilde of Canossa. In a few minutes drive you can also reach Mincio Park.

Also worthy of a visit are the Ponton Bridge in Torre d'Oglio, the 16th century Castiglioni Court, which belonged to Baldassarre Castiglioni, author of "Il Cortegiano" and the Austrian Fort of Borgoforte from the 19th century.

Beyond the Po, no less worthy of mention, is the succession of small towns in Reggio Emilia such as Luzzara, birthplace of the screenwriter and director Cesare Zavattini, with its naive museum; Guastalla, ducal city of Ferrante Gonzaga; Gualtieri with the splendid Piazza Bentivoglio and the museum dedicated to the works of Antonio Ligabue and finally Brescello, home of Don Camillo and Peppone with a museum dedicated to them.

And then many other interesting destinations in more or less an hour's drive such as Lake Garda, Verona, Modena, Parma, Bologna and Padua.

Le Bine
Parco del Mincio