B&B Corte Bertoia Country house
Set in the vocative countryside of the natural park of the Secchia River, a short distance from Mantua, Bertoia Court, Bed & Breakfast is an ancient dairy-farm which has been restored with the use of natural materials and at the same time respecting the environment.
Rooms are on an independent level and breakfast is served in the large entrance room with a view onto the countryside.
The house was built in the 1600s as a property of the Benedictine Abbey at Polirone to administer an estate of 300 rods. At the end of the 1700s it was registered in the Teresian cadastre as House and Court for Holiday use within a vast holding that supplied wine and grain to the monastery. After the ecclesiastical ownings had been confiscated in the Napoleonic period, the property became private and new buildings were added for growing necessities. The main part was rebuilt at the beginning of the 1900s and today it contains the B & B.
The rooms, spacious and furnished in the traditional style, contain private bathrooms and private heating.
We serve continental breakfast with home-made cake and jam.
On request - biological, dietary and glutine-free foods can be prepared.
The B & B is situated in an evocative area, set in the green of the countryside and surrounded by 30 hectares of farming land. You can use your stay to live in direct contact with nature, going for walks on the banks, bicycle-tours discovering churches from Roman period in the area or just reading a book sitting on the grass. You can also observe the starry nights - this experience can be completed with a visit to the nearby astronomy observatory.
Discover the Abbey and the Churches
Five Kms away at Polirone there is the Benedictine Abbey. An important medieval and Renaissance monastic complex with artworks and masterpieces by Correggio and Giulio Romano which is supplemented by a museum on farm-life. Many churches in lower - Mantua date back to the early middle ages and are linked to the name of Matilde of Canossa. A special itinerary allows you to visit it all in a day.
Mantua and the Gonzagas
The Gonzagan capital houses buildings, museums and permanent exhibitions. A day allows you to appreciate art treasures like Mantegna's Camera degli Sposi , the ducal Place and the Te Palace. A few kilometres away from the city centre there is the Renaissance sanctuary of the Grazie set near a lake, and the summer residence and park at Bosco Fontana. Sabbioneta is an ideal city built by the Gonzagas. Today it is still surrounded by city walls enclosing churches and buildings.
The river, lakes and cruises
The Po is travelled by a fleet of cruise-boats which reach Mantua , Ferrara and Venice in a day, whilst on the lake of Mantua , literary evenings are held on board of cruise boats navigating the area. These excursions can be booked from our B & B.
Po Basin cities
Bertoia Court can be the starting point for one day excursions to the main artistic cities of the nearby. Verona and the near Garda Lake, Cremona, Parma, Modena, Ferrara, Bologna, Padova.
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This page was last updated: 30 May 2010