“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams…” (John Keats)
On the outskirts of the town of Busseto, at the end of a tree-lined road, there is an elegant, finely
restored country house. Its name “Le Colombaie” (The Dovecotes) comes from a small tower, no longer visible, which was once used to shelter doves.
Le Colombaie is a part of the farm “Casa Bianca”, the existence of which has been recorded since the 1600s, and which has belonged to the same family for 5 generations. Casa Bianca is internationally renowned for the genetic breeding of Italian Friesian cattle: dairy cows whose milk is perfect for the production of Grana Padano. The farm and the house are two sides of the same entity, made of appreciation for long-lasting things and love for hospitality.
The common spaces are furnished with period furniture selected by the owners, who are lovers of antique and brocantage fans. They include:
The dining room, where the guests can enjoy their breakfast. It was obtained from the old barn, with its characteristic half-moon shaped and round windows overlooking the entrance.
The lounge hall on the first floor, complete with a fireplace, suitable for meetings and events.
The garden, where the guests can have breakfast in fine weather, or sit on comfortable deck chairs to enjoy the sun or the fresh air.
The yard can be used as a parking lot for cars. Covered spots for motorbikes and bicycles are available on request.