Our Story

Do you want to get to know us better? This is the story of Claudia and her family.

The Brugnolo is for us the realization of a dream

Thank you for deciding to read more about us. I am Claudia and together with my husband Roberto we look forward to welcoming you.

My story, or rather the story of Brugnolo began when, in 2000, my father decided to leave the farm and the farmhouse to retire and asked me if I would be interested in continuing the business, otherwise he would sell.

I think it was that word, “sell,” that set off a spark in me. I didn’t want to give up the place where I was born and raised.

I then decided to leave my quiet, secure clerical job and embark on this adventure.

I knew nothing about agriculture. However, I could not allow the family business to be sold off, and so I decided to get busy.

During the day, I worked in the fields under the watchful and strict eye of my father, and in the evenings, I would go to classes so that I could keep abreast of what was new in the agricultural industry.

Only then could I acquire the right skills to succeed in running a farm.

One evening during one of these courses, they were talking about the possibility of opening farms to tourists, creating agritourisms where people could be accommodated.

Incidentally, right around that time, together with my husband Roberto, we had renovated the house where I grew up, a wonderful exposed-stone farmhouse from the 1800s, but it was too big for our needs.

Meanwhile, I was reflecting on that word I had heard mentioned in the course, the farmhouse and I was thinking that if I like this house, as well as the park in which it is located, so much, the guests would probably also like it and would have the opportunity to stay on a real farm where they could relax and unplug from their busy lives and immerse themselves in nature!

And here we are, with the knowledge that we could not have made a better choice….

I was lucky but also stubborn: lucky because I started this adventure with so much enthusiasm, and then I also infected my husband Roberto who decided to leave the workshop where he was working to help me.

In short, we have found ourselves leading an activity that allows us all to be together, and that is giving us a lot of satisfaction in human terms, allowing us to come into contact with very different people, with whom sincere and indelible relationships are often created.

For some time now, moreover, daughters (and hopefully later granddaughters) have taken over the running of the business, who carry on the business with us with the same great passion for hospitality.

Ours is a small farmhouse, and its size makes it possible to have direct and sincere contact with guests.

That is why then in most cases sincere relationships of friendship are formed.

Thank you for your visit to this page and for reading me to the end.
We hope to host you soon.

By the way, do you want to know in a few lines why I firmly believe that our farm is special?

Simple because at Brugnolo you can sleep in a quiet and bright apartment, surrounded by greenery, but located in a unique area, surrounded by wonderful cities of art and unique nature trails.
And, not least, because we also live here: you will find us always available, with our constant but unobtrusive presence, in solving your every need.

We wish to accommodate you to the best of our ability

Brugnolo is the right farmhouse to accommodate families with children, large groups and travelers with pets in tow. Find out below why.

For Families
For Groups
Pet Friendly
Day Use

Respect for the environment is fundamental to us

We have always believed in the philosophy of sustainable tourism, and staying in Il Brugnolo vacation apartments means rediscovering the authentic pleasure of living in harmony with nature.

And together we can join forces to make small changes that can have a big impact on environmental protection.

Brugnolo reviews: what people who have been here before say about us and our agriturismo

At home, 200 km from home

“It was a very positive experience and I will not fail to go and say hello from time to time to those friends who are not only the managers of the facility, but are the real creators of at home 200 KM from home.”

Ten days of tranquility

“I am back home and writing this review for a place that has remained particularly dear to me. Brugnolo is a quiet oasis where you can rest surrounded by greenery away from the noise of the city.”

Peaceful sleep

“Studio apartment well located for cultural or food and wine visits to Emilia Romagna. Owners friendly and prodigal with very useful advice! Priceless silence for us who are from the city!”