Corte Rocca is situated in the historic region of Lombardy, just a few kilometres away from Mantua, “the city of dames”, that thrived under the rule of the Gonzaga family during the Renaissance. It can be easily reached from the Brennero motorway (A22). This is a territory of agricultural land and woods, and rich in water resources, with three lakes and the Mincio River Park navigable by boats but also skirted by cycle paths. Donatello, Leon Battista Alberti, Rubens, Titian and Monteverdi held these places dear, and Mantua still maintains vestiges of its medieval past and Renaissance times.
Corte Rocca is immersed in the green of the countryside. The farmhouse has been in the same family from its construction in the 18th century, passing from generation to generation. The current proprietors remember: “In 2009 the estate opened as an agriturismo and it was our intention to remain faithful to the spirit of that past time. The farm is furnished with country-chic furniture to combine memories of the past with all the modern comforts. To those who love the countryside our agriturismo offers the possibility to rediscover rhythms, colours and pleasures that, in our opinion, belong to a “separate world”; and yet we are extremely close to the historic centre of Mantua! The materials chosen for the restoration were picked with careful regard for ecological sustainability, and we have solar panels to meet our power requirements. Passion for our work has not dimmed and new guest rooms were added in 2012”.
In the Agriturismo Corte Rocca every guest room is floored with wood boards and has windows looking out on to the surrounding countryside; some of the ceilings have exposed beams. Mattresses and slatted beds are of the best quality, and the white furniture in shabby chic style stands out against the warm-toned walls or the striking blue or plum colour of one single wall. The rooms have free internet access and LCD TV.