Borgo Cadonega is situated on the outskirts of the little town of Viano and is surrounded by verdant hills. Half an hour away from the city of Reggio Emilia and its beautiful historic centre, and from Sassuolo, a handsome town famous for its production of ceramic tiles, Borgo Cadonega is also within easy reach of Maranello, home of the Ferrari, whose museum and racetrack are worth a visit for all the Prancing Horse’s enthusiasts. There are plenty of other attractions in the vicinity, including the attractive town of Correggio, whose museum is dedicated to its most illustrious son, the great 16th-century painter known in fact as Correggio; Regnano and its mud volcanoes are also close at hand, together with the little fortified medieval town of Castellarano.
Borgo Cadonega is a tiny hamlet with handsome, elegant stone buildings, up to three storey high, decorated with wood shutters and the wrought-iron railings of little balconies. Surrounded by a large garden and a manicured lawn traversed by pathways, this is the ideal place to relax, especially after the opening of a last-generation Spa, located in an adjacent building where it occupies its two floors. The space is oak panelled, with floor to ceiling windows; guests can choose between a Jacuzzi tub and a Turkish bath, a steam room and an emotional shower, or they can opt for one of the treatments or massage sessions available in the multisensory room or, with a partner, in the massage suite. If staying at Borgo Cadonega one will not need to go Reggio Emilia or even to Viano to dine well: there is a welcoming restaurant on the premises that offers excellent traditional food but with subtle differences, making the most of local ingredients such as Parmigiano Reggiano and balsamic vinegar.
Borgo Cadonega has six spacious rooms, some with their own sitting area. Similarly to the communal areas, they too are decorated with natural materials: wood beams and wood flooring, cotto tiles, and exposed stone on the walls. Their design combines modern furniture with antiques and artworks by Alinari, Joan Mirò and Valerio Adam, and they all enjoy splendid views of the surrounding hills or of the garden, and free Wi-Fi.