The Monteborre Tourist Farm, located in Cento, between the provinces of Ferrara, Bologna and Modena, is an ideal environment for a holiday steeped in nature and culture.
The farm is located a few hundred metres from the old centre of Cento, a town of 30,000 inhabitants, famous for being the birthplace of the artist Guercino, many of whose masterpieces can be admired in the town.
Cento is sometimes renamed “Little Bologna” because of its many arcades and its Bologna-style old-town centre, but also because of its gastronomy, which includes many typical dishes of the Emilia-Romagna regional capital.
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as “Il Guercino” because of his congenital squint, lived between 1591 and 1666 and is considered one of the most illustrious Italian painters.
Of ancient origins, as evidenced by a number of frescoes attributed to the seventeenth-century painter Il Guercino, the Carnival of Cento is twinned with the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro and during the event, majestic papier-mâché floats cross the old-town centre several times accompanied by music and choreographic groups of masked figures.
The tourist farm buildings, located inside a courtyard fenced off by a stone wall, are the “Palazzo” of Monteborre and the “Casella”.
In the courtyard, surrounded by greenery, is a swimming pool for the exclusive use of farm guests.
The entrance to the courtyard by car is next to a rural building (called “Capannone”) dedicated to farm use. This fifteen-hectare stretch of land is mainly used to grow organic crops. If they so wish, guests can visit the farm and learn more about its various activities.