Perched on the spire of an sandstone-marly relief that overlooks the whole Valle del Tresinaro, near Reggio Emilia, the Viano Castle is an impressive medieval manor built to protect a strategic point that once led to the heart of the Canossian territories. The castle, which is part of the Matildic fortification, consists of two main blocks: one to the west with its square crenellated tower, and one to the east with its noble palace and circular tower. In the middle there is the village, with its linear layout and terraced buildings. Nowadays this majestic historical residence, skilfully renovated by the current owner Vittorio Corti, is the ultimate destination for those who want to dive into history, charm and magic. All this surrounded by a thriving and unspoiled nature that serves as a stunning background to this wonderful structure. The Castle offers its guests 8 rooms featuring architectural elements of ancient times, carefully renovated and antique furniture, as well as contemporary elements, sober and geometric design easily distinguishable. Everything is graced by breathtaking scenery and silence interrupted only by birds chirping among the flowers. Outdoors, the immaculate lawns and charming courtyards further enhance the feeling of peace that envelops the whole Castle, ideal starting point for excursions, walks among lavender rows and food and wine tours in the Castle's agricultural estate, which, thanks to its 25 hectares surrounding the fortification, offers a wide range of high quality raw farm-to-table products: from wines to hams and salami, all of which are rigorously handcrafted, with a slow seasoning process and without the use of preservatives or additives. The estate, in fact, has a wine-growing, horticultural, fruit and forestry integrated with the semi-wild breeding of pigs with organic method, following the ethological needs. Needless to say, the products of the Estate are also the protagonists of the Castle's tavern, located inside the main structure, which, in a relaxed atmosphere, offers traditional courses with a careful selection of raw materials and a focus on typical local and seasonal products.
In order to ensure the high standards required, the selection criteria adopted by the Certification Commission are very strict and also include:
- More than 165.185 Club Members' suggestions and recommendations
- Scores obtained during anonymous Quality Control inspections
- Renovations quality
- Presence of elements of historical, artistic and cultural relevance
- Rooms' intimacy and exclusivity
- Notoriety, reviews, references from certified partners
- Advertisement and information pack (website, brochures, catalogues, etc...)
- Reception service and customization level
On 1 November 2023 Castello di Viano has obtained the approval of the Certification Commission and confirmed the award of the prestigious Residenze d'Epoca Golden Crown. Castello di Viano has successfully passed all 50 periodic Quality Controls required by the Certification Protocol for the Golden Crown classification level.
50 QUALITY CONTROLS PASSED
FREQUENTLY CONTROL: MONTHLY
Ref. Certification Protocol: 1 November 2023