Bosco Longhino

Bosco Longhino
B & B

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Live Oltrepò by bike and on foot

Oltrepò, a place to live and discover

The Bosco Longhino Bed&Breakfast offers 3 double rooms with a double bed (and the option to add a cradle or 1-2 single beds)

Tea and coffee-making facilities are available in the rooms; a minibar is usable too for your comfort. We provide each guest with a welcome kit, bath towels and bathrobe. The three rooms share 2 bathrooms, equipped with both shower and bath unit. Guests can share a patio, furnished with table for breakfast, and a living room for relax, with TV and wifi. The cost of accommodation is inclusive of breakfast; renting a bike is free of charge.

If you want to visit the Versa Valley and Oltrepò Pavese area for your holiday, we can provide you with a bed&breakfast accommodation. In Danila and Marco’s house you’ll feel at home: guestrooms are ready. You can have your breakfast in the patio or in the big kitchen with the wood stove, overlooking the vineyards. The self-service buffet offers homemade cakes and biscuits and a selection of cold cuts and cheeses from local production, combined with the typical bread, called “micca”. Local bakery delivers it every morning.

Oltrepò area deserves to be discovered for its nature and amazing landscapes. Cycling or taking a stroll is relaxing in the gentle hills, among vineyards, woods and meadows. Borrow a bike from us and go up and down, on the top of the hills and in the small valleys to enjoy this fertile land between the Lombardy Plain and the Apennines.
From the small town of Varzi to the Zavattarello Castle, there are a lot of picturesque stone villages in Oltrepò. These quiet, ancient hamlets are surrounded by beautiful hills.

In some areas vineyards dominate the view, like here in the Versa Valley, whilst woods are predominant elsewhere, like in the Scuropasso Valley or in the verdant Nizza Valley. The landscape is made up of rolling slopes carved by creeks, with their fast-flowing waters in spring and white stream beds in dry periods of summer.
Everywhere, all-year, any time is a good time to taste wine, cold-cuts and dishes of local tradition.
Danila will suggest the excursions that better comply with your interests.

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Visits and tastings
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Visits and tastings in the cellar

We welcome customers in the family for a visit to the countryside or to the cellar to accompany them to the tasting in our wine shop. A special place, where you can taste the bouquet of our wines alongside a homemade snack.

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Lives in the vineyards

A century of history, family, and wines

Over a hundred years ago…
Edoardo Faravelli first occupied what is now Bosco Longhino. He was the son of a young widow who remarried an affluent man. From him, Edoardo received a plot of land, along with a house in the Molino Marconi hamlet of Santa Maria della Versa, in 1895.
Together with his wife Angela, and his children Tullio and Maria, Edoardo dedicated himself to developing this endowment. The Faravelli family still reside in the same house as their founder and ancestor, and carry on his legacy to this day.

Two World Wars
Returning from the trenches of the First World War, the work he did on the land meant Edoardo was able to support his family. At this time, the vineyard was only a small part of the cultivations: wheat, vegetables and grass meadows for cattle fodder: this subsistence agriculture was the self-sufficiency farming system in the economy of that time, in which farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families.
However, the end of the Second World War brought new economic system. Everything is changing in Italy.

Bosco Longhino is born
In 2008 Marco and Antonio parted ways. Marco, with his wife Danila, and the children Massimiliano and Greta, remain in the ancestral house of Molino Marconi. The farm took the name of Bosco Longhino, from the best plot of land, in their acreage, producing grapes for red wine. Here, an ancient stone building survives as ruins on the ground, with its wooden frame and biodiversity still preserved. This site is an emblem of the Faravelli values, an unification between the work of man in the vineyards and the wild nature of the Oltrepò area.

The Post-War period and beyond
The economic boom brought a greater desire for wine and, like many in Oltrepò, Edoardo’s son, Tullio, expanded the vineyard to meet the consumer demand, focusing on the production of Bonarda and Barbera grapes. Tullio and his wife Ernestina’s sons, Marco and Antonio, also became masters of viticulture, (the science of grapes and vineyards), bringing the company into its third generation of Faravelli ownership.
In the 1970s, the popularity of Pinot spreads and Tullio’s family successfully cultivate it, in order to sell the grapes in the growing industry of Valle Versa.
In the 1980s and 90s, Marco and Antonio invested in innovative winemaking systems and the modern equipment necessary for the first-rate production of white wines of the Valle Versa.

The future

Marco and his son Massimiliano, now cultivate the grapes to produce the different white and red DOC and IGT wines of the Oltrepò area. Their focus is on excellence and authenticity, sacrificing quantities for quality. Bosco Longhino wines receive global acclamation, particularly across Europe and in New York.

With Massimiliano’s technical skills and Greta’s management, we are aiming to bring Bosco Longhino’s wines onto the tables of anyone abroad wanting to savor the taste of Italian oenology. Now, at the beginnings of the fifth generation, with young Federico and Pietro, sons of Massimiliano, Danila and the Faravelli family welcome the company to those who want to experience the wines and traditional snacks in the heritage winery located within sprawling countryside.

Lives in the vineyards