Restaurant - Hotel - Hunting Estate
Your holiday in Tuscany
COVID -19 update
We are open and running as of the 18th of May.
Face masks must be worn inside and whenever the social distance of 1 mt cannot be kept. Disinfection of common areas and rooms is done on a daily basis or whenever needed. Hand disinfection gel is provided throughout the premises.
Restaurant Farmhouse il Passeggere is an ideal stopover whether you are looking for a place to rest while hiking on Via degli Dei, a break from a longer trip by car, if you are looking for a traditional Tuscan restaurant or a place to spend a relaxing holiday in Tuscany, away fromn the stress of the city, a romantic getaway at the doorstep of both Bologna and Florence. Our restaurant is run by two high-ranking chefs of the Italian Chefs Federation (FIC) and our menu proposes genuine and home-grown ingredients, traditional dishes that will make you want to come back as soon as you can. If you are driving between Florence and Bologna, you can reach us within 10 minutes from the A1 motorway exits of Pian del Voglio or Badia.
At Il Passeggere we do not have many bedrooms, but the ones we have are clean and comfortable: one single, two double bedrooms with private bathroom, two connected double bedrooms with shared bathroom, two connected triple bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a triple bedroom with private bathroom.
At Il Passeggere bedrooms are equipped with satellite tv, towels and shampoos are provided for your comfort.
Nested in the Appennines mountains in a part of Tuscany looking over Emilia Romagna, at an altitude of 900 mt and a 10 min. drive from Pian del Voglio, the nearest exit of the motorway A1. Restaurant farmhouse Il Passeggere is ideal for a quick stopover, a long break or a good lunch and a regenerating sleep while trekking on the Via degli dei path which goes through our property. Our farmhouse is within a 0 minutes drive from the Futa Pass and the German war cemetery, and only 2 minutes from the town of Bruscoli. Il Passeggere has been a passageway since ancient times between Tuscany and the north, hence the name Passeggere.
Our restaurant Il Passeggere is open during the week upon reservation. Our chefs, members of the Italian Chefs Federation (FIC), Ana and Orlando will prepare typical tuscan dishes, homemade fresh pasta, meat and cold cuts from our Cinta Senese pig farm, game from our hunting grounds and amazing desserts made each with genuine ingredients.
The restaurant will welcome you in two open rooms, charming and cozy, with their typical rural style and materials adapted from the previous use as barn and stable. Ideal for groups and weekend getaways in the countryside.
E-bike Rental Service
We have activated an e-bike rental service to allow you to freely discover our surroundings, both on and off-road!!
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La Via degli Dei
The Via degli Dei is a very popular path connecting the cities of Bologna and Florence across the Appennines and the Mugello valley. Il Passeggere lays along the path and is considered by many, (unofficially even bythe author of one of the most popular guides), as the best place to stop and eat on the Via degli Dei. This path overlaps in many places with an ancient Roman road, the Flaminia Militare, discovered in the 70's by two amateur archaeologists Franco Santi e Cesare Agostini (http://www.flaminiamilitare.it/Home.html). The Via degli Dei crosses our property from before Piana degli Ossi until Banditacce,the highest point of the Vdd with 1200 m/asl. You can get to the agriturismo following a dirt road at Passetto del Passeggere (ancient crossroad) going down towards the Santuario di Bocca di Rio on the Via Mater Dei, for 600 mt.
There are no unearthed traces of the roman road on our property, but the area is catalogued as Archaeological park due to the presence of the Piana degli Ossi (marsh of bones). The white limestone surfacing the grounds and scattered all around was thought to be old bones remainings, hence the name. In rality the two archaeologists discovered five roman ovens dedicated to the production of limestone right on the ridge.
Passetto del Passeggere (little pass of the traveller), has always been considered an important appenninic crossing. In proximity of Banditacce there are a few openings on the ridge of the woods known as Pianacci (bad plains), here you can find a refreshing water spring and a table to cool off during the summer. On top of the Banditacce during WWII the Germans had set up excavated trenches to protect the Gothic Line. In the hunting estate and our property, camping and lighting of fires is not allowed for safety reasons.