Holidays in nature

The panoramic view from the small house

B&B La Fossa is is located in the province of Reggio Emilia, in the Apennines and situated inside a protected naturalistic area and has beautiful panoramic views over a valley covered by woods.

Booking the houses

La Fossa is a group of three antique independent Italian farmhouses. We offer B&B facilities in two of these farmhouses. The third house is where we live.

The big house

The big house
  • Minimum 2 nights
  • 45€ per person per night
  • With kitchen and dining room
  • Big bathroom
  • Ideal for families

The small house

The small house
  • Minimum 2 nights
  • 45€ per person per night
  • Panoramic view from the bed
  • Without kitchen
  • Ideal for couples


In the morning we will give you home-baked bread from the wood oven, jam and pastries. This way you can decide for yourself when to have breakfast.

Our guests


Our guests generally love some days of complete relaxation, immersed in the slow rhythm of our little oasis in the woods. Walks in the valley usually lead them to seasonal natural peculiarities. Lovers of good food are pleasantly surprised by the excellent restaurants at hiking distance with traditional and family-run cuisine. Guests who like culture and history find at short distance the Castles of the times of Matilde of Canossa, the cities Parma, Reggio Emilia and in Castelnovo ne’Monti there is a impressive mountain called Pietra di Bismantova. On hot summer days our guests also enjoy swimming in the river Enza.

B&B La Fossa

The big house

The big B&B house is the most authentic house and has a many old stoves and a big bathroom. It has two bedrooms and is ideal for 2-5 people. A booking is always for the complete house, even though the payment is per person. There is wifi internet.


The small house

The small house with the big window is very romantic and you have a spectacular view of the mountains directly from the bed.


The space outside

There is plenty of space to sit and relax both inside the houses and outside: deck chairs, tables to eat outside, area with hammocks, various corners with benches and sofas. Both houses have private bathrooms and there is wifi internet in each house.

One of the relax areas

Your hosts

The owners of La Fossa are the Italian Tatiana and the Dutch Marc. Since 2011 Joséphine is also your little host.

Tatiana, Joséphine, Marc e il cane Brando di fronte alla Fossa
Tatiana, Joséphine, Marc and our dog Brando

Nearby sights

La Pietra di Bismantova a Castennovo ne'Monti
The mountain called Pietra di Bismantova near the mountain town of Castelnovo ne’Monti
The waterfall of the Tassaro within walking distance (1 hour) from B&B La Fossa.
De rivier Enza, heerlijk om te zwemmen
The river Enza, great for swimming
Lago Calamone, Monte Ventasso
Lake Calamone in the National Park Appennino Tosco-Emiliano