Cascina Rodiani - Green Hospitality

Colverde - Loc. Drezzo, Como
Bed & Breakfast

A B&B with a soul, walks to thrill the heart. In these peaceful hills northwest of Como, views challenge you to keep your eyes on the road


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Slow down as you spiral up from Lake Como to a 400-year-old cascina floating in Spina Verde’s bucolic hills. Be inspired by soaring Alpine views and by Samuel’s stylish eco-friendly restoration. The smell of fresh pine wafts through stone-walled bedrooms with huge beams, fireplaces, oriental rugs and bold red splashes. You lay your sleepy head on organic pillows, scribble postcards on reclaimed tables, fling open shutters to mountain views. Nature keeps the old farm estate beautiful with wild flowers, birds, bees and other creatures who buzz, tweet, flutter and scurry around the chestnuts, fruit trees and olives. Stroll through them to a hidden thousand-year-old sanctuary. Breakfast – perhaps homemade pancakes, organic eggs, garden berries – is a treat under the portico or in the vaulted Sala da Pranzo, where logs crackle in a new fireplace. Above this, an ‘Open Space’ offers a blank, bean-bagged canvas for creative gatherings. Pop to the village restaurant for dinner or roll through the hills to Switzerland. Samuel and Mimma’s enthusiasm for this special spot will warm your spirit, and the scenery will thrill your heart.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Christmas, New Year, 23 December - 8 February.
Aperitif and dinner on request. Restaurants 2 km.


Nightly price
from €90
Singles €70 - €90. Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
3 Twin/doubles
From €90
1 Suite for 4
From €140


We stopped here on out trip from England to Tuscany with our baby and dogs. We were all warmly welcomed and spent a very comfortable day and night here. Lovely decor in large cool bedroom and en suite bathroom. Delicious dinner too.

Isobel, Cheltenham

We were absolutely delighted by our stay at Cascina Rodiani. Samuel and Mima are charming, generous hosts and their beautiful hilltop location is utterly gorgeous. The views, the food, the natural pool, the garden, the buildings - all the best I can imagine, all very lovingly crafted. It was wonderful to be able to escape, after busy day exploring Como, to this peaceful retreat where we were so well looked after. I'm really happy we had the chance to stay here and we'll definitely be going back.

Leonora, London

We had a wonderful time: A peaceful place, remote uphill with a beautiful garden and terraces. The old farmhouse has a splendid decor, rooms are carefully renovated with taste and the hosts are warm and welcoming. Everything was perfect!

Anette, Bruxelles

Set in the the green hills near Lake Como, quiet and beautiful. The newly finished natural pond , Samuel‘s cooking and hospitality, and his attention to detail are what make Cascina Rodiani special. Highly recommended!!

Damian, Berlin

This is an enchanting place - beautifully converted to provide several spacious and very tasteful rooms - and Samuel is a delightful and thoughtful host. The home-cooked food is delicious, we swam in the newly-created pond and were the first people to use the lovely new sauna. It is hard to believe that such a secluded place is only a few miles from bustling Como. It really is a hidden gem.

David, Bristol

We are a family of 5 staying in the 2 bedroom suite. While it is a little way out of the main part of Como, Samuel picked us up and dropped us off at the station and, when possible, drove us around. He cooked two simple and utterly delicious meals for us. Breakfast was both healthy and tasty. We were also privileged to be the first guests to use his naturally filtered eco-pool/pond. This place is an amazing bargain for anyone who’s prepared to stay a bit out of the way in a delightful, relaxing and beautiful setting.

Mark, Brighton

Sadly we could not stay long enough..but driving up the windy road from Como to find this wonderful historical house proudly handsome and tranquil amidst it's luscious grounds was magical. Samuel, who is a very caring and informative host, obviously puts much effort and care into it's environmental sustainability. A man of many talents, he also cooks for his guests the delicious food on offer. Como and many other attractions also close by..highly recommended by Carole&Wilf.. London/Frankfurt

Carole, Frankfurt and london

Samuel is an excellent host and the farmhouse is a stunning place to stay. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Delicious fresh local produce for the meals, welcoming staff, and excellent recommendations about local sites and restaurants. The area is also beautiful from every angle.

Isobel, Sydney, australia

The best place we have stayed in Italy. Samuel is a thoughtful and hard working host. Breakfast on the terrace was a delight, and a hastily prepared lunch when we arrived early was much appreciated. Clearly, much hard work has gone into making the Cascina the place that it is today.

David, Leigh-on-sea

Delightfully restored building with comfortable and spacious rooms. Good simple ecologically sourced food. Samuel makes one feel a very welcome guest in his home. Looking forward to the natural swimming pool on our next visit.

David, Reading

We discovered Cascina Rodiani, from the Sawdays website and made our first contact with Samuel by email via Sawdays. It is a delightful old beautifully restored farmhouse high up a hill above Como. Everything about our stay was excellent and relaxing, including a lovely dinner and superb breakfast. Samuel and his wife are excellent hosts. We had a large comfortable bedroom with a modern bathroom with large walk-in shower. How delightful to sit in the early evening outside looking down the valley with a glass of wine before the delicious dinner. A small criticism is the price of the wine €18.

Nick, Braintree

Everything about this place and the hospitality is wonderful. The setting, even in deepest winter, is memorable. Samuel and Mimma have restored the property with enormous enthusiasm and sensitivity. The plentiful food is simple, traditional Italian, but beautifully prepared with the highest quality ingredients, much of it locally produced. Rooms are very nicely furnished, spotlessly clean and well-equipped. If pushed, the only improvement that we could suggest would be a little stronger lighting in our bedroom.

Sharon and jonathan, Salisbury, uk

Superb food and thoughtful hospitality in an exceptionally skilled renovation of an old property in beautiful surroundings...and dogs welcome!

Sarah, Ebberston

If you want a memorable experience to share with your friends then stay here! It is a magical and inspirational place where you feel the soul of Italy. I stayed a week for an oil and cold wax painting workshop. Samuel makes you feel welcome! The ambiance of the cascina, the fabulous food from the garden and the lodging is comfortable and everything you could ask for. I will be back in the future and highly recommend it to everyone.

Diane, Minneapolis

We stayed at Cascina Rodiani with our 3 children (14, 11 and 8 yo) for 2 nights. It was a wonderfull experience - the beauty and tranquility of the old restored farm house, nice food and above all the hospitality of Samuel. We felt at home and will surely repeat it in the future!

Mariana, Schiedam

We had great time at this beautifully restored old house and Samuel was the perfect host and the food was delicious. It is a wonderful place! Thank you so much for the lovely, relaxing time!

Anne, Amersfoort

We had a very warm welcome at this lovely rustic retreat. Our room was very comfortable and airy with the added bonus of a kettle, so we were able to enjoy a hot, refreshing mug of tea every night on the terrace. Bliss! Samuel was a great host and very helpful and informative. Very tasty and nutritious breakfasts freshly prepared with home sourced organic ingredients were a great start to the day. In summary a real gem and excellent value.

Tony, Harrogate

I can't recommend this B&B highly enough. It's better than many big hotels as it is totally personal - you feel at home as soon as you arrive and all the rooms are very comfortable and beautifully appointed. The house has been restored to a very high standard, the food is wonderful and the hosts also fantastic. We were supposed to stay one night, but ended up staying 3 as we loved it so much.


La location di per sé é qualcosa di meraviglioso, sia per il panorama, sia per la cascina del 1600. Aggiungete poi dei gestori squisiti, una pulizia impeccabile, del cibo buono e nel contempo sano, il tutto ad un prezzo più che ragionevole...Semplicemente da provare! Credo d'ora in poi un week end all'anno lo farò in questa struttura, peraltro a basso impatto ambientale e che accetta anche i cani. A chi può interessare sottolineo la possibilità di cibo vegetariano o vegano.


Cascina Rodiani is both beautiful and comfortable. The view from our suite was breathtaking. Samuel is a kind and generous host, and his breakfasts are outstanding. We would love to return one day.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Samuel Crisigiovanni

  • The picturesque routes between Lake Como and Lake Lugano weave between magnificent villages, villas and botanical gardens. Boat tour, hiking and swimming.
  • The medieval centre of the city of Como invites you to stroll amongst its historic buildings, the Cathedral, the Basilica and churches, discovering small restaurants in the narrow streets of the historic centre.
  • A short walk takes you to the Sanctuary of Drezzo of the eleventh century, which has a wonderful view of the western Alps. Local festival 6th-14th of August. Paths from the Cascina lead to the Park Spina Verde of Como, on foot or by mountain bike.
  • Geo-Park "Gole delle Breggia" is an interesting geological journey. Starting from the old Mill Ghitello you can follow the winding path of the river Breggia.
  • You can reach the "Monte Generoso", 1700m, by foot or with the traditional train.Gourmet Restaurant on top. Incredible views of lakes and surrounding mountains.
  • Monte San Giorgio, UNESCO World Heritage Site for its wealth of paleontology, you can visit the museum, the ruins and learn about the history of these important discoveries.