Farm Holidays Lombardy Province of Mantua Borgoforte Scorzarolo L'Alveare


Bed & Breakfast
Via Gambino, 11 - Scorzarolo, Borgoforte (MN) - Area: countryside
We are a great family which comprehends three generations. Begininning from granpa Romolo, farmer and bee-keeper and grandma Asunta, keen on taking care of flowers, plants, trees and kitchen garden as well as on baking delicious cakes and buiscuits.

After come Chiara and Valerio, bank officer and financial consultant, who are looking for a different dimension in developping relatinship with people.

Diego and Francesca, the eldest children, respectively student of Scienze of Communication and Philosophy. Both are following mumm and dad in their hospitality project.

At last but not least are coming the two nice naughty boys: Richard, the “little” of the family and Pece the puppy. They come together since they are always merry and contribute to make our guests feel the very wellcome.

We live in a large house in country side around Mantova, close to the river Po and decided to put a part of it at our guest disposal.

It’s here, in our house where we have our rooths, that we offer hospitality and warmth of a peaceful country house. We love taking care of those who decide to stay at ours’ and transmit our love for the land where we were born.

Guests feel at home at our B&B and are grateful to us for that. They repay us being very discreet.

Mantova (Mantua), at 17 km., city of arts, cradle of Gonzaga. Small and pleasant, it seems to have returned to the ancient splendour of the Renaissance. Rich of monuments and palaces designed by famous architects like Giulio Romano and paint masterpieces signed by Mantegna Besides to the artistic aspect, visitors are often surprised by it’s relaxing athmosphere and good and genuine cuisine that can be apreciated in many small restaurants and coffe shops where typical dishes are served.

Very close flows the river Po and begins the Olio Sud Park, with its WWF oasis “Le Bine”. A little further there is the Parco del Mincio, where boats are available to visit the characteristic environment.

Within a range of 25 kilometers, it’s possible to visit Sabbioneta, small ideal town from the Renaissance; Polirone Abbey in San Benedetto Po, a very important point of reference in the Middle Ages together with Cluny. It became property of Matilde di Canossa.

Noteworthy are also the Pontoon Bridge of Torre d’Oglio and the Castiglioni Court, the residence from the 16th century of Baldassarre Castiglioni, who wrote the first book of etiquette “Il Cortegiano” and the Austrian Fort in Borgoforte.

On the other side of the River Po, there is a belt of small towns and villages which present particular characteristics. You could visit Luzzara were the famous scenario writer Cesare Zavattini was born, with its Naif Museum; Guastalla, city of Duke Ferrante Gonzaga; Gualtieri with its marvellous Piazza Bentivoglio and the Museum dedicated to Antonio Ligabue, one of the best naïf painters from the 20th century belonged to the ambience of the river Po and last but not least Brescello, home of Don Camillo e Peppone, with their Museum.
Rooms and Rates
  • Swimming Pool
  • Near cycle paths
  • Bicycles available
  • Kitchenette
  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Fine Design
  • Charm
Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Pets allowed (piccola taglia)
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker
  • French speaker
  • German speaker

House features

  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Automatic fire extinguishers
  • Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy

Services of the house

  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Kitchenette
  • Terrace
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Children games / babysitting
  • Bicycle, boat, horses / sports equipment
  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 2
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 2

Size of rooms

  • Between 21 and 30 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Historic furniture
  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests
  • Shuttle service

Holiday themes - the place

  • Arts town

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities

Holiday themes - house features

  • Fine design
  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
Guests in this venue liked:
  • charming property
  • abundant breakfast
  • cheap
  • swimming pool
  • by the river
  • spectacular view
Very good
9.4 / 10

22 reviews 4_5

Overall Rating
22 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 6 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Super nice last minute stay for one night, beautiful house, amazing hosts, perfect breakfast and absolutely worth the money.
stayed from 06/09/2024 to 06/10/2024
The answer from the host:
It was so nice to meet you and Marga. We wish you a nice riding on Via Postumia !
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Excellent stay, very pleasant host, only one night's stay while traveling but all good.
stayed from 07/17/2023 to 07/18/2023
The answer from the host:
Thank you Trevor. Let’s hope to see you and Anita next time you come to Italy ! Take care .
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Fabulous welcome. What a smile. Thank you.
stayed from 07/20/2020 to 07/21/2020
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 5
The accommodation is quite idyllic, quiet and located in the countryside. The host family is extremely friendly and nice. Upon arrival, they show everything and even explain the history of the family and the farm, including the renovation. Everything is very clean. They put effort into every detail and there is a swimming pool. Tips are given for excursions in the area. Mantua is right nearby and very beautiful, but you can also reach Verona or Lake Garda and the countryside in 50 minutes. The breakfast was ok, but it was also affected by Covid, so many things were adjusted, little open and reduced. The air conditioning in the room was good and very quiet.
stayed from 08/05/2021 to 08/08/2021
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
The Hive is a little secret paradise in the countryside run by exceptional hosts. Thank you very much. I will remember your welcome.
stayed from 05/22/2024 to 05/23/2024
The answer from the host:
Ciao Fèlix, noi ricorderemo sempre il tuo sorriso. Buon cammino !
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
hubert rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 05/14/2024 to 05/15/2024
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Beautiful place and suitable for those who want to relax. Nicely decorated structure. Warm welcome. Recommendation.
stayed from 05/11/2024 to 05/12/2024
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Great stay in a secluded yet convenient, very quiet and picturesque place. Very kind and helpful the Mrs. who manages the structure. Highly recommended structure.
stayed from 11/02/2023 to 11/03/2023
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Welcoming and well-kept structure in every detail, suitable for both couples and families to spend a few days in tranquility surrounded by greenery. Managers very helpful for check-in time and to provide information about the area. Convenient to reach the center of Mantua in a few minutes by car and to visit the surroundings. Absolutely recommended.
stayed from 05/05/2023 to 05/07/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie Riccardo, per avere apprezzato la nostra ospitalità. Alla prosima .
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
This Bed & Breakfast has truly beautiful views! Quiet place, large, beautiful and clean room. Breakfast like you would have at home but with homemade jam, honey, and cake. Fresh fruit picked from the garden. Chiara was very kind, she provided us with information on where to eat and we had a great time. She gave us tips on the villages to visit, in short, really precious. It was a discovery this place. Everything was perfect, three days of escape from Milan in an unexpected place. The only very small downside was the pool, which was not in-ground, so no pool edge, but it was still there and we appreciated it. Very well maintained also for water cleanliness.
stayed from 08/10/2022 to 08/12/2022
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Great for spending a few days in complete tranquility. I recommend it.
stayed from 08/13/2022 to 08/15/2022
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
bettina rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 04/11/2022 to 04/12/2022
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Pleasant environment in the countryside, spacious and clean room with TV, abundant breakfast, affordable.
stayed from 10/20/2020 to 10/21/2020
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
The hospitality of Chiara and Valerio was excellent. The structure is clean, welcoming, well-kept, and surrounded by greenery. The owners met our needs, helping us find a restaurant for dinner and making me find a delicious gluten-free cake made by the mother, a truly sweet and kind lady. Our stay lasted only one night but we spent pleasant moments chatting with them and the other guests. A beautiful refreshment stop on our bike trip along the Oglio river. Highly recommended!
stayed from 08/10/2020 to 08/11/2020
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 7
All ok.
stayed from 11/01/2019 to 11/03/2019
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Well-kept and welcoming structure, immersed in the total tranquility of the plain (equipped with a small pool which is crucial in the hot season!), but with the beautiful Mantua just 20 km away. The professionalism, availability, punctuality, and kindness of Mrs. Chiara are hard to find. Recommended for families Elena & family.
stayed from 06/27/2019 to 07/01/2019
The answer from the host:
Elena, la ringrazio per queste belle parole. È stato un piacere poter far fronte alle vostre esigenze, per poter favorire le giovani amazzoni, perché potessero dare il meglio nella loro gara. Sono contenta che abbiate aprezzato anche la piscina che, nonostante non sia enorme, nella stagione calda aiuta a rinfrescarsi. un abbraccio a tutta la famiglia, Chiara & Co.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Availability and courtesy, from the managers, quiet location immersed in greenery, suitable for cycling enthusiasts. Optimal location to travel the numerous cycle paths along the Po and Oglio rivers. Not to be missed the fantastic Mantova-Sabbioneta cycle path.
stayed from 06/12/2019 to 06/14/2019
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We stayed at L'Alveare on the occasion of B&B Day and we had a great time: all the services of the structure were excellent and, when there are complimentary services, it is not at all obvious. Moreover, Mrs. Chiara even offered us to stay in a room even larger than the one we had booked, without any extra charge. The B&B is very convenient to visit Mantova and in the evening return to a quiet, silent environment, in close contact with nature. Chiara and Valerio are two very welcoming people and it becomes easy to talk, tell stories, and listen, as if we had known each other for a long time. The care for the memory of the place and its origins does not end in the beautiful conservative restoration of the old barn, but is revealed in the stories and in the non-random arrangement of objects, in the rooms and in the beautiful courtyard. Very few times like this one, we spent two days in a place taking away with us much more than a nice memory and leaving, in turn, a piece of ourselves.
stayed from 03/08/2019 to 03/10/2019
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 7
A perfectly nestled Bed and Breakfast in the Mantuan territory, allowing easy visits to some Lombard cities (Cremona, Mantua) and Emilian ones (Parma, Modena), given the particular geographic location. The proximity to the Po River is very suggestive, as well as that of the Oglio River. The managers are friendly and kind people, generous with advice and suggestions on places to visit or restaurants to eat at. The structure is well taken care of and allows for spending beautiful moments in complete relaxation in contact with nature and total privacy. We visited it in the winter period but we would also like to come back in spring and summer to cycle along the romantic streets on the banks of the great river.
stayed from 01/03/2019 to 01/06/2019
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Everything perfect for a romantic weekend. Fantastic reception and friendliness of the managers. Thank you.
stayed from 05/24/2017 to 05/25/2017
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
marco rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 03/10/2018 to 03/12/2018
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Ottima qualità della struttura. Gentilezza e simpatia. Pulizia buona. Colazione abbondante e casalinga.
stayed from 05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
The answer from the host:
Buon giorno Virna, per noi è sempre bello avere ospiti Solari come voi! Quando avrete voglia di fare un'escursione sul Po con le nostre biciclette vi aspettiamo e se chiamerete in tempo potrete scegliervi la stanza che preferite. Chiara, B&B L'Alveare.


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