BORGO DELLE VIGNE
Since 1972 Carlo Gaggioli
and his daughter Maria Letizia have been running
their family business and its 22 hectares of
vineyards located in the naturally untouched
hills of Bologna.
Their modern cellar uses the latest wine making
processes to ensure the best quality wine from
the grapes to the bottle. In the old farm house,
once owned by the count of Salina, there is
the wine cellar, a wine tasting room and a covered
terrace overlooking the vineyards and the surrounding
Grown during the years around the ancient small
group of houses behind the ancient castle of
Zola, the agritourism 'Borgo delle Vigne' is
placed on the farm 'Bagazzana': formerly in
possession of the Nonantola Abbey monks who,
circa 1000 A.D., used to get the best wine for
their tables there.
In 1250 the free commune of Bologna decided
that the 'Wine Road' would have passed through
these hills. So it became possible to bring
safely into the city the grapes entrusted to
the Brentatori corporation. The harmonious and
natural landscape that during the Renaissance
inspired Francesco Francia, the goldsmith and
painter originating from these lands, has been
kept intact up to now . This has been possible
thanks to the work of generations of farmers
and wine-growers, capable of enhancing the products
and customs of the territory, such as wines,
vegetables, fruits, meat and bakery products
that are at the base of the area typical and
The Gaggioli family, who has been working these
lands for nearly forty years, not only dedicates
itself to the wine production, but also to a
modern agritourism immersed in the greenery
of a hill a few minutes by car from Bologna
and the main motorways. There are Twelve beds
in both double and single rooms: the kind of
accommodation offered is very wide. Moreover,
a big kitchen is at the disposal of banquets,
parties and company lunches with traditional
menus based on typical products. There is also
a sales point.
Borgo delle Vigne represents the ideal base
for excursions on foot (CAI paths and naturalistic
itineraries), by horse, motorbike and mountain
Thanks also to the indications of the near IAT
office, you can reach by car or with the local
train the most famous touristic destinations,
all the regional art cities, the Adriatic coast,
the near golf fields, or you can go through
the thematic itineraries related to motors,
food and drink, art, thermal waters and nature
The agritourism has 5 double rooms (one is equipped
for disabled people) and 2 single rooms. Every
room has a private bathroom and a shower.
All the rooms are soundproof and equipped with
autonomous heating and air conditioning systems,
LCD Tv Color, direct telephone, internet connection,
minibar, hairdryer and safe.
During its opening days
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday night and Sunday
at midday) our guests can also use our restaurant
with a 5% discount.
There are external boxes
for the animals.
The agritourism is easily reachable and it has
big parkings for cars, buses and campers.
In the internal room there are more or less
35 seats and, during the spring and summer,
in the near garden there are 50 seats.
The agritourism "Borgo delle Vigne"
is a little and refined restaurant, where you
can find both traditional and innovative menus.
The restaurant is open on Thursday, Friday,
Saturday at dinner and on Sunday at lunch.
Reservation is welcome, please call the phone
Every week the menu offers
a particular course. It is possible to eat à
la carte or you can choose the "tasting
menu": a complete meal (a rich starter,
2 main courses, one second course, side dishes
and desserts) together with a tasting of a particular
wine of our company for every single course.
On particular dates,
it's possible to organize dinners, lunches,
buffets and ceremonies, choosing the menu and
wines that you prefer.
Agriturismo Borgo Delle Vigne
Via Raibolini Il Francia, 55
40069 Zola Predosa (BO)
Tel./fax 051 753489