Ostello Podesteria di Gombola

  • Bed & Breakfast
via Castello di Gombola 16 - 41040 Polinago - Province of Modena - Italy

Podesteria di Gombola hostel - art and territory Discovering the territory through culture

Ostello Podesteria di Gombola is located in a suggestive medieval village in the Modena Apennines, immersed in the quiet of the Val Rossenna, in the Municipality of Polinago.

The property offers a stay in a historic building with different housing solutions, for individuals, families and groups, in rooms from 2 to 8 places, with single and bunk beds, two rooms with fireplace and a large green area available to guests, to welcome travelers of all ages.

Perched on the site of a castle dating back to the 11th century, the village of Gombola, gathered around the Church of San Michele, impresses with the silence of the hills, the suggestive view over the valley and the night starry sky.

Each guest will find the ideal solution for a relaxing stay in a secluded place, the basis for long-range excursions, or to have an immersive experience in the area.

During your stay you will have the opportunity to take walks, trekking and guided tours along the naturalistic and gastronomic routes, visit the ancient mill, the Asineria, you can choose to practice yoga and meditation with a qualified teacher and attend performances on the history of the area .

The hostel is managed by the Teatro dei Venti, a theater company specialized in organizing events in contact with the territory and with local communities.
The managers will be happy to give the most appropriate information to organize a unique and personalized stay experience, dedicated to relaxation and meeting the typical features of the area. Stories, people, experiences of a place with a millenary culture.

From Gombola you can quickly reach Modena, Bologna and many artistic and cultural destinations of Emilia-Romagna, important nature trails and parks.

The structure is also available to host organized groups and to design customized cultural events and projects. The hostel is equipped with a professional kitchen and can offer full board service on request including breakfast, lunch and dinner (option available only for groups).

Each guest can choose from several additional activities upon reservation.

Discovering the Asineria di Gombola:
A recognized company and educational farm, the Asineria is authorized to carry out environmental hiking activities, the structure can be easily reached on foot or by car from the Podesteria. It offers the following services:

· Walk on donkeys

· Handling of flour to make bread

· Mini path suspended in the woods


· Experimental archeology path

Sensory journey

Excursion on the badlands

· Tree hunt

Insect laboratory

· Search for wild animal tracks and view video trap photos

Guided visit to the Mulino di Gombola

· In autumn, harvest and harvest of chestnuts in the company of donkeys.

Wellness proposals in the wood room:
Curated by the master Marco Guerzoni.

Yoga practice

Shiatsu treatments

Meditation sessions

The room in the woods can be reached either on foot, through marked paths, or by car.

Guided theatrical tours to discover the area:
Curated by the actors of the Teatro dei Venti.

Gastronomic itineraries:
Curated by the Teatro dei Venti

· Baroni in Gombola famous for its tortellini and tortelloni;

· Cacciatori farmhouse in Pompeano with crescentine and fried dumplings;

· Discovering the traditional Borlenghi

· Santa Maria dairy in Cinghianello with parmesan and delicious ricotta;

Santa Rita dairy in Pompeano

Bio Radici Felici farm

Hostel management based on paragraph 21 of article 10 of Presidential Decree No. 633/1972

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    • Supporting the local economy
    • 100% renewable energy
    • Organic or Local Food
    • Car-free accessibility
    • Ecological cleaning products
    • More than 80% waste recycling
    • Energy saving lights
    • Green building
    • Solar thermal panels for hot water
    • Water flow reducers
    • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
    • Recycling or Second Hand Furniture


    • Kitchenette
    • Electric Vehicles Charging
    • Internet
    • Breakfast included
    • Organic garden
    • Bicycles
    • Ecotourism itineraries
    • Wellness center
    • Accessibility
    • Small pets allowed
    • Child & Family Friendly
    • Garden
    • Reading room
    • Covid-19 Safety measures

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