In autumn for gathering the excellent and widespread porcini mushrooms, in winter for snowshoeing, and evenings in front of the fireplace enjoying the delicacies of the Apennines. In summer to enjoy cool tranquility between mountain and sea, and in spring to marvel at the colors of nature and follow the Via Francigena‘s stages. Berceto is an ideal destination for every season, capable of winning hearts and minds with its timeless beauty. The medieval atmosphere envelops visitors in a journey through time. The cobbled streets, stone houses, and majestic Abbey convey a sense of authenticity and history.

Berceto's street. Medieval village in Emilia Romagna, Italy
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The Cathedral of Berceto and the Via Francigena

A village located between the Val Taro and the Val Baganza, Berceto offers a mild climate due to its strategic position: it is on the Parmesan Apennines but still close to the Tyrrhenian coast. The small village boasts a millennial history reflected in its well-preserved medieval buildings, stone houses, and cobbled streets.

Cathedral of San Moderanno of Berceto
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Its jewel is undoubtedly the Cathedral of San Moderanno: a Romanesque parish dating back to the 12th-13th century that combines artistic styles from the Lombard, Romanesque, and Renaissance periods. The building is a must-visit for those tackling the Via Francigena, which has greatly contributed to the development of the village: Stage 21 of the ancient pilgrimage, from Cassio to Passo della Cisa, passes right through here and is an unmissable option for all travelers choosing the Parmesan village as their destination.

The surroundings, from the mountains to the sea

The territory of Berceto is vast and varied: natural landscapes succeed, offering enchanting views. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and e-bike tours on technical trails both uphill and downhill.

Berceto's surrounding
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There are also opportunities to immerse oneself in the clean waters of the area: the waterfall of Rio Fioritolia and the many natural pools along the Baganza will be the ideal destination for those seeking refreshment in the warmer season. But from the charming medieval village, it is easy to reach Parma and the marvelous Cinque Terre. Finally, nearby awaits the Tosco-Emilian Apennine National Park, which offers further opportunities to explore untouched nature.

Your green stay in Berceto

B&B Biutiful

B&B Biutiful is much more than just accommodation. It is an authentic experience that combines a mountain home’s warmth with a small farm’s sustainability. The ecological refuge offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, savor local delicacies, and discover sustainable living practices. From solar panels to a wood boiler, every detail is designed to minimize environmental impact. The bedrooms of the rustic mountain house are modular, ensuring flexibility for single guests, couples, or groups. Common spaces, such as the living room and spacious kitchen, invite guests to feel at home, while the attic offers additional space for work, study, or yoga practice.

B&B Biutiful

The hosts of Biutiful are available to answer any questions and make guests’ stay unforgettable. They offer the opportunity to taste local and homemade products. Guests can book a delicious dinner with local ingredients or opt for a genuine breakfast. Moreover, those wishing to indulge in a moment of relaxation can take advantage of reflexology treatments offered upon request.