Valeria, who speaks English and French, is a very kind and generous hostess, she was a great help in a difficult situation and she gave us a lot of tips where to walk and what places to look at. She serves a wonderful breakfast with high quality cheese, ham, yogurt, eggs of her own hens and a lot of home-made products - much better than in most hotels - and cooks delicious meals for you, if you like her to do so. Our room was very nice and the view you have from the house is breathtaking. The place is a good starting point for many trips, no matter, if you want to walk in a "parco regionale" or visit famous old cities (Bologna, Ravenna, Modena, Vignola) and places. When we go to that part of Italy again, we will certainly stop at Valeria's house! We enjoyed the week at La Piana Dei Castagni very much and recommend this place most warmly!