Thursday, 11 July 2013

meet the Rossos

during my weekend in the Langa Astigiana, i stayed at the agriturismo Cascina Rosso. it was such a special place that i want to share it and its story with you.
Cascina Rosso is an organic farm and bed&breakfast, owned and nurtured by Adriano and Judith Rosso.
it's located in Roccaverano, in the middle of 12 hectares of fields, trees, gardens. a narrow street between the hazel trees leads to the Cascina, and while you're passing through you can say goodbye to traffic, noises, cellphones (they don't work here!) and worries. 
it's a quiet natural balcony over hills and Alps, but what makes it special is the roaring personality (i swear, this is the perfect adjective!) of its owners.

Adriano in his organic garden
Adriano is a former airplane pilot. he was born in my beloved Veneto, but he has lived for a long time in Miami, with his wife Judith.
Judith is from Chicago. she worked in writing, producing and directing documentary television programs in North America. when she saw Italy for the first time in 1984 she knew that it was the place where she'd love to live. talking to her is to dive in her funny and delightful mix of english, italian, and italian dialects.

about 10 years ago, they decided to change their life: quit their jobs, moved to Italy, bought a farm.
now, he grows organic vegetables and fruits. she cooks delicious breakfasts to their guests (like frittata with robiola cheese!), and teaches english, reiki and EFT.
Judith making blueberry crepes for breakfast
i loved the atmosphere, the silence, the energy. when i woke up, (and barely awake) i went down to the garden and ate raspberries. before coffee (this is an important detail: i usually do nothing before coffe), picking the reddest from the plants, looking at the Alps. they tasted like sun. a sweet sweet sun.

info 
Reg. Caramello Piandonne, 26
Roccaverano (Asti)

where to eat near Cascina Rosso (with their organic products!)
Osteria del Bramante
piazza Barbero, 6
Roccaverano (Asti)

Ristorante della Posta
via Roma, 4
Olmo Gentile (Asti)

20 comments:

  1. Che posto meraviglioso! Qui sì che ci si rilassa per davvero! Penso che se mi ci trovassi a passare le vacanze non tornerei più a casa: resterei a meditare con la signora Judith e a raccogliere lamponi. :D

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    1. ci si rilassa e si ingrassa pure, con la frittata con la robiola per colazione ;)
      quindi tu sapevi già che il reiki è una disciplina di meditazione? io da ignorante l'ho scoperto lì!

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    2. Sì, lo conosco perché pratico arti marziali e la meditazione è parte dell'allenamento. Invece mia madre tempo fa scoprì l'EFT facendo delle ricerche per conto suo ;)

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  2. Oh, how wonderful! The story of Adriano and Judith is just like a dream and their Cascina Rosso sounds like the perfect bed&breakfast! I bet those raspberries tasted deliciously!

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    1. their story is really inspiring! while travelling, i think it's great to find a place to stay that is not just a roof and a bed, but a place with its own story to share.

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  3. What a lovely story!I can feel the quiet and the silence of this unique place from your words (and photos!)

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  4. Racconti in modo incantevole la semplicità delle cose che vedi... Lo adoro!
    Bellissime foto come sempre! A presto
    Valentina

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    1. vale un sacco di grazie e di cuori. eccoli --> ♥♥
      a volte mi mordo le dita a pensare: perchè mi sono messa a scrivere in inglese? mi esprimerei meglio in italiano. ma la maggior parte del tempo sono contenta della scelta. soprattutto quando qualcuno mi dice che gli piace comunque come scrivo ;)

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    2. la tua scelta è stata perfetta, a mio avviso. Ti esprimi alla grande in inglese e leggerti è molto piacevole (oltre al fatto che mi dà la possibilità di "tenermi allenata") ;)

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  5. hello rossos!
    their life looks like a very good dream :-)

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  6. that place looks pretty nice!! added to my must list!

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  7. Che bel posto! Sembra regnare solo pace e tranquillità.
    Ma soprattutto mi è piaciuta la storia e come l'hai raccontata :)

    http://acrosstheblueworld.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great live they seem to lead :)
    i already know where tostay if i go there*

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  9. Anche io solitamente non faccio nulla prima del caffè. Solo dopo un doppio caffè inizio a connettere :)
    Bel racconto e bellissime immagini! Un abbraccio :)

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  10. Good life ! I wanna go there!! Thank you for share your experience. :)

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  11. This looks like a perfect place for a getaway. I love people who follow their dreams.

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