Casa Benassi

Casa Benassi

Guesthouse in Riolunato in the hills

Casa Benassi bed and breakfast is a beautiful stone house dating back to the late 19th century, expertly renovated and immersed in the greenery of the Modenese Apennine mountains. We offer all the services and comforts of the best hotels, including overnight stays with breakfast and dinner, as well as the possibility to issue electronic invoices.

Our family-friendly welcome and the breathtaking panorama surrounding us will make your vacation pleasant and relaxing. In winter, our bed and breakfast's location is particularly favorable for skiing enthusiasts, as the Cimone-Le Polle ski lifts are only 5 km away, while Sestola and the Abetone lifts are 15 km away. In summer, on the other hand, our bed and breakfast's location is an excellent starting point for walks, hikes, and sports activities.

The guest rooms are cozy, tastefully furnished, and all have a private bathroom with a shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, and free WiFi.

Breakfast is particularly well taken care of and plentiful, with local and genuine products. Upon reservation, we also offer dinner.

For those seeking wellness, we provide an infrared sauna and a relaxation area with herbal teas and infusions. Outside, in our garden, you can enjoy moments of absolute relaxation thanks to our Finnish sauna and the heated "hot tube SPA" whirlpool. The sauna and whirlpool are accessible for free every day, at predetermined times.

We also offer a large garden equipped with sun loungers, umbrellas, a children's play area, barbecue, and a relaxation area. Guests can also enjoy two 24-hour refreshment rooms with tea, coffee, herbal teas, biscuits, and a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, and kettle.

Free Wifi
Free Wifi
Beauty Center - Spa
Beauty Center - Spa
Historic house
Historic house
Romantic Atmosphere
Romantic Atmosphere
Hair dryer
Hair dryer

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All features

Various information

  • Parking
  • English speaker

House features

  • Historic house

Electric system

  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions
  • Automatic fire extinguishers

Services of the house

  • Garden
  • Kitchenette

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports

Bathroom facilities

  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near ski facilities

Holiday themes - house features

  • Charm
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere

Our breakfast

Start your day off right with our rich buffet breakfast, featuring local and genuine products. You'll have a wide selection of homemade cakes, cookies, croissants, butter and jam on bread, nutella, yogurt, fresh fruit and cereals, cold cuts and cheeses, as well as fruit juices. In addition, hot drinks will be served by us: you can enjoy a delicious cappuccino, coffee, milk, or tea.

Home Restaurant

Our establishment features an on-site restaurant where you can enjoy a delightful dinner. However, to ensure impeccable service and an unforgettable culinary experience, it is necessary to make a reservation in advance and check for seat availability.

Our rooms

No prepayment needed - pay at the check in

Camera Matrimoniale main

Camera Matrimoniale

Maximum Guests: 2
Breakfast included
Ensuite bathroom

Details Camera Matrimoniale

This room offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, central heating, wardrobe / closet, bed linen. private bathroom with shower, bidet, towels, complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Camera Tripla main

Camera Tripla

Maximum Guests: 3
Breakfast included
Ensuite bathroom

Details Camera Tripla

This room offers free Wi-Fi, TV, heating, wardrobe / closet, bed linen. private bathroom with shower, bidet, towels, complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Appartamento 1c main

Appartamento 1c

Maximum Guests: 5
Optional breakfast
Ensuite bathroom

Details Appartamento 1c

New, well-furnished apartment of 50 m² consisting of: equipped kitchen, with 1 single sofa bed, flat screen TV, 1 bedroom with 4 beds, 1 bathroom with shower, bidet, courtesy set and hairdryer. The apartment is equipped with free Wi-Fi, independent heating, wardrobe / closet, bed linen and towels.

Appartamento 2l main

Appartamento 2l

Maximum Guests: 5
Optional breakfast
Ensuite bathroom

Details Appartamento 2l

new apartment, furnished with care, of 50 square meters consisting of: 1 living room with equipped kitchen, 1 single sofa bed , flat TV, free wifi, 1 bedroom for 4 people, bathroom with shower and hairdryer. all inclusive of towels and bed linen

Appartamento 3g main

Appartamento 3g

Maximum Guests: 5
Optional breakfast
Ensuite bathroom

Details Appartamento 3g

New, well-furnished apartment of 60 square meters consisting of: equipped kitchen, living room with sofa, flat screen TV, 1 bedroom with 5 beds, 1 bathroom with shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer. The apartment is equipped with free Wi-Fi, independent heating, wardrobe / closet, bed linen and towels.


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You will be hosted by Alberto

Welcome to Casa Benassi! Alberto and Giorgia are delighted to welcome you and ensure that your stay is pleasant and comfortable. Do not hesitate to ask for information or advice on the attractions and wonders of our territory.

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Area Hills

Welcome to Riolunato, a picturesque village located at the border of the Modena province, already influenced by Tuscany. Its dialect and traditions are linked to the hills of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The village is situated on the southern mountain range, where the peak of Monte Cimone stands, and it extends from an altitude of 620 to 2165 meters above sea level. Among the surrounding localities, we can find Castello, Groppo, Serpiano, Castellino di Brocco, Le Polle.

The history, traditions, monuments, and landscape of this medieval village combine to create a unique experience. In the past, Castello was the main center of the village, where the famous condottiero Obizzo da Montegarullo lived. In the 16th century, Riolunato became the main center and the town hall in 1544. In 1786-87, the village was at risk of disappearing due to a disastrous avalanche that formed a gigantic dam on the Scoltenna stream from the Groppo side, almost causing the erosion of the soil.

Many attractions are worth a visit, such as the Parish Church dedicated to St. James the Great, which houses a precious crucifix by the contemporary sculptor Iorio Vivarelli. The Ferrari House, below the church, is an example of a medieval house with a suggestive vault that leads to the small Trebbo Square. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Vallona Park, one of the most beautiful and suggestive parks in Riolunato, equipped with various games for children, benches, and picnic tables.

Riolunato also offers many sports activities for all tastes, including tennis, soccer, mountain biking, and skiing, thanks to the ski resort of Monte Cimone, the largest in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, with 50 km of interconnected slopes and modern, fast facilities.

The area is also ideal for fishing, favored by the cyclical repopulation of the local waters, as well as for guided ecological excursions and walks, both towards the Cimone and towards other areas of the municipal territory. The nearby Scoltenna stream is navigable by canoe in the spring months.

Do not miss the Sagra della Ricotta, an annual event dedicated to pastoral products, which takes place on the second Sunday of October. The local shepherds show how they work the milk to produce fresh ricotta and cheese. During the festival, the streets and squares resound with compositions that describe the pains of the dead.

Finally, Lake delle Polle, located at an altitude of 1300 meters at the foot of Monte Cimone, is an enchanting stopover and starting point for walks, excursions, and mountain bike rides. This nature-immersed location is well known for sport fishing and has a picnic area ideal for families.

In the surrounding areas, you will also find a campsite equipped for caravans, a parking area for campers, restaurants, bars, and a residence. Le Polle is not just a renowned ski resort, but also an oasis of relaxation and entertainment for the summer season.

Useful information: Following the signs for Castello from the center of the village, you can reach the ski slopes at Le Polle di Riolunato (13 km). The Monte Cimone ski lifts are generally open from the first days of December until the end of March. During this period, snow tires (thermal) or chains on board are mandatory to go up to the slopes. Upon arrival, you will find a large free parking lot available for overnight stays of campers.

In The Surroundings

Certificato eccellenza 9.3 su 10 Casa Benassi Certificato di eccellenza 2023

Anti Covid-19 procedures, obligations and recommendations


This property guarantees cleaning and disinfection of rooms and common areas to national guideline standards

This property guarantees cleaning and disinfection of rooms and common areas to WHO guideline standards (ita | eng)


You must keep a distance of at least one metre from staff and other guests in all common areas

You must wear a mask in all common areas

Used disposable masks and gloves must be thrown away in the containers provided after use

If you suspect you have Covid-19 related symptoms, do not leave your room, and notify the Manager immediately

The Manager is authorised to check body temperatures, and can withhold access in the event of a temperature reading greater than 37.5°C

If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms, notify the Staff immediately

You must wash or disinfect your hands before entering the breakfast room

You must wash or disinfect your hands before entering the common areas

Avoid congregating in the common areas


Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or disinfect them with alcohol-based gel

Open the windows to ventilate the room before leaving

Daily cleaning can only be carried out without guests in the room

Please keep your room keys with you for the duration of your stay

Please don't stop or wait in the common areas

Cover your mouth and hands with a tissue while coughing or sneezing

Casa Benassi

Via Statale, 3 - Riolunato (MO) - Directions

+39 | WhatsApp

P.I. 03593900362

Codice identificativo 036035-AF-00001