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Nestled between the plains and the mountains,
between the past and the present, it’s a gateway to the treasures of the Reggio Emilia Apennines.
A sage haven where modern travellers can catch their breath and savour some relaxation.
A timeless place, where time is not important

Welcome to Relais Borgo Vercallo

The Main Residence

Elegant and refined,
it can accommodate up to 10 people

“Il Gelsomino” Apartment – The Jasmine

Perfect location
for a couple’s stay

“L’Ulivo” Apartment – The Olive Tree

Country chic style,
it can accommodate up to 4 people

Chapter 1

The Ancient Village

Immersed in history

Situated on a small sandstone hill between Monte Pulce and the deep valley of Rio Cerezzola, Vercallo is the ideal gateway to the Apennines of Reggio Emilia.

The village has Longobard origins dating back to the 10th century and lies in the lands of the Grancontessa Matilde di Canossa.

Here, among sandstone walls, knurled portals and mysterious apotropaic sculptures that speak of ancient traditions, lies the Borgo Vercallo Relais.

Between history and nature

The thick sandstone walls
in the unspoilt green

Flexible accomodation

For two people
or the whole family

A peaceful oasis

A natural setting with
breathtaking scenery

Chapter 2

Relais Borgo Vercallo

To enjoy slowness and regenerate the mind

The Borgo Vercallo Relais is ready to welcome anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with the possibility of relaxing stays, enjoying nature and experiences linked to the local area.

The Relais’ independent lodgings offer a refined and elegant style.

The Borgo also lends itself perfectly to the organisation of: confidential events and meetings, corporate retreats and team building, mindfulness retreats and workshops, yoga, meditation and pilates.

The warmth of home

The wood and stone
will make you feel at home

Unique style

Sophisticated and stylish
interior design


The suits offer
private courtyards and gardens

Chapter 3

Real Experiences

From Borgo Vercallo to the beauty of the Reggio Emilia Apennini

From Borgo Vercallo Relais it is possible to set off on trekking routes on foot, horseback, mountain bike (or e-bike) as well as to reach castles, villages and parish churches dating back to different historical periods in a short time.

Other points of interest in the Reggio Emilia Apennines, such as the Pietra di Bismantova, the Cervarezza thermal baths, Monte Cusna, Monte Ventasso and the Nuda del Cerreto are easily reached.

The idea of slow tourism is also linked to the rediscovery of authentic traditional flavours thanks to a rich gastronomic offer that can be found in the mountain restaurants of the Reggio Apennines.

On foot, horse or by bike

Experience a world
of adventure here

Enjoy nature

Forest, mountains and
Pietra di Bismantova

Traditional cuisine

Typical local dishes
cooked like they used to be

Chapter 4


People don't take trips, trips take people
– John Steinbeck

The Relais Borgo Vercallo is located along a special route: an ancient road that links Mantua to Lucca through the Apennines. This road is called the Via del Volto Santo, an ancient pilgrimage and trade route which modern travellers follow to rediscover the real meaning of travelling. 256 km of marked paths that gently wind from the humid plains of Mantua to the Apennine forests, as you discover the natural beauty and fascinating history of Emilia-Romagna.

Viandante (or wayfarer) is the word we use for someone travelling far from home. Someone on a long journey, where the important thing is not the destination but rather the act of travelling itself. Someone on a slow journey, taking their time to look around and capture everything new and different: sounds, smells, flavours, experiencies, etc. A journey of personal growth where your inner self and the outside world merge together and exploring the world becomes self-exploration.

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