The Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello sure goes back a long way. To the 11th century, in fact. It was actually built on the ruins of an old Roman settlement and for quite a few centuries it was military stronghold of the Pallavicino family, one of the most powerful families of the medieval era, which dominated this strategic area during the centuries of struggle between the Imperial and Vatican forces.
That’s the history bit done. The comfort bit is just as impressive. The 40 accommodations, which are made up of a mix of rooms, suites and apartments, (so you can take your pick for what’s best for you) are all divided among the old guard tower and the original main building. The Borgo di Tabiano is in fact a complex of buildings set around an ancient citadel on top of a hill, hence its military credentials as touched on above.
But we digress. The rooms may be disparate in size and purpose but all have fantastic view of the countryside and the River Po valley. Plus attention to detail and furnishings are all of the first order. The original stone walls, wood-beam ceilings and even antique bathtubs and four poster beds in some rooms (the apartments tend to be more modern) all add a regal feel to the place.
The old world atmosphere is superb and the use of the spa in a cave underneath the hotel is another experience not to be missed. The Borgo di Tabiano commands everything around it and is so peaceful and quiet that the feeling is other worldly. This is a great bonus for some, not so great for others, especially those with young kids who want a lot of action.
Also the only restaurant other then the in-house eatery is a car drive away. With this in mind it retains its very special character and atmosphere that lovers of solitude, history and beauty will find really hard to beat.
We booked this as a treat for our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed.
From the staff at check in to the restaurant staff everyone was incredibly nice, I would particularly like to thank the chef , I have a gastric cancer and as we wanted to try the menu but I cannot eat large quantities, we asked if we could divide our meals between us. He actually served it up on two plates with the dressing of the food perfect. I have never encountered such kindness in a restaurant. The views from the terrace were so beautiful. The two dinners we had there were the very best I have had in a long time.
As to the room it was beautiful, tastefully decorated, cool and quiet at night. Perfect. The pool was peaceful and with lovely views.
What a place!
We would love to return all being well
Date of stay 23/10/2022
Wonderful room in a very nice place, excellent service.
We would like to come again!
Date of stay 04/09/2022
Wir hatten 5 wunderschöne Tage im Castello. Nette und sehr zuvorkommende Besitzerin, tolle Zimmer, wunderschöne Anlage, hervorragendes Frühstück. Ein Ort zum Wohlfühlen.
Date of stay 27/07/2022
Beautiful location, everybody was very nice, the restaurant was also really good.
Such a special place
Date of stay 12/08/2020
We absolutely loved Tabiano Castello; from the setting to the food to the rooms, everything was like a fairytale. The view over the rolling hills is stunning and the staff really go out of their way to make the experience even more special. We can also recommend getting a spa treatment (we had massages).
Date of stay 05/07/2018
One of a kind, authentic hospitality set around a medieval italian castle. Fantastic organically grown and locally produced food at 2 different restaurants..
Great rooms, pool and spa areas surrounded by stunning views.
And finally excellent, friendly and service minded staff and host. Definitely worth a second visit
Date of stay 05/08/2017
I spent a night at the Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello and really enjoyed it. The location is absolutely breathtaking, it's super close to Milan and once you're up there you can really relax. Complete with a very nice spa and pool, the hotel also offers fine dining and marvelous views while you're at it. I truly recommend it and will go back for sure.
Date of stay 11/08/2016
sehr schön, romantisch und toll gelegen mit ausgesprochenen freundlichem und hilfsbereitem Personal. das Restaurant hat eine tolle Terrasse und ist gut.
Date of stay 20/07/2016
Ein traumhafter Ort in den Hügeln,zum entspannen am Pool und sich verwöhnen lassen.
Man kann das italienische Leben so richtig genießen
Ein Ort,an dem man sich richtig wohl fühlt!
Date of stay 11/07/2016
Sehr schönes Hotel, ein Ort zum Abschalten und Geniessen. Schöner Aussen-Pool, sehr schöne Zimmer und ein gemütliches Restaurant. Das Personal ist sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Definitiv ein Hotel das ich wieder besuchen werde!
Date of stay 08/08/2023
Sehr schönes, altes Castello. Zimmer im Wesentlichen im alten Stil -aber renoviert- schönes Bad mit ETWAS in die Jahre gekommene Badewanne (nicht störend). Wunderschöner Poolbereich. Lediglich die Qualität im Restaurant ist nicht so ausgezeichnet wie es den Anschein macht/ was es kostet.
Alles in allem ein traumhaftes Hotel. Wer allerdings auf modernen und cleanen Chique steht, ist hier nicht gut beraten.
Und: SEEEEHR hellhörig, man hört die Wasserleitung des Nachbarn, als ob sie durchs eigene Bett läuft.
Romantic stay in the tabiano hills
Date of stay 27/07/2016
The borgo set in a lovely old castle on top a hill looking out over the valleys was a lovely stay close to Parma and Modena. Staff were great, although our booking couldn't be found initially they soon rectified the error. Service in their restaurant was slightly on the slow side, but equally we weren't too stressed about time. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a place to relax for a few days within easy driving distance of many interesting places.