Cancabaia B&B



The bedrooms are in a part of the farmhouse, reserved especially for guests, with a private entrance and with complete freedom to come and go as is desired. Furnishings are simple and comfortable designed to make guests feel at home. BB Cancabaia Parma is open to everyone travelling with their pets. Cats and dogs are accepted on condition notification is given when making the reservation.

The Court

Located on a courtyard of 17th century, the B&B offers a warm but discreet family atmosphere.
Guests have access to a large terrace and a veranda to relax, converse and enjoy the tranquility of the place.
You can hike in the woods and surrounding fields on foot or by bicycle .


Breakfast, served on a large and sunny veranda is varied and plentiful with natural/organic home made products such as jam, cakes, fresh bread, honey, fresh farm milk (from our cows), eggs, Salumi (the famous Ham of Parma, salame di Felino, Culaccia,Strolghino, Coppa and Culatello di Zibello) produced in the area, barley beverage, seasonal fruits, our own Parmesan Cheese and of course Italian coffee !

The Farm

Our farm extends over both a flat and hilly area of 150,000 square metres and we grow fodder and cereal in biological conditions. (We have had biological certification since 2000) We raise cows whose milk is used for the production of Parmesan Cheese and is sent to the dairy in front of the B & B. Cows are milked in the morning and afternoon and guests can drink freshly boiled milk at breakfast time; our yogurt is also produced from our own milk. We have horses, chickens, rabits and two goats around the farm. We have fruit trees and guests can taste our cherry, plum, pear and apricot jams for breakfast. Very soon, we plan to transform the old stable which will become a multi-functional area with a fully equipped kitchen. Once finished, cookery courses will be organized to teach how to make pasta, bread and cakes using only biological ingredients. A future intention is to create a synergistic garden, focused on permaculture. We belong to the « Movimento Decrescita Felice. » We belong to GAS (Solidarity Purchasing Group) in our area from which we buy local and biological products which we include in our breakfast preparation. Our solar panel installation provides the farm, the B & B and our home with electricity. Six panels and a thermo stove allows us to integrate the heating of the bedrooms.


Guests can visit castles such as Torrecchiara, Felino, Sala Baganza and Montechiarugolo. For keen walkers and hikers, our B & B is an excellent stop-off point for those wishing to visit the “Parco dei Cento Laghi,” situated in the Emilia-Tuscan Appenines. Visit the Cinque Terre and La Spezia from our house is very easy. Two minutes away from Cancabaia B & B, art-lovers can visit the Fondazione Magnani Rocca with its many works of art as well as the beautiful surrounding park. At only a short distance is the beautiful town and dukedom of Parma, with its splendid cathedral and baptistery as well as churches, gardens and interesting architecture. Parma offers wonderful shopping facilities, thermal baths (Monticelli Terme and Salsomaggiore) and has two weekly open air market. A very beatiful swimming pool (Molinazzo) is a two minutes from our house, and it’s possible playing golf in Sala Baganza , riding and walking on the hills. Reggio Emilia is nearby with the Collezione Maramotti and the Cathedral.

Where to Eat

The culinary history of our land is famous not only in Italy but in all countries of the world to which are exported excellent products of Parmesan cuisine.
We suggest a selection of restaurants easily accessible from our Bed & Breakfast where you can enjoy typical dishes from Parma.