An Important History

Our story is woven with simple yet unique and unparalleled gastronomic products, forming a cultural heritage that is exclusively ours. We take great pride in being both witnesses and custodians of this heritage over time.

In the 1700s Rinaldo I d’Este fell in love with our land and decided to gift the Ducal Palace of Rivalta, called “The Little Versailles” for its resemblance to the well-known Parisian palace, to his son Francesco Maria. The then Duke built the complex, which also included the Rivaltella Palace, the hunting lodge, now Villa d’Este, called “Fuggi l’ozio” (Escape Idleness), and the agricultural part, fundamental for the real sustenance of the estate, named “La Razza.

The primary core from which we originated was once part of a complex of buildings and residences located between Rivalta and Canali. It stood as a grand and influential stronghold, serving as a point of reference for the entire region.

“La Razza” owes its historical name to the fact that it housed a large equestrian center, where horses of a specific breed were bred and reproduced.

In the 1950s, the agriculture of our estate experienced exponential improvement thanks to the insight and foresight of Reno Zoboli, who advanced the existing company,

which had been in existence for decades, with advanced technical and economic foundations, improving work organization and activities with a new, more modern technological base while still preserving the characteristics of the territory and the Reggio tradition.

The present-day “La Razza” unfolds like a harmonious symphony, where each part seamlessly blends with the next. From the shop of typical products to pig farming, from the feed mill to the vineyards, to the Agriturismo with rooms, a camping site, a swimming pool, meeting and conference rooms, to an abundance of nature.

There is also a restaurant, but it is not managed by the Agriturismo.

We are present in three neighboring municipalities in the hilly and plain Reggio region. Despite our vast 150-hectare size and diverse organic cultivation methods, we proudly remain a family-run company. We value the warmth and closeness that comes from being a family business.

This is how our family works tirelessly to maintain the high quality of products that reach your table.
We are personally involved in every step of the process to ensure excellence.

La Razza for a sustainable environment

At la Razza we have long been advocates and implementers of actions aimed at environmental conservation through the realization of concrete projects, including:

Electricity production from solar panels. Since 2012, we have been operating a solar panel system with a capacity of 196 kwp, sufficient to supply electricity for the entire Agriturismo. Any surplus energy beyond our consumption is fed back into the grid and used by other users.

Electric vehicle charging station. At the parking area, reserved only for guests, we provide a charging station for electric vehicles, offering a T2 socket up to 22 kw with 7 polarities and a T3A socket up to 3.7 kw with 4 polarities.

Solar thermal water heating. Since 2004, all the hot water in the Agriturismo has been produced using a solar panel system, minimizing the use of external energy sources for room heating and water heating in common areas and facilities.

Wastewater treatment with phytodepuration systems. Since the establishment of the Agriturismo, wastewater from bathrooms, kitchens, and various services has been purified using Phytodepuration, a natural wastewater purification system.

Organic Farm. Our farm is certified as organic by Bioagricert. All cereals, legumes, and vineyard follow organic cultivation methods that respect the environment and above all the health of consumers.

Local sourcing of raw materials (reducing exhaust gas pollution). We carefully select high-quality local suppliers for the food that we do not produce ourselves. Other suppliers are also of an excellent standard and follow environmentally friendly cultivation methods, many of which are organic or biodynamic.

Recycling. In Reggio Emilia solid urban waste and activity waste are collected with proper material differentiation. We have various containers located around the Agriturismo for different types of waste. Agricultural products used are appropriately transported to dedicated recycling centers.

High energy efficiency in the accommodation area (A4) to reduce methane consumption. The guest rooms in the Agriturismo are designed for both comfort and energy efficiency. They feature condensing boilers with solar systems, excellent thermal insulation, and low-temperature heating. The accommodation is almost self-sufficient in terms of energy, boasting the highest energy efficiency rating.