Tag Archives: Berceto

Hotel Restaurant “Da Rino”

Piazza Micheli, 12
43042 Berceto
Tel. +39 0525 64306
Fax +39 0525 629512
E-mail: [email protected]
Web www.darino.it

The restaurant is situated in Berceto, one of the most important crossroads of Parma Apennine, where the Cisa Motorway A15 makes it the nearest mountain village to the sea. Berceto can also be reached from State and Province roads that bring you from here to a myriad of secondary itinerary all of which have to be discovered.

About the Hotel

Usually, people who stop to have a very good lunch are not willing to continue their journey immediately. So, very often during the weekend or for short holidays our clients and gourmets decide to extend their stay and sleep at the hotel.

For our guests, a modern building with sight of the mountains and 15 bedrooms provided with every comfort in every season.

B&B Podere Le Chiastre

Loc. Chiastre 91
43042 Berceto (PR)
Mobile +39 335 8437381
E-Mail [email protected]
Web www.poderelechiastre.it

Agriturismo Cacavè

Loc. Cacavè’, 142
43042 Fugazzolo Berceto (PR)
Mobile +39 331 5217941
Email: [email protected]
Web www.agriturismo-cacave.it

Welcome to Cacavè (from “Ca’ Cavè”, or Cavè House), an ideal vacation spot located in the peaceful woods of the Apennine Mountains in the Province of Parma. Cacavè is located only 3 km from the town of Berceto, about 1000 m (3280 feet) above sea level, and offers guests a beautiful panoramic view of the landscape.

The house is an old farmhouse which has been updated to include 3 vacation apartments, each with its own kitchen, bath, television, and independent temperature controls. The house also has a common living room and a reading room.

From the windows, you’ll have a beautiful view of the meadows and valley below the house, as well as part of the Apennine chain to the North-west.

Assisted by the friendly staff and the beauty of the surroundings, you will be re-energized by relaxing days, visits to neighboring towns and attractions, nature walks in the woods around the house, and perhaps for the more athletically inclined, longer hikes long the well marked CAI (Italian Alpine Club) hiking trails in the Parma and Tuscan-Emilian sections of the Apennines. If you want to head off for a day at the beach, the Ligurian Riviera or Versilia in Northern Tuscany are within an hour’s drive.

Whatever excursions you choose, you can look forward to returning to the fresh mountain air of Cacavè in the evening. By the way, bring some warm clothes with you, since Cacavè is at an altitude of 3000ft, nights and mornings can be chilly even in summer.

Unmissable events

In summer, the Taro Valley offers a wide range of interesting events starting from village festivals, to food fairs, to sports and cultural events.

In fall the real protagonists are local food products like the well-known Porcino mushroom, chestnuts and over the last few years even chocolate has become an attraction for local festivals.

In winter and particularly during the Christmas time, local villages are often crowded because of their picturesque Christmas street markets. A downright attraction is also Carnival with its parades and events in local clubs.

On the arrival of spring not only the Rally of the Taro Valley but many other events forecast the arrival of summer.

Hereafter some events which yearly take place in the villages of the Taro Valley:


June: traditional Saint John’s tortellata in Boschetto

August: Pyjamas party

15th August: Assumption’s Day Celebrations

September: Porcino mushroom fair


Shrove Tuesday: Carnival parade along the village streets

April: Rally of the Taro Valley

June: Marathon race of the High Taro Valley

Motorcycle rally in memory of Enrico Lusardi

2nd weekend of July: Saint Mark’s Virgin Celebrations

August: Trote fest

Regional final selection of Miss Italia

October: Autunnando di Valle in Valle

November: Cioccolataro


16th August: Saint Roch fair

29th August: Madonna della Guardia

11th September: Our Lady of Graces


Carnival events: Carnival float parade along the streets

February: Festa degli Amor e degli Amori

May: Prugnolo mushroom festival

WWF Ghirardi Oasis’ Day

September: Porcino mushroom fair

October: Chestnut fair


July: Our Lady of  the Taro river

August: Street artists’ Festival

Mid-August concert

16th August: Saint Roch fest

September: Saint Terenziano’s fair

PEN Club Literary contest


July-August: “Fornovo in fiera”





Restaurant Il Bacher

Restaurant Il Bacher
Fraz. Valbona – Loc. Cattaia, 63 43042 Berceto (PR)
Closing day: Wednesday (always opened in summer)
120 places
Tel. (+39) 0525 62 90 93
Fax (+ 39) 0525 62 95 68

The restaurant is located in Berceto, in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and halfway between La Spezia and Parma, in a little chestnut wood where stands a well-rebuilt rural home.

Antonio D’Addetta, who was father and grandfather of the current owners, had the dream to see his family close in an activity which could make his children work together with enthusiasm and live in Berceto. Therefore, additionally to his earth-moving activity where his sons work, he bought the Bacher rural home some years ago with the idea that his daughters and grandchildren could make it into a restaurant for tasting typical local food made of genuine products according to the traditional recipes.

The Bacher rural home was a farm house which between the end of the XIX and the beginning of the XX century was occupied by an Austrian family named Bacher. Ever since, local old people started naming the locality with that family’s surname. At that time, the fields were planted with wheat, hay and there were several vegetable gardens and fruit trees, everything that was necessary for the subsistence of the farm family and its animals. There was also a stable which nowadays corresponds to the restaurant bar and a hay loft (the downstairs dining room). The areas of the restaurant where there is the kitchen, the refrigerating rooms, the wine cellar, the area for preparation of the egg pasta  and the warehouse have been subsequently created. The slate roof, the beams and the outside walls are original and have been restructured over the years by Antonio D’Addetta’s sons. Everything in this restaurant have been meticulously adapted in order to represent the excellence within this territory.

The restaurant was opened in 2004 and in 2009 was awarded as restaurant of the year from the Accademia Italiana Gastronomia Storica (Italian Historic Gastronomy Academy). It is a family-run restaurant, Alessandra and Giovanni are in charge of the dining room whereas the kitchen is managed by Gabriella D’Addetta and chef Francesco Ambrosini who is also the Emilian responsible of the Italian Historic Gastronomy Academy.

Our area is renowned for food products and its excellent cuisine which can boast specialities like the Parmigiano Reggiano, the Parma ham, the Zibello culatello, the Felino salami, the Porcino mushroom, the black pig as well as wines like Lambrusco, Fontana and Malvasia.

Each product come from our territory, grasslands and woods. Our gatherers bring us any kind of fresh mushrooms (Porcini, Prugnoli, Galletti, Ovuli), truffles (in particular the black one), soft fruit and chestnuts.

In particular the Porcino mushroom is the king of our menu. Francesco and Gabriella choose the best ones to create unique dishes, starting from appetizers, starters, soups, second courses and side dishes. As of tradition, they daily prepare the pastry to handling make staffed pasta like anolini, tortelli di patate (egg pasta stuffed with potatoes) and tortelli di erbetta (egg pasta stuffed with herbs).

Amongst our typical desserts there is the “Spongata di Berceto” (a Christmas cake) made with a preparation which takes several months. The mould is made of walnut wood, handling carved from the carpenter of the village. Other special desserts which are very appreciated by the lovers of good food are those made with walnuts like castagnaccio and patona baked with testo, a particular local pan, over walnut leaves.