Let's discover Borgo dei Gatti a magnificent relais, the first part of a major redevelopment project.
Golferenzo is one of the many small villages in Italy that has slowly gone depopulated. It's a country place, full of vineyards and characteristic narrow streets, located in the hills of Oltrepò Pavese. But some landscapes are part of the soul and the memory often turns into a desire to rebuild: this is what happened with Borgo dei Gatti (litterally "Cats Village"), the first piece of a grand plan to revive this magnificent forgotten village.
The relais was designed to convey precise sensations to guests, linked to a slower pace than in the cities, a shelter from commitments and deadlines, in a setting where time seems to have stopped. Those choosing to stay here are welcomed inside the Cà, authentic dwellings renovated with all possible attention. Full of a "rustic" and delightful charm, they can satisfy the needs of all types of guests.
If you happen to pass through the village during the Christmas season also, do not miss the chance to participate in the typical Christmas markets, where you can buy handicrafts and food and wine specialties, and have fun thanks to the shows put on by buskers in the streets festively lit for the occasion.
Borgo dei Gatti: a gem in Lombardy countryside
Golferenzo, as we said, is a tiny town but so rich in wonders that a stop here is just a must! To begin, the pride of the place is viticulture, with its production of excellent wines such as Moscato and Pinot Noir. The vineyards can be visited, and for enthusiasts, there is also the possibility of booking real experiences, complete with a final tasting.
Staying on the subject, visiting the Corkscrew Museum, full of rarities and unique historical evidence, might be nice.
In addition to food and wine tastings, Golferenzo can also be the right choice in case you are simply fond of hiking and nature: in the fantastic six-legged rides, you will be accompanied by an exceptional friend, the horse, with which exploring the scenic beauty of the village in a comfortable and original way.
For lovers of sports and outdoor activities, in addition to horseback riding, there is a wide range of options to choose from: Nordic walking among the vineyards, e-bike experiences, and yoga classes.
Borgo dei Gatti: dwellings and surroundings
The adorable Ca' in Borgo dei Gatti currently available are 7, each one unique in its own way, with names reminiscent of ancient traditions and already conveying a whiff of authenticity: Ca' del Pum Rus, Ca' del Pusten, Ca' dl'Erminia Ca' dal Muscaté, Ca' dal Laur, Ca' di Rugal, Villa Laura. More details about these fantastic dwellings can be found right on the Relais website, where there is also an opportunity to admire photos of the houses and imagine how exciting it must be to find yourself among these romantic stone walls surrounded by greenery.
If you decide to stay in one of these dreamy cottages, your "immersion" in relaxation can only be said to be complete after a swim in the Relais's pool: gorgeous and surrounded by a fantastic garden, it will make it really hard for you to leave this idyllic dimension.
Starting next June then, to welcome you there will also be a SPA!
The experience at the Borgo, while carefully respecting the atmosphere of yesteryear, will also be full of special pampering and attention, such as breakfast delivered in a basket, with lots of sweet and savoury delights. Plus, if you have special dietary needs, all you have to do is ask!
Everything stems from the desire to make the Borgo a reference point for slow tourism enthusiasts and for all those wishing to give themselves a tender pampering, in sweet company or with the family... Or even in the perfect relaxation of a solo trip, why not! The relais is the ideal starting point for a total "rebirth". It is the first step in a project also including the osteria La Corte del Lupo (a restaurant with "good, clean and fair" raw materials) and the Bottega del Lino, the perfect place to buy local products with unique and genuine flavours.