The Oltrepò Pavese is a land of stories and people. The history of Il Casale Denari is rooted in this boundless, unspoiled and unique territory. It’s easy to lose yourself in the multitude of itineraries here, exploring nature and food. It is a fertile land that offers excellent resources, shaped by authenticity and passion. Historical old towns are hidden amongst the vineyards and the hills, often dominated by mountain peaks, between the Straffora and Tidone Valleys. Whether you find yourself in the urban or rural areas, it’s the ancient beauty of nature that stands out.
The Oltrepò Pavese is beautifully green! It is made up of one hundred thousand hectares of land including hills and mountains. With its breathtaking views and panoramic terraces, the Oltrepò Pavese is the site of endless vineyards from which excellent white, red and sparkling wines are produced (such as the famous Pinot Nero and Riesling). Among the local culinary specialities, you can enjoy not only wine but cheese, cured meat and grains as well. The area of Santa Maria della Versa is home to the cultivation of multiple agricultural crops, however those of Il Casale Denari stand out. The grain produced here is sent every day to the nearby “Molini di Voghera” mill for the production of “Farina Oltrepò” flour.
But the specialities of this area don’t stop there: for example, there’s the famous Salami of Varzi, the Nisso cheese produced in Menconico and Quartirolo DOC, the natural Lombard soft cheese.
This enchanting territory really does exists, and it’s just a short distance from Milan….a timeless place where you can reconnect yourself with slow rhythms, ancient and rural traditions and experience a profound respect for our Earth.