We are not Bed&Breakfast or an Hotel, so what is self-catering?

Self-catering is not having to get up at a set time for breakfast so if you fancy a lovely long lie-in, or even breakfast in bed, it’s possible. You don’t have to worry about the time for other meals either you simply cook your own.
Self-catering gives you complete freedom to come and go as you please and to eat when you want and what you want.

Casa Terracotta’s kitchen is well equipped and practical to use.
There is no better way to sample the local produce than to purchase it at one of the local markets or shops, bring it home and cook it to your own taste. And you know exactly what you are eating.
You have complete control of all your holiday activities; no need to creep back at night-time either!
You have your own key and Casa Terracotta is yours for the duration of your stay.

Kettle, toaster, microwave, hotplate, oven/grill, fridge with freezer box, pots and pans its all there!

There is also the possibility of purchasing fresh eggs locally or seasonal vegetables from Suzanne’s plot or from local organic growers. She will also get basic supplies in for you if necessary. And of course the Region has a wealth of well know food stuffs; Barilla pasta, Balsamico vinegar from Modena, Parma ham and cheese and also culatello and Felino salame, mortadella and ragu from Bologna, pancetta and coppa from Piacenza and for the less squeamish tender and sweet horse meat from Bardi. Oh yes and not forgetting Borgotaro’s mushrooms.

Tea-towels, oven-mits and an apron are available and the kitchen is also equipped with a smoke detector and fire blanket.

There is no need to purchase water as there is an abundant supply of fresh mineral water. Masanti’s water is bottled and exported world wide, you will also find it in many restaurants.

Market Days: Monday: Borgo Val Di Taro.
Wednesday: Pontremoli.
Thursday: Bardi.
Saturday: Bedonia.

Local shop hours are generally 0800 -1230 hrs closed until 1600 – 1900 hrs, Monday to Saturday. Half day closing is Thursdays. Some shops are open Sunday mornings 0900 – 1200hrs

Local restaurants opening hours are generally 1200 – 1330 and 1800 – 2200 hrs.

Trattoria Oppici – Monte Vaca Bedonia Only 10 minutes away from us by car or via a walk through the woods
Have a look on the live web link with the view across the valley from their car park.

Le Due Spade, Bardi, 20-30 minutes away
Take in the castle and town before your delicious meal.