Casa Maria Luigia: An Intimate Paradise for Food and Relaxation in Italy

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Casa Maria Luigia is far different from your typical hotel, bed and breakfast, or holiday resort. To start, it’s a meticulously restored 18th-century estate that has been transformed into a haven of culinary delights, artistic indulgence, and pure relaxation.

Here are a few reasons why it should be on your bucket list:

A Gastronomic Gem

For discerning food lovers, Casa Maria Luigia is a dream come true. The on-site restaurant, Francescana at Casa Maria Luigia, is led by the legendary Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana consistently ranks among the world’s best and consistently boasts 3 Michelin stars. Even if you can’t secure a reservation at Osteria Francescana, you’re guaranteed an exclusive table to experience Bottura’s culinary genius here. Imagine innovative dishes that play with tradition, prepared with fresh, local ingredients, all served in an intimate setting. The dining area also has an incredible and memorable breakfast spread, which guests will not soon forget. Best of all? A memorable a la carte breakfast is served here every morning.

A Boutique Escape

With a limited number of rooms, Casa Maria Luigia offers an intimate and exclusive experience. Each space is a work of art, beautifully designed with bespoke details and artwork, such as handcrafted furniture and original paintings by local artists, creating an ambiance that feels more like a private residence than a hotel room.

Beyond the Room

While relaxation is paramount, there’s plenty to keep you occupied beyond your room. Explore the estate’s picturesque gardens, with their vibrant flower beds and serene water features, dip in the swimming pool, or challenge yourself on the tennis court. The on-site fitness center doubles as a one-of-a-kind art gallery, adding a touch of inspiration to your workout.

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A Personalized Touch

The staff at Casa Maria Luigia is committed to providing a truly personalized experience for each guest. From sharing the estate's rich history to recommending hidden gems in Modena, they're dedicated to making your stay unforgettable. Every detail is meticulously considered, from the complimentary local treats in your room to the never-ending supply of delectable snacks and drinks throughout the day, all tailored to your preferences.

Things to Consider

Casa Maria Luigia is ideal for those seeking a luxurious escape focusing on food and relaxation. However, with its limited number of rooms and focus on fine dining, it may be more suitable for couples or solo travelers who can fully indulge in the experience. Families or budget travelers may find the intimate setting and high-end dining less accommodating to their needs. Plan to stay for two nights to truly indulge and relax.

Al Gatto Verde

The recently opened Al Gatto Verde is part of the Casa Maria Luigia complex, a passion project of world-renowned chef Massimo Bottura, which is led by Chef Jessica Rosval. Known for his innovative take on Italian cuisine, Bottura has earned three Michelin stars for his Osteria Francescana in Modena. Al Gatto Verde offers a more casual approach but still reflects Bottura's culinary genius. 


Casa Maria Luigia is a unique destination that caters to a discerning clientele. It's a place to indulge in culinary artistry, unwind in a beautiful setting, and experience the warmth of Italian hospitality. If you're looking for an unforgettable escape that seamlessly blends luxury with a touch of home, Casa Maria Luigia is a perfect choice, offering you the best of both worlds.

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Be sure to visit Casa Maria Luigia's website ( or call +39 334 655 5554 for reservations, as they're closed on Tuesdays and Mondays.

Courtney Brandt

Hi, I'm Courtney, an American author and expat. My articles seek to share unique culinary and hospitality experiences from the UAE and beyond. I'm currently living in Dubai and have lived in the GCC since 2007. ...(Read More)

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