Villa La Personala: An Italian Country House Hotel with Centuries of Royal History, Offering the Best Experiences in the Beautiful Emilia Romagna Region in Italy.


“It’s a historic home with all the charm it deserves.” – Elleeci, Italy

“We absolutely love the place. It’s peaceful and quiet. The hospitality was great and the food was delicious. We will definitely come back next time.” – Anto, Hong Kong

Villa like from a fairy tale.” – Lucia, Slovakia

“Everything is perfect, the welcome, the pool, the rooms, the breakfast. The Emilia dream!” – Benoit, Belgium

The Contessa Shop

When you visit Villa La Personala, don’t forget to explore our onsite and online shop, where you’ll find  “La selezione della Contessa.”

This selection was personally curated by Contessa Angelica Ferri Personali, featuring a handpicked assortment of exquisite, Italian-made products sourced from the heart of the region.

The Luxury Suites

Villa La Personala is open all year-round, family-friendly, and boasts 12 ensuite bedrooms. Each space is thoughtfully adorned, bridging the gap between historical charm and modern Italian culture.

Eleven of these rooms are in the ancient tower, a relic from the 1100s. Room 11 even conceals the original peep hole windows, which once served as the vigilant eyes against potential invaders.

Right next door, a separate building across the courtyard houses a private honeymoon suite. This gem offers a private entrance, a Jacuzzi, and a spacious bathroom. Its romantic allure, with views over the courtyard and the picturesque countryside, makes it the ideal choice for romantic escapes, anniversary celebrations, and wedding nights.

Tailor Made "Once in a Lifetime" Experiences

We are nestled in the heart of Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy, the perfect place where you can immerse yourself in Italy’s most famous industries of food and drink, motor and luxury cars, heritage and culture, and wellness.

Meet our resident tour and experiences experts, whose mission is to craft tailored adventures that suit your needs and dreams. From culinary explorations to adrenaline-fueled escapades, our offerings cater to every palate and passion. The experiences are diverse, with prices starting at €100 and vary according to your preferences.

Welcome to Villa La Personala

Experience the history and Italian hospitality of Villa La Personala, the former noble residence of Count Fabrizio Ferri Personali, and many generations of his family, including his daughter,     Contessa Angelica Ferri Personali.

Lovingly restored in 2022, this charming boutique hotel boasts 12 luxury bedrooms, many of which are situated in the ancient medieval tower, a historical structure dating back to the 1100s. Take a stroll through our organic vegetable and herb garden, and then stop by our onsite shop to discover some of the finest Italian-made products from the region.  We also offer beautiful event spaces for weddings, private gatherings, and corporate events.

Throughout the years, Villa La Personala has played host to royalty, esteemed film stars, and influential political leaders. It has also witnessed countless weddings and joyous celebrations, and now, we invite you to create your own unforgettable memories with us.

Stay in the Heart of Emilia Romagna

The country house hotel is located in San Giacomo Roncole in Mirandola, just a 30-minute drive from the vibrant city of Modena and only an hour from Bologna, recently rated by Condé Nast Traveller as the city with the best food in the world.

It sits on 3,500 square meters of beautiful Italian countryside, surrounded by farms, UNESCO protected industries such as Parmigiana Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Italy’s famous motor valley, the home of luxury car companies: Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani and Lamborghini. In addition, the villa is also a short drive to many global headquarters for ceramics, mechanical, artificial intelligence and biomedical companies.

Meet Contessa Angelica Ferri Personala

Contessa Angelica Ferri Personali is the daughter of Count Fabrizio and Contessa Fiorella. She is not only a respected Chartered Accountant and statutory auditor but also a distinguished graduate in economics and commerce from the esteemed University of Modena.

After a devastating earthquake that rocked most of the region, it was her unwavering dedication and vision that spearheaded a decade-long restoration of the family home into a multi-purpose villa.

“Villa La Personala is incredibly special to me. It has been in my family for centuries and is a part of the Italian history, dating back to the 1100s.

My family has lived here throughout the centuries, including myself and my parents. I personally have many beautiful memories growing up at the villa, celebrating special events, including my very own wedding in 2012 and the baptism of my children in the family chapel nearby.

In 2012, a major earthquake hit the region, and destroyed a large part of our villa. But like all the generations before me, who lived at the villa and contributed to making it a welcoming place, we were determined to return it back to life.

Our family’s wish was to open it up to the public to enjoy and experience the surrounding area. We worked with several local architects, artisans, and restoration experts to ensure that we kept the historical integrity in place, but at the same time transforming it into a modern, multi-purpose space to host events, weddings, celebrations, and a boutique hotel.

When you visit, I hope you feel all the love and care that was put into “our home”.

We look forward to welcoming you at Villa La Personala soon.” – Contessa Angelica Ferri Personali


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