Coltiviamo Sogni, in Switzerland’s Valposchiavo, offers a different kind of Swiss farm stay experience. Located on the estate of Piccoli Frutti, these agritourism accommodations include tours of the berry farm, as well as wine tastings at an Italian vineyard just across the border.
Piccoli Frutti, which means “little fruits” in Italian, grows blueberries, blackberries, currants, strawberries, raspberries, chestnuts and more. In 2016, the farm added Coltiviamo Sogni. During my summer stay there, co-owner Nicolò Paganini gave me a tour of his company’s fields of fresh berries. The blackberry bushes were heavy with newly ripened fruit, some ready for picking.
Regional Dining at Coltiviamo Sogni
Coltiviamo Sogni (“cultivating dreams”) operates as a bed and breakfast; your room rate includes a morning buffet of regional products in its cozy dining room. This includes Piccoli Frutti’s fresh berries (in season), fruit juices and jams and more.
In the evenings, you can also order dinner at Coltiviamo Sogni. The menu features elegant dishes inspired by the region, with some berry accents. To accompany your meal, you can choose from a selection of wines from La Perla, a partner company of this bed and breakfast. Based in the Valtellina region of Italy, it has 3.5 hectares of vines that you have the opportunity to visit during your stay. The vineyard produces primarily red wines, as well as a sparkling wine made with Pignola grapes.
How to get there:
By train: Approximately 2 hours by train from Pontresina. Train station: Campascio (stop on demand).
By car: About 50 minutes by car from Pontresina and about 3 hours and 45 minutes from Zürich.
Coltiviamo Sogni, Via Cantonale 225, 7748 Campascio, +41 (0)79 610 27 77, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order online: If you can’t make it to Valposchiavo, you can order jam, fruit syrups and other products from Piccoli Frutti and wines from La Perla online.