About Us

“I have spent this whole bright, beautiful day in the open air. As soon as I come near to mountains I am attracted by their minerals again... I rode on horseback to Paderno, where the so-called Bolognese heavy spar is found. Little cakes are made from it which, when calcined and then exposed to the light, will afterwards glow in the dark.” Johann Wolfgang Goethe


Sometimes the most beautiful projects begin with a dream

Our dream was to create a place which combined our love for art and attachment to nature with our passion for authentic flavours, for sharing and hospitality. Fienile Fluò was born of this dream, in a magical place – a restored old hay barn, immersed in the peace of the Bolognese hills, nestled between the gullies and the centuries-old trees. In the 17th century, among these ravines in the vicinity of Monte Paderno, a mineral was discovered with unusual phosphorescent properties which influenced the imagination of the period and attracted artists, scientists and travellers from all over Europe, becoming the inspiration for literature, fantastic theories and scientific disputes. The story behind this stone was the inspiration for our name. With a little artistic licence, phosphorescent became fluorescent – Fluò – the “fluorescent hay barn”! The reserves of this famous stone are unfortunately now exhausted, but on the heels of its fortunate and illustrious story we are now ourselves trying to attract artists inspired by the beauty of the location to this hillside oasis of calm, along with travellers keen to discover our hospitality, our cuisine and our cultural and artistic activities.

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Fienile Fluò shares its space, projects, dreams and goals with the and the La Rovere Colli di Paderno farm and the Crexida cultural association.


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The La Rovere Colli di Paderno farm grows fruit, vegetables and cereals, produces wine and runs a farm restaurant offering authentic food based on local organic produce.

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The Crexida cultural association is engaged in the production of theatrical performances as well as managing Fienile Fluò's cultural schedule, with events and shows held in the old haybarn and wonderful outdoor spaces.


Here is the team behind Fienile Fluò:


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Angelica is an actress and founder of Crexida. In 2008 one of her dreams came true with the opening of Fienile Fluò, where she is the artistic director and creative driving force.

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Elisabetta, an ex-university lecturer and expert in food microbiology, is the culinary brains behind our kitchen, always busy experimenting with new recipes.

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Paolo, a retired lawyer, is engaged in the management for La Rovere Colli di Paderno farm, and he is responsible for the wine production, together with Elia and Giacomo.

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Francesca is Fienile Fluò's coordinator and chief organisational person. She also plays a part in putting on creative and practical well-being activities for children and adults.


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Monica, together with Angelica, works to organise and schedule the cultural events put on by Crexida at Fienile Fluò.

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Edoardo is the imaginative chef who runs our kitchen alongside Elisabetta, helped by Saverio and Ludovica.

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Alessandro, Beppe, Giuseppe, Elisabetta, Licia give a friendly welcome to the farm restaurant and B&B's guests, helping them with anything else they might need during their stay.

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Others who play a part in our project are lecturer and film critic Roy Menarini, graphic designer Chiara Anaclio, art therapist Daniela Poggipollini, entertainer Eleonora Moschini, photographer Giovanni Villa and theatre technicians Marco Gigliotti and Andrea Bondi.