The Val di Rabbi is defined by its landscape, one which retains its traditions and its cultural and physical heritage in all forms.
The farmhouses are evidence of all of this. The traditional farmhouses are the ultimate in mountain buildings, made entirely from wood and stone. They were once both the farmers’ home and their place of work, with the hayloft and cowsheds. As an old family home, the maso, as these farmhouses are called in Italian, is usually surrounded by grassy fields used for hay or to graze animals before taking them up to the summer pastures.
The farmers would mainly live there from late autumn to late spring, when the family would have to return to the valley with their animals. These farmhouses are part of a rich, authentic heritage which is always a joy to behold. You can see them everywhere, scattered across the whole valley, whilst there are also special footpaths such as the ‘Percorso dei Masi di Valorz’ and other walks which take you to them.
Rabbi Vacanze has launched a new rating system for holiday homes in the Val di Rabbi using ‘nests’. The aim is to provide full transparency about the information provided and the facilities on offer. Download the document to find out more about how they are graded.