A very common hunt in Italy that undoubtedly fascinates the hunter who loves ungulates big game hunting?

There is no doubt: fallow deer hunting in Italy is a perfect mix of emotions and beauty. Sighting, among the thick woods of the Ligurian Apennines the characteristic white spots of the coat of this wonderful deer, gives unique emotions to the hunter.

Are you looking for a magical place to practice this fascinating and evocative hunt? On the Piedmontese Apennines on the border with Liguria, there is an area highly suited for ungulates.

Hunters from Colorado at Cascina Emanuere hunting estate

John and his wife from Colorado with Luca Bogarelli and the huge fallow deer trophy just hunted

And it is exactly in this area that for the coming season, we offer our customers the opportunity to hunt fallow deer and other species of wildlife according to the quotas.

An uncontaminated place not at all anthropized and very rich in game: wild boar, deer, roe deer, and fallow deer populate this area in large numbers.

It is a private reserve of about two thousand hectares frequented by very few hunters and recognized as the Private estate with the greatest hunting culture and quality in Italy thanks to obsessive attention to its wildlife management which has produced a considerable number of beautiful “palanconi”(huge trophy fallow deer).

A highly exclusive hunting reserve where fallow deer are the main attraction as the area is particularly suitable for this cervide: dense thickets alternating with meadows and abandoned crops and closed valleys rich in water where the “Dama” finds its ideal habitat.

Even the most experienced hunter upon spotting the noble antlers of the buck will be overwhelmed by emotions and will get lost in admiring the beauty of nature.

Our selective program includes two hunting days in the beautiful setting of the Ligurian-Piedmontese Apennines near the tiny medieval village of Grondona.

The roaring fallow deer hunt in the hunting period between October and November, it is very exciting as well as stalking hunting or the more restful from the high seat. For fallow deer hunting we recommend rifles between 270 and various 30 including 7 mm.

The hunting lodge “Locanda del Daino” is located among the most unspoiled nature of the reserve. The structure is a charming building with an “olden time” atmosphere with lounges bedrooms and common areas that have remained unchanged at the beginning of the century.

Hunting trophies, hanging on the walls watch over guests who can enjoy a typical quality cuisine. A cold room and an internal butcher’s shop are available to every hunter.

hunting lodge in Cascina Emanuele hunting estate

Hunting lodge in Cascina Emanuele hunting estate

Things to Do and See Near Grondona

Grondona is a small town of about 500 inhabitants located in the province of Alessandria, in Piedmont, Italy. It is an ideal place for those looking for peace and relaxation, but also for those looking for a bit of history and culture.

Grondona is located about 50 km from Alessandria, 100 km from Turin, 120 km from Genoa, and 150 km from Milan.

Things to See

  • The Castle of Grondona is an imposing medieval construction that dominates the town center. It is open to the public by reservation and houses a museum that tells the history of the town and its territory.
  • The Church of San Sebastiano is a religious building dating back to the 12th century. Inside, it preserves 15th-century frescoes.
  • The Civic Museum of Grondona houses a collection of archaeological, paleontological and numismatic artifacts.

Things to Do

  • Hiking and trekking. The area surrounding Grondona offers numerous trails that wind through hills, woods and vineyards.
  • Biking. The bicycle path that runs along the Scrivia River is a great opportunity for a bike ride.
  • Fishing. The Scrivia River is an ideal place to fish for trout, carp and other fish.
  • Gastronomy. Grondona is a place rich in culinary tradition. Try the typical dishes of Piedmontese cuisine, such as bagna cauda, ​​veal tonnato and hazelnut cake.

Some Places to Visit nearby

  • Casale Monferrato, about 25 km from Grondona, is a city rich in history and culture. Visit the Cathedral, the Castle and the Civic Gallery.
  • Alessandria, about 50 km from Grondona, is the capital city of the province. Visit the Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Ethnographic Museum.
  • The Langhe, about 100 km from Grondona, are an area rich in vineyards and medieval villages. Visit the cities of Alba, Barolo and Barbaresco.

For those who want to take it easy, there is the “Locanda del Daino” inside the reserve.

The ancient hunting lodge of the Genoese oil family Garrone becomes home to anyone who wants to spend a different time, rediscover the wonder of simplicity that is nostalgia and surprise, abandon themselves to nature, rediscover family gestures and traditional flavors.

Elements typical of a hunting lodge from the late 1800s meet a refined and attentive design that gives evocative and nostalgic suggestions. Characteristic rooms and environments, 30 selected seats where you can have lunch, dinner, have a snack or an aperitif, and 4 rooms where you can stay overnight.

A genuine and kind cuisine that tells a place and a time through the voice of chef Giacomo dell’Aglio. A menu that changes with the seasons, where game and local products are the stars. Intense flavors, combinations that surprise, high-quality raw materials treated with respect and presented with creativity.

The Locanda del Daino is an emotional refuge that speaks the language of welcome, care and sharing, and nourishes the soul with the beauty of nature.

Fallow Deer hunt in Italy hunting lodge

The Valle Spinti: The territory and its products

The Locanda del Daino is a small pearl nestled in the faunistic-hunting company Cascina Emanuele di Grondona, in the province of Alessandria, on the edge of the Ligurian-Piedmont Apennines. An uncontaminated territory that extends for 2,200 hectares, between the Valle Spinti and the Val Borbera, a hunting reserve and home to wild flora and fauna. The raw materials that this land offers are a hymn to authenticity. All dishes are prepared with local products. From game to vegetables and fruit: everything is produced in the surrounding valleys.


Grondona is a charming place that offers a wide choice of activities and attractions for all tastes. It is an ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend or a longer vacation to discover Piedmont before or after your fallow deer hunt.

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Luca Bogarelli Professional hunter Montefeltro

Montefeltro Staff, Luca Bogarelli

“Luca Bogarelli loves hunting and nature, experiencing both in a comprehensive manner. Adding to this, his passion for travel has led him over the years to explore places, people, and unique wildlife around the world.

A self-described ‘traveler with a rifle’, Luca has gathered hunting experiences across nearly the entire African continent, as well as in Asia, America, and Europe, in all the countries of hunting interest.”