WELCOME TO CASA NINA
A Slice of Heaven
Casa Nina B&B is located within the park of an ancient and outstanding villa at the doors of Toirano. It offers its customers three different bedrooms wich are furnished and decorated according to styles from different ages: that’s where their names – “Yesterday”, “Today” and “Tomorrow”- come from.
Its central position let you easily reach by walk distance the main points of interest: supermarkets, restaurants and pizzerias, agritourisms, children’s playgrounds, a post office and a pharmacy, but also the old car-free town centre, and the ethnographic museum. Most trained people can have a nice walk to Toirano Caves which are otherwise in a short drive away. In front of Casa Nina there’s a large free car park and just a few steps away you will find a bus stop, a tennis court and nature trails. Moreover, just a few more kilometers away, you can also visit the town of Loano with its lovely harbour, its characteristic heart “Carugio”, a minigolf, a skating rink, a swimming pool and several beaches. Casa Nina B&B offers its customers a full breakfast served in the living room open and available to guests 24h/24h.
Casa Nina is located in a residential complex built in the late 19th century by Pietro Mainero, called Biundin, after his return from Uruguay.
He was poor when he left Toirano and he came back as a rich man as it happens in fairytales.
Given the size of his fortune, he could have moved anywhere in Italy or in the world but he came back home where he used part of his money and talent to help poor people and to improve his town: this let him be chosen as mayor (and “meritorious mayor” as he passed away)
At that time, the most important Italian people attended his house and all its parts, one of which is Casa Nina. There, the decision was taken to give birth in Genoa to the street named “Via XX Settembre” (built on some land Pietro bought after his return from Southern America).
His son Antonio, and then Antonio’s daughter Paola (called Nina) inherited the property, which then also included vineyards and orchards for about 3 hectares.
Nina did not keep the entire property for herself, yet she let her daughters’ families and her descendants enjoy it: after all those years, they remember this as the most beautiful place ever.
Casa Nina’s builiding once homed a horse stud turned into homes a long time ago: Nina actually lived in the house that was named after her, while his mother Barbara Quartero lived in the main house.