The natural beauty of the region is reflected in the panoramic views and waterfalls along the side of the roads. Located in the mountainous region, Itaipaiva is approximately 68 km from Rio de Janeiro. It has exquisite gastronomic attractions and exciting nights. Rural producers and suppliers of trout, mushrooms, honey, aromatic herbs, organic vegetables and snails have multiplied over the years. Artisanal producers of cheese and chocolate are also well known in Itaipava. Antique dealers, artisans and plastic artists have settled here. Today, Cariocas can enjoy “cold” winter days here while savoring a Fondue served with good wines by the heat of fireplaces.