Bathroom with shower: 3
Bathroom with tub: 4
VILLA PIEMONTE – NEAR ALESSANDRIAVilla Piemonte is an old farmhouse completely renovated 10 years ago, surrounded by 24,000 sq m of landscaped garden and 20 hectares of own vineyards.The villa is situated in the Monferrato/Langhe area of the Piemonte region, world famous for its wines (Barbera, Moscato, Grignolino and many others). Monferrato is also known as "Italy’s Kitchen"- the region of finest food (cheeses, meats), truffles and wine, rich lush farmland, endless vineyards and chocolate making empires.The area is particularly popular in autumn, when each village in the region holds a ‘sagra’ (festival) to celebrate either the local wine or the truffles. Wine tours can begin from within 5 minutes of the house.The region has the highest concentration of gourmet chefs in Italy. The area is also rich in history, pageantry and breathtaking scenery with picturesque lakes and hills, medieval hilltop villages and splendid castles.Villa Piemonte is just as short walk away from the nearest village with a grocery shop, a bar and a post office (500m approximately). This is a mostly flat, paved country road. More shops are available in another village nearby. Alessandria and Asti are within easy reach, ideal for day trips. Turin is the nearest airport.The house is 900 sq m, distributed on three levels.Ground Floor: Main entrance, sitting area near the fireplace, additional spacious sitting area (3 sofas), TV.Two stairs down: studio with Satellite TV, fax and internet, dining room with table for 12, large fully equipped kitchen with table for 8 (fireplace, hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, American coffee maker, Italian coffee maker, kettle, dishwasher).A separate laundry area has a sink, washing machine and dryer. Two guest toilets.From the dining room and the kitchen two exits to the garden.From the living area (door): one bedroom with double bed and ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi and wardrobe, one bedroom with two single beds and ensuite bathroom with shower, separate entrance.Note: the villa can also be rented without these 2 bedrooms for up to 12 people.From the living room, there is a door that leads to a private staff bedroom area.From both of the extremities of the living area two stairs to the second level.Second level: two sitting areas, one with TV, log fire, card table, large windows with great views of garden and vineyards, a complete indipendent suite with two 120cm beds, wardrobe and bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub.On the other side access to the other bedrooms: one single bedroom with ensuite bath with Jacuzzi, one bedroom with kingsize bed (200cm), one bedroom with three single beds, bathroom with shower, one bedroom with kingsize bed (200cm) with ensuite bathroom with big Jacuzzi, one bedroom with two single beds with ensuite bathroom with shower.Cellar: part of the old wine cellar has been adapted with a home-theatre and a billiard table, guest toilet.There are 3 patios arround the house, equipped with tables and chairs for breakfast and perfect to relax in the sun.The pool area: swimming pool (20m x 10m) with pool house housing a fully equipped kitchen (hob, oven, three sinks, two refrigerators, American coffee maker, Italian coffee maker, toaster). There are two separate changing rooms with their own sink, WC and shower. A shared sauna is between these rooms. Around the pool there are sun lounges with pool towels, a round table with umbrella for 8 people. There is a BBQ under a covered patio with table for 12 people.Other facilities: tennis court (suitable also for soccer), DVD and CD player, table tennis, snooker/pool table, children pool, children playground with swings, parking within the property (fenced), iron, hairdryer, kitchen garden from where guests can pick fresh vegetables. The villa is fully air-conditioned. Some bicycles, highchairs and baby cots available at no extra cost.The price includes: maid service 4 hours per day (excluding Sunday), bed linen changed once a week, bathroom and pool towels changed twice a week, welcome lunch/dinner.Sleeps 16 - Code PI001Distances: Turin 122kmMilan Linate 136kmMilan Malpensa 149kmGenoa 100kmPortofino: 136 kmCasale Monferrato: 56 kmAsti: 34 kmAlessandria: 31 kmNizza Monferrato: 19 kmCanelli: 18 kmAcqui Terme: 14 km
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Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders Switzerland and France. True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.
The Alps form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys like Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d'Ossola. The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.
Turin Turin is the capital of the region and is well worth a visit with its history and rich culture. There are numerous monuments and interesting sites such as the Royal Palace, the Basilica di Superga, the Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) and the Mole Antonelliana. The city offers many art galleries, museums, churches, palaces, piazzas, parks and gardens, as well as restaurants and bars.
The Reggia di Venaria Palace is a splendid and extremely charming architectural structure, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not to be missed are also the other Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, the Palazzo Carignano, the hunting lodge at Stupinigi, the Royal Castle at Racconigi and Palazzo Madama.
The Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) are beautiful masterpieces of religious architecture spread all over the region's mountaintops: Varallo Sesia, Serralunga di Crea and Ponzano Monferrato, Orta San Giulio, Ghiffa and Domodossola.
The Piedmont shore of Lake Maggiore is filled with famous resorts, such as Arona with its 17th-Century colossal statue of Saint Carlo, Stresa and the Borromean Islands, with accommodation facilities, villas and gardens.
In Piedmont, Italian Breaks offers luxury self-catering villas with pool for large parties, like Villa Piemonte and Villa Barbera.
FOOD The most popular specialties of the regional cuisine are fonduta and bagna cauda, two warm and out-of-this-world dips. Some delicious dishes are the mixed fry, braised beef in Barolo wine, civet of hare and a wide array of cheese: toma, robiola, bruss from the Langhe, gorgonzola from Novara, and sernium from Biella.
Typical desserts of the region are Turin chocolate, bicciolani of Vercelli, crumiri of Casale and the baci di dama cookies from Alessandria and Asti.
Piedmont is the region that produces the largest number of world-known and prize-winning wines, such as Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Grignolino, Malvasia and Asti Spumante. The wines produced in the region are predominantly strong reds, the perfect complement to the rich and hearty cuisine featuring ‘fonduta’ (similar to the Swiss cheese fondue), rice, meats, pastas, stuffed vegetables and the famous white truffles. However, there are also excellent white wines like the Asti Spumante to accompany the traditional rich pastries and fine chocolate products such as ‘panna cotta’ and the ‘gianduiotti’ (chocolates).