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- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- Sleeps 12
Type: HouseVilla Piemonte
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This villa is set in a tranquil position in the hills of Monferrato, set on its own private five acre forest and garden. It has easy access to the beach, mountains, the three main cities in the northwest of Italy (Genoa, Turin and Milan) and Lakes Orta and Maggiore. The property offers outstanding views over the Montferrato hills, valleys and hilltop villages. On a clear day, the Alps are clearly visible from the villa.
The original house has been standing for more than 250 years. It used to be a dwelling and large hayloft and barn where farm animals were kept. Today, the house has been transformed to modern accommodation with a commanding position ...Read more
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Cerrina Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy
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Piemonte sits in the extreme northwest of Italy. It borders France to the west, Switzerland and Valle D’Aosta to the north, and the Ligurian coastline to the south. The name of the region translates as the “foot of the mountains”.Piemonte has long been regarded as Italy’s little secret, the place where Italians go on holiday and a region that they like to keep as their own. It is renowned for its cuisine and wine production. The hills of Monferrato and the Langhe are home to the best Italian wines. Justly and widely regarded throughout Italy as the “food capital", food lovers from all over the world visit the area to sample its unique truffles.The real beauty of Piemonte is its accessibility to the mountains, beaches and the Italian Lakes. The Alps provide spectacular settings for ski resorts such as Sauze d’Oulx, Sestriere, Courmayeur and Pila to the north and Limone Piemonte to the southwest in the province of Cuneo. The villa's proximity to France and Switzerland makes skiing in world famous resorts just over the borders a real possibility.
No trip to Piemonte would be fully worthwhile without exploring the beautiful Italian lakes. Lake Maggiore and the smaller Lake Orta are on the west side of the region and will be on most visitors’ agendas soon after arrival.Piemonte boasts some of Europe’s most breathtaking landscapes with its rolling hills and valleys, making it ideal for those who enjoy sporting activities such as trekking, horse riding, cycling and golf.For those seeking the very best in shopping, the main cities of Turin, Milan and Genoa can be reached easily by car or by train from Alessandria, all in approximately 1 hour, so guests can indulge in the world of famous Italian designer brands.For great cuisine, Piemonte has all the ingredients: corn and rice grow in the fertile plains of the lower Po valley; apricots, peaches, figs and kiwi abound in Cuneo; the Lange is noted for its hazelnuts; and the Monferrato hills are world famous for their magnificent wines.In Piemonte, everyone has a favourite restaurant, knows an excellent butcher, baker and cheese producer, visits food markets regularly, collects wild herbs and mushrooms, hunts for truffles, and knows the best wine makers.The local cuisine is sophisticated, French influenced and always freshly prepared. A typical Piemonte meal consists of at least six courses. The Piemontese take their time over meals and love to spend hours with family and friends around the dining table. Wine is always part of the meal and is enjoyed reverently.Interestingly, the slow food movement, the Old World’s response to the fast food revolution, was founded in Piemonte in 1986. This does not mean that pizza, an import form the south, is unpopular. The towns in the region boast some excellent pizzerias.Traditionally, the Piemontese make their own pasta and cut it by hand. With twenty eggs per kilogram of flour and the lightest olive oil, it has very little in common with the pasta on supermarket shelves. Try it with freshly grated truffles and be delighted.Regional dishes include local game such as rabbit and boiled meat dishes of veal and ox tail. Local desserts include zabaglione, a decadent concoction of egg yolks, sugar and wine. Piemonte is also the birthplace of grissini, a crispy breadstick that is popular in Italian restaurants throughout the world.Piemonte produces some world famous wines in the chalk hills of Monferrato and further south in the Langhe. Of Italy’s 20 regions, Piemonte leads with the number of wines that meet the exacting DOC standards.