The villa is ideally located on the fringe of Mombaldone, a small village in the heart of the Piedmont region, with wonderful views across the surrounding countryside. The large, fully enclosed private gardens have a luxurious 11 metre swimming pool in the front lawns, surrounded by fruit trees and vines, with numerous areas for relaxing and dining in the sun or the shade.
The villa itself was recently renovated, with an emphasis on retaining the traditional qualities and comforts of the property, whilst being fully equipped with all modern conveniences including free WIFI. The well-proportioned rooms with marble floors and high ceilings emphasise the spacious interior and give a light, airy feel to the property.
The four-bedroomed property comfortably accommodates eight people and is ideally suited to extended families or two families holidaying together. There is everything on site for a self-contained holiday, but the location of the villa means that guests are on the doorstep of the world-famous vineyards of the Piedmont region, and less than an hour from the delights of the Italian Riviera. The property is easily accessible from the main Acqui Terme to Savona Road.
Mombaldone itself is the only village in the Asti region that is still surrounded by its original walls. The entrance to the ancient village is through a Gothic-style entrance door to the shelter, which has been preserved in its original medieval form. The most important monuments converge on Piazza Umberto at the centre of the village and although the 13th century castle is now little more than a ruin ravaged by time, it is also well worth a visit.
In the village there is a post office, shop, rail station, restaurant and local bar. The shop is open every day and supplies all the essentials required for a self-catering holiday including freshly baked bread. The train is a useful and practical way to visit the beautiful, small villages along Italian Riviera; tickets can be purchased from the post office. A 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk takes you to the village of Montechiaro D’Acqui, where there is a bank, ATM, chemist, butcher, baker, garage, bars, and one of the best pizza restaurants in the area.
Only 20 minutes’ drive from the villa is the spa town of Acqui Terme. It is steeped in history, yet has designer shops, boutiques, fabulous restaurants and great cafés as well as a hypermarket where you can purchase everything you may require for your stay.
The thermal water comes to the surface in Piazza Bollente, in the centre of town. People come from miles around to bottle the sulphuric scented water from the fountain, which is heated naturally to 75°C, due to its health giving properties.
Acqui Terme also boasts one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in Europe consisting of 3 linked pools, with areas for the very young, and for those that are very brave with 10 metre diving boards!
Turin is the regional capital and possesses many fine shops and museums of historical interest, which are well worth a visit. Serravalle Designer Outlet near Milan is Europe’s largest designer outlet with 180 stores and showcases many Italian brands such as Bulgari, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace, as well as other major international brands.
For a more relaxing day out, there are several Regional Parks and Nature Reserves within easy reach where you can see the local flora and fauna of this beautiful unspoilt landscape. A two hour drive to the North takes you to some of the most stunning lakes in Europe. These are Lakes Como, Maggiore, Lugano and Orta where one can relax and enjoy the views or partake in many of the water sports on offer.
There are 3 local golf clubs with one hours drive of the Villa that welcome visitors.TripAdvisor property ID 2305734...Read more
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