The Barolo Langhe is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the world’s best and most varied wine-producing areas. Vines stretch in every direction, broken only by hazelnut groves, hilltop villages and medieval castles.
Tourism is low-key and the pace of life is slow. Wine tastings can last an entire afternoon. And with Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba, Dolcetto, Nascetta and many more wines produced in just this small area, it’s easy to see why!
The International Slow Food movement is based just a few minutes from the Villa, while Alba hosts the annual International White Truffle Festival. And there are dozens of amazing restaurants to choose from; from tiny Osterie to Michelin-starred destinations.
There are also miles and miles of well-signed footpaths, world-class cycling, hiking in the nearby Alps, or you could just relax in the pool!
Winters are cold and often snowy. By February though, the sun is usually back and temperatures rise fast
Spring is magnificent. Warm, sunny days are interspersed with showers. There is a real feel of nature reawakening after the cold winter
Summer is usually hot and sunny, with the occasional thunderstrom freshening things up
Autumn is the real show-stopper… Cool, but sunny days see the vines change colour, the grapes harvested and white truffles begin to grow in the forests