The Villa is nestled among the vines in the heart of the Barolo zone. Close to everything, yet immersed in the peace of the countryside
We are surrounded by world class wineries and tiny artisanal producers. Walk or drive to hundreds of cantine. You can walk to the nearest cantine.
From tiny osterie to Michelin-starred destinations, the Langhe has it all. There are dozens of restaurants within a 5-minute drive
The Villa has the perfect location… nestled among the vines, in the peace and quiet of the countryside, yet just a few minutes Novello, La Morra, Barolo and Monforte, which offer some of the best wineries and restaurants in the world.
We are outside the hilltop village of Novello –one of just 11 villages in which Barolo wine can be produced. You can walk from the garden into the vines and follow footpaths which reach Novello in about 35 minutes. The village has four restaurants, three cafes, three wine shops, a small grocery store, a bakery and a communal wine cellar. Alternatively, you can follow well-signposted footpaths to Barolo, La Morra, Monforte d’Alba and beyond.
If you’re not feeling so active, jump in the car and you have dozens of villages to choose from within just a few minutes.
The Barolo Zone is part of the Langhe, a small, hilly, wine area (think Tuscany but with fewer tourists) in Piemonte, between Turin and the Italian Rivieria. Turin is just 45 minutes away, and you can be hiking in the Alps or sunning yourself on a beach within an hour or so.
Turin – 70km (1 hour)
Geneva – 140km (2 hours)
Milan – 170km (2 hours)
Bra – 17km (15 mins)
Alba – 17km (15 mins)
The closest airport is Turin, which is a 1-hour drive from the house.
Genova is 1.5 hours, Milan Malpensa is 2 hours, Milan Linate is 2 hours, Milan Bergamo is 2.5 hours and Nice is just under 3 hours.
The nearest train stations are Bra and Alba.
Both have regular services to and from Turin, where you can connect to services running to the airport, to Milan and the rest of Italy, or even to Paris.
We strongly recommend you hire a car for your stay. We are located in the countryside and Uber doesn’t exist here!
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 in Bra just 15 minutes from the Villa; truffle hunters scour the forests beneath the house; and there are dozens of amazing restaurants to choose from… from tiny Osterie to Michelin-starred destinations.
Once you’ve eaten and drunk too much, you might need some exercise… There are miles and miles of footpaths, world-class cycling, hiking in the nearby Alps, or you could just relax in the pool!
The house is in the Barolo Langhe. This is a group of just 11 villages within which Barolo, can be produced. Each village contains a ‘Cantina Comunale’, which is a cellar where you can taste (and buy) all of the wines produced within that village. You could spend a very enjoyable lifetime tasting wine with the local producers and never make it to all of them.
Piemonte (or Piedmont in English), in Italy’s north-west, is bordered by France, Switzerland and Liguria. It is a wonderfully varied area made up of mountains, lakes, foothills and plains. On a clear day, it feels as if you can touch the snow-capped Alps, dominated by Monviso. You can ski in the morning, swim in the sea in afternoon and drink Barolo in the evening.
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