‘Benvenuto’ and Welcome to ‘Il Piccolo Vigneto‘ or ‘The Small Vineyard’!
Have you ever dreamt of staying in an Italian vineyard?…..watching the sun set over a panoramic landscape of vines and mountains as you sip an ‘aperitivo‘ and plan which Italian restaurant to go to for supper?
Dream no more….. why not come and experience a vineyard holiday in Italy….more specifically, the north-western region of Italy, Piedmont. Still relatively unknown, it’s a magical place just waiting to be discovered…and I’d like to share some of its secrets with you!
This charming small holiday home consists of 2 one-bedroom apartments – each one independent – and has wonderful views over the Barolo vines to the Maritime Alps. It lies on the edge of a small ‘borgata’ or small rural village completely surrounded by the beautiful UNESCO Langhe vineyards whose grapes produce the world-famous Barolo wine. The house – with its own tiny vineyard – borders one of these working vineyards which has been owned by a traditional winemaking family for two generations.
Here you can relax and soak up the light, warmth and staggering mountain views of this Langhe region, whilst sampling some of the best wines that Italy offers and eating authentic Piemontese dishes in hidden gems of restaurants.
There are dreamy walks among the vines, medieval castles to visit, mysterious truffle hunts to join, colourful local markets to wander in and bars where you can people-watch over a morning cappuccino or evening aperitivo. Close by there are e-bikes for hire for those who’d like to explore the hills and hazelnut groves of the Alta-Langhe, stopping off for some organic cheese or salami tasting.
You can have a wine-tasting or buy wine right on your doorstep …in fact about a 1 minute walk from the house! Here you can meet the Vietto family and not only enjoy their warmth and knowledge (also in English) but also of course their delicious Barolo, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Nas-Cetta wines.
Whether you drive, walk or bike the area is ideal for exploring. You’re just a few kilometres from the towns of Barolo, Monforte and Alba all famous for their world-class wine, for the special ‘tartufo bianco’ or Alba white truffle, and for their artistic, cultural and gastronomical history – Alba itself was declared a UNESCO City for Gastronomy in 2017.
Since 2014 the wine-producing landscape of Piedmont, comprising the vineyards of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the house is situated in the most important area of “Langa del Barolo” right in the heart of the UNESCO classified “Core One zone”.
If you’d like to travel further afield, the location is ideal for exploring Northern Italy as it’s close to Piemonte’s capital city of Turin, the Ligurian Coast, the Maritime Alps and Lake Maggiore – all renowned for their spectacular scenery, culture and art.
I hope you visit ‘Il Piccolo Vigneto’ soon!
Top Floor Apartment
Kitchen-Living Room, Balcony, Bathroom with Bath & Hand-Shower and Vineyard View, Bedroom with Double Bed. TV & DVD. WiFi. Heating. Parking.
Ground Floor Apartment
Kitchen-Living Room, Shower, Bedroom with Double Bed. TV. WiFi. Heating. Outside sitting area. Parking.
If you would like to rent both apartments and have the whole house for your holiday the price would be:
Do please contact me for more information