Deze oude "Cascina" is met zorg en aandacht gerestaureerd. Het vakantiehuis mengt antieke meubels met chique moderne invloeden, om gasten een comfortabel en stijlvol verblijf te bieden. Het huis beschikt over appartementen van verschillende grootte. Een kleine wijngaard ("Vigna") maakt deel uit van de tuinen. De cascina staat in het hart van de wijnproducerende Langhe regio Piemonte, 90 kilometer ten zuidoosten van Turijn, op minder dan een uur rijden van de stranden van de Italiaanse Rivièra, tussen de historische steden Alba en Asti. Op deze ideale locatie om de omgeving te verkennen, kun je natuurlijk ook fijn ontspannen in de Italiaanse zon, genieten van het heerlijke eten en de heerlijke wijnen van de regio. Van alle Italiaanse regio's heeft Piemonte qua enogastronomie het meest te bieden. De echt grote Italiaanse rode wijnen Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo en Barbera komen allemaal uit deze omgeving. Asti is de hoofdstad van de Italiaanse "spumante". Alba is bovendien bekend om de kostbare witte truffel. Je zult snel beseffen dat een bezoek aan dit gebied echt een verwennerij is voor gastronomen.
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5 Km away, lies the town of Canelli and its "Cattedrali Sotterranee" (Underground Cathedrals). Historical cellars now a candidate to become world heritage by the UNESCO. Open between April and November every third weekend. Alba and its towers.Town with centuries of history is Langhe main center. Many events take place in this town like the Alba film festival - info at www.albafilmfestival.com, the Langhe and Roero marathon and above all, the truffle festival which will take place from 06/10/2007 till 04/11/2007. Info at www.fieradeltartufo.org more info at www.langheroero.it Asti and its 9 centuries of history is Monferrato main town.A number of tours are organized by the council to discover the city. Info at www.comune.asti.it/turismo/index.shtml Unmissable is the "Palio di Asti" with its costumes, historical reconstructions and the famous horse race. Info at www.palio.asti.it Why don't spend a day at the seaside. Vigna dell' Acqua is about an hour drive from Liguria and its beautiful sea towns. Info at www.turismoinliguria.it Last but not least why don't pay a visit to Piemonte's capital Turin. Founded under the reign of the roman emperor Augustus, Turin has been the capital of the Savoy royal family for centuries. City to be discovered,staged in 2006 the Winter Olympics. Adventure through the city center elegant streets, discover the mysteries of the egyptians in the second Egyptian museum in the world,visit the Holy Shroud or shop under the 11 KMs of arcades that run throughout the city center. Info at www.extratorino.it and www.comune.torino.it ------------ A holiday in this part of Piemonte will be focused around the great wine and wonderful food that this relatively undiscovered region offers. We can help with particular requests from wine tasting, white truffle hunts during the autumn, as well as cycling routes, hot-air ballon trips and much more. Through our contacts with neighbours, friends and the local tourist offices, we will do are best to ensure that your holiday in this part of the world is unforgetable. Planning a wedding in Italy? Let us help, we can assist with a wedding party. Looking for an Italian villa to rent? Contact us, the house is also available to be rent for large groups. Piemonte Region Of all Italian regions, Piemonte's foods and wine have the most to offer. The really great Italian reds- Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo and Barbera all come from the area. Alba is famous for the precious white truffle, known as "the diamond of the kitchen". It's a unique area, which remains relatively undiscovered, despite the rich history and culture of the region, its wealth and fertile agriculture. The countryside is very varied: passing from the rugged peaks of of the Alps to the north, to the damp rice paddies of Vercelli and Novara to the east, to the southern vine covered hillsides of the Langhe and of Montferrat. There are 56 different national or regional parks in the region. Piedmont was an initial springboard for Italy's unification in 1859-1861.The House of Savoy became Kings of Italy, and Turin briefly became the capital of Italy, before it was moved to and Florence, and then finally to Rome. Asti is the capital of Italian sparking white wine "spumante"and each year holds its own 'Palio' The 'Slow Food' movement which seeks to preserve traditional and regional cuisine was born in the region. In 2004, Slow Food opened a University of Gastronomic Sciences at Pollenzo. Piemonte proudly hosts the world's largest food and wine fair, the Salone del Gusto in Turin, a biennial cheese fair in Bra called Cheese, the Genoan fish festival called SlowFish, and Turin's Terra Madre ("Mother Earth") world meeting of food communities. You will soon realise that a visit to the area really is a gastronome's delight. An unforgettable experience while travelling in this part of Piemonte, is a visit to the spectacular historic cellars of Canelli, located 5km from Vigna Dell'Acqua. Twenty kilometers of tunnels dug in the rock at more than 30 meters below ground, the vaulted ceilings and red bricks are made even more spectacular by the soft lighting suitable for the rest of the wine. Wine has been made here since Roman times and because of the unique and perfect climate provided below ground here, grapes from surrounding vineyards are harvested and brought to Canelli for pressing and fermentation. The internal temperature remains virtually constant at between 12˚C and 14˚C all year round, ideal for ageing and helping to develop the distinctive character and flavour of the wines. The project application for recognition by UNESCO of the cellars of Canelli - underground cathedrals - as a world heritage site. During certain periods, the cellars are open to visitors. Wine Tasting. Arugably Italian’s best wine region Did you know that Piemonte had more DOCG’s (15 as of 2010) and DOC ( 45 and rising) than any other Italian region? The prize-winning wines, such as Barbera, Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Grignolino, Malvasia and Asti Spumante among others are all produced in the region. Piemonte is made up of a large number of small scale family wineries, who focus on quality. We have had the pleasure of getting to know some of these local producers, and are happy to arrange tasting of their wines, either on local premises or by organising a special visit and tasting at the vineyard. We do this on request, and once we have an idea of what you would like to learn, or taste while you are here. Novice or connoisseur, we are only too happy to assist you as you discover the wonderful, noble wines of this region The Regions wines: The main grape grown here is the distinguished Nebbiolo, behind 4 of Piemonte’s DOCG : Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero and Gattinara. Its name derives from the word nebbia, or fog, because of a velvety, whitish coating over its berries in addition to the fact that it grows in an area where, at ripening time in September, heavy morning fog is a given and the humidity that it provides gives the grapes an ideal habitat. The production of strong reds is predominant in this landlocked, mountainous region and are the perfect complement to the rich and hearty cuisine featuring white truffles, fonduta, which is a variation of the Swiss cheese fondue, rice, meats, pastas and stuffed vegetables. That said though, among the whites the Asti Spumante achieved national fame thanks to Carlo Gancia, who learned the Champagne method in Rheims, France, and applied his newly acquired knowledge experimenting with Moscato grapes. Gancia’s headquarters are just 5km from Vigna dell’acqua, and our small vineyards produces moscato grapes. Another Piedmont creation that achieved worldwide fame is the Vermouth, which was first created by Benedetto Carpano in his wine shop near the Turin Stock Exchange. The classic American martini cocktail takes its name from the most known Italian producer of dry vermouth, Martini & Rossi.
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