My husband and I rented this spacious apartment in the Canelli hills. We have stayed in the Piedmont area several times but this was our first time in the Canelli region. We liked this location, midst in a vineyard area but still very close to the Canelli town. We went for winetasting/tours in Canelli and can especially recommend visiting the Coppo winemaker. Nearby towns, such as Acqui Terme and Nizza Monferrato (and many other charming smaller towns) are also within a short drive. The apartment was very cozy and spacious, and well equipped (with both a dishwasher and a washing machine). The owner was friendly and had a bottle of wine and water waiting in the fridge for us when we arrived. The outdoor area is spacious with nice sun loungers and table+chairs for outdoor meals and relaxation. The only problem we encountered were unusually abundant mosquitos, likely due to favorable weather conditions this summer.
Paola's place, Cascina Scoviglio, is a little slice of paradise, a mini-oasis away from everything. We absolutely loved it and highly recommend. Contrary to other reviews we found it easy to find. The house has everything you need: cooking facilities, ping pong table, pool, etc.. We enjoyed the incredible views of the local countryside while sipping wine and limoncello on the patio and we enjoyed talking to Paola as well. She is an incredibly interesting woman whom we hope to stay in touch with.