We were six adults sharing this beautiful 1890 home with an original fresco on the living room ceiling, a very modern cook's kitchen and updated bathrooms for each of the four very spacious bedrooms, two were en suite and two bedrooms had bathrooms down or up a flight of stairs - the only caveat for prospective renters would be ability to climb multiple half flights of stairs depending on bedroom location. The staircase itself was original stone and so well maintained/restored that we thought it was a replacement to what had been in place originally. The grounds were beautiful and the vistas from Villa Loreto which is situated on a hillside were mesmerizing. While the pool was a bit chilly in October for swimming, we did sit on the edge with our feet in the water enjoying the views all around us and were very happy that the pool had not yet been closed for the season. The lighting at night around the pool and grounds made for an enchanting view when driving up to the villa or just viewing from within the villa.
The owner, Sandie, was so very helpful and even arranged a truffle hunting expedition for us when we inquired about the possibility of finding such an activity. The town of Costigliole d'Asti is large enough to have shops, markets and restaurants. We would highly recommend La Barbera, associated with the ICIF cooking school and located in the castle in town. I can't say enough about what an enjoyable experience it was staying at Villa Loreto. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone wishing to stay in Piedmonte.
When we arrived we were very surprised in a good way. The house/villa had a big driveway with a fountain in the middle. The house was very nice and very decent renovated. The rooms are very large and the beds are very comfortable. A lot of storage space in the closets. The bathrooms were clean and with enough towels and bathrobes. The swimming pool was very nice and clean with a large garden. We lived outside and there was a party tent where we could stay all day. The location is in a small village, but with a short drive you have everything you need. Turin and Genovia are an (half) hour drive away. The only thing we mist was a good internet connection. We couldn't watch (short) films. Other than that, it was a perfect stay.