The apartment has an entrance fitted with wood burning stove, a kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric oven, microwave and kettle. The lounge is equipped with satellite TV, CD player, DVD & DivX and a dining area that accommodates up to 8 persons. It also has a study with broadband internet access and sofa bed, 2 bedrooms, one matrimonial and one double. There are 2 bathrooms, one of which has a laundry corner. There is a large garden with table and chairs where one can enjoy a BBQ. A couple of minutes away is a very nice sports club with swimming pool, tennis courts and restaurant. And if you prefer something more adventurous you can hire a quad (this must be booked in advance) and explore the surrounding hills. The apartment is easily accessible by car there for makes an excellent base to visit the region from and of course a perfect setting if you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the countryside.
Siege of Canelli & Palio of Asti: From 20 - 21 June the historical re-enactement of the Siege of Canelli takes place. This event celebrates the siege which took place in 1613 during the war of Monferrato. Some 2.000 people converge here in costumes for 2 days and recreate a town under siege.
The Palio of Asti takes place every third Sunday in September. This is one the most important folklorist events of Piedmont and the first mention of the race goes back to the year 1275. It is a bareback horse race (each horse represents a city quarter or a municipality of the province) preceded by a historical parade of over 1200 persons in the streets of the city centre.
Wine & truffles: Many wine cellars are open all year round for visits and wine tasting. In Asti, from 11 to 20 September, the Douja d'Or National Wine Festival is held. This prestigious National Contest between the wine producers is a marvellous opportunity to sample and purchase wines that have been awarded prizes for excellence.
Canelli is in the heart of the growing area of truffles and hosts the Truffle Fair the 2nd weekend in November. This fair dates back to the 1300's and coincides with the close of the agricultural season. The Moscato soils produce truffles of an intense perfume, considered the best in the world.
Turin: An outing to the 2006 Olympic City should not be missed. Turin, as former capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia and first capital of Italy, is rich in buildings dating back to the 18th century, royal palaces and castles (also surrounding towns, Venaria, Stupinigi, etc). It is also home to the most important Egyptian museum in Europe, regarded as one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities outside Egypt, the Cinema museum, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, current resting place of the Shroud of Turin (next exposition from 10 to 20 May 2010). 120 km away is the Aquarium of Genoa, the second largest aquarium in Europe