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Why Maria Vittoria chose Guarene
The historical Mansion,dating back to 1744, sorrounded by anhistorical 1700 sqm Park and a 400 sqm walled in coutyard, belongs to the family from 4 generations.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
We loved our stay in Guarene- our hosts were welcoming and so helpful arranging wine tasting, lovely dinners and pointing out local points of interest. We had fun walking into the village and meeting locals (also very friendly). The apartment was so comfy and in particular the bed was heavenly! We split out time maki the ng meals in the apartment and eating at the local eateries. Highly recommend!
thanks Fred and Shannon for your visit and for the nice comment on the website. It has been pleasant meeting you. We really appreciate the fact that you enjoyed the place, the village and the many places around. Would you decide to be back, we will be more than happy to host you again to show you more and to suggest other nice experiences available in our beautiful territory. Arrivederci a presto !
Gianni and Maria Vittoria
Nicest hosts with an awesome property!
We highly recommend staying with Gianni and Maria! They are wonderful hosts. They met us to check-in and show us around the property. They are available when needed, but otherwise are occupied with their daily projects. We enjoyed looking at Gianni's paintings and loved hearing about the rich history of the home and grounds. They made excellent suggestions for nearby restaurants and wine tasting options. They even helped us make dinner reservations.
The breakfast spread is very good, including their home made jam and fresh breakfast cakes. Maria even taught us how to make tasty coffee in a Bialetti pot.
As far as the accommodations go, I slept like a baby. It is quiet on their property and the new mattress was wonderful. The unit was clean and well appointed. The view out of the living room windows was beautiful, looking down the hillside and across the valley.
Driving was not a problem in this area of Italy and the property has on-site secured parking. The town of Alba is just a few minute drive away. La Morra is close by which had a nice wine tasting on the weekend of the Barola 2015 vintage. (Gianni's suggestion on a rainy day.)
We have rented many properties in the past, and this is the only one where we left feeling that we have new friends in another country. We give this property the highest recommendation possible and will gladly stay here again! Thank you for making your property available and for sharing your history with us. - April & Phil GA, USA
Dear Mrs April, readig your comments makes my wife and myself so happy.
We do what you have experienced in our house not because we have to, but simply for the rewarding pleausure of sharing and communicating with nice and interesting persons like you both are.
We ourselves travel a lot and we keep in mind that when we happen to be abroad we highly appreciate when we have the chance to relate to real persons and not to simple numbers. That's our way of living with friends, and we appreciate reading that you felt as "friends" rather than guests . As simple as that !
We thank you so much and we really appreciated your kindness and open attitude. We wish to have you back soon, doors and arms open!
My wife, a friend and I just spent an unforgettable week at Hazelnut Valley. The location is very convenient as it is in the center of the Langhe offering many opportunities to explore this lovely area. From our living area and the gardens below we were treated to an amazing view of the snow capped Alps. The accommodations are very comfortable. And Gianni and Maria Vittoria were the perfect hosts anticipating all our needs and providing advise on nearby activities. All with the most friendly and warm attitudes. This is a place worth revisiting.
Grazie molte Sig. Fulvio,
anche per noi è stata una bella esperienza poter conoscere persone non solo particolari per le esperienze lavorative, così diversificate ed interessanti in tutto il mondo, ma anche e soprattutto persone di gentilezza, tratto, simpatia ed educazione sicuramente "outstanding". Un bell'esempio di italianità nel mondo ma anche un bell'esempio di collegamento Italia - U.S.A.
Con grande piacere vi aspettiamo quindi per la prossima vostra visita, come Lei gentilmente ci preannuncia.
Lovely Property and Exceptional Hosts
This is an wonderful historic property with extremely caring and gracious hosts, Gianni and Maria. The property has been in the family for five generations. The garden is beautiful, with so many fruit trees and flowers. The property also has amazing views of the hills and vineyards. We stayed in one of the upstairs apartments and loved looking out the window at the glorious views. The apartment is furnished with some lovely antiques and the bed was heavenly. We also really liked having secure private parking.
Gianni is a very talented artist and has a gallery in his home. He welcomed us and we so enjoyed his work. Maria also serves gourmet breakfasts which I have no doubt are delicious. We’re not big breakfast eaters so didn’t chose this option.
The owners are truly exceptional. They were so kind. They welcomed us with a bit of wine and cheese and shared useful information about the area. Most importantly they helped me when I became seriously ill and needed immediate medical care. My husband called them to find out where to go to the emergency room and they instead had their personal physician come meet us at the apartment. He examined me and gave me prescriptions. While waiting for him Maria made me tea and Gianni located the closest 24 hour pharmacy. Truly warm, caring, helpful hosts. I cannot thank them enough.
Just a short walk down the street there is a spot to go for coffee or pick up some lunch. Guarene is a charming small hilltop village. We walked to a local restaurant and wine bar called Imperfetta, which was in a renovated 16th century building; the space was used as the Count’s meeting hall. The food was outstanding and very reasonably priced.
I highly recommend this property. It’s beautiful and You will not find kinder hosts. Thank you Gianni and Maria for everything!
Dear Lisa, we thank you and Rico for being our guests with such refined courteous kindness and human attitude. It has been a great occasion to meet oustanding persons and we really appreciate your company, feeling as if you were part of our family. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our place, our home and our garden. We would like to have you back here any time you will decide to come back to furtherly extend your discovery of our wanderful territory. Thanks again and arrivederci presto... quello sarà per noi un bel giorno !!. ciao to both of you.
It's a great place. Maria and Gianni are amazing hosts. Can't wait to come back!
Many thanks Andrew. It has been so fine to have you and your friens as our welcome- guests. We also count on seeing you again at our place wnenever you like to be back in Alba
Arrivederci, see you soon .
-->from Milan/Como/Venice/Genoa, take motorway A21 direction Torino, Exit Asti Est. Take A74 direction Alba. Exit Castagnito, then follow local roads direction to Castagnito center uphill, then from castagnito village to Guarene ( from motorway exit 3 km of local roads). The apartment is near the majestic Castle of Guarene well in sight approaching the village of Guarene.
-->From Frejus tunnel / Torino, take A 21 direction Piacenza, Exit ASTI EST, then take A 74 direction Alba, Exit Cstagnito, then follow on local roads direction to Castagnito center uphill, then from Castagnito village to Guarene (from motorway exit 3 km). The apartment is 100mt from the majestic Castle of Guarene, well in sight approaching the village of Guarene.
-->From Cuneo, Savona take A6 direzione Torino, switch to A 33 then Exit at Cherasco. Follow local roads to Alba, do not get into Alba but join again A33 direzione Asti. Exit at Castagnito, then follow on local roads direction to Castagnito center uphill, then from Castagnito village to Guarene (from motorway exit 3 km). The apartment is 100 mt from the majestic Castle of Guarene, well in sight approaching the village of Guarene.
The beautiful hills around GUARENE and ALBA ( called Langhe and Roero) are dotted with typical villages, historical Castles and covered with vineyards and woods. Her the reputed grat Alba's wines are born: Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo Roero, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, Favorita, Moscato which are met by the famous typical local gourmet-cuisine.
--> VINUM festival : last week of April till May the 1st, with presentation of the new local wines all along the historical streets of Alba with open cellars and free wine tasting.
--> CHEESE ( organized by SLOOW FOOD )- Mid of September week-end every odd year: the international exhibit-market of the very best of world cheese along the historical streets of the town of BRA(16 km from the flat).
--> FIERA INTERNAZIONALE DEL TARTUFO BIANCO DI ALBA: international truffle festival, all the month of October. Wines, truffles, mushrooms, games, cuisine, music, arts, culture, ... worth a visit to ALBA!!
Around the apartment: cuisine-magazine reported outstanding restaurants to choose .
In the area, wild-nature trekking, free-bike use, tours, visits to castles, walks hrough viniards.
Aroud the apartment ( within 1 hour car ride ), the historical towns of Turin, Cuneo, Asti, Alba, Fossano, Saluzzo, Canale.
At only 20 minutes the SLOW FOOD foundation with the Wine Bank ( 40.000 bottles of all the wine makers of the area) and the famous Food-University in Pollenzo-Bra, open for visits.