An untouched landscape away from the tourist centres of Alba, Barolo and Barbaresco, these Italy holiday rentals (Piedmont rental apartments between Genoa and Turin, for two up to six guests) occupy an area of picturesque towns and villages.
With quiet alleys and squares, blooming gardens and aromatic herbs, streaming sunlight and shaded backyards, romantic castles … you’ll find all these in southern Piedmont. And where better to base yourself than in these cosily furnished Italy holiday rentals. This is a great starting point for hiking, riding or cycling, for fishing, or for a trip to the Mediterranean coast, with its delightful climate. Clean air and pure water, a harmonious and idyllic countryside, and a hospitable people.
And, with these Piedmont rental apartments lying between Genoa and Turin, you are in one of the culinary centres of the world. This is a cuisine to indulge in and wines to fall in love with. Can you imagine a nicer holiday than on a wine-growing estate in Piedmont?
These Italy holiday rentals lie in Piedmont (or ‘Piemonte’ in Italian) … a region nestling in the lee of the mountains in northern Italy (the name means ‘at the foot of the mountains’). Unsurprisingly Piedmont has some distinct flavours of its French and German neighbours to complement its Italian character.
That shows through in the food: it’s a very rich cuisine, and has a lot in common with French fare. You’re as likely to find butter and cream as olive oil in sauces, and German notes come in with strudels and very good sausages. These Piedmont rental apartments between Genoa and Turin offer the perfect base for sampling the marvellous food. Local specialities include the white truffle (Alba is the centre for this delicacy, supposedly much finer than its black French cousin). Other menu items include porcini mushrooms, chestnuts and bagna cauda, a version of fondue. There are excellent red, white and sparkling fines, including Nebbiolo, Barolo and Barbera.
La Cascina lies among the vineyards, overlooking the village of Vesime, 420m above sea level, enjoying spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and "borghi". These Italy holiday rentals include an old wing recently restructured into vacation apartments and a barn and stalls for farming. The property has 10,000sqm of vineyards and 13,000 sqm of woodland and fields. There are animals too: cats, a dog, four goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits.