Rural Italy stay at a rustic farmhouse with wine tastingStaying in a lovingly-restored ancient farmhouse just six miles from the city of Alba
Daily laps in the heated indoor swimming pool that overlooks the rolling countryside
Stunning rooms that stand out for their exposed stone walls and boutique-chic décor
What To Know
Taxis coming in from Alba charge a pretty penny so plan on bringing your own car if you're local or look at renting so you can eat offsite and visit nearby villages
Guestrooms are spacious
WiFi works well
Rural Italy stay at a 19th-century farmhouse near the Piedmontese town of Alba - with wine tasting, breakfast, bottle of wine, wellness extras and more
Luxury finds its home in the Piedmontese village of Borgomale at this beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse. A labor of love for its owners, Relais Montemarino captures all that is great and good about an exquisite rural region fueled by foodie towns, vine-clad hills, rustic trattorias and incredible views of the Alps.
For discerning guests, there’s plenty here to please; from the inviting indoor pool overlooking the Piedmontese hills of Alba, to the generous breakfast spreads with more home-made delicacies than you could ever pronounce. Add to the mix 27 uniquely-styled guest rooms with lashings of exposed brick and soothing color palettes, and you get the sense that this is a special spot.
Days can be spent castle-hopping in the Monferrato hills, touring the vineyards to learn about the region’s rich grape-growing heritage, and taking day-trips to the major cities of Cuneo, Turin and Savona. You’ll also be just six miles from the historic town of Alba where stocking up on wine, white truffles, and chocolates is very much in order (this is where confectioner Ferrero Rocher comes from and you can literally smell the chocolate if you get close enough to the factory).