Fully restored by its enthusiastic English/ Irish owners in 2005, Ca' Giona has become a huge success with everyone who visits. Apart from its setting on a terrace with its own beautiful private pool, surrounded by glorious landscapes and unspoiled local towns, this very characterful house is in an area recently awarded Unesco World Heritage status.
Renowned for its fine wines, Barbera, Dolcetto and Gavi are local, the heavy hitters Barolo and Barbaresco just an hour's drive away.
Fine cheeses, wonderful cured meats, white truffles and porcini mushrooms in season all add to Piedmont’s reputation as a gourmet paradise. Keen cooks will love the local markets in Acqui Terme and Nizza and find everything necessary for great cooking in the well-supplied kitchen.
Sitting by the pool or on the terrace surrounded by truly rural unspoiled landscape is occupation in itself. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the undulating local roads, the more ambitious may hike over any vineyards and farmland that isn't fenced off.
The village shop in medieval Montabone is 10 minutes easy stroll away around a beautiful valley, and Signora Ines supplies everything needed to create great suppers and lunches; otherwise guests can eat well in various good local restaurants including one in the village itself. We are spoiled for choice!