We had a wonderful stay in Mariella's apartment. It was perfect for the three of us (2 adults and one child). The apartment itself is spotlessly clean and has everything you need and more. Mariella and Franco were there to greet us, provided all the information we needed and kept in touch throughout our stay. La Morra itself is a wonderful town and the apartment is perfectly situated in the old town. La Morra has everything you need. We also visited many other lovely towns in the region - Alba, Asti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Nieve etc. and whilst these were all beautiful we were glad we were staying in La Morra, it was perfect. I would recommend a visit to Piedmont if you want to experience wonderful scenery, food, wine and people and would definitely go back to Mariella's apartment and La Morra.
A lovely flat, equipped for most needs, (though no oven) and stunning views, especially from the rear terrace. The swimming pool is kept clean and is well-maintained, and even at the end of September I enjoyed several swims.
This is an area above all for wine lovers and people who prefer unspoilt areas with relatively few tourists. The wine around here is some of the most expensive in Italy - Barolo - but you can get some good deals - we liked Anselma in the village square. Good restaurants - we loved Tre Case - within easy walking distance, so no fears about driving.
Salvatore and Anna were kindness itself, checking several times that things were going well and providing extra pillows when I mentioned they might have been nice. We cooked for ourselves many evenings, though it was too late in the year (and the mosquitoes too hungry) for us to eat outside, as we did for breakfast and some lunches.
We loved the Donkey Palio in Alba, the first Sunday in October, a wonderful mix of pageantry and humour - those donkeys know their own minds! We also really enjoyed driving round the countryside - you get to understand "tornante" (hairpin bends) very quickly, but it is truly beautiful. We didn't feel the need to go very far afield - there are many delightful villages and castles in easy reach.
A genuinely relaxed holiday. Many thanks to Salvatore e Anna. Mille grazie!