La Villa Hotel
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Finally a day that did not involve a drive in to Turin, yippee!! With the World Masters now behind us it was time to relax and take in the Piemonte Region and all it has to offer. We both set our alarms for 6am so we could bid farewell to Kate and Sal before Maddy drove them to the train station. Back to bed for a couple of hours before rising …
Another early start as we all needed to be at race centre by 7.45, so up at 5.50 for a quick brekky in the kitchen, then off to Turin, again!
No need for the GPS!
We got there by 7.40 and headed to the registration centre to find out where the timing devises were.
Stupidly we asked an official, who had no idea. Then we …
Another slow start to the day courtesy of Kate and I resting before the big race tomorrow. A lazy breakfast in the gardens followed by some relaxation before taking part in a 2 hour cooking class at the Villa we are staying in. Charlie, who is our chef, took us through the art of making Pasta, Pesto and Gnocchi. It's amazing how easy it is to make …
As the girls ventured out for their daily exercise, Hugh and I took advantage of another sleep in. I'm saving my legs for the run on Sunday, whilst Kate is tapering off. A quick brekky with the girls in the garden then off to Turin to register for our 10km run on Sunday. An hour and half later we arrived at a retail foodie place called Eataly, …
Once again, no sleep in as its once more around the Monterosso block for another run. Not as hot as the last time, but still a sweatfest. We all met for brekky, then down to our favourite coffee place. The main reason it's our fav is 'cos Sal & Katie have found a bucket of weak coffee they like. Who would have thought, in the home of coffee, …
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Villa Hotel Mombaruzzo
Soothing and special
The delight in staying at La Villa begins on the beautiful drive there through peaceful rolling vineyards. The hotel looks absolutely stunning in the pink hues of the setting sun. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous, each distinctive and tasteful, and all very romantic. We particularly loved the view from our balcony, a great site for monring yoga. When we visited the pool was just going in. This addition should add to the pleasures. The owners complete the picture--friendly, offering wine on arrival and warm hugs on departure.
Our only problem is that we did not plan to stay long enough!
Our visit to Piemonte and stay at La Villa far, far, far exceeded our expectations. Architecturally, La Villa has achieved that beautiful balance between keeping true to its roots, while blending in modern features that are pleasing and comfortable. The additional features being built are promising; namely, a perfectly positioned pool and some landscaping enhancements. The rooms are impeccably and tastefully appointed. Their web site, quite honestly, does not do it justice.
What a fantastic place to get away from a hectic lifestyle back home. Didn't want to leave and can't wait for our next visit.
La Villa is Piedmonte perfection! Tucked away in the wine hills, La Villa encapsulates what the region is all about - food, wine, scenery and people who cherish it.
Our stay was truly magnificent.
It is a great location with plenty of sun and activities.
A great place to stay and discover the real italian culture.
I particularly enjoyed the local wine tasting tours.
Excellent local restaurnats and attractions all with a luxury hotel to get back and relax.
Highly recommend La Villa !
From the first contact the level of friendliness was fantastic and the service whilst there was brilliant. La Villa Hotel is ideally located, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Spending the sunset drinking a glass of Muscato di Asti is also something to be done. (see photo)
If you want a get away from it all break in the midst of fine wine then this is it.
The rooms are all individually furnished. We stayed in the Morocco Suite with a Patio and delightful views over rolling hills. The standard of accommodation was particularly high.
The place is really peaceful and quiet
I was also suprised at how much there is to see and do in the local area. We had the children with us for a half term break and they want to go back....We will...!!
How often do you walk into into a hotel room to find the sun pouring through exquisite silk drapes, fresh flowers on the coffee table and not one but five bottles of fabulous wine sitting in the mini-bar? This is exactly what we experienced when we first arrived at La Villa. Although just putting the finishing touches on a loving restoration of the 17th century palazzo, Chris and Nicola still made us feel like we were the only guests in the place. Every morning started with delicious breads, pastries, juices and those incredible Piemontese cheeses, as well as Chris's wealth of information about what to do, where to go and how to get there. Lunches and dinners out were arranged well beforehand...and La Villa's recommendations were perfect for a couple of diehard foodies. Nicola, who is a wine master, guided us through some of the Piedmont's best wineries. She even took us on a truffle hunt at midnight - alas, no truffles but an awful lot of laughs. But perhaps the best times at La Villa were relaxing with Chris and Nicola on the roof balcony with a couple of glasses of wine, watching the sun go down over hectares of vineyards and recounting the day's events. Don't miss La Villa - it is comfort for the soul.
We only stayed at La Villa for two nights but we can't wait to go back again, from the moment we arrived we felt completely at home, in fact by the end of our stay it felt like we had spent a very enjoyable weekend with old friends. Chris and Nicloa have done wonders with the building and we were fascinated by the story of how they renovated the Villa, the rooms are furnished to an excellent luxurious standard with beautiful bed linens and antiques, our bathroom was enormous with a roll top bath and a very unusual copper basin, each room has a theme, we stayed in the Moroccan room which led out to a large terrace, perfect for an Al Fresco breakfast, with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Although our visit was in March the weather could not have been better, beautiful sunshine and T-shirt temperatures. Chris and Nicola had obviously researched their area in great detail and were able to advise us of local attractions and places to visit, including tried and trusted restaurants. This area is a wine lovers paradise and our hosts organised a wine tasting on one of the nights of our stay which included a delicious dinner cooked by Nicola. We can wholeheartedly recommend La Villa as a wonderful relaxing place to stay for those who enjoy the good things in life.