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Villa Tiboldi

Villa Tiboldi

In the heart of the Alba vineyards and the Langhe hills, lies the Villa Tiboldi, a handsome hillside retreat in the Piedmontese countryside. This country house hotel is spread across three buildings, an 18th-century manor house, a cleverly-converted barn and a former tenant farmer’s cottage. The hotel is surrounded by fields of vines in every direction giving guests the sense of being right at the heart of the Roero wine country.

Inside, the hotel is elegantly rustic in style with traditional Ligurian elements such as intricate floral detailing on the ceilings throughout. With just ten rooms and such a tranquil location, the hotel has an intimate atmosphere and each of the rooms is individually decorated, some rustic and homely, others more regal or contemporary. The attention to detail is high, and the traditional styling is complemented by all modern conveniences.

The restaurant serves a range of local dishes made using ingredients from the surrounding farms. Guests can dine inside in the bright dining room or outdoors in the garden. A shaded terrace overlooks the outdoor pool and the vineyards beyond, while the owners’ Malvirà Winery is nearby. Guests are invited to tour the winery, learn about its history and sample some of its wines.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

There are ten individually-styled guest rooms at Villa Tiboldi with decor ranging from rustic charm to contemporary understatement. All rooms are spacious and bright and make use of the building’s original features and furnishings to create a relaxed and homely style. Expect great attention to detail, artistic flourishes and large bathrooms. Some rooms in each category —Double, Junior Suite or Suite — have private balconies or terraces with scenic views and all have a TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi as well as air conditioning.

Location

Situated in the heart of the Piedmontese countryside near the village of Canale, Villa Tiboldi offers easy access to Asti, Bra and Alba. You’ll find a selection of restaurants and bars in Canale and the hotel can help arrange a taxi for the five-minute journey there. If you’d like to venture further afield, Asti is 15 km (9.3 miles) away, while Turin is 50 km (31 miles) away.

Food and drink

The rich soil of the surrounding countryside provides a variety of the high-quality ingredients to the villa’s restaurant which serves a menu of traditional local dishes either indoors in the dining room or outdoors on the terrace in the garden. A wide-ranging buffet breakfast is served in the winter garden, and light lunches on the terrace in summer. Dinner is served from Tuesday to Sunday only. Guests can also enjoy aperitifs in the villa alongside a selection of local finger foods.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has an outdoor pool which is open from May to October and overlooks the surrounding vineyards. The vineyards belong to the Malvirà Winery which is run by the villa’s owners and guests can tour the vineyards and the cellar, learn about the Roero, the importance of terroir, the story of Malvirà and have a wine tasting.

Our opinion

We love the charming, rural setting of Villa Tiboldi, which sits in the heart of the Langhe hills. The excellent level of service and care makes it a great base to explore the area.

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