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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.
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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.
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.
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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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The Castello di Guarene is situated on the hilltop in the town of Guarene, in the Langhe wine region of the Piedmontese countryside. It offers 15 rooms which reflect the charming style of the original castle, built back in the 18th century.
The family owned Grand Hotel Sitea is elegantly furnished from the entrance lobby to the guest rooms. All rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated in a traditional fashion. The hotel is centrally located in the city of Turin, making it a convenient base for exploring the city.
A rural property with an urbane charm, Hotel Vigna Magica is part of a large estate home to a distinguished winery, centuries-old vineyards and a handful of esteemed restaurants. The property is surrounded by vineyards and decorated in a sleek, modern style.
The NH Torino Piazza Carlina offers panoramic views of Turin’s landmarks and rooftops, with 160 modern style rooms designed with hard-wood flooring and neutral furnishings. The interior courtyard offers a space to relax and unwind in the heat of a lively city.
The Relais San Maurizio is a lovely hotel which is located on the hillside of the Langhe region with acres of vineyards surrounding it. The style of the hotel is classic yet elegant and with a touch of traditional characteristics from its 1600s origins.
The Townhouse 70 Hotel in Turin is centrally located in the heart of the city and is a great base for which to explore northern Italy. There are 48 rooms all elegantly finished with modern furnishings.
In the heart of the wine-producing Langhe region of Piedmont, Villa Beccaris is a hilltop retreat set in large gardens with an outdoor pool. Inside, the property is styled in period fashion with frescoed ceilings, subtle lighting and antique furniture.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
On this guided tour, you’ll discover the medieval village of Barolo, renowned for the high quality of its wines. There’s time to stroll its cobbled streets, explore the 11th-century castle and museum, and visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.
Turin’s wealth of history is unfurled on this half-day walking tour with a private guide, who’ll help you discover its grandest architecture, explain the story of the Shroud of Turin, and offer a deeper insight into the city and its people.