Regione Merlini, 22 -, 14053 Canelli (Asti)
A generous and welcoming land in Piedmont surrounded by the gentle and rolling hills, at the border between the Langhe region and Monferrato. Other than producing biodynamic wine, the structure is able to accommodate its guests in its refined rooms, offering them typical cuisine at the restaurant and relaxation in the wellbeing centre.
The Farm Holiday, an antique farm house recently restored, is composed of different accommodation solutions meeting the needs of everybody: 9 rooms and 2 mini apartments with kitchenette.
The rooms, built based on principles of ecological design, each with its own colour scheme, natural furnishings and individual details, all offering different panoramic views. Several face the pool, offering a view of the evening relaxation zone, while others have a terrace overlooking the valley and Canelli, an enchanting village between the Langhe and Monferrato.
The restaurant, open to the farm holiday’s guests and external clients, has been furnished with natural material: wood tables and chairs, warm and natural materials. Simple, all of this to create a soft, tranquil and relaxing atmosphere.
After a room decorated with valuable bottles, you will find two other rooms, one of which, in the summer months, is open with a view of the courtyard and grottos. Next to the summer room, you will find a wood burning fireplace and the grill for moon-lit evenings!
Dishes are designed with seasonal products in mind, and are cared for down to the last detail with flair and fantasy, including their presentation and table settings.
The ingredients are chosen with care and are grown on location, all of the products used within “I Tre Poggi” farmhouse are grown either at the farm or are from within the local territory. The chef prepares dishes typical to Piedmont and territory, served with fantasy and paired with the biodynamic wine of the farm and other excellent wines of Piedmont.
The first vines were planted in 2001 and were cared for almost obsessively, observing the principals of the biodynamic discipline.The 10 hectares of land are in perfect synthesis with the splendid hills of Monferrato, creating the unique and uncontaminated location of the farm holiday, where even the microclimate is distinctive and the solar exposition unique.
From this equilibrium is born a truly unforgettable wine, intense ruby in colour, recalling the sunset that paints the colours of our vineyard. Biodynamic D.O.C. wines : the Barbera, the Dolcetto and the Freisa, the Moscato.
The Wellbeing Centre as carved out of the antique Cellar, an area of the farm dating to the year 1400. The vaulted ceilings are made of brick and the walls were carved out of rock.
The restoration of this area, using local materials and respecting the antique architectural structure of the building, has created a magical and incomparable location.
And here's what you'll find in the wellness area of the farm holiday: turkish bath, therapeutic showers; emotional shower; chromotherapy; indoor pool; relaxation zone ...and on request: massages and treatments.
The Agritourism gives the chance to organize walking trough vineyards and the wood, trekkinkg, rent bike, visits to Historic Cellars of Canelli. Moreover, there are some golf courses located in Asti. Near to Canelli there are Aqui Terme and Agliano wich offer thermal, physiotherapy and beauty treatments.
The territory of Asti offers diverse itineraries to follow…the southern part of the Asti territory is that in which cultivation of grapevines is of upmost importance, characterizing the visual aspect of the land: there are many Museums dedicated to wine and its production today and in the past (Costigliole, Mombercelli and Nizza Monferrato are just a few examples). The historic Cellars of Canelli, the capital of the Moscato and Asti Sparkling Wine are like breathtaking underground cathedrals.
First and foremost are the never-ending vineyards that in autumn display thousands of different nuances, so much so that the territory was nominated to become part of the Unesco Patrimony.
A visit to the Vezzolano Abbey, the most celebrated Romanesque monument in Piedmont, is not to be missed. Another antique road to be followed is that of the Valle Versa, with its castles, among which include Passerano and Cocconato, the “balcony” of Monferrato.
The gentle hills of the antique Marquisate of Monferrato present splendid historic testimony like the Montemagno castle. The ethnographic museums are also interesting: from Cisterna to the Eco-museum sites to the plaster museum of Montafia and Moncucco.
Do not miss out on excursions to the parks and natural reserves of the area, in the Sarmassa Valley, in the Rocchetta Tanaro forests and at the shores of the Bormida in Sessame to observe the herons that have returned to population the shores of our rivers.
Visit the Costigliole and San Martino Alferi castles, from Calamandrana to Calosso.
And then there is Mombaruzzo, celebrated for its amaretto, rich with noble buildings and artistically important structures, not to mention the far reaching vineyards.
Finally, the location in which the vineyards finish and the hills begin to rise, where the landscape turns rugged and even more picturesque: the Langa astigiana, with its medieval towers against the Saracen invaders in Cassinasco, San Giorgio Scarampi, Olmo Gentile, the “double” church of Cessole and the picturesque ruins of the castles and Roccaverano, with its Bramantinian Parrish church and breathtaking view.
Asti, capital and heart of the Province, is a city sized for human. Noted for its wines and cuisine, although perhaps less so, mistakenly, for its artistic beauty, should be explored by foot, strolling through the city centre that has still preserved its medieval aspect. The medieval age left splendid traces on the principal monuments, in which the Baroque style of the noble buildings and 19th century elegance of the squares blend together without creating disaccord, even finding harmony with the Liberty style store fronts. Asti is linked to its magnificent past, relived every year through the Palio of Asti, is vivacious and commercial with its weekly markets, Asti is rich with culture and wine and food events, all rendering any stay just that much more pleasurable.
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