Agriturismo Zabaldano

Reg. Zabaldano, 1, Cessole 14050 Cessole (Asti)


In brief

  • Type: Flat (3),
  • Guests: 9
  • Map: Hills
  • Type of accommodation: Bed & Breakfast

The agriturismo

The farmhouse lies 500 mts above sea-level at the southern end of Piedmont Region and Asti Province, close to the border with Liguria (which is where the Italian Riviera is); in fact, on most summer days there is a pleasant southerly breeze the locals call "marino", i.e. "sea wind". The farm buildings are near the top of a hill overlooking the Bormida river valley and Langhe, at the end of an untarred stretch of road.

The accommodation

Three small apartments are awaiting you in a wing of the big, old, lovingly restored farmhouse in which the owners live.
Each apartment is named after one of the many wild animal species of our hills (Fox, Badger and Deer) and includes a double bedroom, a bathroom with tub and/or shower, and a large sitting-room-cum-kitchen with one extra sofa-bed. It comes fully equipped: bed, bath and kitchen linen, books, radio, cutlery, dishes, pots and pans etc. The "Fox", which is on the ground floor, is fit for disabled guests on wheelchairs.

Breakfast is not served , but all that is needed for a pleasant, leasurely do-it-yourself awakening is supplied: milk, tea, coffee, biscuits, rusks, butter, homemade jams, honey from our bees ... You will be able to shop for any other foodstuffs at one of the weekly village markets or the little local shops, or directly at neighbouring farmers producing "dop" cheese and "doc" wines. Of course, if you don't feel like cooking you can sample the wonderful "trattorias", "agriturismi" and restaurants within a few miles from the farm.
And you can enjoy the wonderful view across the valley while relaxing in the heated Jacuzzi whirlpool in the open.

Activities and surrounding

You can relax in a wonderful setting, taking part in some of  the farm activities, according to season: working in the vineyard and the hazelnut groves, making hay, harvesting grapes. In late autumn, truffle fairs are held in all nearby towns.

This is an ideal starting point for walking and mountain-bike tours, for bird-watching and butterfly-watching, for picking wild mushrooms or chestnuts, walnuts and fruit. Nearby you'll find a "bocce" court, tennis courts and a small swimming-pool; an olympic-size pool and a 9-hole golf course are a half hour's drive away in Acqui Terme, a pretty little town famous for its health and beauty spa. Shiatsu treatments are also available through a private therapist in a local village.
Within 1 or 1 ½ hours from this farm house, you will be able to visit Asti, Alba, Torino and the Italian Riviera.


Available services

Swimming pool
Sport and leisure
  • Bike rental
Typical products on sale
Disabled facilities
Attractions and activities in the surrounding area
  • Museums and galleries
  • Artistic and historical sites
  • Spa
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding

Rooms and prices



Based on 22 reviews
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  • 10

    "Recipe for a perfect stay "



    Take two perfect hosts (Claudia and Riccardo)
    2 adorable dogs (Pluto and Lumia)
    1 breathtaking landscape
    Unspoilt nature and hills as far as the eye can see
    Beautiful and succulent fresh figs at your fingertips.
    Almonds and other hazelnuts
    Let's not forget the good wines of the surrounding regions (Barbera, Nebiolo, Barbaresco, Barolo, etc.).

    In the Zabaldano's house, perfectly prepared (everything is there) put all the ingredients.
    We appreciated all the attentions (wine, jams, honey, ...) and other advices (bike tours, etc.).
    2.let simmer 10 days in the sun but with air.
    3.enjoy the jacuzzi and its view
    4. in the evening rendezvous with the little dormice in the fig tree and the sky full of stars
    Sprinkle some delicious conversations with our guests.
    6) Let yourself be carried from turn to turn
    7. put it all in your heart and use it in your life.
    8. To be tasted and savoured without moderation


    Anne, Philippe and Leika

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    • Stay: 8/2020
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Open air
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  • 10

    "Again and again"


    Again and again
    Our fifth visit to Zabaldano and this time in the spring rather than autumn. Also we flew in and hired a car so left our bikes at home. Lots of interest in the spring flowers, orchids particularly.
    A late spring here as in the U.K. So evething seems to be coming at once. In our week here the Wisteria and Lilac has come fully out. The Tulips and Deffodils have gone, the Walnut tree came into leaf and the Fig trees showing baby figs and leaves. Star of Bethlehem are everywhere, and new to me.
    A warm welcome, as ever, from Claudia and Riccardo. Lots of things the same yet many changes since our last visit in 2015.
    Asparagus seems the only seasonal product locally, the cherries, plums, apples and pears all in flower. The vines barely stirring buds at present. The Piedmont wines good as ever - bu shock change on Sunday morning from Gavi to Arneis!
    We have found somewhere good to eat every lunchtime. Excellent food at good prices in Monastero Bormida, Roccaverano, Alba (limited choice on Monday morning), Acqui Terme, Bubbio and S.Giorgio Scarampi. Tomorrow Canelli for market and lunch and a walk.
    Baldo still going strong and pleased to meet Pluto and Lumia.
    We have walked to Roccaverano, Bubbio and S.Giorgio - one day supposedly climbing 92 flights of steps. So my phone App claimed.
    The weather has been very kind, sun every day so far without a hint of rain Delightful.
    John and Judith Roscoe

    • Stay: 5/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Fun
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  • 10

    "There are many types of noise, but only one kind of silence."


    This was our 3rd time here on Zabaldano: the first time in 2004 for two, the second time in 2013 with our then 3-year-old son, Elias, and now in 2018 at Easter. Elias is already 8. Since this winter was especially long and cold, I was looking forward to spring in Piedmont for a long time. But as we on 31.3. It was winter cold, and on the way we had to drive slowly because of heavy heavy rain and storm. But here we received a warm welcome from Claudia and Riccardo and their three dogs. Our "badger" apartment, which we already knew, was lovingly prepared and preheated. How should this week be? First of all, we all slept as well as we have not done in a long time. The next day - it was Easter Sunday - the sun was shining and there was no cloud left. We looked around in the beautiful landscape; she still looked winterly brown - but many bees were already buzzing in the flowering almond tree at the driveway and in the many daffodils. In the course of the next few days, we noticed more and more how beautiful it is just to listen to nature and to organize your thoughts - which results automatically. With Elias we made two small hikes and discovered interesting things that Claudia later explained to us (Gallwespennester and webs of processional caterpillars in the trees). We also met several times deer near the house - unusually close for us. There was also the opportunity to watch Claudia and Stefano, their helper, prepare and implement the beehives for spring - not so easy not to be stung. Today we could watch the blacksmith at the "horse pedicure". The two men were very friendly and explained a lot about their art. Amazing how long the horse patiently let it all go with it. They already knew each other well. That too was new to us. Again we got many helpful tips and brochures / books about excursion possibilities in the area. Not everything we have done. Very interesting for us was the visit to the castle Grinzane-Cavour near Alba. Great wine museum and much history with magnificent views of the countryside. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for your pleasant hospitality! Andreas, Timea and Elias
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    • Stay: 4/2018
    • Traveller: Families with children
    • Holiday: Relaxing
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  • Speak: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Pleased to meet you, I am CLAUDIA and I am 70 years old.

This is me and one of my friends, JANA

I have been working here for 16 years with my husband.

As well as we welcome the guests, we take care of the crops, we rear the animals.

I chose this job because to live in nature

Our guests especially like the location.


Agriturismo Zabaldano
Reg. Zabaldano, 1, Cessole 14050
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