Welcome to Villa Sampaguita, a comfortable and highly personalised
bed and breakfast located on a working vineyard and winery in the
heart of Piedmont's wine country.
Villa Sampaguita is situated only 10 minutes drive outside the
historic town of Asti, the major center for the Piemonte wine region,
an ideal base for touring all the vineyards and wineries as well
as sampling the glorious and world-famous wines and cuisine of North
East Italy. The city of Alba famous for it's yearly truffle fair
and the Barolo wine area are 30 minutes drive.
Villa Sampaguita lies on top a "Bricco" (a ridge, literally
a saddle in Piemonte dialect) surrounded by woods, orchards and
vineyards, with panoramic views over the Monferatto hills and, on
a clear day, of the Alpine mountains. Our farm comprises 11 hectares
(~25 acres) of vineyards, cultivated fields, orchards woods, and
a stream, located inside the Val de Botto e Valleandona, a national
park and protected fossil area. For guests who want to relax in
nature, the farm is big enough to wander around, explore the woodland,
look for fossils, and absorb the tranquil atmosphere.
Villa Sampaguita was built at the turn of last century as a "Cascina"
or working farmhouse, which included house, stables and barns under
one roof, with a large underground cantina (wine cellar) for making
wine. The house and was lovingly restored and modernized by its
previous owners and we have rebuilt the huge barn area into 4 deluxe
suite-rooms each with its own bathroom and view of surrounding countryside,
plus two self-contained apartments. In addition our guests have
their own salone d'hospiti (guest lounge) complete with library
and satellite TV. (ACCOMMODATION)
Villa Sampaguita does not feature a formal restaurant, but Asti
and other nearby towns have such a wonderful selection and we can
recommend many great places (FOOD).
However our guests are most welcome to share our home-cooked meals
using our own organically grown produce. Rina is a great cook and
blends Asian and Italian cuisine expertly (RINA'S
CUCINA). Local wines are included of course (WINES).
Asti is a natural jumping off point for tours of the Monferrato,
Langhe & Roero wine (LOCAL INFO)
districts, and we can arrange or recommend tour agendas including
visits to wineries specializing in Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco,
Moscato D'Asti and other fabulous wines of this region (TOURS).
Asti is almost halfway between the cities of Turin and Milan, and
is an easy drive to the Alps, Val D'Aosta, Lakes Maggiore &
Como to the North and to the Mediterranean port of Genoa and the
Ligurian Riviera to the south. Pisa and its famous tower is about
3 hour drive on the autostrada. We are only 5 minutes from the Asti
autostada exit, and the closest airports to Asti are Torino (~50
minutes), Milano (Linate, Malpenza) (~75 minutes) and Genova (~60
Benvenuti from your hosts
Tim Brewer and
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