The Local Area


The slow food movement began in Bra the hometown of founder Carlo Petrini.   It means living an unhurried life, taking time to enjoy simple pleasures, starting at the table. Piedmont is the food lover’s paradise at the very heart of the people, land and culture.


The area is famed around the world for its selection of fine wine including Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato D’Asti. Many wine tours take place throughout the region and distilleries welcome visitors to sample their wines on site and take samples away at competitive prices.

Cycling & Hiking

Enjoy the weather and beautiful scenery either on foot or by bike. You can bring your own bikes which can be securely stored and tour by yourself. Or have bikes delivered to the villa and have an accompanied tour designed to your specific needs.

Motor Racing

Monte Carlo the Monaco F1 Grand Prix begins on the 25th May 2017 for 4 days and is one of the most popular races of the season. Enjoy the beautiful 21/2 hour drive from the villa along the Italian Riveria at any time of the year!

The 2017 Italian Gran Prix continues to be hosted in the royal park of Monza in early September which is located on the outskirts of Milan, approximately 2 hours from the Villa and only a short car ride from the stunning Lake Como; this grand prix is a must-visit if you are a true racing enthusiast.