Location and surroundings
Casa ‘in Bocca al Lupo’ is situated in the hills of Clavesana between the hazelnut groves and vineyards in an oasis of tranquillity. But this location also makes it possible to make several day trips to, for example: Alba, Cuneo, Turin and Genoa. Closer, the charming villages with their own character are worth a visit, think Barolo, Monforte d’Alba, La Morra and Mondovi. In addition, the area also lends itself extremely well to taking a walk – through the vineyards and forests – cycling, horse riding and golfing… An hour’s drive away you reach the Flower Riviera with the many nice towns, but also the beautiful Mediterranean Alps. In short, everything is possible, but nothing has to be done. So unwind.
Piedmont De Langhe
The Langhe/Piedmont offers a lot of variety and that’s why everyone finds their liking. Real city dwellers are attracted to Turin or Genoa and nature lovers can choose between rugged forests, gently sloping slopes with vineyards, hazelnut groves, the (snowy) Alpine peaks and the rural fields with winding roads.
There are local markets throughout the region every day, but the markets of Mondovi, Cuneo and Alba are really worth it; drink a cup of coffee in a bar and experience the atmosphere of real Italian life.
Wherever you are in Langhe, you never have to drive far to have a completely different view.
Food and wines
Piedmont and the Langhe in particular can be characterized as the Burgundy of Italy. The residents love great food, along with a good glass of wine. The region produces the most beautiful wines in Italy, such as the famous Barolo and Barbesco, as well as the Roero Arneis and Barbera. There are plenty of wineries to visit for a tasting.
Around Clavesana is the wine region of the Dogliani (Dolcetto) with cantina Clavesana as a cosy outlet. In nearby Murazzano, the most famous regional cheese is also made, the Murazzano cheese. It is produced from sheep’s milk, is briefly matured and resembles a Toma (cow’s milk).
The global Slow Food movement has also emerged in this region. This is an independent organization that is committed to enjoying pure and delicious food, rooted in the gastronomic tradition.
The region is easily accessible and it is no wonder that this is often mentioned. If you want to fly to Piedmont, you can choose between various airports that regularly offer cheap flights (Transavia, Easyjet, Ryanair) to: Turin, Genoa, Milan and Nice (France). This means you are not dependent on one airport. In addition, Piedmont can be reached by car from the Netherlands in one day. If you would rather stay overnight on the round trip, ask for tips for nice overnight hotels.