Poggio Maria: dream house on a hilltop

    Piedmont, Italy. great food & wines, beautiful landscape.

  • All you need to know

    The house, the panoramic views and what you can do...

    The house

    Centuries old farmhouse turned into a comfortable family home

    It's just you, the house and nothing else on this beautiful hill... Poggio Maria is a great family home near the small village of Melazzo, with 6 bedrooms with double beds (boxsprings), 3 bathrooms, 2 fire places, a wood stove, spacious living room with TV (Canal digital, all channels available), dining room for long diners and kitchen with SMEG-equipment like dishwasher, stove and oven. Several terraces outside. Fit for 4-12 people. Pool 12 x 6 meters, poolhouse with BBQ, outdoor kitchen, table and benches. Private cook service available for long Italian evening diners...

    The view

    360 degrees panoramic views from Swiss Alps to Acqui Terme

    Poggio Maria is located in the municipality of Melazzo, a small village with a castle, an alimentari, bakery and some restaurants. Due to Poggio Maria's location on top of a hill ('Poggio' means 'hill'), with clear weather you can see the French and Ligurian Alps. On both sides you'll find the valleys of the Erro and Bormida rivers. At night you will enjoy all the twinkling lights....

    To do's

    Old villages, hills, wines, slow food

    Make sure you have enough days to explore this beautiful region.... Villages such as Acqui Terme (photo), Nizza Monferrato, Sassello and Monastero Bormida are absolutely worth visiting. Don't forget to visit the restaurants. Piedmont is famous for its 'slow food' and wines. Il Giardinetto (Sessame), Ristorante Del Pallone (Bistagno), Tre Colline (Bubbio) and Il Castle (Montabone - what a view!) are just some of our favorites. Chef Paolo from Tre Colline is on request available to prepare private Piedmont diners at Poggio Maria. And guide Giuseppe will take you on hiking and cycle tour where ever you want to go: Barolo, Monferrato....Vespa rental service is just around the corner. Too little time!

    The book

    Dream came true!

    Poggio Maria is described and pictured in the book 'Piedmont - the dream, the house, the life' from the Danish Jesper Remo. After his football career, Jesper helped people to find the perfect location to build their dream house in the Langhe region (Piedmont). This book describes his love for the region. Jesper and his wife bought Poggio Maria end 90's and restored it completely. We bought the house in December 2017 from its (successive) Danish owners. The grand mother of our Italian notary also happened to be one of the former residents. A house with a rich history....!


  • prices

    Please contact the owners to check the availability, Miranda Mens, +31 6 53215501 of miranda_mens@hotmail.com

    Prices per week in 2020

    Perfect for small and large families: 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4-12 p.

    Mid season (April 25-June 27): € 2.700

    High season (June 27-July 11): € 3.200

    Super high season (July 11-Aug 22): € 3.500

    High season (Aug 22-Aug 29): € 3.200
    Mid season (Aug 29-Oct 24): € 2.700


    Excl. €250 for cleaning and €500 deposit.

    Extra cleaning is available, off course!


    Poggio Maria is rented our per week, from Saturday-Saturday. Off season the house is available only on request.