All you need to know
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 wood stoves, 1 fire place, spacious living room with TV (Canal digital, all channels available), dining room for long diners and kitchen with SMEG-equipment like fridge, stove and oven. Several terraces outside. Fit for 4 to 10/12 people. In season 2023 we'll have a new pool 12 x 6 meters, poolhouse with BBQ, table and benches. Private cook service available for long Italian evening diners...
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.. 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....
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 Paola from Tre Colline is on request available on weekdays 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....E-bike rental service is just around the corner, provided by our Dutch neighbour Aad van Opstal. Too little time!
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....!