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Loc. Nizza Monferrato: Cascina Christiana

Strada San Michele 24, Phone: 338.653.0519
www.cascinachristiana.com

Reviewed by: Barolo from MN, review #622

When: May 2004

Undiscovered Piedmont Countryside. B&B with pool, vineyard and winery. Room or self-catered apartment. Amazing view. Great hosts. Close to town Nizza Monferrato

Pool with a View - Cascina Christiana, photo by Sue

This was our fifth trip to Italy and of them all - Cascina Christiana was our favorite place to stay. We threw the itinerary out the window and stayed for 3 extra nights. It is small and in the countryside, yet with all the facilities. Four fully furnished apartments plus two rooms with ensuite facilities all recently redone. An amazing pool that looks out over the vineyards and your own gate opener and secure parking.

In the vineyards of Piedmont... like Tuscany without all the tourists. In fact, we were the first Americans to stay at Cascina Christiana. Hosts Peter and Christine are delightful. Full of interesting stories about re-doing the estate. Kind of like talking to the Piedmont version of Frances Mayes. They are now in the third year of making their own wine.

We stayed in one of the rooms (not the apartment) and it was only 55 euros a night! We looked at the apartments and will do that the next time. They are all quite lovely and very up to date. They even have the nice big terry bath towels that I didn't think any place in Italy provided!

The town of Nizza Monferrato is only a little over a mile down the road. Our first day there they had a barrel rolling festival... each winery competing against the others. Very fun carnival as well. Plenty of places for dinner or a nice drive to Barolo, Asti, Alba, etc. for dinner there. Tons of wineries to visit. We loved it. Great views across the countryside from all the rooms.

Email me for more pictures. reimer5775@msn.com

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