This is a typical rustic Piemontese medieval two-story house in Mombaruzzo (province of Asti), Via XX Settembre (this is the correct address). The top floor features a large kitchen with marble sink, wooden and gas stove, balconi, a dining/living room, the main bedroom with king size bed and and extra twin bed, with balconi and the bathroom with washing machine. The split level features two bedrooms, each with 2 twin size beds. There are two attics and a garage. Almost every room features impressive ancient carved beams. The house is located in the oldest part of Mombaruzzo which used to be the castle -zona Castello-, a few steps away from chiesa della Maddalena. It's a quaint, relaxing, convenient location from which one can start many excursions in the surrounding areas, rich with history, art, ancient churches and monuments, termal waters, antique markets, vineyards, wineries, chestnut and oak woods full of porcini mushrooms and groves were the precious white truffles grows. Mombaruzzo is famous for its superior wines (Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, Cortese), grappa, and Amaretti (soft almond cookies). Aperitifs, delicious cappuccini, scrumptious pizza and farinata, typical Piemontese cuisine and fine dining can be enjoyed in the several cafes, pizzeria, and renowned restaurants that dot this lovely village.
The train station is a couple of Km down the hill and there is a bus service to Nizza, Alessandria and Acqui Terme.
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|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$16 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||5 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$349 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1281 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Mombaruzzo was an incredibly peaceful place to stay. It soaked in to our pores over the days we were there and we really enjoyed getting to meet some of the local characters. The local food was great, and we found a good swimming hole south of Acqui Terme near Cartosio - and the drive up to Ponzone was great but a bit nerve racking on the blind corners.
Nelly was very helpful given she was in USA. Arranged for some Italian speakers to meet us (fortunately my daughters friend could translate a bit), and phoned to check everything was good.
As advertised, the house has a lot of 'old world charm' as do some of the 'amenities' (eg tying the outpipe from washing machine in to bath etc).
The house was a bit musty on arrival and we gave it a dusting when we got there. Also some rooms seemed a bit more cluttered than in the photos.
But apart from those issues which can easily be resolved, this was a great experience for us and I recommend it for those wanting a more authentic stay in north-west Italy
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.