Idyllic apartment lavender farm

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cascina Castello, Merana, Piemonte 15010, Italy
Natascha

I can't describe it better than what one of our guests wrote on Tripadvisor : The feeling you get when staying in Agriturismo Verdita, is difficult to capture in words. To us, Verdita was an ideal combination of charm, peace and quietness, comfort...

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I can't describe it better than what one of our guests wrote on Tripadvisor : The feeling you get when staying in Agriturismo Verdita, is difficult to capture in words. To us, Verdita was an ideal combination of charm, peace and quietness, comfort...

The Space

"Il Rosmarino" is a self-catering apartment measuring 42 sqm. It's composed of a living-room with kitchen corner is well-equiped and a sofa bed, one double room and one bathroom. The bathroom has a double shower, bidet, washbasin and WC

The apartment is located at the ground floor with direct access to the garden where you can relax in the jacuzzi and enjoy the view.

Immersed in beautiful countryside overlooking rolling hills, lavender farm Agriturismo Verdita ((website hidden)) is the ideal spot for visitors coming to the region of Piedmont. It'(email hidden), which effectively offers serenity, quiet, and peace of mind.

Come and wander down our green paths, either by foot or by bike, discover spectacular vistas around every curve, stop for a picture or to smell the wild flowers.

Perfectly Situated between the Italian Alps and the Mediterranean sea, our farm is ideally located for visiting cities such as Acqui Terme (city famous for the Romanesque thermal waters and spas ITS), Asti (known for the oldest Palio - or horse race - in Italy ), Alba (the city of the White Truffle), Mombaldone (One Of The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy) and Canelli (where the underground Wine Cathedrals, a UNESCO Heritage site, are located).

The Farm is approximately one hour to drive from the Italian Riviera, one hour and a half from Genoa and Turin, and two hours from Milan, Monte Carlo, and the south of France.

We are always available on site. If you have questions about your travel plans, if you want us to book a tour or rent a vespa, if you want to know about local festivities, restaurants, spas ... You're always welcome to ask.

Possible activities / daytrips

1. Walk the "Sentiero 575" with the aid of our walking-GPS. This path takes you around the little village of Merana, on the "calanchi", million year old sea dunes.

2. Discover the charming Piedmontese cities of Acqui Terme (30 minutes drive from Agriturismo Verdita), Alba (1 hour drive) and Asti (1 hour drive).

3. Enjoy the blue waters, the attractive coastline and beaches of the Italian Riviera, less than an hour away from our Agriturismo.

4. Discover the surrounding Medieval hilltop villages and drive around the countryside.

5. The world famous Barolo and Barbaresco vineyards are a little more than 1 hour away.

6. Piedmont has one of Europe's most elegant old cities in the shape of Turin, a monument to cafe society. You can reach Turin in 1.5 hour.

7. Genoa is another pearl of a city, completely different but at least as interesting because it has the largest medieval quarter in Europe.

8. Virtually every weekend throughout the year, villages hold events and festivals re enacting historical events or celebrating local food and wine.

9. During the right season you can go on a walk with our local truffle hunter. He shows you how his dogs find the best truffles there (website hidden) classes are possible for those who want to learn how to make the local dishes. These courses take place in Piana Crixia (10 minute drive) in the restaurant of a typical Ligurian agriturismo.

What our guests write about our agriturismo:

"La Verdita is really heaven on earth. In the middle of nature, it’s an ideal place to relax: discovering deer’s during a walk , visiting small towns, tasting local wines, or just doing nothing sitting in the Jacuzzi with a lovely view on the valley. Everything at Verdita is very clean and well maintained. Nicolas and Natascha are very dedicated... "

"The feeling you get when staying in Agriturismo Verdita, is difficult to capture in words. To us, Verdita was an ideal combination of charm, peace and quietness, comfort, cosiness, ... The view over the lavender fields (cute little deers included) and hills is amazing. Merana and the surrounding villages are very quiet and hospitable. It's nice that you can visit... "

The Neighborhood

Spend your farm holiday away from the crowds of the main cities on our traditional Italian farmhouse and discover the tranquility and beauty of rural Piedmont.

Agriturismo Verdita (email hidden) that can offer you serenity, silence, green paths ideal for trekking, horse riding and biking. It's also a perfect starting point to explore Piemonte and Liguria.

Getting around

Coming from Alessandria:
exit Alessandria SUD. Immediately after the tollbooth (50 meters), turn right to Acqui Terme.
Keep following this "strada provinciale" nr. 30 in direction of Acqui Terme and Savona untill you come into our village, Merana.
At Merana, you follow the signs for "Torre San Fermo". You keep following the road to the tower untill you're almost at the tower and you see a little chapel and a cross, don't turn to the left for the tower, but stay on the road. The next house on the road (300 meters further) is our agriturismo.

Coming from Savona:
motorway direction Torino. Take first exit (Altare / Carcare) and "strada provinciale" nr. 29 in direction Cairo Montenotte / Acqui Terme.
At Merana, the first village of Piemonte, you follow the signs for "Torre San Fermo". You keep following the road to the tower untill you're almost at the tower and you see a little chapel and a cross, don't turn to the left for the tower, but stay on the road. The next house on the road (300 meters further) is our agriturismo.

Coming from Torino:
motorway direction Savona. Exit Millesimo, then take direction Carcare. On the roundabout take LEFT to Cairo Montenotte / Acqui Terme ("strada provinciale" nr. 29).
At Merana, the first village of Piemonte, you follow the signs for "Torre San Fermo". You keep following the road to the tower untill you're almost at the tower and you see a little chapel and a cross, don't turn to the left for the tower, but stay on the road. The next house on the road (300 meters further) is our agriturismo.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $210
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • Es war einfach super schön. Die Gastgeber waren sehr nett und hielfsbereit. Wir haben uns sehr erholt an diesem wundervollen, ruhigen, harmonischen mit liebe umgebauten Geisenstall. Es stimmte alles und wir werden sicherlich wieder kommen. Es ist so peacfull......herzlichen Dank für alles liebe Nathascha und Nicolas

    April 2014
  • Very friendly hosts, beautiful scenery and nice weather ! ;)
    I loved the outsight kitchen and the jacuzzy !

    May 2013
  • We stayed in this idylic place for almost two weeks. The location is absolutely amazing, positioned on a small hill with the perfect view to see when sun sets of this magic valley, it's doesn't get any better than this.
    Apartments are newly renovated and everything was top notch. For those who love wine, Barolo and Barbaresco is a 30 minute (very beautiful) drive away. The family who runs this farm are the sweetest people. They were very helpful and offered all kind of services and hospitality to make sure we felt like home.

    We look forward to come back.

    April 2013
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English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands
School
St. Pieterscollege Blankenberge, Hogeschool Gent, HISS, Ghent Uni.
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About
Once upon a time we lived in the city in Belgium and (email hidden) (my partner Nicolas was a lawyer, I was a psychologist). Everybody was happy, except us... And you know why? People don't come to a lawyer or a psychologist because they are happy and content, just the opposite. So, every day we were surrounded by negativity and unhappiness and this started to weigh us down. On the other hand, there was the Italian dream I had when I was little. Being half Italian I have always wanted to live in this beautiful country where the skies and the sea are blue instead of grey. And so we started to dream together ... To cut a long story short (we'd be happy to tell you the long version in person) : we looked for a lifestyle that was the complete opposite from what we knew and went for it. Agriturismo verdita is the end result : a place where people arrive excited because they're on holiday and our job is to make them even more happy. It's a place in "the middle of nowhere". There's no traffic or city noise, we're surrounded by green hills where boar and deer roam and where we can breathe in healthy air. But if we want to escape the peace and quiet once in a while we can easily reach a big city like Genoa or Turin or enjoy the seaside of the Ligurian Flower Riviera. Even visiting luxury resorts such as Monaco and Portofino is possible from here. We never thought it possible but we really found our paradise on earth and hope we can share it with you ! Ciao, Natascha
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