In a natural amphitheater overlooking the vineyards, the CarlinCarlota agriturismo offers an evocative view of the rolling hills of Langhe, where the eye can wander until it meets the Alps.
Located in Piedmont, in the heart of the Langhe region and a stone’s throw away from Alba, it has become, thanks to a dutiful restoration, a romantic farmhouse available open to guests.
The structure, once an ancient country residence, is nestled on top of a hill with an enchanting view of the vineyards. It consists of five comfortable rooms, a lounge used as a restaurant, a relaxation area with a fireplace, a large panoramic terrace, a garden and a beautiful swimming pool.
The farm from 2007, has been awarded every year with the Italian Hospitality Brand, by the local Chamber of Commerce, which certifies the best facilities in the tourism sector of the area.
The building, a typical Piedmontese farmhouse dating back to 1846, was built in a central position on the hill overlooking all the surrounding land, by the Counts Bongiovanni of Castelborgo who entrusted it to sharecroppers.
In 1912, the Counts started to enlarge and restore the hayloft and barn, which have been completely renovated and used as a dining room today.
In 2002 it was bought by the Voghera family that began a careful restoration born from a scrupulous recovery of the old building.
Not far away is the village of Treiso, where there are the “Gorges of the Seven Brothers”, deep ravines and wide patches on the sides of the hills that show off the regularly stratified ashen and bluish marls, interpreted by popular imagination as a sign of divine wrath.
From here you can easily reach the town of Alba, cultural, social and economic center of the Langhe region, which is rich in historical traditions: Also the capital of wine and truffles, it is still called today the the City of the Hundred Towers, which made its urban profile unique in the Medieval period.
One of the most relaxing activity one can do, as Beppe Fenoglio (a famous writer from the region) used to say, is “to go for Langa”, that is walking until you get lost on the ridges, on the rolling hills, between the vineyards and in the paths. Another one would be to cycle along the Tanaro river, through woods and baroque castles, perhaps after enjoying a dish of tajarin or a slice of hazelnut cake accompanied by a good glass of wine.
For those who love reading it is possible to travel on the streets of Cesare Pavese who, with Fenoglio, told the story of our hills.