Bella Baita and its owners, Fabrizio and Marla, combined to make one of the most memorable experiences of our two week trip through three countries. Previous reviews let us know that we could expect beautiful environs and delicious food, but the reality exceeded our expectations. Immediately upon arrival, we were given a warm welcome, literally and figuratively, with a roaring fire, hot coffees, and lovely conversation with our hosts. Once we were settled in, we enjoyed an engaging and intimate cooking class, and I'm so glad we chose a smaller setting like Bella Baita to do it. We enjoyed the meal we had prepared together over more lively conversation with bottles of local effervescent red wine. After a comfortable night's sleep, we woke to a breakfast of homemade breads, jams, and other tasty treats before getting a tour of the garden and Fabrizio's restoration projects. My only regret is that we had to rush off to my sister's wedding and only got to spend a single night there. The place and people are so special that we will find a way to return for much longer to enjoy more of the local character and landscape.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small inn, 57km (30 miles) SW of Turin in the mountains. We offer a balance of mountain activities and day excursions whilst enjoying the culinary delights of this region. All levels of walking, climbing, and cycling are just outside your door. We offer small custom "Cooking Together" sessions as well. Whether you are looking for relaxation or activities of Val Chisone, our peaceful alpine surroundings make Bella Baita the perfect choice. ... more less