After a trans-Atlantic flight, the last thing you want to do is get in a car and drive and drive an hour and 45 minutes to a hotel- but... that is exactly what we did! We landed in Milan from Philadelphia and were pretty tired. Sleeping on a plane (for me) seems to happen a couple of hours before landing. Anyhow, we rented a Hertz and forged on. NOW... it was during Thanksgiving vacation sooo not too many Americans and not tourist season.
I can't tell you how happy I was we made this trip when we did. It was just about the most lovely scene imaginable. The hotel doesn't look like much, but once you get inside it becomes all about the view, charm, and the staff.
Naturally, My husband and 8 yr old daughter immediately showered and napped for 2 1/2 hours- the only way for me.
When we woke and walked down the hill into town- there was a precious little town fair happening with all sorts of cheeses to try and jit was just a perfect little intro. After that, we forged back up and had lovely 5 star Michelin Meals each day and night. WOW! This is a perfect spot to see Bra, Barolo, castles, little towns and explore. We visited wineries, went truffle hunting (for, this is the season of white truffles) ---Our truffle guide, Georgio, and his dogs are my heros!! We had a cheese tour, wine tours, a chocolate tour. WoW!! All were perfection.
The hotel is luxurious, the rooms are quite small (intimate) but quiet and very peaceful. You will have everything you need. There is a wonderful breakfast and the bar at night for pre-dinner drinks and snacks was quite lovely.
Enjoy and book this hotel without worries.
After this lovely experience, we drove to Venice airport and took a taxi then a boat to our hotel and it was amazing- no crowds! Loved! Then Milan. Blah. Did not like Milan. Totally polluted air. Duomo was worth it, though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Villa Beccaris is an eighteenth century villa, located on the top of a beautiful hill from where you can overlook the village of Monforte d’Alba.The particular attention to the details and the history charm, make Villa Beccaris a unique place, a hotel able to make you feel the warmth and peace of a home.Don’t let Villa Beccaris remain just an unrealized dream, but something real, a wonderful experience to remember for ever… ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beccaris Hotel Monforte d Alba