Although I am the one with the Italian background, it was my Swiss husband who always wanted to visit Piemonte. So, we took advantage of a long weekend and our close proximity to northern Italy, and finally made the trip! While planning our trip, one in which we booked a restaurant before a hotel (our minds were on the food and wine), we came across Il Sole delle Rive and we are so glad we did. Maurizio and Maria are the perfect hosts and were more than accomodating from the first moment we spoke to them. They have renovated a traditional Piemontese home into a beautiful home and B&B with an International flair. They have traveled all over the world and have beautiful pieces of furniture and artwork throughout their home which kind of gave me the travel itch again. They are truly passionate about where they live and what they do and gave us the best possible tips- we had an unforgettable time. Maurizio took the time to sit down and really help us plan 3 days that gave us the opportunity to see a lot of this beautiful area- Langhe.
The B&B is a little out of the way but very easy to find and I knew we were in for a treat while driving up the windy road that brings you from the village of Sinio to the B&B. The location was perfect though and was very central so nothing seemed more than 15 minutes away.
We stayed in the apartment which was tastefully decorated- and had satellite so when we came home completely full we could watch a bit of tv before falling asleep :).
The breakfast was also really nice- and ask Maurizio to see if he has any of his Swiss friend's cheese....it was great!
So, if you have a chance, go here. You won't be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rive it’s a sunny and romantic stone country house situated in a peacefully valley among uncontaminated woods and small vineyards situated in the Langhe hills famous for the production of the Barolo wine but also for the landscape and the castes Maurizio and Maria have recently restructured for activity of Bed and Breakfast inside the independent structure there are the guest’s rooms we have two double rooms with private bathroom and an apartment with kitchenette. ... more less
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