- Pros: lovely property, winemaking facility that doubles as an inn/hotel, rooms are spacious, lots of thought put into the design features in room, wine in the room is gratis
- Cons: rooms are a bit dark (even with all lights turned on), service was cold/indifferent - we were not given any additional information on the hotel's facilities, wine making history, or anything at all - infact, we were just given a room key and waved in the general direction of our room..
Side note: thought it was a bit unsanitary to have the massive tub of Nutella for guests to use. You actually have to insert your whole hand (wrist, forearm and all) in to find the spoon to scoop it out. Needless to say, we skipped the Nutella option at breakfast!
- Why visit Bra: If you have an interest in food at all, you will know that this is the town where the Slow Food movement started (and is still headquartered - there is even a shop that sells small souvenirs and their line of books). Bra is a lovely town that at first glance looks a bit sleepy.. but with the gastro university on site, there's a buzzy student population here that gives the city a nice pulse in the evenings.
- Eating: We enjoyed our meals at 2 restaurants: Boccondivino (Slow Food's flagship restaurant), and (a short drive out) Guido at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Piero also oversees one of the restaurants at Eataly in Torino, as well as the other Guido in Santo Stefano Belbo's R&C property, Relais San Maurizio).