We stayed at Cascina del Forno in early October 2014 and the experience was delightful. The weather was very comfortable with daytime temperatures in the 60s and evening temps in the 50s. We came to the Piemonte looking for food, wine, truffles, history, architecture, art and to spend time with real Italians in the real Italy. What we found surpassed our hopes. The house itself is roomy with a fully equipped kitchen with all of the gadgets, wine glasses and equipment to suit the most serious foodie. There are extensive herb gardens, tomato vines and fruit trees on the premises of which we took full advantage. It was easy to cook great meals for ourselves because all of the local foods are fabulous. The local wines were inexpensive and delicious. We loved venturing to the local grocery stores and markets to shop and buy food.
The location of Cascina del Forno is well suited for day trips. We went one day to the Alba White Truffle Festival. It was an easy drive and an... more