I visited Ca del Gusto as a guest of Henri and Kaisa.
They have opened a place of their own in Rivalta Bormida, Italy in the region of Piemonte.
Their house which hosts six guest rooms is beatiful and is situated in a marvellous location from where you on a clear day can see the Alps more than 150 km away.
The surroundings are fascinating, many astoundingly beautiful villages with wineyadrs along the hill sides and a castle on top of the hill. The history of the nearby town Acqui Terme dates back to the days of The Roman Empire. The centre of the town couples interesting architecture, good restaurants and cosy atmosphere with shopping at fashionable boutiques. Just outside there are the remains of a Roman acqueduct, 2000 years old!
In the surrounding villages there are vineyards and wine cooperatives selling local wines at very affordable prices.
You will find lots of alternative biking routes of varying level of difficulty.
The Riviera and The Mediterranean Sea are an hour's drive away and the big cities Genova (with a fascinating old town), Torino (beautiful architecture and views of the Alps) and Milano (with great shopping) are all within one to two hours by car. It takes you two to three hours to get to the ski resorts of the Alps, daytrips are possible.
The service offered by Kaisa and Henri is friendly and professional and the food is excellent.
I can warmly recommend Ca del Gusto.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ca' del Gusto is located in Piemonte region in Northern Italy. Just a short drive from the cities and airports of Milan, Turin and Genova. We are immersed in the beautiful and peaceful countryside but just a few minutes from Acqui Terme, the famous spa town dating from the Roman times.We are a Finnish couple that has been working around the world within the hotel and restaurant industry. We finally found the perfect place for us in Piemonte, which offers amazing cuisine, great wines and a whole lot of activities in beautiful surroundings.We offer our services primarily to our guests but also external groups when possible. Our services include vineyard and winery visits and wine tastings, cycling tours and guiding, group transfers including airport transfers, cooking school, dinners and private parties, restaurant and activity bookings. ... more less