Casa MONICA

Overview

Casa Monica is located in the little village of Monforte D’Alba in the wine land of Piemonte, home to Barolo and Baresco. This town house is developed over a great and innovative concept of sustainability and units multiple aspects of the artisan cultural and the local traditions of the Langhe, which is the name of this specific area of Piemonte. The six suites of the house, as well as the common areas are all made with a pleasent design in soft and light colours, keeping alive memories of the local cultural heritage. Modern comforts such as a salt water swimming pool and a private wellness area with sauna and steam bath will spoil the guests staying at this town house. The onsite concierge and the possibility to obtain genuine fresh food and great wines completes the experience of staying at this contemporary house in Piemonte. 

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LOCATION 

As the Vineyard landscape of Piemonte, The Langhe has been recognized as part of UNESCO, defined as “a witness of an authentic culture, a link between the territory and man of ancient origins”. No other wine area in the world has such an extensive offer, when it comes to food and wine. The Lange is home to several Michelin starred restaurants as well as a multitude of genuine and authentic taverns and trattorias – actually this area of Italy is the birthplace of the SlowFood Organization.Protected by the Alpine arch to the northwest of Italy, you will find the Langhe Featuring a soft hilly profile, shaped by the peasant tradition, they offer a landscape unparalleled in every season. Monforte d’Alba is found in this piece of paradise of Italy: the old houses of the village stand against the foot of a steep hill, in an enchanting position. The name “monte forte” comes from a military expression used to indicate its important strategic position during the wars between the local lords. After having been owned by many different families, the town was since 1700 a property of the marquis Scarampi. The village contains interesting sights: for example Monfortes ancient castle Palazzo Scarampi, which is thought to date back to the 1200s and Auditorium Horszowski, an open space in the middle of the town shaped like an amphitheater. Monforte d’Alba is part of the zone of the noble Barolo wine production area.

HIGHLIGHTS & VILLA LAYOUT
Floor below
  • Relaxing areas
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Emotional showers
  • Half bath
Ground floor
  • 2 double bedrooms, each with private bathroom
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Kitchen
First floor
  • 2 double bedrooms, each with private bathroom
  • Living room
  • Reading room
Second floor
  • 2 double bedrooms, each with private bathroom
OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • Inner garden
  • Private pool with salt water
  • Al fresco dining area
  • Barbecue area
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Casa Monica celebrates the authentic artisan traditions, the richness of flavours and tastes, the authentic spirit of this specific area of Piemonte. Casa Monica is a concept which express hospitality as a memory of a territory and it’s heritage. The building materials, the interior and the furnishing all are crafted and natural. Food used for breakfast vary according to seasonality, are local and ecologic. A kitchen with handmade table linen and towels, porcelain dish service and cutlery. A living area dedicated to relax: a loft dedicated to music and reading, with more than hundred books by local authors. Home Theatre System (via Bluetooth). Chessboard and card games. A wellness area with sauna and steam room and emotional showers.

BEDROOM & BATHROOM

The Suites of Casa Monica have breathtaking views of surrounding Alps and the hills of Barolo.Details such as handmade sheets and blankets carefully made by local artisans, closet with mirror and safe made bny local craftsmanship and Italian design rooms completes these beautifuo bedrooms. Please note, that the bedrooms at Casa Monica does not have TV’s. Each bedrooms is supplied with handmade slippers, dressing gowns and pajamas.  The five bathrooms all have showers while one bathroom has shower and bathtub; Stone sinks and wooden wardrobes, Vintage mirrors and lights. Hair dryer.

Suite A (29 sqm)

Double room with made-to-measure King size bed or twin bed. The room enjoys view of the Monviso Alps and has a floor in ancient chestnut wood. Bathroom with tub and shower, natural body products arranged in handmade ceramics.   

Suite P (20 sqm)

Double room with made-to-measure Queen size bed or twin bed. The room enjoys view of the Monviso Alps and has a floor in ancient chestnut wood. Bathroom with shower, natural body products arranged in handmade ceramics. Bedroom and bathroom are suitable also for people with limited mobility.

Suite C (23 sqm)

Double room with made-to-measure King size bed or twin bed. The room enjoys view of the Monviso Alps and the internal garden and has a floor in ancient chestnut wood. Cabinets and headboards are entirely made in walnut wood. Lamps and chairs are made in Italian design. Bathroom with shower, natural body products arranged in handmade ceramics.   

Suite B (19 sqm)

Double room with King size bed or twin bed. The room enjoys view of the Monviso Alps. Vienna straw bed made by craftsmen from Cuneo Antice furniture and lighting of Italian design. Floor in ancient chestnut wood. Cabinets and headboards are entirely made in walnut wood. Bathroom with shower, natural body products arranged in handmade ceramics. 

Suite D (19 sqm)
  • Double with King-size bed or twin bed. View on the Monviso Alps and the town of Monforte
  • Rope bed made to order in combination with ancient benches and seats in marsh grass
  • Vintage 1950s lights. Floor in ancient chestnut wood. Bathroom with shower and natural body products arranged in handmade ceramics.
Single Bedroom (11 sqm)

Single bedrooms with Queen-size bed. Two small windows overlook the Monviso and a hidden street. Floor in ancient chestnut wood. Small bathroom with full floor shower, natural body products arranged in hand made ceramics

Swimming pool

The garden is surrounded by private walls and has a nice swimming pool with salt water. Pool measures 6.00 meters large x 3.00 m wide, 1,40 m deep.

Access & Parking

The house lies in the center of the little hamlet, in an area which is entirely pedestrian.There is also a good amount of street parking at only 3 min walk from the house. Guest are allowed to access the house by car for unloading and loading the luggage.

FEATURES & AMENITIES
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Heating and floor heating throughout
  • TV in the living room
  • Access to the first floor by lift
  • Wifi throughout the house.
  • The house is equipped with a tablet
  • Wellness area wit emotional showers
  • Sauna for up to 8 people
  • Steam bath for 4 people
  • Wine cellar
  • Centrifuge, Mixer, Juicer
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Handmade Knives
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Espresso machine
  • Hairdryer in each bathroom

REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT

Upon arrival, the Villa will ask for a security deposit equal to the amount for 1 nights stay to be paid by credit card on site.

SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE (STAFF SERVICE)
  • 24 hour concierge, with maximum privacy
  • Breakfast is prepared with local products
  • Utilities and air condition
  • Daily cleaning of rooms
  • Bed linen is changed every 3 days, unless otherwise requested
  • Robes, pyjamas, slippers and shopping bags
  • Natural, eco-friendly cosmetics and body care
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE AND ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES (TO BE PAID IN  EUROS DIRECT ON THE PREMISES)
  • Private Chef
  • Private bartender
  • Cooking classes in the local cuisine.
  • Wine tasting classes led by an experienced local sommelier
  • Laundry service
  • City tax
EXTRA SERVICES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (ADVANCE NOTICE MAY BE REQUIRED) 

Note: The following services can also be arranged, on request, if not already included in the cost of the rental. Additional services such as airport transfers, excursions, cooking classes, guided tours, and the like can be arranged. Please enquire about the vast tour options we can suggest for your villa stay. Costs for additional services can be quoted based on the service requested.

  • Truffle hunting (Alba is the home of the white truffle )
  • Biking and trekking tours,
  • Picnics
  • Private massage
  • Yoga classes,
  • Personal training sessions
  • Visits to wine canteens and winestating. The area has 10,000 hectares of vineyards, over 1000 artisanal wineries Barolo and Barbaresco
  • Outdoor paradise for hikers and bikers
VILLA POLICIES
  • Check in from 02.00 PM
  • Check out before 11.30 AM
  • One room with a private bathroom, and all common spaces are accessible to the guests
  • with restricted mobility.
  • High chair, changing table and baby bed available on request
  • Animals are welcome
LOCATION AND DISTANCE:
  • Alba 14 km
  • Asti 40 km
  • Sestriere Ski area– 1 hour car drive
  • Ligurian Seaside– 1 hour car drive
  • Turin city or airport ( 75 m ) 1 hour car drive
  • Milan Malpensa airport – 1,5 hours car drive

Property Features

Extra Services Available On Request

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