In the heart of the wine producing Langhe region of Piemonte. 50 miles south of Turin. less than an hour drive from the beaches of the Italian Riviera. set between the historic towns of Alba and Asti. lies this house. An old Cascina which has been restored with care and attention. mixes period pieces with chic modern touches. to ensure guests enjoy a comfortable but stylish stay. The house offers apartments of various sizes. A small vineyard ( Vigna ) forms part of the gardens. Here. whilst being perfectly placed to visit the region. you can relax in the Italian sunshine. appreciate the great food and wonderful wines of the region. Of all Italian regions. Piemonte s foods and wine have the most to offer. The really great Italian reds- Barolo. Barbaresco. Nebbiolo and Barbera all come from the area. Alba is famous for the precious white truffle. Asti is the capital of Italian spumante . You will soon realise that a visit to the area really is a gastronome s delight.