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Cascina Arcadia is the perfect relaxing rural retreat holiday 35 minutes from Alba.

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Information on the area

Cascina Arcadia is located in the rolling hills of the Langhe region of Piemonte in the northwest corner of Italy between the Alps and The Ligurian Riviera, situated south of Turin and the River Po. It is a rural area perfect for trekking, cycling, walking and those who truly appreciate nature, yet the vibrant cities of Turin, Milan and Genoa are a little more than an hour’s drive away.

Nestling at the foothills of the Ligurian Apennines the area provides perfect access to Italian, French and Swiss ski resorts and is less than an hour from the Ligurian coast.

The landscape is characterized by gently rolling hills, medieval hilltop villages, prestigious vineyards, fruit orchards and is infact a photographers delight.

The region itself is unspoiled by tourism and has something to offer everyone, be it architecture, history, wine, cusine, skiing, or the attractive beaches in Liguria. The area is truly undiscovered and is known as Italy’s “little secret”.

The climate is Mediterranean and mild with the Ligurian Riviera being close by. Winters are short, spring and autumn long and warm with the summers months hot and dry although the hilltops are pleasantly ventilated by the sea breeze.

The locals – Piemontese are hardworking, friendly open people who have been growing wine for more that 3500 years.

Italian vineyard

The area has many world famous wines including the prestigious Barolo, Barbaresco and Asti Spumante accompanied by arguably some of the best cuisine in Italy.

Delights to sample include the white truffle known as “tartufo” which are indeed world-renowned. In October and November the white truffle can be sampled in almost all restaurants and trattoria especially in the charming medieval city of Alba.

Large nearby towns of interest and importance include Alba, Acqui Terme, Asti, Cortemilia, Ceva and Mondovi, not to mention the many equally beautiful small towns and villages in the surrounding area.

Piemonte slow foodPiemonte Cheese

The area is very proud of its reputation for food, supports the slow food movement and boasts a large selection of restaurants suitable for all tastes.

Local specialties include: carne cruda, vitello tonnato, risotto alla Piemontese, bagna cauda, fonduta con tartufi, the list is endless.
The region is also famous for hazelnuts and cake made from this product is a must try.