For your next holiday, why not choose our boutique B&B found in an old farmstead in the High Montferrat area (UNESCO World Heritage Site) ? Here you will be welcomed with open arms and pampered to ensure that you can indulge in some relaxation, the likes of which you will never forget… almost as though it were your second home. We’re waiting for you! Barbara
The Bed & Breakfast Cascina Madonnina, located within 2 hectares of land, is very close to the small Medieval hamlet of Trisobbio and its 13th century castle. Thanks to its unique location, the B&B combines an ideal solar exposition with unparalleled tranquillity, with many fun, cultural and culinary amenities still at easy reach.
The hosts live in the red house, and we offer the use of a large stone house with cozy public areas able to receive from 6 to 10 people in two suites and a double bedroom complete with private bathrooms, hosting with the utmost care.
The comfortable and welcoming common spaces, created by respecting the house’s original architecture and the local environment, are the result of the thoughtful renovation programme recently undertaken; during which the hosts devoted great care to the smallest details, both in its architecture and decoration, inside as well as outside.
The common spaces are located on the ground floor, and consist of an entrance hall, a living room with a fireplace (and Sky TV), a smaller living room suited for reading, a breakfast room with a stone hearth and wide glass walls.
Two of the bedrooms are located on the first floor, while the third bedroom is on the second floor, and can be accessed through a small living-room that opens onto a corridor.
Breakfast is served in a luminous dining area with sliding glass walls that convey the experience of outdoor eating.
During the summer it is also possible to eat outside.
Together with a traditional Italian breakfast, guests will also be offered:
- fresh bread, breadsticks and focaccia,
- brioches, cakes and biscuits,
- melba toasts, cereals and yogurt.
If ordered, the hosts are able to offer eggs, cold meats and cheeses.
All the products are locally sourced.
Interaction with Guests
We would like to welcome our guests maintaining our simple hosting style that we have always reserved for friends, with additional professional services. We will always be there for any help or advice.
If booked, and at an extra cost, our guests could also enjoy:
- continental breakfast
- beauty services, if given enough warning
- an area with a wood-burning oven and professional BBQ, outdoor sink and tables
- box auto
We kindly ask:
- to respect the relaxing atmosphere of the place and the tranquillity of the other guests
- to respect the house and its interiors
- NOT to smoke in the indoor spaces and in around the swimming-pool
- no animals
- do not wear shoes inside the bedrooms
The houses are not isolated, but comfortably located at less than 1 km from the Medieval hamlet of Trisobbio. This small village has a restaurant, a wine bar/pizzeria and a 13th century castle.
Once a year, Trisobbio hosts the Fair of the White Truffle and of Dolcetto d’Ovada, a famous local wine, and it is also the place to go for daily shopping.
The culinary tradition of the area is one of the most prestigious in Italy, and numerous are the places that can be visited and that belong to ‘the wine route’.
The hosts will be very happy to suggest the best restaurants.
Nearby, there are also many tourist attractions:
Acqui Terme, 16 km away from the house, is an antique and very famous site for thermal cures, and offers numerous SPA and beauty services. 19 km away from the house there is the Golf Club of Villa Carolina with two championship routes of 18 holes set within a beautiful park; and at only 8 km away there is the horse riding club San Marco Riding.
8 km away from the house there is also Ovada, the nearest train station and a beautiful hillside town.
On the motorway A26, 10 km away (exit Ovada), and at less than an hour drive, there are Alessandria (36 km) and Genoa (60 km).
Milan (118 km) and Turin (124 km) are reachable in just over one-hour drive. There is also the chance to visit the unique Genoa Aquarium, the biggest one in Europe, as well as the famous Egyptian Museum of Turin could become unforgettable day trips.
The nearest airport is Genoa (52 km), about half an hour away, whereas Milan Linate (135 km), and Turin airport (162 km) are further away, at about one and a half hour away.
Having the car is the best way to enjoy the staying, but for those arriving by train or by plane we offer, at extra cost, a taxi service. Alternatively, three times a day there is a bus service that runs from Ovada or Aqui Terme and stops 30 metres away from the house.
The area offers beautiful walks with paths for different levels of abilities, by foot, horse or bike.
Other Things to Note
The property is set amongst the natural beauty of the hills and vines of the Monferrato (listed amongst the Unesco World Heritage sites), and is only 45 km from the Ligurian Sea. There are two houses with porches and a large courtyard that defines the various areas of the garden.
Near the house there is a swimming-pool (with NO life-guards) equipped with sun-umbrellas, deck chairs and sun-lounges, an outdoor shower, a changing-room with toilets and a mini-bar, a terrace with a large hammock and card-games tables.
Guests can use the table-tennis and table-football tables, as well as other outdoor games.
Guests can also go for a walk on a path that surrounds the property and that overlooks the Alps. Scattered on the path are hammocks for occasional rests and benches for snacks.
You will be provided with a blanket and a book!
Breakfast is served in the bright dining room whose bay windows give you the feeling of staying in a garden. In summer time we set up a few tables outdoor and the products we serve are all locally produced.