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Owner: Steven and Ruth Williams
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We had a great holiday here! This place ticks all the boxes - a beautiful quiet rural setting with great views (especially of the sun rising over the distant hills) yet only a fifteen minute walk to the nearby village of Montabone. Not much seems to happen there but that was fine by us - there’s a well-stocked and friendly village stores and deli, plus a very good restaurant ‘La Sosta’. Ruth had provided us with all the information we needed and we were met at the property by the very helpful Trevor and Jess - everything was ready for our arrival and the place was spotlessly clean. The house itself has been beautifully restored and furnished, and - provided you keep the shutters closed in the day - stays nice and cool. We had all our meals under the portico overlooking the vines and the valley below. Night time entertainment was provided by the ghiri, heard but not seen except for a couple of distant glimpses early in the morning, and we were lucky to see one rather lonely firefly - not usually still around in August! Apart from a couple of trips out, to Acqui Terme and Nizza Monferato, we were happy to do little but look at the view, dip in the pool, and have delicious meals - we really couldn’t have had a more relaxing holiday home and can highly recommend it to those looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful but under-rated part of Italy.
Wow - what a great job Ruth and Steven have done here. We enjoyed the most peaceful week ever and loved waking up looking at the beautiful vineyards in the valley everyday. The house is wonderful - has everything you need and refreshingly no TV or Wifi (if you are addicted I got 4G all through the house so no problems with checking emails etc). The bed was comfortable and the house has been renovated to a very high standard. The pool is ultra private and very refreshing in the Italian summer sun. My 11 year old decided he wanted to have a career in pool cleaning after fishing out the bugs daily! We literally cannot wait to come back here. It is wonderfully quiet. The local village is lovely - a lovely village shop and great views. We didn't eat in the village - we were very happy with the amazing produce from Bennett's super market and sitting and eating on the portico of the house every night. I would highly recommend the Piedmont Food and Wine Tour which is recommended in the house welcome book. We had an amazing day visiting 3 vineyards and tasting amazing wine. Was a fantastic day. But on the whole we were just happy staying at Ca' Giona. You will not be disappointed with this lovely house, the amazing views and the local area.
We came for two weeks in 2014, having been for one week in 2013 and fallen in love with both the house and the region. The owners and local (English) managers were very helpful. The conversion has been done beautifully and sensitively. The house was presented immaculately and with everything we needed, including some very interesting books. There are great views across the hills of the region, covered in vines and nut trees, so the lack of TV and WiFi is not a problem – in fact it is a real pleasure. The house and pool lose the sun by about 17:30 in the summer, which cools the house down for comfortable nights, but does limit time for sunbathing. Young children would need careful supervision in the garden and by the pool. And the third bedroom is accessed along an external balcony. The nearby village of Montabone is lovely, but very small and quiet. Fifteen minutes by car gets you to Nizza which has a great historic centre - good markets, restaurants, churches and ice-cream. Real Italy with few tourists. We did day trips to Turin, Milan and Genoa. We suggest you use the excellent park and ride systems on the Turin and Milan metro systems. We would thoroughly recommend Piemonte and this house. Have a change from Tuscany or Provence.
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