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Piedmont Barolo 17th C. Villa, Pool, Wifi, Cooking Classes, Wine Tours

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:7.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa - Swimming pool - 7 bedrooms - all ensuite bathrooms - Chef's Kitchen

One hour from Torino, escape into the bucolic hills of Piedmont. This beautiful 17th Century stone villa sits on 5.6 hectares (fourteen acres) at an altitude of 600 meters (2000 feet) near the small village of Bonvicino and four miles from Dogliani, in the heart of Piedmont, Italy.

Villa San Lorenzo di Bonvicino provides a perfect base for exploring the Piemonte region. Enjoy walking through Italian hill towns and vineyards, visit the well-known towns of Monforte D’Alba and Barolo (nine and 12 miles away). Sit on the balcony, sipping your morning coffee or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset while gazing out at the rugged and lush green mountain landscape. On clear days, enjoy spectacular views of the Alps.

We purchased and renovated Villa San Lorenzo because we wanted to provide a beautiful oasis for vacationers seeking delicious food and wine, lovely hikes, untouristed villages and enjoy a slower pace. The villa’s renovation was completed between 2008 and 2013, including new bathrooms, gourmet chef’s kitche, beds, linens, antique furnishings, British satellite TV, high-speed internet, plumbing, electrical. Modern conveniences are combined with the antiquity of this centuries old farmhouse. Furnishings combine comfort in keeping with the style of the region and preservation of the house. There are seven bedrooms (Five rooms with Queen Size Beds, 2 rooms with the choice of 2 single beds or one queen bed). Six modern bathrooms with bath/shower, one bathroom with large glass shower, and one WC off of the chef’s kitchen.

The villa includes a large chef’s kitchen with 6 gas burner stove, as well as a smaller fully equipped kitchen, two living spaces and one large dining/living space with floor to ceiling windows. The property offers privacy, spectacular views in a beautiful peaceful setting. Perfect for a family or a group of friends.

Clay loves to bake bread and pizza so we added a wood-fired traditional brick oven for pizza and bread in 2007. Swim in the 11 meter swimming pool with a view of Murazzano. Dine at the stone table overlooking the hills of the Alta Langa. Enjoy cooking in the gorgeous chef’s kitchen, dining al fresco, or choose from one of the region's many delicious restaurants. Local cuisine offers fresh regional dishes based on seasonal ingredients.

The property is completely private, nestled in the Alta Langa hills. Just minutes from town (cafes, restaurants, shopping, cinema), you will feel peacefully secluded on this spacious property. Pick fresh figs, apples, cherries, and blackberries just outside your front door.

Walk directly from the house to view hawks, warblers, finches, sparrows, rabbits, deer, fox, coyotes, or drive to one of the many walks nearby. Local wineries abound, featuring the internationally acclaimed Barolo and Barbaresco wines.

The nearby town of Alba is known as the home of the famous white truffle. Bra prides itself on being the heart of the Slow Food movement. Nearby Cherasco is known for its famous chocolate, as well as offering a cultural museum and film retrospectives. Horseback riding and swimming are just minutes away.Dogliani offers a choice of cafes where you can sample homemade gelati, enjoy a cappuccino or stay for lunch or dinner.

Visit the farmer’s market in a different local town each day of the week. Take a walk or drive to Bossolasco to sample their famous chocolates (including a variety of hot chocolate beverages) and views stretching over the entire region.You may want to take a trip to the Italian Riviera near Savona on the Ligurian Coast or to the Alps for skiing or hiking, both about an hour's drive away. Cinque Terre, Nice, and Milan are approximately two hours away.All linens provided. Daily or weekly cleaning available at additional cost.

Please email us at in order to check availability and plan your visit to this stunningly beautiful part of Italy and share in La Dolce Vita!
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian, finnish, mandarin
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 510 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    NO fence around the pool....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is never allowed in or on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed on the property....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Suite 1 - Main Level: 1 queen

    Claw Foot Bathtub and Separate Marble Shower, Baby Bed Avail...moreless

  • Suite 5 - Upper Level: 1 king


  • Suite 3 - Lower Level Exterior Entrance: 1 queen

    Claw Foot Bathtub and Separate Marble Shower, EXT ENTRANCE...moreless

  • Suite 4 - Main Level Exterior Entrance: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    QUEEN or 2 TWIN BED, Claw Foot Bathtub/Marble Shower...moreless

  • Suite 2 - Main Level: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    QUEEN or TWIN BED OPTION, Shower/Bathtub COMBO...moreless

  • Suite 7 - Upper Level: 1 queen


  • Suite 6 - Upper Level (Multi Level): 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 2 child bed

    One Queen Bed OR Two Twin Beds + 2 additional beds in loft...moreless

  • King size beds (2) King Bed is 170cm, Queen size Beds (5) Queen Beds are 160cm, Twin or Single Beds (6) Each single bed is 80cm wide, Child Beds (1) pak n play available for your use....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Claw foot tub and Marble shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    Claw foot tub and Marble shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    Claw foot tub and Marble shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub, shower

    Claw foot tub and Marble shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 7: toilet

    In Grand Salon...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, tub, shower


  • Seven of the eight bathrooms are new construction during the past 5 years....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Three-point-six Hectares (nine acres), Fruit Trees, Stays Cool and Comfortable during the Summer, Brand New Heating during Winter keeps the house warm! New teaching kitchen for Gourmet Cooking Classes where you can learn traditional piemontese recipes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Wine tours to top wineries, tour of Turin, tour to Liguria, tour to the Italian Alps....moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Main Level living area, Suite 3, Upper Level living area....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Main Level living, iPod compatible Upper Level, Grand Salon stereo system....moreless

  • Television:

    3 LCD TV's, Main Level living, Suite 3, Upper level living....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some children's toys....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of verdant green hillsides and the Italian Alps including the stunning Monviso....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Main Level dining seats 8. Grand Salon dining seats 12-16. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    One bedroom/bathroom Suite has air conditioning if needed; the rest of the Villa is never too warm as there are 1 meter (3 feet) thick stone walls that keep the indoor temperatures perfect on warm summer days....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry Room....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace on Main Level, cooking fireplace/rotisserie in teaching kitchen....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    NEW heating throughout entire villa with hot water and radiant heat in Grand Salon....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi located throughout entire villa and in ALL bedrooms....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, Pillow Cases, Bath and Pool Towels, all professionally laundered and ironed each week....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Grand Salon giant living room. Main Level living area....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 6 Cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Paved parking area for 6 cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Please bring your own telephone....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom and Swimming pool towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry Room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    FREE WiFi throughout entire villa....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wonderful Wood Fireplace for use during Winter on Main Level....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Traditional brick and stone pizza oven, 1.2 meter diameter, next to Al fresco dining table and between the Villa and Swimming Pool. Rotisserie and grill fireplace in Grand Salon teaching kitchen....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Traditional Italian meals can be prepared and served at the Villa. Gourmet cooking classes available in our new Teaching Kitchen located in the Grand Salon....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    American style coffee maker and traditional italian style stovetop espresso makers....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of Pots and Pans, All cooking utensils, traditional pasta machine, knives....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    8 - 16 sets of all dishes located in each kitchen including red and white wine glasses and decanters....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) One dishwasher located in each kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Main Level, Upper Level, Grand Salon. Three inside dining areas, One al fresco dining area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    2 Ovens. 1 wood fired brick pizza oven. 1 wood fired brick fireplace for cooking....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) 2 Full size refrigerators....moreless

  • Stove:

    One (1) 4 burner gas stoves, One (1) 6 burner gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    A balcony off of each living area on the Main and Upper Levels of the Villa with a small table, two chairs and two reclining lounges....moreless

  • Boat:

    One hour from Mediterranean and 90 minutes from Lake Region....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large stone table with 12 chairs directly across from traditional wood fired pizza oven (pizza oven takes 3-4 hours to get hot enough to cook pizza so it's an all day activity!)....moreless

  • Golf:


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Al fresco stone dining table for 12 across from the Pizza oven and between the Villa and the swimming pool....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn in the central courtyard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    One hour from Villa, skiing in the Italian Alps. Transportation to/from can be reserved....moreless

  • Tennis:


Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool is 5m x 11m at a depth of 1.1m - 1.8m with stairs to enter the pool and a small bench in the pool to relax and enjoy the view. 12 poolside lounge chairs. Pool is surrounded by lavender and rosemary and is made of a beautiful hand laid stone....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 69 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 19 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 27 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Autumn 2017
Sep 16 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Winter 2017
Dec 16 - Mar 16, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99


Rates depend upon the season and the prices indicated. The ENTIRE private villa which includes 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, two kitchens including a professional chef's kitchen is 8.000 EURO for 7 nights. Please contact us for specific details. We only rent to one group at a time.





P.IVA: 03460390044

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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116 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Torino Caselle
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
41 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Monforte d'Alba
21 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Dogliani and Bossolasco
59 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Prato Nevoso
41 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Many wonderful restaurants and wineries nearby, Barolo, Monforte D'Alba, Dogliani, Alba, Ligurian Coast one hour away, two hours from Nice, one hour to the Italian Alps.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are avid food and wine lovers who have traveled to every major wine region in the world. Piemonte offers exquisite wines, incredible prepared traditional Italian cuisine which as times is elevated to an art form, and absolutely breathtaking scenery with steep vineyards, Italian Alps, and quaint hillside towns. We are in the Food, Wine, and Travel photography field and we have never visited a region anywhere in the world that delivers the trifecta of Food, Wine, and Views! Our two daughters ages 6 and 9 love Italy!

Why the Owner Chose Bonvicino, Cuneo, Italy:
The Villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location with views of the surrounding mountains, lush green hillsides, and nearby villages, while offering peace, tranquility, and lots of outdoor space. The access to absolutely incredible restaurants and wineries is what initially drew us to the region as I am a professional food and wine photographer. Piedmont is by far one of the most breathtaking wine regions in the world and the people who live in Piedmont welcome you with open arms and big smiles.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The private swimming pool, al fresco dining with stunning views, incredible peace and tranquility with the sounds of nature while sleeping in supreme comfort, and great walks right from the Villa make it a piece of heaven. Morning visits to the Chocolate shop with incredible coffee, pastries, and gelato or hot chocolate depending on the season followed by a lazy afternoon at our favorite Osteria with incredible homemade food and delicious wines is the perfect Sunday.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian, finnish, mandarin
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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