Two roads diverged in a wood, and
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet

Tich Nhat Hanh

Don't keep forever on the public road. Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before, and something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the result of thought.

Alexander Graham Bell

You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. Your own village means that you're not alone, that you know there's something of you in the people and the plants and the soil, that even when you are not there it waits to welcome you.

Cesare Pavese

In 1978, Gualtiero and Franca purchased a piece of land in Bricco San Pietro with woods and fields to build their home. An innovator since birth, Gualtiero constructed the home to be heated entirely with solar energy, one of the first residential buildings in Italy to be heated with solar energy technology. Passionate about ecology and botany he eventually built the Casa on the property to be used as a School of Ecology.

Immersed in the lush greenery of the Langhe hills with majestic views of the snowcapped Alps, the Casa, having been transformed into a holiday residence, is a place to relax and enjoy the silence of nature. Ideally located in Monforte at the crossroads of the hiking trails, the Casa is the perfect starting point to discover this marvelous territory on foot or by bike.

Gualtiero and Franca had a large family who continue the passion for these breathtaking hills.

Their daughter-in-law, Marilena, will take care of making your stay comfortable and relaxing. All lovers of hiking or mountain biking will enjoy the trails and the little villages dotted along them where you can taste the best cuisine of the Langhe. Return from your adventures to the Casa in time to enjoy the sunset over the Alps, a stunning sight, from the picturesque porch.

Accomodations

Their names recall the plants that surround La Casa and their neutral colour palatte inspire serenity and quiet.
All the apartments have independent entrances found under the porticoes of the large terrace that circles La Casa. From the terrace, a magnificent panorama can be appreciated.
The apartments also have private outdoor relaxation areas, furnished with patio tables and chairs. Sun beds, perfect for lounging, can be found in the surrounding lawn area.
The Acero and Quercia apartments have particularly ample relaxation areas.

Acero


100 m2, 1 room with a four-poster double bed, 1 room with the choice of two singles or one double bed, a living room with a double sofa bed, a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining area, 1 bathroom with a shower and a whirlpool bathtub a wide patio for outdoor dining and relaxation.
Non-smoking accommodation, no pets.


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Biancospino


40 m2, 1 room with a double bed, an ample living area with a full-equipped kitchen and a sofa that converts into a bunk bed, 1 bathroom with shower and whirlpool tub, patio area under the portico for dining and relaxation.
Non-smoking accommodation, no pets.


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Betulla



40 m2, 1 room with a double bed, a separated fully-equipped kitchen with a double sofa bed, a bathroom with shower, patio area under the portico for dining and relaxation.
Non-smoking accommodation, no pets.


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Quercia


40 m2, 1 room with a double bed, a separated kitchen with a sofa and a single murphy bed, 1 bathroom with shower, a large patio area under the portico for dining and relaxation. Non-smoking accommodation, no pets.


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The forest is our refuge. We love hiking paths listening for the sounds the plants and animals in nature.

Among the leaves of the oaks and chestnuts, woodpeckers, owls, hoopoes and falcons make their nests; at their roots, black and white truffles grow. In the undergrowth, rare and wild orchids sprout.

At dawn and dusk glimpse, the roe deer who come out of the forest to munch on the lawn behind the Casa. They are long-time residents of the forest.

Come here to relax and regain your energy, enjoy a bench in the forest to read, reflect, breath and admire the views.

Services

  • Fully-equipped kitchen

  • Baby bed on request

  • Linens and towels

  • Bathrobe and slippers

  • Hair dryer

  • Soap and shampoo

  • Free WiFi

  • Flat screen TV and digital satellite

  • Vaccuum cleaner

  • Safe

  • Free parking

  • Small library

  • Laundry equipped with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board available for guests

  • Reservations for restaurants and winery tours

  • Book E-bikes and mountain bikes

  • Visitor info point

The Area

Le Sette Vie is located 1.8 km from in Monforte d’Alba, recognized in 2018 as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It is in the heart of the Langhe, a UNESCO World Heritage
Within our municipality there are seven hiking trails you can enjoy to discover the area.
Suitable for the whole family, these paths are steps away from the Casa and will guide you through the other villages of the Langhe famous for food and wine. Walk to Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Serralunga, Grinzane and Roddino while enjoying view after view of the beautiful landscape of vineyards, fields and the distant Mont Viso, the highest peak in lower Piedmont.

A short distance by car:

  • 20 km to Alba, home of the International White Truffle Festival (October – November).

  • 25 km to Bra, home of Slow Food Cheese, the Banca del Vino and the University of Gastronomic Sciences.

  • 70 km to Turin, the capital of Piedmont and the ruling seat, for centuries, of the Savoy Family. Explore the Reggia di Venaria, the Reggia di Stupinigi, the Castello Reale, the Egyptian Museum, the FIAT Museum and the National Cinema Museum.

  • 30 km to Mondovì, the international capital of hot-air ballooning and home to various Aeroclubs where you can book a flight.

  • 18 km to the Cherasco Golf Club.

  • 80 km to the Ligurian Sea or excursions through the Cuneo Alps.

  • 55 km to Cuneo at the feet of the Alps.

  • 190 km to Malpensa International Airport and 180km to Linate Airport.

  • 100 km to Torino Caselle Airport.