Among the hills of the Langhe
Bubbio, the lesser known Langhe
The Langhe, or the Langa as we say in Piedmont, is one of the most famous areas in Italy and abroad for the hilly scenery and the vineyards.
It’s a must for rich bodied and appreciated wines – Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto are some examples – and the rich gastronomy, on which dominates the white truffle of Alba, in addition to fresh pasta dishes, such as agnolotti (filled pasta similar to ravioli) and tajarin, or high quality meats.
Since 2014, the Langhe are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Alba, La Morra, Barbaresco, Barolo are the names of some of the most famous villages.
We propose Bubbio, not far from the most popular places but off the beaten track, authentic and peaceful.
Bubbio is an ancient village with historic houses, a castle of medieval origins and baroque churches. It’s surrounded by hills with lush vegetation, vineyards, cherry trees and hazelnut woods.
It is a few kilometers far from interesting cities like Alba or Canelli to the north-west, Acqui Terme, with thermal water sources, to the east, or, to the south, Roccaverano, home of the excellent goat cheese robiola.
The country farmhouse Tre colline in Langa
In Bubbio there is Tre Colline in Langa (meaning three hills in the Langhe): a special country farmhouse where we organize our stays and discover the Italian language and the nearby area.
It is so called because it is surrounded by three hills in which the owners, Paola and Massimiliano, were born and grew up.
Tre colline in Langa has been converted from an ancient farmhouse dating back to 1830 and from its stable.
Paola Arpione is an “agrichef”, or a farm cook: she grows vegetables in her garden and enjoys herself preparing and inventing dishes. Her cuisine is based on the local tradition, paying particular attention in seasonal products, genuine and local ingredients.
Paola loves her work and loves telling and explaining her specialties. Her recipes are accompanied by selected local wines. All of high quality.
Lunches and dinners are served in the charming hall with brick ceilings, crossed vaults and stone walls.
Outside there is a delightful garden, adorned with rose and lavender bushes: the ideal spot for a relaxing aperitif.
The farmhouse has a mini apartment and three double bedrooms, equipped with all the facilities for a comfortable stay.
On the first floor there is a bright room from which you can admire the magnificent view of the hills.
Here we will meet in the morning and begin our journey to the knowledge into the Langhe and the Italian language.
And here we will meet again in the evening, after the explorations of the surroundings.
We will tell each other what we have learned, sipping an aperitif or a fresh beer.
The stays are organized by request, according to the your needs.
Days are as follows:
9am-11am: preparation in Italian for the day.
11am-5pm: exploring the Langhe, with a guide or individually. You are free to go where you like for your lunch).
6pm -7,30pm before dinner: feedback, discussing the day in Italian.
Dinner at the farmhouse.
There will be a different theme every day.
Together we will get to know the organic wines and a special wine macerated in ancient amphorae, produced by the Torelli family (www.vinitorelli.it),
The Torelli vineyard is decorated by the amusing cartoons created by the artist Roby Gianotti.
During the time of harvest we will get to how the process of making wine.
We will also learn about the processing of local cheeses and cured meats directly with the producers.
You can explore the nearby hills also by bicycle or on foot. From the farmhouse starts the evocative path of the Tota Vinvera: a circular route among vineyards, cherry trees, hazel groves. You will reach the panoramic view point of the Santuario dei Caffi, the church of San Grato, the Torelli winery and return through a lush canyon.
The path is perfect if you are looking for peace. Stop to read in the silence of the hills or enjoy the peace of the wood.
Paola and Massimiliano are there to give us all information and advice.
Period: from April to October.
Contact us for any other information on costs, which vary depending on the number of participants and the length of stay.
The dates are set based on your requests and the availability of places on the farm.
Stays can also be individual and up to a maximum of six people.
You can find all the information about accomodation on the page: https://agriturismo-tre-colline-in-langa.business.site