La Madernassa Resort is in Guarene, in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont. It is a splendid resort and it comprises two charming buildings, Casa Lora and Casa Roero; an excellent restaurant and an outdoor pool, situated in a park of great beauty, make it the place for an unforgettable holiday. Staying at Casa Lora or Casa Roero is a magical experience: surrounded by lush hills lined with rows of vines, which are prevalent in the landscape of this area of the Langhe and Roero, the guests are blessed with scenery so magnificent that Unesco included it in the list of World Heritage Sites in 2014. The little town of Guarene, where Casa Roero is situated, is beautiful in its own right, with its Baroque Castle decorated by precious frescoes and set in a garden in the Italian style. Another unmissable attraction is the 18th-century Palazzo Re Rebaudengo which has been turned into an exhibition space, and whose rooms are hung with contemporary art paintings. Less than 15 minutes away is Alba, another gem of this region, with its medieval towers, the Church of Saint John’s the Baptist and that of St Catherine.
Casa Lora is a traditional farmhouse with courtyard overlooking Alba, the Langhe and the Barberesco Gullies. Its rooms are elegantly decorated and comfortable; a large living room gives access to the breakfast room, where a delicious buffet is laid out every morning to kick-start the day. Guests can make use of a wellness centre, complete with sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, aromatic trails, massage and emotional shower; the outdoor pool, floored with the prestigious Luserna stone, lies invitingly in the park, only a few steps away from Casa Lora. This is the place for relaxation, whether immersed in the water, and letting one’s eye roam over the hills and valleys that extend to the Monviso Mountain, or sitting on the solarium deck, lying on the sunbeds dotting the cherry orchard, and walking among herbs and along the park paths. The Resort’s restaurant, the Michelin-starred Ristorante La Madernassa, is situated in the park that surrounds Casa Lora. It offers genuine regional cooking, prepared using the best noble ingredients and local produce, mostly grown in the kitchen garden, the orchard and the herb garden of the estate.