Relais Montemarino is a handsome residence in Borgomale, in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont. This 19th-century farmhouse has been beautifully restored by the owners, whose interest in the history and traditions of the area has translated into careful preservation of its original features. Sitting amidst the undulating hills of the Langhe, included in the list of World Heitage Sites since 2014, the Relais enjoys the most wonderful scenery; in fact Borgomale stands on top of a hillock and dominates the valley below. The village boasts a majestic construction, the medieval Castle of the Five Towers, which attracts many visitors with its Armoury Hall and the walkway along the walls. The Langhe and the nearby hilly region of Roero offer a myriad of trails leading through the vineyards that grow on the hillsides and into the picturesque medieval towns of Barolo, Serralunga and Grinzane. The historic town of Alba with its many attractions is only about 15 minutes away from Borgomale: a walk through the medieval city centre, along Via Cavour and Piazza Risorgimento, will lead to its famous towers; and continuing along Via Vittorio Emanuele one reaches two charming buildings, Casa Fontana and Palazzo dei Conti Belli.
Relais Montemarino is warm and welcoming; the communal areas include comfortable sitting rooms and attractive reading corners; the rooms are spacious and homely. Some of them look out into the garden and the others have views of the surrounding hills, but they are all graced with large windows, and light streaming through. Against the exposed stone walls stand solid wood furniture and wrought iron beds, which, together with the carefully chosen furnishings, recreate the style and atmosphere of the traditional Piedmontese houses. Every room is provided with every comfort, including free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safe and en suite bathroom; the Superior rooms also have private access to a little garden, a balcony and a Jacuzzi shower.
Relais Montemarino, from its position amidst the Langhe Hills, beckons anyone who is in search of the perfect stay for a relaxing holiday. Set deep in one of the most tranquil, beautiful areas in Piedmont, it offers absolute peace and quiet; and to guarantee more privacy the old farmhouse has several entrances so that there are few chances of meeting the other guests going in and out of the Relais. A splendid pool, located in a detached building, completes the amenities on offer: large French windows are open during the warm seasons and give easy access to the garden; and when the weather turns cold one can still relax in the heated pool, without losing sight of the lush hills, rolling as far as the eye can see.