SIX INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AGRITURISMO MARCARINI
Agriturismo Marcarini is a splendid property dating back to the 1800’s located below Neviglie, a short way from the Tinella River, which forms one of the most enchanting, unspoilt valleys running from Langa del Barbaresco – dominated by charming, well-ordered vineyards – up to Alta Langa, with its wealth of woods, meadows and hazel groves
The Marcarini family bought the property in 1995, and following reconstruction and restoration works, today Agriturismo Marcarini has been returned to its past splendour. Nowadays Agriturismo Marcarini is a charming residence surrounded by unspoilt nature, a short distance from Alba, known as the capital of the Langhe. A city with a wealth of history and food and wine excellence, it hosts the International Alba White Truffle Fair, which this year will be held from 7 October to 26 November.
THE ALBA WHITE TRUFFLE INTERATIONAL FAIR PERIOD IS VERY BUSY: MAKE SURE OF A ROOM BY BOOKING IN GOOD TIME DIRECTLY ON OUR SITE: YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS!
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A LONG TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY
Agriturismo Marcarini’s history is worthy of at least a mention, as it has been offering hospitality to visitors since the 19th century. The historic farmstead was owned by one Vittorio Doglio, a sergeant in the Savoy army in the second half of the 1800’s. A small but robust man, he was nicknamed Sargentin or “little sergeant”, a name which was went on to be used locally to indicate the farmstead which is the site of the present Agriturismo. Doglio and his family put much effort into making the farmstead a welcoming, elegant place to attract tourism from nearby cities. Already in those times many people were drawn to the Langhe hills by the fame of its wines and good food, as well as for the natural sulphur springs nearby.
THE SULPHUR SPRING
A very particular spring flows in the courtyard at Agriturismo Marcarini where one of the sulphur springs typical of the hydrology of the area rises to the surface. In ancient times, springs of this type were venerated by the indigenous people who settled here, and were later used as thermal waters. However, the almost total lack of mineral salts in this water was the cause of gout and health problems among the local people who drank it every day. Today is not considered drinkable.
THE GARDEN OF THE SOUL
Reconstruction works involved not only the Agriturismo buildings, but also the surrounding environment. Landscape architect Lorenzo Bar redesigned the garden as a holistic place, where every detail has been meticulously planned to create harmony and provide guests with an experience that is one of relaxation, inner peace and warm hospitality.
SUSTAINABILITY AND CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Agriturismo Marcarini makes tangible choices in favour of the environment. The property’s electrical energy needs are entirely met by solar panels, and all cleaning products used have been chosen for their biodegradable and low environmental impact properties.
Water is not wasted either – automated low pressure sprays notably shorten irrigation times and distribute water rationally in all the Agriturismo’s green areas.
A “PERSONAL” RESTAURANT
The Agriturismo’s recently opened restaurant is based on the personal chef concept. Guests may ask Chiara Marchetti, manager of the agriturismo, to prepare their dinner, choosing and agreeing dishes from a daily menu. The reservation-only restaurant service offers typical Langhe cuisine and uses selected organic and biodynamic produce sourced from trusted suppliers.
A WALK IN THE SURROUNDINGS
Agriturismo Marcarini is located within easy reach of a network of trails. Guests can follow our circular itinerary (which starts from and returns to the Agriturismo – DISCOVER IT HERE) or expand their knowledge of the surroundings by following one of the many other trails available. Ask for the trail map at reception!rato, il ristorante dell’agriturismo si basa sul concetto di personal chef. Gli ospiti della struttura possono chiedere a Chiara Marchetti, che gestisce la struttura, di preparare loro la cena, scegliendo e concordando i piatti a partire da un menù quotidiano. Il servizio ristorante, su prenotazione, propone la tipica cucina delle Langhe e utilizza prodotti biologici e biodinamici scelti da produttori di fiducia.