Hotels in Piedmont

The villa's gardens feature vegetables, fruit trees, roses and peonies, and aromatic herbs.

If Piedmont’s Slow Food movement has meant better eating for everyone, an unexpected consequence has been the increased popularity of this once sleepy corner of western Italy. Which is why LaVilla, just east of the town of Le Langhe, is such a welcome addition.

In 1996, winemakers Roberto and Patrizia Damonte bought a dilapidated 18th-century villa near Alba, in Italy’s Piedmont region. By 2003, they’d transformed it into Villa Tiboldi, a lovely hotel with a well-placed pool looking out on a steep hill of vineyards.

Architects Elisabetta Tovo and Filippo Cornero mix the contemporary and the classic at the one-room inn. Inside the 554-square-foot suite, you’ll find arched doorways, an ebony upright piano, and gilt-framed mirrors hanging on brick walls.

Presiding over a cedar- and grapevine-studded hilltop in Italy’s Piedmont region, this monastery hotel has a Caudalie Vinotherapie spa and a restaurant with an exceptional wine cellar, stocked with Barolos and Barbarescos.