Culture, entertainment and activities
The area is the home of the Slow Food movement, which emphasizes the use of high-quality local products. The Barolo area is world famous for local gastronomic traditions.
To get inspired we recommend you visit local markets. Buy fresh vegetables and fruit. Try out a meat dish made of local free-range cattle or visit a local cheese maker.
For cooking enthusiasts we are happy to arrange cooking classes led by a local chef who comes to our kitchen.
Autumn is a buzzling season because of the grape harvest. Numerous food and wine fairs and other events are organized both in the countryside and in the hill-top towns.
In all hill-top towns there are family-owned restaurants of high standard. In our own village alone there are at least 25 places to eat ranging from pizzerias to fine dining restaurants. On Sundays they are filled with local families. For those who travel with the Michelin Guide, we can recommend a few restaurants in the area. Two of them are in the centre of Alba.
Wines and wineries
The Barolo area is a top destination for a wine enthusiast. Casa Visette is literally surrounded by vineyards and most of our neighbours are wine producers. We will be happy to share with our guests our knowledge and interest in local wine. We recommend you try our Wine Maker Dinner. A local producer brings his wine to Casa Visette and you can enjoy a nice dinner with him while tasting his wine and learning about local wine making.
From spring to the year end there are numerous events around wine. Most of them are open for the public and are organized in town centres nearby. For us, a special event is Barolo Boys in Fuorigioco, which is organized in May.
A great number of wine producers welcome visitors to their wineries. We are happy to give you detailed information.
The softly rolling hills and the captivating views make the area ideal for trekking and biking.There is a vast network of local trails which are clearly marked and easy to reach from Casa Visette. For those who want to explore the area with less physical effort we recommend an electric bike which can be hired.
Our private tennis court is open for our guests. Tennis lessons are available, too. For well-being enthusiasts we will arrange yoga and pilates lessons.
The nearest golf course is in Cherasco, which is half an hour’s drive from us.
The highlight of the year is always The Alba White Truffle Fair, which is organized on weekends from late October to December. Besides the truffle, it offers the visitor the unique opportunity to try other gastronomic experiences.
For music lovers we recommend the Monforte Jazz event and the Collisioni -festival in Barolo, which lasts for 3 days. Ask us for details.
We will be happy to provide you with further information!