Gourmet and well-being on the wine hills
Tourist facilities will be expanded in the middle of 2010 with the opening of the eighteenth century residence of Villa Prato in the heart of Mombaruzzo. A restructured noble house that revives not only as a Relais de charme, but also as a luxurious spa dedicated to grappa-therapy. Here, guests will find sauna, Turkish steam bath, ice fountains, Kneipp water paths, Jacuzzi, gym, outdoor pool and thermal pool with water at 36ºC. There will also be areas dedicated to massages and aromatherapy; in fact, in the grottos of the underground cellars you will enjoy the multiple beneficial properties of grapes and pomace applied to steam baths, showers and massages. Inside the relais, a restaurant and meeting rooms will be available for events, conventions and meetings. Guests of the Relais Al Cambio will have access to these services upon request.
Taste and discover a new Piedmont
Thanks to its exclusive and unique location, the Relais Al Cambio will be an ideal start to discover and taste a territory which is going to be awarded the title of World Heritage. A beautiful landscape characterized by historical villages, castles and Romanesque churches, natural parks and the antique and rich tradition of wine-making. Several cultural, traditional and folk events, besides a series of not-to-be-missed events, such as "Cantine Aperte" (Open Wineries in the last weekend of May) take place here. The splendid weather and the favourable soil composition make the Monferrato and Langa hills one of the most suitable lands for the production of great white wines, such as Chardonnay, Cortese, Moscato, and excellent red wines, such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, Barbaresco, Barolo, Dolcetto and Brachetto. In the several friendly restaurants and farmhouses of the area, you can taste excellent Piedmont meat, cheese and typical desserts. In the heart of Monferrato, the residence is located a few minutes from the centre of Nizza Monferrato, the town of Barbera, and Canelli, the birthplace of Moscato d'Asti, and a few kilometres from Acqui Terme, a well-known thermal town, Asti, known for its historical Palio, and Alba, famous around the world for its precious truffles.
In the surroundings, you can practice golf, horse riding and take different tours. Easily reached, the hotel is one hour from Genoa and Milan Linate airports and one hour and a half from Turin and Milan Malpensa airports.