Casale del Valla

Casale del Valla, nestled between the sea and mountains, offers a naturist bed and breakfast experience in the lush surroundings of Monferrato. This serene retreat spans ten hectares, including a lake and panoramic sauna, emphasizing total relaxation and privacy. Guests can stay in elegantly furnished rooms, each boasting modern comforts along with a terrace or private garden. Activities include scenic walks, enjoying the landscapes of Lake Valla, and holistic wellness with spa services. The resort is strategically located, providing easy access to nature and culture of Piedmont’s renowned regions like Langhe and Monferrato.

Between the UNESCO heritage sites of the Langhe and Monferrato regions and the Ligurian coast, you will find an array of destinations perfect for excursions that blend nature and culture:

Spigno Monferrato, nestled in the Val Bormida on a rocky spur flanked by two rivers, lies at the edge of the Upper Monferrato, close to the Langhe, within the Province of Alessandria and bordering Liguria. This historical village is rich with relics from the past, from the thirteenth-century San Rocco Bridge to the Parish Church of Saint Ambrose, and from the Abbey of San Quintino to the ancient ruins of Spigno Castle. The landscape is diverse, sometimes rugged, dominated visually by badlands, yet also features river environments (the Bormida River and Valla Stream), hazelnut groves, vineyards, forests, and pastures.

In the Ovada area, several medieval castles are prominent, including Rocca Grimalda, Orsara Bormida, Tagliolo, Trisobbio, Cremolino, and Morsasco. Nearby, the twelfth-century Prasco Castle is worth a visit, situated not far from the Almond Botanical Garden and a short distance from Monastero Bormida Castle. The Watchtowers near Spigno also make for a notable tourist destination.

Closer to the coast, you’ll find the Merana Tower or the Denice Tower, and in the Asti region, the Roccaverano Castle, Vengore Tower, and the beautifully preserved medieval village of Mombaldone, enclosed within its original walls, ending with the Castle and defensive Tower of the medieval village of Ponti.

Acqui Terme, a prominent city in Upper Monferrato, is enveloped by stunning hills leading to the Ligurian Apennines. A city rich in history and thermal waters, Acqui Terme was founded by the Romans around thermal springs in the second century BC. Its name evolved over the centuries to its present form, with ‘Terme’ added in 1956 to emphasize its thermal heritage. Key sites include the Castle of the Paleologi, now housing the Acqui Terme Archaeological Museum, and the Roman Aqueduct, a remarkable architectural feat that transported water from Lagoscuro in the municipality of Cartosio.

Acqui Terme is also renowned for its fountains, particularly the intensely hot Bollente spring near the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The water from this fountain, at a temperature of 75°C, is rich in sulfur, salt, bromine, and iodine.

The regional natural park of Piana Crixia, located in the province of Savona, borders the provinces of Cuneo, Asti, and Alessandria in Liguria. This park, a divide between the Langhe hills and valleys formed by the Bormida River and its tributaries, includes the intriguing Piana Crixia ‘Fungo,’ an exceptional erosion formation unique to Liguria and surrounding areas.

For the more active, the hills around Spigno Monferrato offer numerous mountain biking trails starting from Casale del Valla, ranging from simple, short routes to more complex and lengthy tours extending to the sea.

Alternatively, the area provides trekking paths within Casale del Valle, ensuring relaxing, nature-immersed walks through junipers, wild roses, berries, and spontaneous medicinal herbs. There are also multiple hiking trails suitable for various fitness levels.

We suggest a variety of activities involving trekking and cycling for you to choose from.


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