We booked 5 days at Piccolo Principe and fortunately were able to add another 2 days, our entire family fell in love with this place and its sweet and caring people. Our children enjoyed the swimming pool immensely, and we went to see the goats everyday. In the morning we visited some cities in the neighborhood, such as Barbaresca, Neives and Alba. Great views and great ice cream! In the evening Giovanna and her team cooked truly delicious Italian meals consisting of 3-4 antipasti, then pasta, then meat and dessert if you still had some room left. For the children the pasta was served immediately and they could play on the terrace where dinner is served. These evenings are the best memories of our 3 weeks holiday in Italy! We made new friends, celebrated a birthday, drank great wine and tasted even greater food. Giovanna and Franco make you feel welcome immediately, you truly feel part of the Piccolo Principe family when you leave. We definitely recommend this to families with children as it is a perfect place to relax and get away from everything for a few days.
We stayed a long weekend with the wonderful sisters at this beautiful location. We had the room with the patio which was lovely in the shade in the mornings (it was very hot while we were there). The room was comfortable, spacious and clean (and air conditioned). Breakfast is abundant (oh the chocolatine!) and varied enough to meet a range of preferences. But you must stay for the evening meal! We tried a range of Piedmontese dishes: they were simply presented and exquisitely prepared. Everything is so fresh and flavourful. Just give yourselves over to the fixed menu and enjoy. But remember to pace yourself, there is not-to-be-missed dessert. The local wine, the beautiful ravine, excellent walking, and great company all made for a memorable stay. We received excellent advice about the best towns to visit for a day trip (ate the best gelato ever Caffè Ravello, Neive; best enoteca, Uve, La Morra). Molte grazie C&G, I have dried my lovely roses and lavender as a reminder of our visit over the cold Canadian winter.
I've never written a tripadvisor review, but was so impressed with everything about this experience that I can't help but do so this time.
This place is run by two sisters that are so lovely and personable that you will feel like they are family by the time you leave. The food was astounding. The service was tailored and friendly. And the accommodations were beautiful. They have a small wine cellar with wines from the region, and are opening a tasting room in the house. So it's a great place to learn about some of the regional wines as well.
If you are heading to Piedmont, stay here. Without a doubt.
Through my local friend Chiara I stayed at Piccolo Principe. I had a winederful time from the moment I stepped on to the property until I (sadly) had to come back home. I was greeted by the owners Giovanna and Clotilde at the gate with open arms. Their energy was infectious!!
The property itself is gorgeous. It's sits on top of the mountain with beautiful views. My room was really cool with a big bed and lovely glass shower.
So...Not only is this place stunning, the restaurant is off the charts. Chef Giovanna goes back there after chatting and sipping with you and creates the amazing traditional cuisine of Piemonte and Clotilde pairs it perfectly with local wines. The 2 Vineyards that stood out were Cantine Povero and Rivetto. Oh my...the best in food and wine.
From breakfast through lunch on to dinner, every day was a culinary/wine adventure.
I highly suggest Piccolo Principe!! Bellissimo!!