Villa and Pilates retreat in Piedmont
Meet Piemonte is managing a unique luxury villa located in Piemonte (or Piedmont), near Canelli, Italy, featuring a fully-equipped Pilates studio, four one-bedroom apartments and unparalleled interior designing, suitable as a wedding location or for small groups of maximum 8-9 people who are looking for an exclusive, quiet and luxury retreat to share special occasions such as team building activities or family reunions. Nonetheless, the villa is the perfect escape for certified instructors to hold week-long Pilates and Yoga seminars in the relaxing countryside of Piemonte supported by the insider’s knowledge of Meet Piemonte which can assist planning all finishing touches of an unforgettable luxury retreat.
Floors map of the villa
Ground floor: the main entrance leads to the lounge and bar area adjacent to an open-space dining room and modern kitchen. The kitchen is fully-equipped with two refrigerators, two sinks, a freezer, two dish washers, two ovens, a microwave, and a coffee machine. The main table easily sits twelve people and the cooking island has a counter with seating for an additional four.
Two one-bedroom apartments are also located on the ground floor.
First floor (upstairs): two one-bedroom apartments and studio apartment (ideal for the single traveler) with a large outdoor deck.
Basement: Pilates studio, laundry room , cyclists changing room.
Garden: the villa is surrounded by a garden on all sides. An outdoor summer infinity pool is also open in season, surrounded by a deck. There is a large lawn adjacent to the pool with a BBQ facility. The flat and green lawn is ideal for outdoor Yoga or stretching sessions.
The Suites (one-bedroom apartments)
Four suites for two people each are available, two on the ground floor and two on the first floor (upstairs). In addition there is a studio apartment with a large outdoor deck on the first floor.
Each suite features a fully-equipped kitchenette and a small living room with television (about 18 sq meters – 194 sq ft), a private bathroom (5 sq meters – 54 sq ft) and a bedroom with either a king-size bed or two twins (about 15 sq meters – 161 sq ft). The total area of each mini apartment measures an average of 40 sq meters (430 sq ft). The studio available upstairs features a twin (single) bed for a total of 25 sq meters (269 sq ft) in addition to the outdoor deck.
The greatest amenity of the villa is the fully-equipped Pilates studio featuring 8 individual stations for reformer, stability chair, mat and barre. The studio uses Stott equipment and barres are by Custom Barr. The lighting is done with cove lighting so there are no direct lights that can interfere with exercise routines. Sound system controlled from Smartphone, heating and air conditioned with excellent ventilation, provide for the best comfort.
The state-of-the-art Pilates studio in Piemonte – Piedmont, Italy – is for use by guests of the luxury villa and their certified instructor only. It is ideal to hold week-long Pilates and Yoga seminars in the relaxing countryside of Piemonte, taking full advantage of this unique and exclusive luxury Pilates retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of Piedmont, Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the gourmet food and wine regions of Italy, home of Barolo wine and of the White Truffle of Alba.
Interior designer and artist Cristina Pas followed the completion of the restoration of the villa and supervised the entire property styling. Cristina created inspiring spaces blending comfort and character with unparalleled furnishing applications inspired by local materials and traditional objects: often found at flea markets, these original pieces of decor had been brought to new life throughout a refurbishment work completed by local carpenters and artisans.
Predominant elements of the villa are the green color – in honor of the surrounding countryside – and the wood, largely found in the suites and in the common areas. Linen and hemp are the fabrics used on couches and other furnishing applications while loom woven cotton gives a comfortable touch to all bed sheets. Many chandeliers and wall decors were designed by Cristina and created by a master of willow stems and hand woven straw.
Each suite is themed after a traditional object or tool of the region: ceramic plates painted with landscapes of farmhouses; coffee grounders reminding of the Italian tradition to drink espresso; straw hats used by farmers in the vineyards; elementary school notebooks as a memory of the old countryside schools; black and white vintage postcards of Canelli, in honor of the municipality in which the villa is located.
The villa offers guests the privacy of their own luxury mini-apartment while the common areas on the ground floor (lounge-bar and dining room-kitchen) can be used at any time for socializing, for group meals, evening relaxation and special events such as cooking classes, private dinners with local chefs, wedding celebration and team building activities.
The villa is ideal for small groups of maximum 8-9 people who are looking for an exclusive, quiet and luxury retreat to share special occasions such as weddings, team building retreats or family reunions. A comfortable “home away from home” and a starting point to explore Piemonte – or Piedmont, one of the last corner of Italy where mass-tourism hasn’t arrived yet, a territory world-wide famous for food and wine lovers, cycling and hiking trips, or to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.
There are plenty of tracks and quiet countryside roads that guests of the villa can follow for a morning walk, a hike or a bike ride, suitable for both the trained biker looking for a challenging itinerary or for the easy-going adventurer looking for a relaxed, yet exciting, ride on a e-bike (available for an extra charge). Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with directions and suggestions on things to do in the area and a selection of guided activities will be available as well: Barolo wine tour, food tours of Alba, Asti and Turin (Torino), truffle hunting, cooking classes, guided tours with certified professional tour guides.
Wedding destination and team building retreat
As a luxury wedding location, the villa is suitable for small parties who wants to celebrate in one of the most trendy and picturesque wedding destinations of Italy: Piemonte (Piedmont in English). This exclusive luxury retreat is surrounded by the core-zone of the 50th UNESCO World Heritage Site of Italy, featuring the hills of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. UNESCO designated the area as “…an extraordinary, living testimony to the historical wine-growing tradition, of the wine-making processes, of a unique social and rural setting and of an economic fabric based on wine culture”. In facts, the joint action of natural beauty and hard work of generations of men have enriched these rolling hills with historical villages and towns, castles and watching towers, and several square miles of vineyards which design geometrical patterns on one large natural patchwork.
The villa is located in the heart of the wine district of Piemonte, or Piedmont, Italy. Settled in the countryside 3 km (1.8 mile) from the town center of Canelli, in the southern province of Asti. The villa can be reached by car or private bus as follow:
- from Milan about 1.5 hour;
- from Turin (Torino) about 1.15 hour;
- from Asti about 30 minutes;
- from Alba and Barolo about 45 minutes;
- from the Italian Riviera about 2 hours;
- from Lake Como about 2.5 hours.
No third-party extra fees
No additional charges are applied when booking through Meet Piemonte because the customer is connected directly with the owner of the villa who will handle payments and paperwork.
Booking through Meet Piemonte allows you to take full advantage of the knowledge and expertise of insiders in order to set out the perfect vacation plan. Strong of decades of professional experience within the tourism industry and supported by our well established connection with local suppliers, we can help you defining the details of your stay, such as providing assistance during the reservation process and delivering the finishing touches upon your arrival at the villa.
The villa is generally available for one week intervals; from Sunday (check-in day) to the following Saturday (check-out day). Single night rentals are not available.
The rate varies according to the season and it refers to the whole villa (5 suites, 9 guests). Discounted rates available for smaller groups and/or long stays, please send us an email.
What is included:
- All kitchen supplies;
- Bed sheets, blankets and towels;
- Use of Pilates equipment (only if accompanied by a certified instructor)
Available for extra charge:
- Daily housekeeping;
- Daily breakfast;
- Any other meal or service to fulfill any special request.