Villa Pattono sits snugly in the hills of Piedmont with breathtaking views of the vineyards that produce some of the finest wines in all Italy. Impeccably restored and with only 13 bedrooms, it is the ideal place to explore the rich culture as well as the superb restaurant scene of Piedmont.
From the Frette linen, marble bathrooms to the glorious 18th-century frescoed ceilings, the bedrooms are wonderfully grandiose – our favourite being the medieval tower with its bird’s eye view from the terrace and an entire floor dedicated to the bathroom.
The hotel has a state-of-the-art spa and an excellent cellar, justifiably so as the owners, the Ratti family make their own superb Barbera. We love the hotel in the autumn, exploring the local truffle festivals, wine tasting and enjoying a siesta in one of the comfortable old leather armchairs in the drawing room as the evening mist envelops the surrounding hills.
There is no restaurant, however this is no hardship in the foodiest region of Italy. Costigliole d’Asti is a short drive away and home to some of our favourite trattorias.