The Professor’s Home was built on a hilltop by our great grandfather in various steps between 1890 and 1920. It is a traditional Piedmontese farmhouse, which was refurbished and modernized over the decades without overlooking the distinctive traits of country life: the hayloft, the big shed for the tools at the back, the large pavement for agricoltural work at the front. The thick brick walls keep the house cool even in the hottest summers, making air conditioning unnecessary; during the winter central heating is provided by a methane boiler; there are also two fireplaces, one in the kitchen and one in the living room, and the wood-burning stove can be used for heating as well as for cooking.The house rests on a large cellar, that hosts our tiny wine production. The rooms are large, each of them measuring about 30 square meters. An ADSL WiFi router covers all rooms, and a PC is dedicated to you, like the Petrof upright piano yearly tuned on 440Hz. In the house you will find hundreds of books in Italian, English, French, Latin and Greek. Two television set are available, one is connected to a satellite dish for free-to-air TV channels, as for a classical stereo turntable with vinile and a CD reader.
Those wishing to take a deeper plunge into real country life can take part in the seasonal activities, such as fruit picking, grape and hazelnut harvest, wine-making, or help tend to the vegetable garden. Kids, too, can have a wonderful time at the house: they can play inside (see the “Puppet Show Room” in the photo gallery section) and outside, and have fun in the sandbox, the twin swing and the above-ground swimming pool we set up during the good season.
We live in Asti and are always at hand to provide tips and advice to help our guests make the most of their stay!