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Almaranto Hotel & Retreat

Amidst the rolling hills of the Langhe-Monferrato region in Italy's north-western Piedmont region, the Almaranto Hotel & Retreat nestles in the picturesque vineyards of the “Alta Langa” UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heart of the hotel is the “Adagio Accademia” cooking school. In this culinary learning and discovery space, hostess and passionate cook Alexa Schulte shares her joy of discovery with guests, skilfully combining la bella vita with her love of Italy. White truffles, hazelnuts and salami and cheese specialities from the region are just some of the many good reasons to join us for the Food & Wine Pairing Aperitivo in the stylish “ANIMA Bistro Deluxe”, with its panoramic terrace and view of the Langa vineyards. Meanwhile, the “ADAGIO Ristorante” is an impressive experience with up to eight courses and sheer sophistication on the plates, inspired by the slow food movement. One thing is certain: Almaranto Hotel & Retreat is ideal for learning what enjoyment and relaxation look like. Each one of the 23 stylish rooms and suites is a hymn to wellbeing, featuring muted colours, selected designer pieces and the subtle lighting mood. Those seeking relaxation will find holiday bliss under the open sky and shady palm trees as they enjoy a refreshing aperitivo by the pool.


Themes and research topics

  • Swing the chef’s spoon with hostess Alexa Schulte: a journey of discovery through the culinary heart of Piedmont with a cooking course in the “Adagio Accademia”.
  • The underground wine cathedrals of Canelli: the fine wines are stored at depths of up to 38 metres, including the “Contratto Winery” and Italy's oldest bottle-fermented sparkling wine cellar, the “Gancia Winery”.
  • Hot on the heels of good taste, inspired by the slow food movement: visiting local wineries, grappa and cheese manufacturers in the Langhe-Monferrato gourmet region.
  • Always follow your nose: head off on the search for “white gold” with truffle hunter Mario and his tracking dog.
  • Experience local culture: the “Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba” Truffle Fair, the traditional “Lalio d'Asti” horse race, the “Canelli Wine Run” and the “Corsa delle Botti” barrel race.
  • Through the vineyards on two wheels or on foot Cycling or hiking to wine tasting.