After a long drive in the semi dark from Venice to Piemonte the only thing you want to do is wake up with a view over misty fields of world renowned vineyards producing the famous Barolo and Barbaresco. Maybe a glass of Roero Arneis from the estate Malvira can swipe away stress of car trouble. On the terrace of Villa Tiboldi we spot lots of elegant holiday makers who are finishing their desserts and digestifs. Lots of Swiss license plates and Scandinavian accents in the air. The Langhe is clearly an area loved by European with a soft spot for the good life. These guests are probably here to swing their shutters open in the morning and to see nothing but soothing vineyards. For this reason alone you would book a night here in this charming and small inn, unless you count in the fine breakfast, not always something easy to find in Italy where dry biscuits and artificial jam in a plastic cup is called a full continental breakfast. Villa Tidboldi likes the full monty: various cheeses and meats from the region, no biscuits but freshly baked bread in different forms, organic fruit juices from a farmer in the neighbourhood, even glass of wine and prosecco for those who like an early wine tasting. The icing on the cake: home-made caponata, originally a Sicilian side dish, made â€‹â€‹of conserved local vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce. Delicious as a hearty breakfast to start a day filled with lots of wine tastings. Because when you travel to the Langhe region, you don’t come here just to see from the window the rustling vineyards but also to taste wine, lots of wine.
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