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La Traversina Agriturismo - Bed & Breakfast in Piedmont

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Cascina La Traversina 109, 15060 Stazzano, Alessandria
Piedmont, Italy

Rosanna & Domenico Varese Puppo

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+39 0143 61377 (landline)

Agriturismo at its best - delightful hosts, communal meals of superb home-grown food, homely rooms, a garden filled with fragrant flowers...

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Come for the roses, the irises, the hostas! You'll find over 230 different varieties of plant here – they are Rosanna's passion. With drowsy shutters, buzzing bees and walls festooned in roses, the house and outbuildings appear to be in a permanent state of siesta. As do the seven cats, basking on warm window sills and shady terraces. There's a touch of The Secret Garden about the half-hidden doors, enticing steps and riotous plants, and the air is fragrant with lavender, oregano and roses, many from France. The house and farm, on a wooded hillside, have been in Rosanna's family for nearly 300 years; she gave up a career as an architect to create this paradise 40 minutes from Genoa. Homely, imaginatively decorated, bedrooms have handsome furniture, books, pictures; bathrooms come with baskets of goodies. Everyone eats together at a long table in the conservatory or outside, where lights glow in the trees at night. Rosanna, Domenico and young Vijaya are the most delightful hosts and the home-grown food is a revelation: agriturismo at its best.


Features
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Rosanna & Domenico Varese Puppo:

Local points of interest from
Rosanna & Domenico Varese Puppo:

  • Rose pruning courses in February/ March
  • yoga courses
  • preparation of rose syrup courses
  • cooking classes
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Due to bad weather where we were staying in the French Alps we decided to head south to Italy - a last minute decision - so the first thing I did was to look up Alistair Sawday and see if there were any suitable agriturismi in the direction we were aiming for - namely Alessandra and Parma. I thought La Traversina looked lovely and booked it. The setting is so peaceful, the hosts so charming and welcoming and the food so delicious and home-cooked and home-grown that it is impossible to find anything negative about it. Our room was lovely - interesting paintings and books and beautifully cool."

Briony - Tonbridge, United Kingdom

June 2017
"Wow The perfect place and people for a getaway. The house, rooms and property are right out of a storybook, and maintained to perfection. The hostess Rosanna cannot be outdone. She cannot do enough for her guests, and the food is devine. Domenico's tomatoes are something special. We will be back for a longer stay."

Ken - Vancouver, Canada

September 2016
"This is a beautiful B&B! But what kicks this place over the top are the gracious host and hostess. We felt like one of the family. The food was excellent the rooms were spotless and our hosts were generous and welcoming. What a wonderful time we had. "
October 2012
"Rosanna and each of her wonderful family of staff made us so welcome. Our room was lovely, the pool was great, the garden was picture perfect. The food was divine and the company from several cultures was enormoous fun. In short, you MUST stay at La Traversina. Tanti baci, Rosanna."
June 2012
"What a wonderful hostess Rosanna is! What a beautiful place to unwind. We have just returned and loved every minute of our stay. Nothing was too much trouble, arriving on a blistering hot day, Rosanna immediately rushed out to get a fan for our room. Our dinners were a delight - an international melee of guests, with Rosanna's smile and laughter setting the tone."
July 2010

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 2 Doubles
  • , 3 Apartments
Price:(i) 95 to130 per night

Dinner, B&B €70-€80 extra p.p.

Booking info:

Children over 12 welcome.

Meals:(i)

Dinner €25-€35, by arrangement. Wine €8. Restaurant 7km.

Closed:

Rarely.

Address:

Cascina La Traversina 109, 15060 Stazzano, Alessandria


Accommodation:(i)
B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) 95 to 105 per night
B&B 3 Apartments, each sleeping 2
Price: (i) 115 to 130 per night

Rosanna & Domenico Varese Puppo

Visit website

+39 0143 61377 (landline)