La Traversina Agriturismo

Alessandria
Bed & Breakfast


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

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

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, young Vijaya and Samjhana are the most delightful hosts, and the home-grown food is a revelation: agriturismo at its best.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-9pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Children over 12 welcome.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner €25-€35, by arrangement. Wine €8. Restaurant 7km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €85
Surcharges
Dinner, B&B €25-€30 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €20-€30 per person per night.
3 Apartments for 2
From €95
2 Doubles
From €85

Reviews

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.

Pauline

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

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.

Susan

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

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rosanna & Domenico Varese Puppo

  • During the nights of every beginning of summer, the forest surrounding our house is illuminated by thousands of small "stars", the fireflies each year offer us their extraordinary enchantment.
  • Not to miss the flowering of our garden, especially in May and June, more than 700 flowered roses welcome you, without forgetting irises, geraniums and hundreds of garden plants
  • In the months of May and June we offer you the opportunity to attend the preparation of the rose syrup, following an ancient recipe we transform the perfume of rose petals into an extraordinary syrup.
  • If you are keen on cooking you can attend dinner preparation and discover the recipes of a simple and tasty cuisine where the only secret is the use of high quality ingredients.
  • La Traversina is located in a hilly area on the border between Piedmont and Liguria, countless walks that will lead you to the discovery of a wild and uncontaminated wilderness.
  • The Province of Alessandria is an area not yet well-known but rich in attractions, small villages, wine-growing farms, castles and beautiful nature, and in an hour you can reach the Ligurian Riviera, Milan and Turin.