San Stefano Belbo

Where the Monferrato gently gives over to the Langhe, San Stefano Belbo sits peacefully, gently, waiting for you to come and walk, to take in the gentle landscapes, the lovely cobblestone streets, and the local hospitality. Climb above the town and experience some of the most breathtaking views you can imagine: the Alps, the Nebbiolo vines, the perched ancient villages. Breathe in fresh mountain air, the crisp smells of fall.

Our area of Italy does not offer grandiose tourism bon bons. It is for people who are searching for something far more subtle and sublime -- and for those things, it delivers grandly.

We come home after an afternoon in San Stefano, light the wood burning stove, feed the dog, make some soup. We feel refreshed, tired, fortunate.