Luxury hotel holiday Relais Sant'Uffizio Piemonte

This former 16th monastery sits in the rolling hills of Asti's Monferrato wine-country and is now a 4-star hotel with 54 rooms in two buildings, a relaxing spa centre and a gourmet restaurant with Michelin star. The grand and welcoming exterior of this hotel opens up to reveal luxurious public rooms and bedrooms decorated in rich warm colours, and an excellent spa. The famous regional wines can be tasted alongside meals constructed from the finest Piemontese ingredients, such as the rare white truffle, in the Restaurant La Locanda.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Turin
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais Sant'Uffizio, Piemonte

Relais Sant'Uffizio is wonderfully peaceful and well known for its fine food. This hotel serves as a luxurious and welcoming base from which to explore the magnificent wine villages of the Piemonte region.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location In Cioccaro di Penango, 30 minutes' drive to Asti

Annual opening All year, except from 17 to 26 December

Closest airport Turin or Milan

Distance from airport The hotel is just over 75-minutes' drive from Turin Airport

Closest railway station Porta Nuova Turin

Distance from railway station The hotel is just over 1-hour's drive from Porta Nuova Turin

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool (open May to September), Bar Service at the Pool, Restaurant, Spa, Parking, Room Service, Babysitting. Wine Tours and Cooking Classes can be arranged.

Out and about nearby

Asti (capital of Italy`s sparkling wine), Sanctuario di Crea, Walks in hills of Monferrato, Abbey of Vezzolano in Albrugnano, The vineyards of Piemonte, the Certosa di Pavia and Turin.

Sports nearby

Walking, Horse Riding, Golf Course (18 holes) in Margara, Fubine and Asti.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 5 nights

From about

£1,010

Holiday Code IE16

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais Sant'Uffizio, Piemonte

Room descriptions

Relais Sant Uffizio has 40 rooms with bath or shower and wc, satellite television, telephone, safe and mini-bar. Extra beds can be added to a Prestige Room or up, for a supplement.

Classic Room
Prestige Room
Junior Suite
Suite
Deluxe Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 5 nights

From about

£1,010

Holiday Code IE16

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais Sant'Uffizio, Piemonte

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Relais Sant'Uffizio in Piemonte, our clients usually fly to Turin airport or arrive by train at Turin railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday. If you do not want to use a hire-car and are happy to rely on taxis when you are at the hotel, we can arrange a private car transfer for you from the airport or the station to the hotel.

Additional information

Children: Infants up to 3 years of age are provided a cot free of charge. Extra beds can be provided for children 4 years and over for a supplement. Children 13 or older may enter the spa and hydro pool.

Other information: Ten minutes' drive from Moncalvo and twenty minutes' drive north of Asti.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 5 nights

From about

£1,010

Holiday Code IE16

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais Sant'Uffizio, Piemonte

Highlights of Piemonte

Turin, the regional capital, is a fascinating city of Baroque architecture and famous for its association with Fiat cars. Visit the car museum, the Mole Antonelli for a panoramic view. Visit some of the beautiful 18th Century House of Savoy palaces, many built by Filippo Juvarra, including Rivoli, Venaria Reale and Mandria. North of Turin is the subalpine region of Canavese with numerous castles many of which have been opened to the public very recently such as the Castello di Masino, now carefully restored. Lace is produced in the Valsesia. Alba is the centre of the white truffle and of course the local wines (Barolo, Barbera etc) should be tasted and purchased. Cuneo holds a market in the Piazza Galimberti every Tuesday.

Cultural highlights of Piemonte

Turin is laden with architectural treasures including the Palazzo Madama by Filippo Juvarra (now home to the Museo Civico d`Arte Antica which contains the 15th Century Portrait of an Unknown Man by Antonello da Messina), Guarini`s Palazzo Carignano, the Baroque buildings of the Piazza San Carlo.In Cuneo is the 18th Century Church of Santa Croce with a concave facade by Francesco Gallo. Vercelli had a school of art and its masterpieces can be seen in the Museo Civico Borgogna and in the Chuch of San Cristoforo are to be found frescoes and a 16th Century Madonna painted by Gaudenzio Ferrari. In the Palazzo Comunale of Alba is a painting of the Madonna and Child by the 16th Century artist Macrino d`Alba.The finest Romanesque buildings in Piemonte are to be found at the Abbey of Vezzolano at Albugnano.

Festivals in Piemonte

Many are linked to food and wine in this region. Asti holds an annual horse race in the Piazza del Campo del Palio, accompanied by mediaeval pageantry and coinciding with a local wine fair in September.

Gastronomy in Piemonte

Cuneo holds a cheese fair in November. Ivrea is famous for its Carnival celebrations including a Battle of Oranges. The region is renowed for its gastronomy and wine. Beef, cheese, butter, red wine, rice and truffles (particularly the white truffes of Alba) are all basic ingredients. Specialities include Manzo al Barolo (beef in red wine and garlic), Fonduta (hot dip of fontina cheese, milk, eggs, truffles and pepper), Bagna cauda (hot spicy sauce with garlic and anchovies), The wines of the region include Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto.

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