Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy

In the heart of the Italian Alps in Piedmont, this family-run inn is far from the crowds but close to great hiking, biking and pretty mountain villages.
Rooms with private bathrooms and private entrances free WiFi Northern Piedmont cookery classes evening family-style meals available vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs catered for ample parking Sight-seeing, walking, biking and climbing 50km west of Turin
Price
€60To€75 per couple per night
Location
Piedmont, Italian AlpsSee map here
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Price includes our homemade breakfast, featuring our sourdough breads, jams, pastries and our organic produce.
Dinner and sack lunches available upon arrangement.
We are unable to accept credit cards.
Open April-October and groups only Nov-March.
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Description of Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy

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2 Reviews of Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy

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Reviewed on 05 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Watching a golden eagle flying below us up in the mountains.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Having a car as you are in an area of many other beautiful places.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


All food is either bought locally or grown by Marla and Fabritzio.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


We were made to feel part of the family with chats about everything whilst we ate together in the evenings with delicious homemade meals.

Reviewed on 07 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Fine mountain walking (take proper boots) in good summer weather with a bit of a breeze to take the edge off the heat at over 2000 metres; delightfully relaxed hospitality at Bella Baita at the start and end of each day. Fabrizio and Marla know and are well known in the area and gave us plenty of good tips about where to go and places to visit. There's lots to do without having to drive great distances.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Rent a small car with a bit of power to it so that it can get you up the hill to Bella Baita, but also navigate the serpentine mountain roads. Swap stories with your hosts and do one of their enjoyable cooking classes.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I felt this was a very low impact vacation. Great emphasis on shopping local - and why wouldn't you with a great market twice a week in Pinerolo? There's more wildlife to be seen in the area than in most parts of Italy these days, so someone
must be doing things right in conservation - salamanders, marmots, wild goat and a good range of bird life in the mountains and forests. More nature than culture..

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Just what we needed, a relaxed week but with plenty to do. No stunning surprises, but a completely recommendable choice for people who are looking for an active vacation supported by some rather superior home comfort!

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We are committed to preserving our heritage in this alpine environment by using natural and environmentally safe cleaning products, low energy consuming light bulbs, we compost our organic waste with the help of composting worms. We recycle our glass, plastic, paper and metal and have bins to encourage our guests to do the same. We have an organic garden that we try to utilize as much as possible.

We joined Wwoof (World Wide Organic Opportunities) to partner with volunteers to teach and share organic gardening practices as we work side by side in our garden. We heat completely with wood and cut wood on our own property managing our forest for over three generations in our family. We helped initiate and are involved with the local CAI association, a walking and alpine organization, to clean, sign and maintain our local alpine paths thereby helping to keep the woods clean and maintained. We are involved with the restocking of our local mountain stream with native trout. We are committed to eco-friendly practices.

People

We live in a small alpine community that relies on each other to help maintain our community which has lost many jobs over the years. We created "TEM", which is our Sustainable Mountain Tourism association that grew out of our desire to include small businesses, organic food producers and artisans that strive to preserve and enhance rural community life.

We are lifetime members of "Slow Food", a food movement that was born in nearby Alba, whose basic philosophy is in alignment with ours. Slow Food International states, "We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to the pleasure of good food and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that makes this pleasure possible. Our association believes and promotes the recognition of the strong connections between plate, planet, people and culture."

We buy local and shop in our small businesses and local outdoor food markets, avoiding the large supermarket except for any items that we are unable to find anywhere else. We support small cheese makers; butcher, beer crafters, vintners and liqueur producers that still pay mountain residents to not only gather necessary herbs, but to protect the natural habitat as well as providing much needed jobs. We promote local artisan. Through our collective effort we strive to build a healthy community through sound economic and ecological practices. Your visit helps us take another step along that path.

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