We bought this house 2019 and gave a new life to it as our home and a holiday rental. Renovated during the covid and now, after two summers, it looks like our guests really appreciate our approach to simple living and lifestyle in the Monferrato countryside, Piedmont. This place is made for someone who loves slow mornings, days by the pool, cooking together and … Read More Home away from home
Agnes & Albin is ready to say hello to season 2022 guests. During the winter time we had our house painted and now, with fresh paint, it looks even more welcoming. We wanted to keep the ”few vintages ago” -feeling, so we chose a paint color similar to original. That is our guideline here – to keep things as original as possible. Our reservation … Read More Fresh paint! And ready for season 2022!
Want to spend Christmas 2022 in Italy? Imagine this….Vineyards covered in snow, christmas markets in small towns, wine tastings, hot chocolate in the piazza, christmas lights and palazzos of Turin and Genoa, long walks, relaxing in outdoor hot tub, a looooooong italian Christmas lunch at the restaurant, house decorated with Christmas lights and a big Christmas tree, cooking together with your loved ones, board … Read More The most magical time of the year
Dreaming about next summer holiday with your loved ones? While sunny autumn days are definitely still here, we are already thinking about next summer. Or to be exact, YOU are already thinking about next summer, since we are receiving messages every week about availability. So if you want to rent our house for private use next summer, please contact us and make a reservation … Read More Summer 2022 and weekly rentals
Sunny and warm pool days are here! Take it easy, read a book, listen some music, do poolside yoga, enjoy cooling drink….But somehow relaxing can make you grave for some snacks, right? We like to recommend small tramezzino sandwiches! Easy peasy to make even for a bigger crew and everybody loves them. Add some sweet melon wedges on the side and even some crispy … Read More Poolside snacks
If you rent Agnes & Albin Atelje apartment, you will probably meet our house dog. Lido is a mix of dalmatian and border collie, already 12 years old, but still full of energy. She welcomes you with all of her joy and energy, running around in the yard and maybe jumping around you, happy to meet new people. This lasts few seconds and then … Read More House dog
Days at the beach doing nothing but relaxing and enjoying are an italian summer institution. Ligurian coast is 1,5 h drive away, so you can easily have a beach day while staying in Agnes & Albin. For a day trip we recommend Noli. It’s a small fishermen’s village and you can drive little scenic roads if you don’t want to take the highway route. … Read More Al mare
Greetings from Genova! We had a one night visit in Genova and I can already say, it’s a hidden gem. A vibrant city with so many contradictions, small alleys and big palazzos, historical city of banks and fishermen, so many gastronomical delicacies like pesto sauce, farinata (kind of focaccia made from chickpea flours), everything fritto (!), ligurian olive oil etc…You can smell the sea, … Read More Postcard from Genova
It’s official! Great news! Majority of Italian regions will be ”zona gialla” starting from next monday and Piedmont is one of those regions. Gialla means yellow and it’s the lowest corona alert stage in Italy. It means that we are slowly returning to normality. I’m not listing all the changes, only those most relevant to us and our guests. So starting from monday: All … Read More Time for bubbles!
Renting a private holiday house from countryside is probably the most safe way to travel and experience the world this summer. We are happy to welcome you under the italian sun with to most safe way. Wearing a mask in public areas, maintaining a distance for others and sanitazing hands frequently are a new normal here and everyone respects those rules. Also, when entering … Read More Safe travels
Simple & Good – that’s my cooking philosophy. It’s a food philosophy extremely easy to follow here in Italy, where everyone seem to eat what is in season (=at it’s best). I have noticed that you hardly see ingredients in shops / supermarkets that aren’t in season. Not to mention the outdoor food markets. For example it’s hard to find an avocado when it’s … Read More Simple things
Corona spring, what a spring… Long, tough and also lonely times, but now for 2 months things have moved fast! We are slightly behind our renovation schedule, but actually situation is not bad at all. North italian efficiency has proved it’s strength and all people are really doing their best to catch up the lost time, when whole country was under lockdown for Corona … Read More Renovation diary