Tag: piedmont

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Summer 2022 and weekly rentals

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

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Poolside snacks

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

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House dog

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

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Time for bubbles!

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!

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Safe travels

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

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Holiday house mood

What makes a holiday house? What you can expect when you book your stay at Agnes & Albin? Agnes & Albin is a private house in a small village. It means we have neighbours, but it means also that you will be in the middle of Italian true life. The house still feels very private and tranquil, it has a big gate and walls … Read More Holiday house mood

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Nizza DOCG

Agnes & Albin is perfectly located at the ”monferrato” wine area, which is especially known for Barbera wines and producers of high quality Nizza Docg version. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nizza_DOCG Our house is surrounded by quality producers such as Olim Bauda, Cantine Brema, Braida, Scarpa etc. Here is a list of some producers https://www.vinorandum.com/appellation/nizza-docg Besides barbera also great whites are produced in this part of Piedmont and … Read More Nizza DOCG

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Foggy season

Light rain, lots of fog, sunshine every now and then…sounds like very early spring! I’m sure nature is trying to preserve all the water and humidity for the hot summer. We already have a promise of summer, our camelia tree is starting to bloom!  Long walks are the best things in this season. Air is just so easy to breathe and you can see … Read More Foggy season

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Simple things

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

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Renovation diary

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

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Our italian journey

Keep dreaming… Early last year we started to talk about moving to Italy. Once again. Year 2005 we moved to Milan, but it was a short trip in the end and after many steps we returned to Finland just after 4 months. But the love for Italy stayed and the idea, that one day we really would do it! So here we are now, … Read More Our italian journey