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
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
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
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
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
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