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Welcome to the Professor's Home

In each little Italian village everyone knows where the schoolteacher's home is, and the same happens in Roatto d'Asti, where the Professor’s Home stands: a little village in the heart of Lower Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy. The house has been our family home for over a century; now we rent it out as temporary residence to selected guests looking for a viable alternative to hotels and B&B. Its central geographical position makes it a great starting point for half-a-day and one-day excursions as well as for longer trips: Asti, Alba and Turin are close by, Genoa and Milan are easily reached by road or by rail (1.5  to 2 hrs.); Florence, Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre are a bit further away and you can visit one of them in two days. The 2006 Turin Olimpic Games sky trails and sky slopes are little over an hour away by car. The 2100 sq ft house can accommodate up to eleven people, and you can book it from one to four weeks. A very good butcher's and grocer's shop is at walking distance, and all services (supermarket, railway station, two banks and so on) are only 3 miles from the house. Those wishing to take a deeper plunge into real country life can take part in the seasonal activities, such as fruit picking,  grape and hazelnut harvest, wine-making, or help tend to the vegetable garden. Kids, too, can have a wonderful time at the house: they can play inside (see the “Puppet Show Room” in the photo gallery section) and outside, and have fun in the sandbox, the twin swing and the above-ground swimming pool we set up during the good season.

Three reasons to visit Piedmont

If you already know incredible Italy, but never had a chance to visti Piedmont, consider this:

  • Stupinigi castle - from Wikicommons Venaria Reale - Diana's Gallery - from Wikicommons History: Inhabited in early historic times by Celtic-Ligurian tribes such as the Taurini and the Salassi, submitted by the Romans (c. 220 BC); first Italian region owned by Savoy starting in XI Century, Piedmont owns many beautiful castles, churches and abbeys.
  • Piedmont mixed fried Cuisine: Piedmont cuisine is one of the most known in Italy, try at least "Bagna Cauda", "Fritto Misto Piemontese" and expensive truffles at least one time in the life.
  • Tradition: In Piedmont you will find friendly people, old traditions and original atmosphere.

Three reasons to choose Roatto

If you like Piedmont and wants to visit its beautifull places, see monuments and eat impressive dishes, consider Roatto as a possible destination

  • An old house full of memorabilia
  • A peacefull sight
  • A central location, short haul between Turin and Alba, medium haul between Milan and Genoa.

Still in doubt? read testimonials

Whilst we rent the house only few weeks a year, sometimes our guests like to write a short testimonial. Look at:

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