Where we are located


Ca’du Ciarott is in a “frazione” of Cocconato, a delightful romanesque town in the province of Asti. We are nestled in the gentle rolling Monferrato hills which are full of history with many mediaeval hilltop towns, full of castles, churches and villas. Beautiful old textured buildings nestle in the sunshine. There are stunning views from the house and surroundings with many beautiful walks you can take from our farmhouse.

From May through to July the countryside and the mountains are covered in wild flowers, and in October the autumn colours are fabulous.
The region is known for its food and wine. The Slow Food movement was born in the beautiful baroque city of Turin some 25 kilometres to the west. Many food and wine festivals are held throughout the year selling all the locally produced wines, cheeses, nuts, cakes, chocolates, honey, pastas and cured meats. Local markets are held weekly in a number of local towns, notably on Wednesdays and Saturdays one of the largest markets in Italy is held in nearby Asti, which hosts its famous Palio every September.

To the north we have the beautiful Lago Maggiore with the Pescatore, Madre and Bella islands and the famous gardens at Verbania. To the west are the sun-drenched Langhe hills where Italy’s best wines are made – including Barolo –“ the king of wines and the wine of Kings” And surrounding the area on two sides are the magnificent Alps – which can be seen from all around the Cocconato area. Your holiday will include a trip to at least one of these locations.

Thank you for the day up in the Alps – to Val Grande which was spectacular and provided a terrific backdrop for the grand view as well as a wealth of wild flowers bees, witches and weird and wonderful rocks and trees” Chloe

Highlights for me were the Alps excursion, visiting the Romanesque church at Santa Maria di Vezzolano and observing the many hills and valleys” Lynne

"I don’t know how to express in words the gratitude for such a magical week and the beautiful magical hillsides…” Jan