Villa Bergolo – Can Something Be More Luxurious?
If you are like me, you always dream of a holiday in a luxurious villa set amidst rolling hills, winding roads and vineyards, where you will see breathtaking Nature from your bedroom windows, a sumptuous breakfast right upon opening your eyes in the morning, a refreshing shower in a generous-sized bathroom, and lush woods and groves right after you step out for a long morning walk, tranquil, rustic atmosphere, and so on, and so on… Hey! Where have you got lost? Getting sad with a thought that this is possible only in dreams? No! With Villa Berogolo, the farmhouse holidays of your dreams are very, very possible!
What is this Villa Bergolo?
Villa Bergolo is a 100-year old piemonte stone villa, which has been restored as a retreat for the enjoyment of tourists holidaying in Blangera, a locality of the Bergolo Comune (municipality), in Cuneo Province in the Italian region of Piedmont. Bergolo is about 70 km southeast from Turin and around 50 km northeast of Cuneo. It is the smallest commune of the Langhe and one of the smallest in Italy. It is also called “Stone Town”, because of all its houses which are restored with the local sandstone and roads remade in paving.
Villa Bergolo is a farmhouse set amongst a hazelnut plantation. It offers stunning views of Bormida Valley – part of Alta Langa (Upper Langhe). The town presents true relaxation and charm wherever you go, with its medieval castles, gourmet foods, wines, cheeses, truffles and the wonderful hazelnuts.
The villa has lovely bedrooms and fair size bathrooms. A delicious breakfast is ready for you every morning, even before you decide your day’s plan. If you want to explore woodland, there is plenty of it around. If you feel like relaxing, grab a corner from where you can get mind-blowing views, and just unwind, read a book, or enjoy the views, or just close your eyes to listen to Nature’s song! Villa Bergolo has lots of such corners around it.
The incredibly beautiful Bergolo village is 616 meters above sea level and sits on a ridge with Uzzone Valley on one side and Valbormida on the other. The villa is more to the Valbormida side and is around 400 meters above sea level. No wonder, you get amazing views of the Alpine mountains on a clear day. The medieval Bergolo village is just 5 minutes away from the villa and has facilities like an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a wine shop and a pizzeria, and holds enchanting live music concerts in summers. The natives are extremely friendly and make good company to make you feel at home.
Once you step into Bergolo village, you enter into a mesmeric past. A sculpture by Enrica Bixio – “The Contrast” – welcomes you to the village. When you look at the structure of the village, you are bound to appreciate the hard work and care of the Bergolesis to build it. The various shades of sandstones are amazing. There is only one road in the village, flanked by village houses in which mere about 80 residents live. The paved ground, ancient walls and an ancient church and its bell tower showing their plaster, all take you in a different time. However, you will find some exquisite pieces of modern art on every corner of the village only to flabbergast you.
And there are more surprises – a 1600 church flaunting a valued altar and a beautiful memorial to Ezra Pound!
Continue walking along Via Roma and you will come to the opposite side where the road is turned into a path and softly climbs up the highest hill, where stands a San Sebastian’s chapel, a well-preserved model of 12th century Romanesque architecture. To reach it, you will have to cross the ridge, whipped by a breeze. This road too is of stone and is restored pleasantly. From here you pass the Ezra Pound memorial and head towards the cemetery and a vantage point which makes you feel high above the world!
Back to the Villa!
A restful stay in Villa Bergolo will make you experience this unforgettable leap in the past and peace of mind that comes with it! The villa has Verde Suite, Violetta Suite and Nero Suite, all giving you stunning views, comfort and luxurious indulgence of fair size bathrooms, large-sized fluffy towels and other lavish toiletry.
So, what is your state of heart now? Has it reached the Villa and village Bergolo by now? My heart already has!