The welcome to our guests is with a feeling of cordiality and “seeing old friends”. The time that you pass at LA GEMMA will be unforgettable moments of relaxation flavoured with pauses of artistic and culinary culture. Ours is an old country house nestled in the green of hills of Monferrato, with a view of the valley. In 1841 Saint John Bosco visited his elementary teacher Don Giuseppe Lacqua in this very old house. This typical country “cascina” is found near in the heart of Monferrato near Moncalvo, the smallest city of Italy. This ancient city is known everywhere for its wines and its cuisine. Within walking distance there is the Sacred Mount of Crea, today a Regional Natural Park. This is an interesting excursion where one can observe unique flora and fauna. The Sacred Mount comprises of the Sanctuary of Crea, of 23 small chapels, 5 hermitages scattered amongst the green of the mount and the Basilica of the Assumption. Moreover you will be able to enjoy the events (sacred and patron festivities, musical reviews, cultural excursions and little markets, fairs and folklore) that bring to life the territory in the course of the year, among others the famous “Truffle Fair” and “Fat Ox Fair”.
HOW YOU REACH “LA GEMMA” ( maps )
From Asti and Casale : from the motorway exits one follows the provincial road n. 457 “di Moncalvo”.
From Alessandria: one follows the provincial road n. 31.
From Vercelli: one follows the provincial road n. 455 “di Pontestura”.
From main regional towns ( TURIN, MILAN, GENOA ) : take the motorway for ASTI, VERCELLI and CASALE . When you arrive at Moncalvo railway station follow the signs for Castelletto Merli-Godio.
Reception is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The room is immediately available on your arrival, and naturally the bathroom located next door. The room must be left ( unless previously arranged otherwise) by 10 a.m.
We serve continental buffet breakfast, obviously enriched with local and homemade specialties. Breakfast is served from 8, a.m. to 9,30 a.m. (unless previously arranged otherwise).
Free use of mountain bikes, care of guests animals, hair dryer use, iron use, washing machine use, use of the kitchen for baby food preparation, shuttle service from/to railways station.
Periods of opening: 15/03-1/07; 10/07-15/12
double room : 50,00 Euro
double room single use: 30,00 Euro
added bed : 10,00 Euro
Children up to 3 years do not pay;
from 3 to 12 years reduction of 50 %