Glorious Italy conversation with... Dario & Margherita - LA FELICINA-
Updated: Mar 16
La Felicina is the perfect luxury B&B for overnight accommodation while visiting the Langhe and Roero region. The farmhouse is immersed in twenty hectares of countryside with Nebbiolo and Barbera vineyards, hazelnuts, and meadows. La Felicina provides with a selection of elegant rooms with the most modern comfort, delicious breakfast cooked with local bio products mostly coming directly from the farmhouse’s land and the use of an infinity swimming pool with spectacular view of the vineyards and the surrounding Alps mountains. Within a convivial environment the guests are invited to relax and enjoy the understated elegance of this family-run business. The farmhouse vast and elegant outside space is the ideal location for corporate events, wedding receptions and private parties. Dario Cerrato and his wife Margherita have built this homely haven to venture outside their comfort zone and to pay tribute to Dario’s family traditions, originally from this region, by calling the farmhouse La Felicina, sharing the same name of Dario’s mother.
Why did you buy the farmhouse and started the B&B business?
It was March 2006 and the Turin Olympic Games were just finish, we started looking for a farm where our daughter, Roberta, could have the land and space to accommodate and work with her beloved horses. When we first saw what, after a lengthy renovation, would have then become La Felicina it was love at first sight, we fall in love with the farm position and character. We decided that the place would have been perfect for a B&B business, we liked the idea of sharing the farmhouse with our guests and combine our passion for cooking.
Which are the services do you offer to your guests?
La Felicina feature 8 luxury bedrooms and 2 apartments with underfloor eating and every modern comfort (WIFI, independent AC unit, LCD TV screen with satellite/cable, jacuzzi bathtub etc…), both the apartments have independent kitchen. The completely renovated farmhouse offer communal spaces for meal and meetings and the use of the infinity swimming pool overlooking the vineyards and its relaxing or
sunbathing area. Complimentary breakfast made by a vast choice of homemade cake, baked every morning, fresh fruits and veggies from our farm, and cheese and ham from local farm. Guests are invited to enjoy their breakfast in the renovated barn, that can also be booked for private party, corporate events or wedding reception as we also collaborate with local catering services. For golf lovers, discounts of green fees for local golf courses are provided upon request.
Could you give us an idea of events and activities in the Langhe region?
We are always happy to talk to our guest and help with directions and tips for the best restaurant and activities to do in the area. The region is famous for the great red wines: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco, we recommend a visit and wine testing in the local cellars. We offer day hiking trips seeking for truffles with expert seeker (in dialect “trifolau”) accompanied by trained truffle searching dogs; and tours with local air balloon operators. We offer reduced green fees for 4 golf courses nearby. Nearly each month there are antique fairs in Cherasco, we can provide our guests with fair calendar and information; and in September the cheese festival in Bra.
Roberta's favourite restaraunts in Cherasco.....
DUVERT - Great choice of local wine and divine traditional cousine. Fresh fish dishes on Friday and their snails are delicious.
PANE E VINO - Traditional cusine ; Snail and frog are their specialities.
LA TORRE – Gourmet traditional cousine, their specialities are first courses and dishes based on exclusive truffle.
LOCANDA DEL PROF - Delicious traditional cusine and great truffle dishes.