Set amid gardens at the heart of the hilltop village of Sinio in the Barolo wine region, this charming hotel is housed within a restored 12th-century castle. Each of the 13 guest accommodations is uniquely appointed. Room 8 — a Junior Suite with a terra-cotta tile floor, a high beamed ceiling and exposed stone walls — has superb views through three large windows. Excellent food, prepared by the delightful owner, Californian Denise Pardini, is served in a medieval dining room. Typical menus include regional meat dishes, such as Barolo-braised beef cheeks and Fassone steak. Amenities include a small gym and a plunge pool. Pardini provides guests with a detailed mini-guide to the region’s attractions and is happy to arrange tasting tours and truffle hunts. The hotel does not permit children under the age of 10 and is closed from early December to the end of March.
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Castle Junior Suite, $340; Chapel Suite, $380 (minimum stay required).
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