Live la dolce vita!


Luxury gay
guest house
in beautiful Piemonte

The Cascina past & present

Our boutique guest house is located in a former Cascina (a farmhouse where wine was made). The Cascina has been converted into a luxury guest house with three suites and living space for the hosts, all with beautiful panoramic views onto the Monferrato Hills and Alps.

Surrounding the Cascina is 14.000 m2 of flat and sloping land. We created a luxury pool, parking area and garden and we plan to extend it with a vegetable plot and fruit trees in the near future.

We speak your language

Talk to us in English, Dutch, German, and some French or Italian.

Free parking for guests

We offer guests free private parking on the Cascina terrain.

Average season temperature

24 °C


28 °C


22 °C

Check in time

Check-in is from 16:00 to 19:00. Running late? Please give us a call.

Check out time

The room must be available at 11:00 (key returned).

We aim to please

If there are any issues, don’t hesitate to let us know.

We love it here – you will too!

Set in acres of green and vineyards

Map of the estate

A. Quiet access road to the Cascina

B. Private parking for guests and hosts

C. The Cascina with three luxury suites

D. Large luxury pool with panoramic views

We are here to make your holiday unforgettable

The Team


Worked in healthcare for 40 years (mainly management). Decided to make the jump and do something in hospitality before retirement.

Devoted father of four adult children from a previous marriage. Passionate home cook, likes to bake and take care of others. Gardening, reading paper books and his love for his cats complete the picture.

Living in Italy with Martijn, running the Cascina, baking and taking care of the vegetable plot & fruit trees is his ultimate dream come true.


Born in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, in the early seventies as a caboose baby. Studied Information Technology in Utrecht and worked for international firms like CGI and IBM before going freelance.

Worked in IT for 30 years. Loves all things technology, architecture, interior, landscape and design. Married to John. Stepdad of four children and three cats.

Besides running the Cascina he likes cooking & eating, infotainment, gardening, DIY, nature, skiing, tennis and city trips. Found his soulmate and love of his life, John, and enjoys living the Italian life together.

We ask all our guests to follow house protocol. They ensure everyone has a great stay.

House Protocol

In general

The Piemonte has long dry periods. For safety reasons, open fires, candles, etc. are not allowed on the premises.

Although we love animals (we have 3 cats), we cannot have your pet stay with us.

We kindly ask you to respect the period of silence between 11:00PM and 9:00AM.

And most important, enjoy your stay!

Safety & security

By italian law we are a non smoking facility, though you may smoke outside on your private terrace using the ash trays provided.

For safety reasons we ask you not to use fire, candles, incense, etc. in your suite.

To safeguard your posessions and ours, please leave all doors closed and locked when you leave your suite.

The environment

The italian countryside does not have a central sewage system. Therefor a biological system is installed at our property. To keep it clean and prevent blockage (an expensive repair), we ask you not to throw anything in the WC other than toilet paper.

To help protect the environment and safe planet resources we ask you to use electricity and/or water sensibly.

Your suite & the premises

Your suite is not equipped for self catering, so it is not possible to prepare a meal in your suite, but just ask to use the outdoor kitchen.

You cannot invite guests or organize a party or event at the premises unless agreed with us in advance.

Please do not allow our cats to go into your suite.

If something breaks or is in need of repair, let us know. We strive to resolve things quickly.

Create new memories in Bellissimo Piemonte!