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Via Rocca d’Arazzo 3
14048 Montegrosso d’Asti, Italy

44°49’41.5″N 8°15’07.2″E
44.828200, 8.252000

Frequently Asked Questions

practical things
Can I get groceries near Cascina GianTino?

There are three supermarkets (Conad, Gulliver and Piu) in Montegrosso d’Asti at 5 minutes by car. Three larger commercial centers are 15 minutes by car in Canelli (Lidl), Nizza Monferrato (Lidl, Il Gigante) and Isola d’Asti (Il Gigante).

How do I pay for things in Italy?

In Italy you can pay with debit and credit cards in (almost) all shops, bars and restaurants. You can also get cash from an ATM machine (Intesa Sanpaolo) in the village Montegrosso d’Asti, 5 minutes by car.

Can I recharge my electric car?

Yes, our village has two recharge points for electric cars.

things to do
How far is the beach?

The Ligurian Coast with it’s many beatiful villages & beaches is only 90 minutes by car.

Are there things to do / places to visit?

Yes! Piemonte has lots to do and see. Our village Montegrosso d’Asti is located in the area that has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Beautiful vineyards with winding roads and picturesque villages. The most delicious wines are for sale at local wine houses.

The inhabitants of Piedmont are known for their hospitality and love of food and drink. In the summer months, a gastronomic feast is celebrated almost every week in a different town. The many wineries are happy to give you a tour of their cellars.

Please also have a look at our special page with “Things to do and see”.

Do you have a swimming pool?

Yes we have. The pool is 12 x 4 with amazing views onto the Monferrato Hills.

food & drink
Are shops, bars and restaurants nearby?

We have a small village bar, called El Lobo. You can sit outside and have an aperitivo.

There are some shops in our village Montegrosso d’Asti, 5 minutes by car. Asti, a larger city with many shops, bars and restaurants, is only 15 minutes by car. The nearest large shopping outlet is 55 minutes by car, in Serravalle.

Please also have a look at our special page with “Things to do and see”.

What about self catering?

There are no meal preparation facilities in your suite. However, you can use our dinner service or go out for dinner, there are many options available.

Feel free to use our outdoor kitchen (not available on Mondays and Wednesdays) to prepare a simple meal or, for example, a fresh salad. A grill plate, a large wok and pans are at your disposal. All we ask is that you leave the outdoor kitchen just as clean as you found it.

Can we have dinner at Cascina GianTino?

Yes you can (depending on availability and dietary considerations, e.g. no vegan). On request you can join us for a meal, please see the food page for details.

language & culture
What languages are spoken in Piemonte?

The main language is Italian or Piemontese. French and German are not very common here. Some Italians speak a little English.

What about coffee?

Types of coffee

  • Cafè (espresso)
  • Doppio Cafè (double espresso); sometimes also called Lungo
  • Cappuccino (espresso with whipped milk)
  • Americano (espresso with a jug of hot water for dilution)

Coffee habits

At Breakfast Italians drink a Cappuccino, Macchiato or Americano. People drink this because they want a “filling” drink next to their croissant/brioche.
Cappuccino is drunk until 11:00 am, after that it is not custom to have one.
In between, Italians drink a cafè (espresso) whilst standing at a bar.
After dinner a cafè is drunk. Cappuccino is considered an insult; it indicates that you have not eaten enough.

Italian dinner time?

In Italy the time to have dinner is different from what most people in the north are used to. The further south you go, the later dinner is usually served.

When you enter a restaurant at six o’clock you will probably find it empty. In some cases, the kitchen will still be closed for the dinner service. This is because at six it is aperitivo time.

Italians usually have dinner between eight and ten o’clock.

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