Strada della Cicchetta/Loc. Madonna di Como, 34 12051 Alba − Italy
An old farmhouse perfectly restored in the Piedmont region, which preserves its historical characteristics intact, welcomes its guests in a warm and elegant atmosphere. Restaurant with old brick vault, the "Salle Napoléon", overlooking the vineyardsof Barbera and Dolcetto and the unforgettable panorama of the Alps, the decoration of the rooms with period furniture provide the hospitality, charm and fascination of the old nobility of Piedmont. The 3 standards rooms and 3 suites are elegant and comfortable and all have satellite TV with Sky service, minibars, complimentary Wifi, safety boxes, air conditioning and direct phone lines. Also, at the "Locanda del Pilone" restaurante, awarded with 1 star Michelin, will discover the exciting cuisine of chef Federico Gallo, for lunch or dinner. The restaurant’s service is impeccable and there are over 1,200 wines on the wine list.
Alba is a beautiful Medieval town in the heart of the Langhe region which is one of Italy’s most renowned wine-producing areas. It has strong gastronomic traditions and is also known for its sweetmeats and attracts an up-market level of tourism, in particular during the white truffle season.
There are many fascinating towns within a few kilometres from the Locanda including Barolo, Barbaresco, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra, Neive, Serralunga, Manforte and Grinzane Cavour which, with their castles and traditions, are well worth visiting.
Particularly spacious and bright, with terrace or balcony and extraordinary views to the hills of vineyards or the Alps; Each with different characteristics (on several levels, with fireplace and living room)
The luxury "Cerequio" and "Villero" suites have been decorated by experts to give maximum comfort to our guests. They consist of a bedroom, a living room and a terrace overlooking to the garden and the Alps. The bathroom is spacious with shower and bathtub with fixtures and accessories provided by "Acqua di Parma".
Spacious and comfortable, facing east, overlooking the vineyards, all with Piedmontese antique furniture.
The rooms are very comfortable, equipped with Sky service TV, minibar, free Wi-Fi, safety box and air conditioning. All upholstery and lingerie fabrics are specially made by artisans from the Community of San Patrignano.
Golf & Sport
Just 20 kilometres from the Locanda del Pilone, the “Vigne del Barolo” golf club is amongst the Barolo vineyards: an extraordinary setting and one which is known the world over.
The 18-hole course, designed by Emanuele Canonica (9 holes are ready) in collaboration with the Josè Maria Olazàbal Golf Team will take our breath away for the beauty of the countryside and the spectacular course which winds its way through hills and vineyards. And in the background there is the majestic Monviso which completes the intimate pleasure golfers can enjoy in our club.
The first 9 holes which have been planned in a totally natural area of some 65 hectares, give you the feeling of playing on a major championship course where both the pro and the amateur will find themselves with an intriguing range of strategic options and ways to enjoy the game.
Wines & Cuisine
A guided tour of the wine cellars of the Boroli family is a fascinating way to discover he amazing world of wines. A special wine tasting with an expert completes the experience. The “La Brunella” wine cellar is in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo region, in a panoramic hillside position in the centre of the most famous Barolo-producing vineyards.
The castles in the Langhe region are one of the elements that characterize this unique landscape. They are on the many hills on which the towns of the lower Piedmont region are located and have, down the centuries, contributed to the image ad identity of each of these towns and of the region in general.
The Barolo Wine Museum
And Italy’s most innovative wine museum could not but be found here, among the rolling hills with their well-manicured vineyards where, for over two hundred years, one of the world’s most famous wines has been produced. In this area the countryside has fun a perfect balance with nature and with the intelligence of the labours of man.
Anyone who stops at the "Locanda del Pilone" for a lunch or dinner, for a weekend or for a vacation, have the opportunity to discover Chef Federico Gallo's cuisine. His cuisine interprets the products of the Piedmont Langhe area, with balance and freshness, the influences of the Mediterranean tradition enriched with colors, scents and flavors of the Piedmontese area. The chef and his kitchen team pay special attention to local products and selects quality ingredients. They present lively and exciting dishes, always in tune with the seasons. The dining service is impeccable; The wine list is made up of more than 1,200 labels. The restaurant is normally closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; In October and November is closed on Tuesday and opened on Wednesday only for lunch.
2017 Michelin Star
“In a position dominating the famous vineyards, Piedmont’s cuisine is enriched with Mediterranean flavors: two great cuisines and gastronomic excellence. Charming panoramic rooms with period furnishings.
Specialties: Pan-fried cuttlefish with turnip tops, pepper sauce and burrata; Thick spaghetti with oil, garlic and Mediterranean scent; Lukewarm Gragnano mixed pasta with beans, seafood and shellfish; Roasted pigeon with duck foie gras pear and grape must. ”
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Navigation coordinates: city field "Alba", street field "Strada della Cicchetta 34"
LAT/LONG 44.6639187,8.0647 146
By road Piacenza – Torino highway, exit Asti Est
At the junction keep to the left and follow the directions for Cuneo-SS231-Alba
Continue on the freeway towards Cuneo
Take the Cuneo-Alba centro-SS29-Torino-Canale-Bra exit
Exit in the direction of Alba Centro - Torino
At the roundabout take the first exit on the right for Corso Canale-SR29
At the next two roundabouts keep straight on towards Alba Centro
Pass the bridge on the Tanaro river and continue on towards Alba Centro on the left
At the first roundabout turn left into Corso Nino Bixio
At the next roundabout keep right and continue along Corso Nino Bixio
At the next roundabout turn left and follow the directions for Madonna di Como
After the level crossing turn right and follow the directions for Frazione Como
Right after the Madonna di Como Church turn left into the Strada della Cicchetta
Keep left and take the first road on the right
Keep going straight and you come to the gate of the Locanda