Realis Sant’Uffizio Wellness and Spa

PANORAMICA 300 dpi - CopiaLocanda del Sant’Uffizio
Strada del Sant’Uffizio 1
14030 Cioccaro di Penango (AT) – Italy

www.relaissantuffizio.com – booking@relaissant’uffizio.com

tel.:+39 0141 916292fax: +39 0141 916068

 

 

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From a place of the spirit to a palce of wellness: 500 years of history between rigour and beauty, between prestige and silence…

In Cioccaro locality, near to the village of Penango, in the historical heart of Monferrato area, Sant’Uffizio Relais, Wellness and SPA rises up, surrounded by refined vineyards and nice bricks and stone villages. An ancient building where, in the silence and beauty of the bucolic countryside, the Sixteenth century atmosphere  lives again, reminding the years when the Locanda of Sant’Uffizio was a seat of the Dominican Order working for the Inquisition. Inside the walls of monastery, which housed the Inquisitor from Casale Monferrato, the monks bred silkworms and produced for Mass a very good wine, even able to arouse envy from Franciscan Monks who had three monasteries in the near town of Moncalvo.

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The  monastery was closed by Napoleon in the last years of the Eighteenth century but  later the estate returned to its legitimate owners and was transformed into a farm. Anyway, Its  real new life restarted only during the Eighties , when it began to establish itself as one of the most important gourmet places in Piedmont, where to taste the renowned White Truffle matched with a great selection of refined wines of this territory, as Barbera and Barolo wines.

In 2012, in September, with the opening of the new AQUANATURA SPA , this hotel changed its name becoming the RELAIS SANT’UFFIZIO WELLNESS HOTEL & SPA.

Thanks to its refined rooms and beauty vineyards, nowadays the Relais is ready  for giving also to the most exigent customers an unforgettable holiday, in the sign of relax, wellness, field sport and good table…with all the comforts that only a charm hotel like this one can offer…

For who chooses to stay at Sant’Uffizio Relais, we suggest these offers below… in order to spend a real unforgettable holiday!

“CULTURE AND WELLNESS”… FOR A SPECIAL DAY, WHICH SATISFIES BODY AND MIND…

Package n. 1 Arrival in the suggestive hill area of Monferrato in the afternoon. Accommodation at Sant’Uffizio Relais located in Cioccaro locality, near the village of Penango, dinner with traditional dishes of Piedmont in “La Locanda del Sant’Uffizio” Restaurant and overnight. Second day, after breakfast, we propose a tour for half a day among the near historical towns making unique these hills, renowned as the Lands of Aleramo the knight. He was the first Marquise of this territory who made it famous 1000 years ago.

We suggest to visit the ancient town of Moncalvo as the first, yesterday stronghold of the Marquises of Monferrato, nowadays the famous Capital of the White Truffle of Monferrato. The remains of defensive walls still surround medieval alleys and palaces, in alternation with artisan workshops and small shops of local specialties, making breath an atmosphere from the past. In the churches, you will find the paintings by Guglielmo Caccia, an important Piedmontese artist working during the Seventeenth century.  Second stop will be the village of Grazzano Badoglio, founded in the Tenth century by Aleramo, buried inside the beautiful Abbey of Saint Vittore, later turned into the Parish church.

Return to the hotel for a light lunch, with a typical products menu, matched with the refined wines produced in the cellars of Relais, surrounded by the vineyards of Barbera and Chardonnay. For the afternoon, a total relax plan in the charming location of ACQUANATURA SPA, to depurate and regenerate yourselves with the pool, the steam bath, the Turkish and thermal baths, or to feel yourselves cuddled with the massages by the professional staff of Relais.

Package for 2 persons. The price includes: n.1 overnight in standard double room with breakfast; n.1 dinner (3 courses menu; drinks not included); n.1 light lunch (a course per person à la carte menu and a bottle of water); entrance to SPA of Relais with access to relax area including heated pool with Jacuzzi, infusions zone, steam bath, Turkish and Mediterranean baths, emotional showers, external pool (open from 1st of May to 30th of September) and tennis court.

Package n. 2 Arrival in the suggestive hill area of Monferrato in the afternoon. Accommodation at Sant’Uffizio Relais located in Cioccaro locality, near the village of Penango, dinner with traditional dishes of Piedmont in “La Locanda del Sant’Uffizio” Restaurant and overnight. Second day, after breakfast, we propose a tour for half a day among the near historical towns, discovering timeless castles and legends.

The first stop of this route could be the village of Castell’Alfero, where You can visit the Castle of Amico Counts, an Eighteenth-century building by the architect Benedetto Alfieri; walking among the rooms, you will discover the beginnings of the famous Gianduja mask and the first Italian flag, between history and folklore. In the ancient cellars of the castle, the curious “L’ Ciar” Museum, showing by original objects and tools the suggestive settings of the past rural life. Later, transfer to Montemagno, one of the few villages in Monferrato to preserve the original medieval urban drawing, with its 13 alleys, dominated by the majestic medieval castle, still well preserved. Do not miss the small Confraternity church of Trinity, with the refined paintings, and the impressive Parish, with the great stone staircase guaranteeing a strong vision impact.

Return to the hotel for a light lunch, with a typical products menu, matched with the refined wines produced in the cellars of Relais, surrounded by the vineyards of Barbera and Chardonnay. For the afternoon, a total relax plan in the charming location of ACQUANATURA SPA, to depurate and regenerate yourselves with the pool, the steam bath, the Turkish and thermal baths, or to feel yourselves cuddled with the massages by the professional staff of Relais.

Package for 2 persons. The price includes: n.1 overnight in standard double room with breakfast; n.1 dinner (3 courses menu; drinks not included); n.1 light lunch (a course per person à la carte menu and a bottle of water); entrance to SPA of Relais with access to relax area including heated pool with Jacuzzi, infusions zone, steam bath, Turkish and Mediterranean baths, emotional showers, external pool (open from 1st of May to 30th of September) and tennis court.

“CULTURE AND SPORT” OFFER… A DYNAMIC STAY FOR REAL EXPERTS…

Package n.1 Arrival in the suggestive hill area of Monferrato in the afternoon. Accommodation at Sant’Uffizio Relais located in Cioccaro locality, near the village of Penango, dinner with traditional dishes of Piedmont in “La Locanda del Sant’Uffizio” Restaurant and overnight. Second day, after breakfast, we propose a tour of Asti for half a day, choosing between 2 itineraries:

Itinerary n.1 – Tour of Asti! A walk discovering the historical heart of Asti, a medieval and baroque city, Capital of Palio Race, Capital of taste, between history and beauty.

Itinerary n.2 – Asti Underground! An extraordinary trip discovering the most hidden beauties of the city: https://www.welcomepiemonte.it/event/asti-underground/?lang=enhttps://www.welcomepiemonte.it/event/asti-underground/?lang=en

Lunch at restaurant/agritourism with a typical dishes menu, tasting the best wines of this territory. In the afternoon, transfer to the famous “Feudo d’Asti” Golf Club (18 + 9 holes, 70 bumps) to relax and fun in total tranquility, enjoying the special sales dedicated to the guests of Relais.

Package for 2 persons. The price includes: n.1 overnight in standard double room with breakfast; n.1 dinner (3 courses menu; drinks not included); n.1 lunch at restaurant/agritourism; 1 Green Fee for 1 person (18 holes) at Feudo d’Asti” Golf Club.

Package n.2 Arrival in the suggestive hill area of Monferrato in the afternoon. Accommodation at Sant’Uffizio Relais located in Cioccaro locality, near the village of Penango. We suggest pleasant trip across the Special Natural Reserve of Valsarmassa, to discover the local wood flora and small fossil shells, watching the outcrop dated to Pliocene (5 million of years ago).

After the walk, return to the Locanda for a traditional Piedmontese dinner at “La Locanda del Sant’Uffizio Restaurant” and overnight. Second day, after breakfast, free trip by bike crossing the hills of Aleramo, a gentle rise and fall among vineyards, fields, woods and bell towers.

Package for 2 persons. The price includes: n.1 overnight in standard double room with breakfast; n.1 dinner (3 courses menu; drinks not included); 1 mountain bike rental for half a day.                                     

“MEETINGS OF TASTE… FROM THE PLATE TO THE GLASS”, TO DISCOVER SMELLS AND TASTES OF MONFERRATO.. AND TEST YOUR COOKING TALENT!

Package n. 1 Arrival in the suggestive hill area of Monferrato in the afternoon. Accommodation at Sant’Uffizio Relais located in Cioccaro locality, near the village of Penango, traditional Piedmontese dinner at “La Locanda del Sant’Uffizio Restaurant” and overnight. Second day, after breakfast, we propose a tour for half a day discovering the famous “Tonda Gentile”, the refined IGP Piemonte Hazelnut.

You will be able to make a relax walk among the hills of Castellero, the Town of Hazelnut, to discover the secrets of this precious fruit. During the walk among woods and hazelnut tree fields, specific panels located along the path will explain the complete cycle of production of hazelnuts. At the end, entrance to a local company to discover and buy different products made of hazelnuts.

Return to the hotel for a light lunch, with a typical products menu, matched with the refined wines produced in the cellars of Relais, surrounded by the vineyards of Barbera and Chardonnay. In the afternoon, we suggest an amusing cooking lesson in the places of Relais, to test yourself in making some traditional courses of Piedmont, from the fresh pasta to desserts, stealing recipes and secrets from the expert chef Marco Mazzocco. At the end, dinner tasting the dishes just prepared.

Package for 2 persons. The price includes: n.1 overnight in standard double room with breakfast; n.2 dinners; n.1 light lunch (1 course per person and 1 bottle of water for couple); cooking lesson.

Package n. 2 Arrival in the suggestive hill area of Monferrato in the afternoon. Accommodation at Sant’Uffizio Relais located in Cioccaro locality, near the village of Penango, traditional Piedmontese dinner at “La Locanda del Sant’Uffizio Restaurant” and overnight. Second day, after breakfast, we propose a transfer to the near village of Altavilla Monferrato to visit “Mazzetti d’Altavilla Historical Distillery”, renowned all around the world for the very high quality and originality of their products.

The visit to the distillery will take 2 hours about, and will be a special occasion to know all the secrets of the world of grappa, passing from the places of productions, with the characteristic copper machineries for distillation, to the rooms used for the ageing: inside a real cathedral the most refined typologies of grappa improve in the barrique, a location with suggestive lights and architectures.

At the end entrance to the shop of distillery, to taste some important products of this company, which during the time was able to valorize the diversification and innovation of packaging and marketing.

Return to the hotel for a light lunch, with a typical products menu, matched with the refined wines produced in the cellars of Relais, surrounded by the vineyards of Barbera and Chardonnay. In the afternoon, we suggest a special wine tasting lesson in the places of Relais, with possibility to organize it on different levels, depending on the target of participants. Thanks to the Maitre Daniele Genovese you will explore the world of wine to learn to taste it, to recognize its peculiarities and match it with your favorite recipes.

Package for 2 persons. The price includes: n.1 overnight in standard double room with breakfast; n.1 dinner (3 courses menu; drinks not included); n.1 light lunch (1 course per person and 1 bottle of water for couple); wine tasting lesson.

For info and booking: info@welcomepiemonte.it +39 348 3938038

Welcome Piemonte - Valentina Mazzola, guida turistica e giornalista.

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