Local inhabitants identify the historic cascina or farmstead of the Agriturismo Marcarini by the name “Sargentin”.
The “Sargentin” was Vittorio Doglio, a man of small but of robust constitution who was a sergeant in the Savoy army in the second half of the 1800s. He added considerable wealth and prestige to the farm, which grew to be over 100 “Giornate Piedmontese”, or about 38 hectares.
The new land probably came into the sergeant’s possession through inheritance, since he was a descendant of the marquises of Mondově. The territory was of considerable assistance in the launching of important farming, breeding and viticulture activities that characterized his life and that of his descendants.
Almost presaging the farm’s current activities, the “Sargentin” with his wife Domenica and daughter Teresa, distinguished by their joviality and warm hospitality, rented rooms to
vacationers and to all those who underwent the Dolcetto and water cures.
The “Sargentin” left his son Giovanni (born in 1879) as single heir to the entire estate; Giovanni in turn left his son Vittorio (born in 1910) the farmstead and its management.
Enchanted by the beauty of the natural environment and of the house, we acquired the property in 1995 from Gerbi Doglio Nicoletta, widow of the prematurely deceased Siro Giovanni, Vittorio’s son and last descendant of the memorable “Sargentin”.