HISTORY, COUNTRYSIDE, ADVENTURES, AND GOOD TASTE: AGRITURISMO MARCARINI IS OPEN TO GUESTS
Neviglie is an enchanting place, a little village perched on top of a hill with a 360° panorama extending to the horizon in a sea of green. Located in the hills between Neive, Mango, Treiso, and Trezzo Tinella, Neviglie is a land of Moscato, Dolcetto, and Barbera. It is also just a few kilometers from Alba, the capital of the Langhe and Barbaresco, where the prestigious wine of the same name is made. Neviglie is also a place of culture: in the town’s parish church is a masterpiece from the Renaissance, the Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine by Macrino d’Alba, a celebrated painter who lived from 1460-1520. And, the nearby village of Neive has been recognized by ANCI as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, with its marvelous 17th century palaces and perfectly conserved medieval historical center.
Here, in this territory that is rich in history and charm, you can find our agriturismo. Immersed in nature yet well-connected to the main cities of the zone, Agriturismo Marcarini has reopened its doors to tourists and curious wine lovers who come to discover the culture and taste of the Langhe, whose vineyard landscapes have recently been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage.
HISTORY OF HOSPITALITY
Recently restored, the building of Agriturismo Marcarini has a unique history. It was constructed in the 19th century as a residence for Vittorio Doglio, who was in the military service for the House of Savoy during the mid-1800s. A short man with a robust constitution, Doglio was nicknamed sergentin, or “little sergeant,” a name that Agriturismo Marcarini is still known by today. An interesting fact is that it was actually Sergentin and his family who intuitively noticed the charm of the locale, and they transformed their residence into a type of holiday resort. Travelers would come to Neviglie for “Dolcetto and sulfur water cures,” as old documents attest. Dolcetto represented the good food and wine of the Langhe, while sulfur waters were a natural characteristic of the place. Saline and sulfurous springs were common throughout this area, and these waters were used medicinally and domestically. A sulfur spring still burbles inside our agriturismo today.
THE MODERN STRUCTURE
In 1995, inspired by the beauty of the natural environment and house, our family purchased the property and began restoration. We decided to conserve the style and the original materials while maintaining the charm of a 19th century country residence intact. Today, the agriturismo has six large rooms divided into three types: on the first floor are Classic rooms, and on the second are the Superior and Junior Suites.
To welcome the arrival of the warmer months, we renewed the gardens by planting over 300 flowers and plants: hydrangeas, hostas, periwinkle, various kinds of bamboo, and saplings. It was a highly attentive work that has made the agriturismo even more beautiful. In the garden, guests also have a large Jacuzzi at their disposal, immersed in the greenery where they can relax amidst trees and vineyards
Wine tastings and winery visits
Marcarini means hospitality as well as wine, producing the great wines of the Langhe from the best crus in the zone, like Brunate, from which we make Barolo Brunate DOCG. Guests are always able to purchase our wines, organize a wine tasting, or visit our historical winery at La Morra, just a few kilometers away.
ADVENTURE AND OUTDOORS
Our agriturismo is immersed in one of the most beautiful areas of the Langhe. For this reason, we encourage our clients to discover the marvels of this area. Just ask, and we will be happy to help you plan your outdoors adventure: hiking, horseback riding, bike rentals, Segway tours, hot air balloon rides, and much more. We also enthusiastically support a new trail mapping project throughout the hills of Barbaresco. The project is supported by Trekking in Langa and the townships of the zone. The result will be the creation of a map called “From Barbaresco to Moscato in Fenoglio’s Langhe,” and will trace almost 150 km of trails for all levels of hikers, starting from Alba and finishing in Mango and Castiglione Tinella, passing through Neive, Neviglie, Treiso, Camo, Cossano Belbo, and many other bordering towns.
The map will soon be available at the Agriturismo Marcarini and in the main tourist centers.
An absolute novelty of summer 2016 will be the opening of a new restaurant in the room currently furnished as the breakfast room. Reserved exclusively for guests of the agriturismo, it will offer traditional Piedmontese dishes according to a daily menu that we will personally help to tailor. It will be an additional service that we can offer guests who stay here to taste the flavors of our land. Follow us to stay updated!