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Relais Sant'Uffizio - Luxury holidays to Piemonte

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  • About this holiday

    This converted Benedictine monastery is situated between the towns of Abla, Asti, Turin, Milan, and Genoa, with easy access to the jewels in Piemonte's crown: its wine villages. The grand and welcoming façade of this hotel opens up to reveal fantastically luxurious public rooms and bedrooms decorated in rich warm colours, and an excellent spa. From your bedroom and from the draped dining room, you can look out onto miles of vineyards. The famous Barolo and Barbera wines can be tasted alongside meals constructed from the finest Piemontese ingredients, such as the rare white truffle, in the Restaurant La Locanda.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Turin in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room
    From £1010 for 5 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Relais Sant'Uffizio is wonderfully peaceful and well known for its fine food.

    Hotel description

    Cioccaro di Penango is a tiny village nestled in the hills of Monferrato and nearby is the delightful Relais Sant'Uffizio, whose low-lying 16th Century structure with terracotta roofs was originally a Benedictine monastery. The Relais Sant'Uffizio has a wonderfully peaceful location, surrounded by extensive parkland covered with ancient trees and vine-covered hills. It is known throughout the region for its restaurant, where the very best in Piedmontese cuisine is served on pristine white tablecloths and complemented by fine regional wines, one variety of which is produced on the premises. The menu varies according to the season, and delicacies such as truffles, duck stuffed with honey and rum and home-made gnocchi are sometimes featured. The Relais Sant'Uffizio hotel has been decorated in period style with great taste; many of the comfortable bedrooms have antique wooden furniture, there are frescoes in the junior suites and glass ceilings in some of the bathrooms. A swimming pool is set in the inner courtyard and in warm weather breakfast is served on the charming poolside terrace, and the tennis court in the grounds of the Relais Sant'Uffizio is surrounded by tranquil vineyards.


    Cioccaro di Penango, near Asti

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year, except closure period of 17-26 December.

    Distance from airport

    About 50 miles from Turin

    Closest airport

    Turin or Milan

    Room types

    Relais Sant Uffizio offers 40 rooms with bath or shower and wc, satellite television, telephone, safe and mini-bar. Extra beds can be added to a Prestige Room or up, for a supplement.
    Classic Room
    Prestige Room
    Junior Suite
    Deluxe Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Outdoor swimming pool (open May to September), Bar service at the pool, Restaurant, Spa, Parking, Room service, Babysitting. Wine tours and cooking classes can be arranged.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Asti (capital of Italy`s sparkling wine), Sanctuario di Crea, Walks in hills of Monferrato, Abbey of Vezzolano in Albrugnano, The vineyards of Piemonte, the Certosa di Pavia and Turin.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, Horse riding, Golf course (18 holes) in Margara, Fubine and Asti.


    Infants up to 3 years of age are provided a cot free of charge. Extra beds can be provided for children 4 years and over for a supplement. Children 13 or older may enter the spa and hydro pool.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Ten minutes' drive from Moncalvo and twenty minutes` drive north of Asti.

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      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


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