East of the Sun and West of the Moon… East of Turin and West of Milan – is where you find Desderi. The elegant resort comprising the quaint and rustic Cascina Desderi and the splendid Villa Desderi both surrounded by lush Barbera vineyards.
The vineyard hotel “Cascina Desderi” is located on a hilltop (‘collina’) in the region of Piedmont in the north-western corner of Italy. The Po Plain slopes ever so slightly from the spring green rice fields around Alessandria, through the rolling hills of Monferrato - ending in the Martime Alps - Alpi Marittime. The name Piedmont – in Italian Piemonte – derives from the words foot and mountain. Thus this area is located at the foot of the mountain ridge separating Italy from France to the west, the Apennine ridge insulating the plain from the south, and the massive Alpine wall to the north.
Piedmont is Italy’s second biggest region, just a few square miles smaller than the island of Sicily. It is, however, the largest and most influential area with regard to food, wine and culinary importance. Piedmont is lush and green the whole year and offers green meadows, lush gardens, rolling hills and vineyards. And the vineyards are exactly what the area is famous for. On every hilltop, ridge and southern and western exposed slope, you are likely to find vines – straight as arrows with branches intricately entwined to allow the sun to shine on the grape clusters as they grow sweet and bountiful for harvesting. Towns like Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Alba are associated with the rich, strong and full bodied – “corposo” – wines produced from the Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes. These grapes are unique to this part of Italy and thrive in the climate and soil of this region. You may associate Asti with Asti Spumante, the sweet and bubbly wine that complements dolce and strawberries so perfectly. The region, however, also produces the dry and sparkling wine on par with the champagne on the other side of the mountains. If you think Alba sounds familiar, you may associate the name with the white truffles – a culinary delicacy only to be found in the rich Piedmont soil.
The oldest house on the property is from the beginnining of the eighteen hundreds and more than 200 years old. The house is quite typical of the period; the farmer and his family occupied one end of the house while the stable, barn, shed and hayloft took up the remainder of the building. The name itself, Desderi, may derive from the word desiderio, which can be translated as a strong wish… even a desire or passion. The name seemed really appropriate, so there was no reason to change it – wine, after all, is all about passion!
All reservations must be guaranteed with a creditcard or a bank transfer at the time of booking. Otherwise the reservation is not guaranteed.
You and the hotel agree on the terms of the room rental at Cascina Desderi. Unless any special agreements have been made, the following rules apply. Separate rules apply for conferences and group bookings.
A booking is binding once it has been confirmed and you have received a booking reference. This may be given verbally, in writing or through the booking system. When making a booking, you are required to state your name, address, arrival and departure time and method of payment. Different rules apply for different rates, see detailed rate information. To book a room at Cascina Desderi, you must be at least 18 years as this is a place for adults. For security reason we only allow our staff members and checked-in guests in our hotel rooms and other reserved premises.
Times for arrival and departure vary depending on the booking situation. Read our detailed rate information carefully for your particular booking.
Unless otherwise agreed at the time of booking or the rate you have chosen has different rules, cancellations can be made up until 72 hours prior to arrival to the hotel. If you fail to arrive without cancelling in advance or if you cancel after 3 days prior, you will be charged for one night. If the hotel has incurred costs specifically related to your booking, you must also reimburse these.
If you have booked for a particular time period but depart earlier, it may result in price adjustments. Contact the hotel to notify your departure. If you stay at the hotel for an open-ended period and extend your stay by one night at a time, you should notify the hotel of your departure by 6 pm the day before. Otherwise, you will be charged for an extra night. If the hotel can no longer keep the room available for you, you are entitled to be informed of this fact by 6 pm the day before departure is required.
If the hotel cannot give you a room as agreed, you are entitled, at no extra cost, to an equivalent or better room in the hotel or at a hotel of an equivalent standard. All rooms and entire property of Cascina Desderi are non-smoking. If a guest breaches the smoking ban, the hotel is entitled to charge the guest for ensuing costs
Payment in advance is required for certain room rates and period. The amount paid will be deducted from the final bill. If you cancel the room after the cancellation deadline, the hotel is entitled to retain the booking fee/advance payment. In general, the hotel bill must be paid on receipt, usually on arrival at the hotel. Cascina Desderi accept the most common credit/debit cards. However, the hotel is not obliged to accept credit/debit cards, cheques, vouchers or foreign currency unless the hotel has volunteered to do so.
The hotel can store your luggage in a locked luggage storage. Do not leave valuables or luggage unattended in the lobby upon checking in or checking out, at breakfast or when you are waiting for transport. Due to security reasons, the hotel is not obliged to store property of high value or property that could endanger the safety for hotel staff or guests. The hotel has no strict responsibility for property that you keep in your hotel room or in the luggage storage.
Always note where the emergency exits, alarm buttons and fire extinguishers are located.
Cascina Desderi group processes personal data regarding people who use our services and products. The hotel are both controllers of personal data related to your booking.
The personal data you provide is used by Cascina Desderi to maintain, administer, monitor and receive payment for the services you have reserved. The foregoing also includes communications which remind or inform you regarding your reservation or offers and information connected to your reservation before, during and after your stay.
When you make a reservation on behalf of another person, you are responsible for ensuring that you have necessary consents from them that allow Cascina Desderi to process their personal data in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein.