Casa Scaparone is an ‘Azienda Agricola’ a working farm and vineyard located some 5 kilometers from the town of Alba in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. The original buildings have been restored, in keeping with the traditional architecture of the region but with modern facilities, including a small swimming pool and air conditioning in some of the 8 rooms.
The Casa Scaparone is lost in the Roero countryside, a region famous not just for its red Barbera and white Arneis wines, but also hazelnuts, fruit, cheeses and truffles.
Batista Cornaglia and his wife Alessandra have completely renovated this vast, 400-year-old farmstead. They make an outstanding vino di tavola, and children are encouraged to visit their Piedmont cows, pigs and goats.
Batista is passionate about Piedmont culture, and while his wife is cooking for their weekend osteria, he takes to the floor with local musician friends, and everyone dances till the early hours.