The cool, airy and spacious ‘summer kitchen’ was a wonderful bonus. It is shaded by mimosa trees, with a view across the valley, and there’s even a pot of basil for your tomatoes! We were fortunate to be the only guests (it was June) so we (couple with dog!) had it to ourselves. The house is only 10 minutes by car from Acqui Terme and there’s a great pizzeria/restaurant at the end of the road. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, Unesco-protected hillsides, and we saw deer several times. Francesco and Barbara were genuinely awesome. We can’t recommend their home any more highly. For the record, the bed was nice and firm, the shower pressure a bit erratic and all of the cooking facilities/equipment perfect. We stayed for four nights and hope to come back another year – it really is a special place.