My husband and I were delighted to stay at the adjoining building of Stefano and Christina. They were such a warm, kind and helpful couple. It was fun to meet them and see their vision for their property.
We have traveled many times to Italy, and always rent homes, mostly in Tuscany. We decided to venture further and found Barbisa 1852. What caught my attention was the authenticity and sense of history that the owners so carefully brought to life. The brick building houses two units...we were on the bottom in Barbisa 1852. It had an ancient marble kitchen sink, long farmhouse table (which Stefano made), rugged stone floor in the kitchen. The living area, had a beautiful table, which served as a gathering place to plan our days adventures. The bedroom, typically basic, was adjoined by a very lovely and modern bathroom.
All this was set in a building next to the owners, which gave us easy access for help, advice, or anything we needed. They were both so helpful, even calling and making dinner reservations.
We arrived in Barbisa 1852 just before their biggest summer holiday in Italy, August 15. That left us with days of many places being closed, which definitely affected our stay and I would suggest one finds another time to visit the area, rather than around August 15...but, that had nothing to do with Barbisa 1852! We toured the nearby area of Vallenza, and beyond to Asti, Alba, Turin, and Le Langhe...each were about an hours drive from Barbisa. Le Langhe is a beautiful area, with great wines, and Barbisa is relatively close by. In addition, one could easily get to Milan or Genoa...and points to the east.
Of particular note, as I review Barbisa 1852, is the great value...it is a very fair price for a delightful accommodation.
We will always remember our stay in Stefano and Christina and the true feeling of going back in time at their Barbisa 1852....as well as their warmth and enduring spirit!