Relais San Maurizio
Santo Stefano Belbo, Piedmont, Italy
At a Glance
Enjoy traditional, local cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Guido da Costigliole
Feel rejuvenated and pampered with relaxing treatments at the extensive spa
Unwind at the pool and admire the beautiful views across vineyards and the Langhe hills
- Immerse yourself in the history of the property, once a Cisterian monastery
Get back to nature with unique experiences in the surrounding area and organic, farm-to-table cuisine
Best time to Visit
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May and September are some of the best months to visit northern Italy as the weather is likely to be pleasant but it's not too crowded. July and August are the Italian tourist high season, so the city is extremely crowded; from mid-June to mid-August it tends to be hot and humid. October is the rainiest month. November to February is cold but wrap up warm and this is a nice quiet time to visit.
To start planning your holiday to Relais San Maurizio
An ancient monastery dating back to 1619, Relais San Maurizio has been lovingly converted into an idyllic escape in the Piedmont countryside, boasting a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as an innovative wellness and medical spa.
Perched on a hilltop overlooking vineyards and the scenic, UNESCO-protected Langhe countryside, Relais San Maurizio boasts a history dating back to the 17th century. This Cisterian monastery, which dates back to 1619, has been transformed into a unique Relais & Chateaux property celebrating the surrounding nature.
The 36 rooms and suites have each been uniquely decorated, incorporating original features of the monastery and contemporary details. Thanks to the unique layout of the monastery and its historical buildings, each room is different, with some offering working fireplaces and others offering unique frescoed ceilings.
Relais San Maurizio puts a great emphasis on the surrounding nature and all it has to offer, and makes full use of the herb and organic vegetable gardens in the grounds. Local produce and ingredients are used in the restaurants, providing a true farm-to-table experience, particularly in the Michelin-starred Guido da Costigliole which has been attracting food enthusiasts to the area for over 50 years. For lighter, more casual fare, Relais San Maurizio also offers two bistrots celebrating local cuisine, as well as a wine cellar boasting over 2800 labels.
Alongside its cuisine, Relais San Maurizio is also celebrated for its wellness and medical spa, which provides a wide selection of therapies, ranging from relaxing massages and vinotherapy to medical treatments based on hydrotherapy. Feel the benefits of the Salt Cave, revitalise your skin with a white truffle facial or stretch tired muscles with a personal yoga class overlooking the vineyards.
The 36 rooms and suites at Relais San Maurizio are truly one-of-a-kind and individually decorated, each boasting its own unique features and design. Inspired by the monk's cells, the rooms are found throughout the buildings and grounds, and some boast original frescoes while others offer a cosy retreat with a working fireplace. Each bathroom provides Relais San Maurizio's own line of skincare products.
Children are welcome at Relais San Maurizio, however there are no specific childcare facilities.
Relais San Maurizio has four restaurant and bar options, including the Michelin-starred Guido da Costigliole. This fine dining restaurant is housed in the ancient cellars of the monastery and serves up traditional cuisine incorporating ingredients sourced from local farmers. The Truffle Bistrot offers lighter, local fare, while the Truffle Cafe boasts an extensive wine menu and cocktail list inspired by Ernest Hemingway, who visited the region in the 1950s. The San Maurizio Bistrot promotes the traditional cuisine of the Langhe region, using local herbs and ingredients to create dishes authentic to the area.
Guests looking to unwind can make full use of Relais San Maurizio's extensive spa, discovering treatments such as vinotherapy, Thalassotherapy and salt cave therapies. For those looking to explore nature and the local area, Relais San Maurizio offers a host of activities from cooking classes and truffle hunting to grape squeezing, hiking and becoming a shepherd for a day.
Gourmet walking tour of Alba
Discover the picturesque town of Alba, nestled in the hills of the Langhe region, and the flavours of this gastronomic area. Your private guide will show you some of the town's highlights and introduce you to the local delicacies.
Truffle hunting in the Langhe
Piedmont is renowned for its truffles and in the Langhe countryside you'll have the opportunity to search for this local delicacy with a truffle hunter and their trusty dogs.
Vineyard hiking in Piedmont
Explore the scenic countryside of Piedmont on a privately guided hike through its beautiful vineyards. You'll walk through picturesque villages and admire the stunning views before sampling some local products and delectable wines.
Wine tasting in the Langhe
Discover the wines of the Langhe region with a full day tour of this scenic area and a visit to two of its fantastic vineyards. Learn about the traditional wine production process in the region and sample a variety of Piedmont's renowned wines.
Winery cooking class
Visit a family-owned winery to discover the art of cooking local Piedmont recipes. After a tour of the cellars you'll join the chef to learn the secrets behind traditional dishes, which you'll then enjoy as a delicious lunch.
Location & directions
Santo Stefano Belbo, Piedmont, Italy
Relais San Maurizio is located in Santo Stefano Belbo, less than a two-hour drive from the Milan, Genoa and Turin airports.
How to get there
There are daily British Airways flights from London Gatwick to Genoa International Airport. Relais San Maurizio is approximately a two-hour drive from the airport.
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