The Borgata is located at the foot of the Alps, a place where you will feel like you have stepped back in time. This is definitely a place where you can relax ‘get away from it all’, enjoy pristine, rural surroundings, hiking and even a dip in the river, and a delicious meal in one of the village restaurants is a must.
A perfect spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail, although with plenty of opportunity to venture to sights in Turin or even into France for the day.
As we are living in a working Borgata dating back to the 1600’s you will need to have some sturdy shoes and will certainly be interacting with nature. Horses, cows, goats, sheep all pass by our house as the livestock is moved to summer grazing.
We usually keep chickens and rabbits, and have a veggie garden and you are welcome to pick something fresh to include with your meals.
How to Find Us
Borgata Malpertus is located in Piedmont, in the township of Bobbio Pellice. Our closest large city and airport is Turin which is around an hours drive from us. If you are without a car, we can provide a pick-up service from the airport and train stations, upon request (costs apply).
Once your booking is complete we will give you further directions and we are always home when you arrive so can come out to meet you and help with luggage if needed.
Do you provide toiletries?
The Loft Apartment comes with a liquid soap dispenser, in the bathroom. We also provide a combination shampoo / conditioner and a Shower Gel. Don’t worry if you do forget something, our local village has everything you may need to purchase.
Do you provide towels hairdryers and irons?
Yes – towels, an iron, and hairdryer are provided and a small ironing board is kept in your wardrobe. We provide a shared bathroom adjacent to your apartment. You will be given priority and have your own cabinet and space for your toiletries.
What languages are spoken ?
Both Sam and our daughter Carina are fluent in English and Italian.
The locals speak many languages including Italian, French, Piemontese, and the local dialect called Patois. In our nearest village you’ll find some people speak English, the true joy of getting away from the beaten track is conversing in ‘broken Italian’ and using a lot of pointing.
We do have a number of international visitors to the village volunteering with a local group and the owner of the local Trattoria is originally from England and has lived in the village for almost thirty years. We are quite a multicultural Valley and visitors are welcomed.
Bring along a basic phrase book and a big smile.