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Up until the Second World War, Alba was mainly a rural area like the rest of southern Piedmont.
Farming is still an important part of the local economy, even today, especially if we remember the international fame won by the Barolo and Barbaresco wines; two outstanding productive activities grew up in Alba after the war, however, and have continued to be important ever since.
One is the Ferrero Company, whose chocolate has delighted the children in all five continents.


The Albergo della Tenuta Carretta occupies the beautiful villa and is surrounded by the estate’s vineyards. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the fine beauty spots in this area, like Alba and the Langhe in general, famous throughout the world.
Guests can enjoy many activities on the estate, including looking for truffles, riding mountain bikes or going for long walks, visiting the winery and tasting its excellent wines.
The winemaking estate is so closely linked to the hotel that the rooms bear the names of the various wines produced there.
All the bedrooms are elegantly but traditionally furnished and come complete with many amenities, from air conditioning to an Internet connection and minibar.

The bedrooms

The hotel offers ten different types of bedroom, from standard to suites. Eight rooms are situated inside the main building, with two more in an annex next to the court.


The prestigious restaurant occupies the Tenuta Carretta courtyard and is open for lunches and dinners; it is perfect for intimate dining or receptions and special occasions. It is completed by gardens offering a beautiful view.
Chef Flavio Costa, whose cuisine includes platters prepared exclusively with local ingredients and seasonal produce, runs the restaurant.
Note that black and white truffles are available throughout the year and can also be found in the generous soil of the estate.

Tenuta Carretta Wines

Although less well known, the other firm is equally important for the town’s economy; it was founded by Giuseppe Miroglio in 1947 and now operates in 34 different countries producing fabrics and clothing with annual sales covering over 800 million Euros. It is therefore hardly surprising to also find the Miroglio name in the world of wine; the family started this venture in 1985 after buying the historic Carretta estate at Piobesi d'Alba. This property included the splendid villa, which once belonged to the Counts Roero, who gave their name to a vast area to the west of the river Tanaro; their coat of arms - three wheels on red background - can still be admired in the villa.
The Roero property is still the family’s main operating centre, even though, over the years, other land has been purchased and not just on the west banks of the river; these acquisitions include prestigious cru like the Bordino in the territory of Treiso (in the Barbaresco DOCG) and the Cannubi in the municipality of Barolo and is perhaps the most important vineyard in Piedmont.
These are the most important wines of the estate, although the Arneis, Barbera and Nebbiolo wines are also interesting and beautifully presented in a line that highlights the professionalism and commitment of a house whose 70 hectares make it one of most important winegrowing producers in Italy.

Book your Visit and Accomodation

The Estate
Località Carretta 2, 12040 Piobesi d’Alba (CN)
Tel. +39 0173 619119 Fax +39 0173 619931
Restaurant - Hotel Tenuta Carretta
Località Carretta, 4 ,12040 Piobesi d'Alba (CN)
Tel.: +39 0173 619261
Fax: +39 0173 619160