Wandering in Langa

Langhe's reflection: the best pools of the hills

July 23, 2018

Summer is here. The most obvious clue? Travel pictures.

Whether at the beach or up in the mountains, we compete with Caribbean destinations or spiritual retreats away from the crowd.

And us, who choose the magic of the hills, have to find some creative tricks to bring a bit of freshness in our daily summer lives.

We recently gave you some advice on local whites for the summer and fresh red wines, but there’s another necessary ingredient if you want to alleviate the fatigue of the heat: water.

Well of course, we’re not on the white Sardinian beaches, but we do have our valid options and they don’t necessarily limit to the crowded public swimming pools.

Discover with us the most beautiful pools in the area, hidden in the hills of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.

Villa Fontana - Piscina esterna

Villa Fontana – Piscina esterna

Villa Fontana

This beautiful relais with a nineteenth-century structure is a charming residence, but also a spa and restaurant.

Overlooking the UNESCO hills of the district of Agliano Terme (AT), it is ideal for couples looking for relaxation in a well-kept environment.

Access to the beautiful swimming pool surrounded by green, available upon reservation also for external guests, also includes the spa path, with sauna, turkish bath, emotional shower, Kneipp path and heated pool with indoor and outdoor hot tub.

At the entrance guests are provided with a bathrobe, a towel and slippers.

This is the best solution for those who want to spend a few hours away from the crowd, sunbathing in a quiet environment.


  • from Monday to Friday: € 35,00 per person
  • Saturday and Sunday: € 45,00 per person
  • 2h.30 entrance: € 29,00 per person

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I Tre Poggi - Piscina

I Tre Poggi – Piscina

I Tre Poggi

The Charming Residence I Tre Poggi is an eco-sensitive hotel facility located between Langhe and Monferrato., in the hills of Canelli (AT).

The activity began as a Biodynamic Farm in 2006 from the passion of two young entrepreneurs: today it has turned into a refined farm, restaurant and wellness center.

Located on a natural terrace with a splendid view of the surrounding vineyards, the panoramic swimming pool is also available by appointment to external visitors, who can enjoy the perfect temperature from 10 to 19 every day of the week.

Open from May to September, it is immersed in a relaxation area, with a solarium equipped with sun loungers, chairs, deckchairs and parasols.


  • from Monday to Sunday: € 25,00 per person

Le Ginestre – Piscina

Le Ginestre

This is a bit of a cheat, cause this pool is not technically private.

Let’s treat it as the exception that confirms the rule: a public pool where you can still enjoy water and sun in peace, without the prices of private ones and less crowded than other similar facilities.

An organized and functional facility, two equipped swimming pools hidden in the hills of Monforte with a good restaurant and bar area. In short, a non-club club.

We recommend this facility because it is the kind of place where you can spend all day without worrying about anything, feeling at home, but with a couple more pools.


  • from Monday to Sunday: 12 € per person

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Villa Prato - piscina

Villa Prato – piscina

Villa Prato

The historic residence Villa Prato is a relais with an ancient charm dating back to the early 1200s, located in the Asti town of Mombaruzzo.

The villa has eight charming suites, terraces with striking views, spa and pools.

In this case two of them: a secret salt water oasis hidden between the vapors and aromas of the Spa, and another overlooking a stretch of roofs and vineyards, in the full sunrays and protected by ancient neoclassical walls .

This is the perfect option for those looking for an exclusive experience, which instead of just having a swim in the pool want to feel cuddled and a little special.

The entrance to the swimming pools is reserved for spa clients, which include a Turkish bath, sauna, emotional shower and Kneip path.


  • from Monday to Sunday: € 50,00 per person

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