We stayed at 5 different places in 5 nights in Italy and each place had it's certain charm, but the favorite of our group was Casa Cambi in Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena - a hillside, medieval town in Piemonte.
The streets were so skinny we couldn't even fit our little cars up them to get to the Casa so you park above it and drag your suitcases down winding cobblestone paths to this gem -
marked only with this little "hotel" sign on the exterior.
Inside a woman from Genova has created a calm paradise for her guests.
The place is filled with light and good taste - it was so incredible you were in the middle of nowhere: a town with no shops, one tiny bar and a castle on the side of a mountain.
I loved the little touches such as the yellow door, cute key ring, and
tiny built in nooks for books.
The domed ceilings of our room.
The view from the terrace.
That's me at the top of one of the skinny streets of C d R B.
As night fell, this was taken from my place at the dinner table outside. The food was soooo wonderful. If you ever get to Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena you know where to stay.