The real Italy is Moncalvo!

I came across a great blog site this week, written by Nate Robert. If you're thinking of buying a home in the area be sure to take a moment to read his blog dated 24 Jan 2014 about Moncalvo.

Most buyers are focused on just one area - The Langhe. There's good reason to love the area but it's a crying shame to overlook what is often called 'little Tuscany', the area north of Asti around the city of Moncalvo, in the area called the Monferrato.

This area is simply stunning, here's why:

It's much easier to get around.
Some parts of the Langhe are very isolated and involve long journeys to get back to larger towns or road networks. For most people it just doesn't suit their modern lives. The Monferrato is simple - an Autostrada runs right up the side of it connecting the coast with Milan and another through Asti connects Turin and the east of Italy. Local travelling is also much easier but it's rolling hills rather than extremes in altitude.

You get a lot more for your money.
I would say on average it's about 30% - 50% cheaper to buy in the Moncalvo area. Why? Because it still stays largely undiscovered but that will change. Below are a few houses in the area that prove the point.

It has so much to offer.
Great places to eat, wineries, health spas and fantastic towns. Don't take my word for it, go see for yourself.

Nate Robert says forget the Italian tourists traps and enjoy the real Italy in Moncalvo, Asti.
You can read his blog here.

Don't take my word for it, go see for yourself.

We have a beautiful home for sale in Moncalvo. Details here: Property reference 314

Richard Edwards of Langhe Property (Piemonte Property) Italy
Property consultant

Richard Edwards

+39 346 1214077

I was born in London with a family line from all over the place, including Italy. I've been married to Urszula for 25 years. We met purely by accident at the Berlin wall in 1990, six months after it came down. I established Piemonte Property 11 years ago, then, when Alex joined, we renamed our agency Langhe Property.

I've been working in local real estate since 2006, have a vast experience in the market and the area so can help you with every twist and turn.

We'll take you viewing and will help with whatever you need for your trip and beyond.

It's also my job to update the website, find and photograph houses and find solutions for you.

Interests: Cars and motorcycles and Vespas, visiting wine producers, playing guitar, travelling and walking our white Golden Retriever, George.


Here are few properties that we feel are really outstanding - either because of being great value for money, are in incredible locations or are just great homes.

Luxury Piedmont Country Home

Luxury Piedmont Country Home

We love this property. Restored with great taste and to the highest standard. Location is beautiful. This part of south Piedmont should not be overlooked. An impressive private home that has great rental potential.

  • €1,190,000
  • 6
  • 7
Barbaresco home built to high standard

Barbaresco home built to high standard

The quality of construction and attention to detail on this home is amazing. It has features you'd find a 100 yr old Piemontese farmhouses but done with modern materials to ensure the very best living space.

  • €580,000
  • 3
  • 2
Langhe villa with incredible view

Langhe villa with stunning views

A truly outstanding property. Location is incredible with beautiful views of the Alps and is within walking distance of the town. The house was built in 2015 to a very high standard and with features typical to houses in Piedmont.

  • €399,000
  • 3
  • 4