If you want a true taste of northern Italy with its excellent gastronomy and wonderful scenery, then a stay at the Hotel Belvedere is just what you need! This charming family run 3 star hotel in Alice Bel Colle enjoys inspiring views in the midst of the hills of Monteferrato, and promises a peaceful and relaxing ambience close to nature, in an area noted for its agriculture and wine making. Guests can take advantage of mountain bikes and explore the cycle paths through the vineyards and farmlands. For a little local culture, why not visit the Luigi Tenco Ricaldone Museum just 5 minutes away from the town, and enjoy a refreshing glass of regional wine from as you listen to the music of this famous Italian singer? This affordable accommodation is within easy reach of Alessandria, about 25 km (15.5 miles) from your door, where a number of regular musical events take place. The city is also noted for its monuments and museums, so take time out to visit the 18th century Citadel, and the churches of The Santa Maria di Castello and Santa Maria del Carmine, exquisite examples of 14th and 15th century architecture. Piedmont is famous for its fabulous gastronomic status and particularly for producing some of the best wines in Italy, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, and Moscato D'Asti. It's not only wine buffs who are in for a heavenly time. Connoisseurs of fine dining take note! If you are visiting in the autumn, you can join in the celebrations with the locals, as they harvest the precious white truffles, often compared to gold because of their value and quality. A great base for a thermal spa break! By choosing this competitively priced hotel in Piedmont you can get to know the region's charms first hand, and don't hesitate to ask your friendly hosts for information and advice. The cosy lobby area with comfy seats is a lovely spot to chat with reception staff and plan your day ahead. They are delighted to offer an efficient service and invite you to make yourself comfortable at this recently renovated hotel. Ask about great deals concerning thermal spa attractions in the area, and treat yourself to a day of pampering at the wellness centre in the ancient thermal town of Acqui Terme, just 8 km (4.9 miles) away. The hotel offers a free transport service to the spa, so that you can have a truly hassle-free day. Typical Piedmontese Cuisine! Just 800 metres (874 yards) away from this Alice Bel Colle holiday lodging, you'll find a wonderful swimming pool which is available free to all guests, and gets your day off to an invigorating start! On-site there is a lovely bar with billiards room, video games area and tobacco corner. The exceptional restaurant serves typical Piedmontese cuisine, and guests can enjoy wonderful panoramic views along with mouthwatering dishes. There is also an observation point with telescope from which you can fully appreciate the breathtaking surroundings.