Albergo dell’Agenzia

Piedmont Countryside

  • Historic hotel with impressive wine cellars
  • Unique Slow Food experiences in rural Piedmont
  • Exclusive Slow Beauty spa treatments

Albergo dell'Agenzia offers the ultimate Slow Food experience in Italy, inviting you to indulge your senses. Located in Bra and Pollenzo, the birthplace of the global Slow Food movement, Albergo dell'Agenzia is housed in the same complex as the esteemed and unique University of Gastronomic Sciences on the former royal estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy. The hotel boasts charming neo-Gothic buildings that have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Directly across from the hotel is the Torrione, a Roman tower that stands testament to the town’s glorious past.

Stay in one of the hotel's spacious rooms and suites, which have been named after the prestigious Barolo and Barbaresco wines of the region. All the rooms have been decorated with traditional and welcoming elements that evoke elegance, including terracotta floors and marble bathrooms, and feature complimentary WIFI, a flat screen TV, minibar and telephone.

As you would expect, the main event of your stay at Albergo dell’Agenzia is the flavourful cuisine at the hotel’s chic Garden Restaurant. At every meal you will be greeted with authentic, traditional food made with fresh and unadulterated ingredients, as well as protected fine food products of the renowned Slow Food Presidia. Tucked in the aged stone vaults of the property’s cellars lie the prestigious Wine Bank: 100,000 bottles of some of the world’s greatest wines, which will perfectly round off your dining experience.

When you’re not tucking into the most flavoursome food you’ve ever had, you can take a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool, which is exclusively for guests during the summer months. You can also indulge in Slow Beauty at Albergo dell’Agenzia’s wellness centre, which includes a jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and gym. Albergo dell'Agenzia is an idyllic place if you enjoy rambling, with its two hectares of gardens and surrounding meadows. Meanwhile, minutes from Albergo dell’Agenzia lies the Cherasco Golf Club where you can choose to play a round of golf or simply enjoy the club experience. For the ultimate Slow Food holiday in Bra and Pallenzo, the only place to stay is Albergo dell’Agenzia.


Bars & Restaurants

Bar dell'Agenzia

The Bar dell'Agenzia is the perfect place for guests to unwind with a glass a wine, or a shot of grappa selected by the experts of the Wine Bank next door or just an afternoon tea in the refined ambiance.


An American buffet breakfast with fresh local ingredients is served from 7:30 to 10:00 am.

Wine Bank

A visit to the wine bank will take guests through a journey of the Italian wine excellence. The Wine Bank in collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Science promotes wine culture organising guided visits, wine and food tasting and many other activities that guest can book at the hotel's reception

Garden Restaurant

The Garden Restaurant offers delicate local cuisine according to the principles of Slow Food philosophy. The restaurant works closely with local markets and producers to provide the guests with the highest level of gastronomic experience. An amazing selection of over 300 wines from the adjacent Wine Bank and the beautiful views of the hotel's garden will.


Heated Swimming Pool

Situated on the hotel's garden the heated swimming pool is open to the hotel's guests from April to mid-October .

Spa & Wellness

Wellness Centre

The wellness centre features sauna ,Turkish bath, hydro-massage tub with views over the hotel's park. The area Slow Beauty offers facial beauty treatments and massages (payable locally). A fully equipped gym is also available.

Activities & Entertainment

Tennis & Golf

Tennis court and golf course are available nearby. (Tennis court 400m and golf court 3 km payable locally)

About the location

The best way to experience this region is with a stay at the Albergo dell'Agenzia, which delights, unites and absorbs visitors in the town’s delicious Slow Food roots.

Near to Bra and Pollenzo lie the hills of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.These are iconic in their own right with UNESCO World Heritage status due to their prized Nebbiolo grape vineyards, and rare white truffles of Alba. Stroll around Bra and Pollenzo to uncover a welcoming community brimming with authentic, friendly cafes and gelaterias.

If you’re lucky, you might find yourself being thrust into a small street party, when impromptu live music and dance erupt through the otherwise sleepy medieval streets. Your unique Slow Food holiday in Bra and Pallenzo awaits.

Transfer time
1 hour from Turin airport.
Deluxe Double Room

Max 2 adults, 1 child

The Deluxe rooms are more spacious all are different from each other. They offer a warm atmosphere and they are equipped with armchairs, sofa and offer a view of the hotel's park through their window.

25 m²

Superior Double Room

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Superior rooms evoke the local history with their interior design, antique furniture and photographs. They all offer a walk-in wardrobe and are equipped with all the commodities.

25 m²

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Beautiful place to stay
Tripadvisor review Sep 10 2022
Great overnight stay on our route driving to UK from Italy. Friendly service, excellent food, lovely swimming pool, interesting wine museum, slow food university next door and set in an old roman...
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Tripadvisor review Aug 27 2022
A great stay. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The place has been nicely decorated/refurbished with respect for the history of the building. The building itself can’t be beaten, part of an old...
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