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Piemonte - Cuneo - MANGO


RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE (CIR CODE: 00411500014). Villa Althea lies in a natural amphitheatre of lush vineyards planted with Dolcetto and Moscato grapes, located in the heart of the Langhe in the village of Mango. The villa is a noble country residence dating back to the early 1800s with its elegant tower towering above the green, vineyard-covered hills and conferring a fairytale appearance upon them. The wrought iron balconies, the large sunny terraces and the splendid portico look out over a breathtaking view of the Roero castles, of the Alps and the nearby hills of Monferrato; you will carry in your heart these unforgettable panoramas, sunsets and relaxing moments every time you think about your holiday at Villa Althea. The large garden where flowers dominate in all shades of pink, the large swimming pool in blue mosaic protected by Art Nouveau French windows, the beautiful diverse rooms with furnishings that range from classic to exotic, skilfully matched and embellished by refined fabrics and bright tones, will amaze and win over even the most demanding people. The six bedrooms with en-suite bathroom all have a fireplace, satellite TV and minibar, antique parquet and colourful carpets, as well as providing you with an unforgettable panoramic view. The common areas are located on the ground floor and are equipped with every comfort: the large welcoming living room with breakfast area and direct access out to the patio, the billiard room and the bar, while the large fully-equipped kitchen is located on the lower floor with direct access out to the garden. Also in the courtyard is the access to the home of the owner who will look after the greenery and garden with great discretion, directly or through the maintainance service.

Your Emma Villas Customer service is DONATELLA PANZA and you can reach her for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.


The gate opens into the internal courtyard with a charming fountain and adorned with exotic and native plants that create green corners and lovely blooms. The main door of the villa opens into the entrance hall with mosaics and exotic furnishings, giving a foretaste of the character of the villa. On the right is the cellar with the crutin (a small cellar dug into the tuff) which houses the best bottles of the local wine production. This is followed by the pantry and the kitchen with large French windows that open onto the courtyard; to the left of the entrance is the beautiful horseshoe-shaped swimming pool in blue mosaic, protected in the last part by a large, furnished pavilion where you can relax. The ceiling is exposed to the sky and there are Art Nouveau French windows that protect the pool during winter while in summer they are open, giving you direct access to the garden. To the right of the pool is a small gym equipped for weight lifting, stretching and aerobics and also with an exit to the garden at the end of the corridor. This area is equipped with a guest bathroom. To the left of the corridor are three rooms with the sauna and Turkish bath, whose use is by reservation and for a fee. From the entrance, a staircase leads up to the ground floor with, on the right, the billiard room followed by the bar and then a double bedroom, La Dolce Vita, with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage tub and Art Nouveau ornamentation and furniture in relaxing shades of yellow and green and a surprising ceiling that reproduces a large green lawn dotted with small yellow daisies. On the left, you come to the large living room divided into two areas: the breakfast area, with direct exit out to the portico furnished with a large dining table and outdoor furniture in Art Nouveau style which continues on to a huge terrace, and the sitting area with large fireplace and cosy sofas. From the living room you enter, on the right, to the staircase up to the first floor to the suite, La Mille e Una Notte (One Thousand and One Nights), the largest and most fascinating of the villa, where you will be amazed by the ethnic style and the luxury specifically designed to recreate the atmosphere of ancient distant lands, the bathroom with whirlpool tub, marble, coral, exposed ceiling beams and Murano appliques. From the lliving room, on the left, is a corridor where, immediately on the left, a staircase leads to the double bedroom, Viola, with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage shower, violin, viola d'amore inspired by the romantic tone of lilac, that perfume of irises, violets and primroses: a tribute to Van Gogh and Monet. To the right of the staircase you come to a double bedroom, La Vie en Rose, with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage tub/shower which, together with its name and the colour of the canopy, blended with green, creates pleasant chromatic notes exalting an all-Mediterranean freshness and joie de vivre. Continuing along the corridor, we come to the green dining/breakfast room with small kitchenette and a French window leading out to the huge terrace, followed by the living room of Cappuccetto Rosso (Little Red Riding Hood), also with access to the large terrace. Here we come to a beautiful staircase in wood and wrought iron that leads to the master bedroom, Petali di Rosa (Rose Petals), with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage shower, a profusion of red roses from the upholstery to the bed fabrics, from the hand-painted rosebuds on the tiles decorating the 19th century bathroom floor to the roses carved on the Carrara marble fireplace. From the living room of Cappuccetto Rosso we come to the double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage shower, a chest and a queensize bed that embodies the charm of mignon and with the colour yellow dominating and enhancing the iridescent colours of the walls.


The park of about 8,000 sq m, planted with tall trees, extends all around the villa and is completely fenced. The 3000 sq m garden is flat and luxuriant with numerous species of flowering plants and a beautiful, centuries-old fig tree in the centre. From the villa you accede to the garden and park through the courtyard and from the numerous French windows of the kitchen, gym and large swimming pool on the lower floor and, also, from the stone staircase at the end of the large terrace. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The large, horseshoe-shaped swimming pool, located at the garden level, measures 60 sq m with the depth ranging from 0,60 to 2 m; covered in blue Bisazza mosaic, it has chlorine purification, lighting, hydromassage jets and Roman steps for access to the water. Part is covered in brickwork and frescoed while the end part is protected by a large pavilion with furniture for relaxing in. The ceiling is exposed to the sky and there are Art Nouveau French windows which remain closed during the winter while in summer they are open, giving direct access to the garden and the solarium area equipped with sunbeds, deck chairs and umbrellas. The pool is available to guests from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in September. This area of the villa is completed by a spa area with sauna and Turkish bath, with these services available upon reservation and at an extra cost.

Pets: Yes. € 60,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
Handicap: No
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • fans in the bedrooms
  • satellite TV
  • internet Wi-Fi connection
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • american coffee machine
  • moka
  • toaster
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • mosquito screens
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • biliard
  • gym
  • sauna and turkish bath (with extra payment)
  • heated pool (with extra payment)

Location and distances

The villa is located in the heart of the Langhe in a small borgo called Località Luigi, one kilometre from the village of Mango (Cn), located at an altitude of 521 metres above sea level. Its enviable position provides a breathtaking view of the castles of Roero (Guarene, Castellinaldo and Govone), the Alps and the nearby hills of Monferrato. In Mango is the sumptuously furnished Castle, with a large, varied garden, which was, for centuries, the summer residence of the Marquises of Busca. It rises from the foundations of a fort built with eminently defensive and strategic functions towards the end of the 13th century, with secret underground walkways that led to the open countryside, prisons and places of torture. Since 1985 the Mango castle has been the seat of the Enoteca Regionale Colline del Moscato. Since 2007 it has been part of the circuit of the 8 Castelli DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) which also includes the manors of Grinzane Cavour, Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba, Govone, Magliano Alfieri, Roddi and Benevello. It is also included in the Castelli Aperti (Open Castles) circuit of Lower Piedmont. The ancient borgo of Neive, one of the three municipalities of Barbaresco and classified among the 100 most beautiful borghi in Italy, is only 4 kilometers from Mango. We are located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Paesaggio vitivinicolo del Piemonte: Langhe-Roero e Monferrato (Piedmont wine landscape: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato). The wineries are ready to welcome those who wish to taste the prestigious wines of this area: Barbaresco, Moscato, Barbera, Dolcetto. Alba, with its International White Truffle Fair, is only 15 km away.

Airport: Torino 95 km, Genova 137 km, Milano Malpensa 156 km, Milano Linate 163 km
Train station: Alba 13 km
Highways: From Milan: highway A21 exit Asti Est 29 km; From Torino and Genova: highway A6 exit Marene 36 km
Shops and services: Neive 3 km, Alba 13 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea 118 km
Parking: Uncovered parking spaces with secondary access inside the property
Access roads: Paved up to the entrance
Attractions within 100 km: Alba 13 km, Santo Stefano Belbo 15 km, Canelli 20 km, Barolo 25 km, La Morra 25 km, Bra 26 km, Asti 30 km, Bossolasco 32 km, Dogliani 38 km, Torino 65 km


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The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

Short stay available

Weekly prices per date

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1/8/2022 4/23/2022 2,704.80
4/23/2022 5/28/2022 3,076.48
5/28/2022 7/2/2022 3,772.00
7/2/2022 8/20/2022 4,500.00
8/20/2022 8/27/2022 4,500.00
8/27/2022 12/17/2022 3,772.00
12/17/2022 1/7/2023 4,500.00
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The price includes:

The price does not include:

  • laundry service (€ 15,00/5 kg), tourism tax (€ 2,50/night/person. Please note that children under 10 years old will not pay)

On Request:

  • sauna and turkish bath (€ 130,00/4 hours with 24 hours notice), heated pool (€ 300,00 per week in low season and May - € 200,00 per week in mid season - € 150,00/week in July and August with 28 degrees as maximum temperature), extra cleaning (€ 22,00/hour/per person), extra linen change (€ 25,00/person), extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 60,00/week/animal), ironing service (€ 15,00/hour), heating (€ 1.250,00/week in January, February and December - € 1.000,00/week in March, April, October and November)
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
  • Covid-19 Extra Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
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With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)

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