"The Albergo dell'Agenzia hotel in Pollenzo is the brainchild of Slow Food. Endowed with a charm all of its own, it’s the ideal place for anyone keen to indulge in the pleasures of the palate. Housed in the same complex as the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Wine Bank, it’s the fruit of painstaking restoration of the neo-Gothic buildings of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy’s royal estate.
Situated a few kilometres from Alba and Bra, between the Langhe and Roero hills, a UNESCO world heritage site, the hotel has a restaurant, a bar, a summer swimming pool, a private garage and meeting rooms that can seat from 30 to 200 people. Its range of prestigious facilities is rounded off by two hectares of parkland, while the Cherasco Golf Club is just a few minutes away."
The Agenzia is surrounded by more than two hectares of parkland. Here guests can relax among the luxuriant rose beds, head out through the meadows, and stroll along the avenues. The park was originally designed and laid out on behalf of the Savoy royal family by the famous German landscape gardener Xavier Kurten between 1834 and 1840. Carlo Alberto’s commission to Kurten was to produce a garden in the English romantic style that would fit in with the neo-Gothic architecture of the overall complex. In this unique setting, the Albergo offers guests elegant ambiences for celebrating special occasions, organizing business events and enjoying long stays or one-day visits.