It is a surprising journey through the majestic nineteenth-century cellars considered among the 100 most beautiful in the world, among large oak barrels, barriques and concrete vats, still used today for the great red wines of the Langhe, particularly Barolo.
Tours can be done only by reservation.
The Wine Shop allows visitors to taste and buy, aside from the wide range of wines and sparkling wines of Fontanafredda and Mirafiore, the other items and goodies of the “Vino Libero e Compagnia” Distribution. Inside the Wine Shop you will also find a bookstore, which is also a library: all the books can be purchased or read comfortably on the chairs of the Foundation.
In one of the historic buildings that hold the cellars, there is a Conference Center with several rooms of different capacity, all equipped with the latest equipment in order to meet every need you might have for conferences, conventions, meetings, round tables and team-building activities.
Just above the premises that hold the Mirafiore Foundation, Hotel Vigna Magica is a 4 star hotel in the heart of Fontanafredda, the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday immersed in the Langhe, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or a profitable, business stay in a refined history- and tradition-rich environment, which ,at the same time, offers all the comforts of a state-of-the-art facility. Hotel Vigna Magica is one of the structures that, along with the existing “Foresteria delle Vigne”, form the first spreadout Grand Hotel in Italy: Le Case dei Conti Mirafiori nelle Vigne.
In a building dating back to the early twentieth century adjacent to Royal Villa, a small hotel consisting of 11 rooms gives hospitality to those who want to spend a night within the Estate. Furnishings, color matching and fabrics are a amalgamation of elegance and, at the same time, simplicity. The rooms are equipped with all comforts: minibar, TV, telephone, hairdryer, courtesy set. Breakfast is a continental buffet.
Located inside the estate, in the nineteenth century building of the Royal Villa, is the elegant and refined “Ristorante Guido”. Chef Ugo Alciati offers dishes that have made him famous throughout the Langhe, inspired by tradition, memory, and seasonality.
The Osteria Disguido at the Garden del Lago is the meeting point for drinking a glass of wine, having lunch or stopping for a coffee, inside the dining room or in the beautiful terrace. Every day, with simplicity.
The E. Mirafiore Foundation is born with one primary goal: to awaken the critical spirit by promoting cultural growth in a ludic and pleasant environment. This objective is pursued through three main activities: The Permanent Resistance Laboratory, created to streamline the historic Resistance, adapting its meaning and original scope to new threats and redemption opportunities. Literary walks in the Wood of Thoughts, which promote social cohesion and collective cultural growth. Youth projects. The democratization of the cultural offer is demonstrated through events that are free of charge and are even broadcasted through livestreaming in order to allow a broader accessibility.
The Wood of Thoughts is a journey of meditation and contemplation created in the last forest that has remained intact in Langhe of Barolo, amid centuries-old plants, vineyards, and hazelnuts. The trail is articulated into 12 stages and equipped with benches for resting. Each stage displays two signs: the first contains a series of celebrated quotes inspired by a specific theme; the second describes traceable elements of the landscape and of the surrounding environment.