The Pensione Ceaglio is now being run in the third generation from the Family of Fulvia and Alberto Galliano. Both sons, Fabrizio and Massimo (fourth generation) have already begun working there. Additional employees are Erika, Lella, Elisa, Laura and Sonia as well as Peter Vogt, their translator and consultant from Zurich.
The Ceaglio is located at the foot of the Gardetta-plateau in the upper part of the Maira Valley at 1,223 meters at the old village road in Vernetti in the community of Marmora. The cultural landscape is characterized by a dramatic exodus. The population was once 1,000 citizens. Now only 25 remain.
The Ceaglio is not contained in one single building. The rooms, the restaurant, the sauna and the garage for the sport equipment are situated in several restored former farmhouses around the village fountain. They create a kind of hotel village. In Italy this type of hotel is called „Albergo Diffuso“.
Guests that stay at the Ceaglio experience a holiday in an authentic ambience of a centuries-old hamlet of the Maira Valley. Despite the unique historic architecture the Ceaglio is not a chic hotel but a normal, family-run, typical Italian hotel with moderate prices.
Every room in the Ceaglio has its own unique layout; no two rooms are the same. They are stylishly restored and include an en suite with shower. The bathrooms are generously proportioned. Thanks to double thick masonry, the rooms are thermally and acoustically insulated. None of the rooms has a television.
A central wood heating provides a comfortable temperature all year round. Solar panels are used to heat water and support the environment. A wealth of literature, maps, guidebooks, info cards, and photo books, are available to view or purchase.
For stays of a week or more, there are 4 newly built Chalet-Gallery apartments available. They can be found in a quiet area, 200 m away from the restaurant. Each apartment is for up to 5 people and can be booked as a self-catering apartment or as a comfortable room with half-board in the restaurant.
Available to the guests staying in Ceaglio:
- Tour description for hikers and mountain bikers
- Sketches of climbing routes
- Internet access: free W-LAN access
- Drying room with a shoe-drying device
- a Finish sauna
- parking place, bike-room with video security, bike washroom, and a small bike workshop
- A washing machine is available for a small fee
Ceaglio organises exclusive round tours in the Maira Valley that are lasting several days with accommodation in double rooms for hikers (see www.wandern-piemonte.it) and for mountain bikers (see www.mtb-piemonte.it) with transport of luggage and persons. These are very popular, thus we recommend an early reservation.
The Pensione Ceaglio offers its guests a shuttle service; thus you do not need an own car to explore the Maira Valley.
The Ceaglio is also in the winter a perfect choice in the Maira Valley, because it is an ideal base for ski tours and snowshoe tours. The Ceaglio commends also local mountain guides (see www.skitouren-piemonte.it).
Advice: in April, Mai and October best room's choice!
- The Ceaglio appeals to any guest with a sense of appreciation for a stay in harmony with nature. Marmora-Vernetti is an ideally situated departure point for incredible tours on foot, with a mountain or road bike, or for a ski or snowshoe tour. Climbers will also get their money's worth. Event tourists, however, should search for another location.
Pensione Ceaglio: best located accommodation for all seasons.