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In the heart of the Langhe, in the Bussia district of Monforte d’Alba, stands Cascina Sciulun, an ancient farm typical of the Piedmontese architectural tradition.


Sciulun is a fun nickname that identifies this family since almost a century, it is Piemontese dialect and it literally means “big onion”. Easy to think about the vegetable, but actually… it has nothing to do with that! It is a completely different story. In the second half of 1800, Pietro Conterno, the great grandfather of the family, planted with vineyards the first 18 hectares of land. He was the true reason behind this unusual nickname. He was known in the area because of his funny pocket watch, much bigger than a normal size one. In Italy, we call that style of watch, cipolla but in Piemontese dialect that transforms in “Sciula”. As we said, he was famous for having a very big watch, so he got himself the nickname of the big onion man, the “Sciulun”!

Nowadays the story of the Family and the farmhouse is still linked to that onion, after more than 100 years of history!


The structure

Built in the middle of XIX century, the farmhouse was renovated in 1940s and it has always belonged to the Conterno Family. In 1996, the guesthouse Cascina Sciulun was founded with the first two rooms. In 2019 we went through an important building renovation; we opened up 4 new rooms and an apartment and completely renovated the other 2 rooms with a contemporary and elegant style. During your stay here, you have the opportunity to discover the incredible area of the Langhe region, officially declared Unesco World Heritage Site in 2014. While you are here why don’t you take the time to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the vineyards and enjoy a glass of wine of our production, Franco Conterno? It’s the best way to learn about the famous Barolo region!

Agriturismo cascina sciulun

Agriturismo cascina sciulun

We are pleased and proud to announce that our structure has received an important recognition: the Italian Hospitality Certification.

Certificato qualità Ospitalità italiana

Italian Hospitality is an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce System which, since 1997, has been selecting and promoting catering and accommodation facilities in the national territory that guarantee compliance with high quality standards.

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Strada del Barolo e grandi vini di Langa Associazione Indigenous Langa - Langhe Doc Nascetta

Campagna finanziata ai sensi del Reg. UE n. 1308/2013
Campaign financed according to EU Regulation n. 1308/2013