Epic Europe


Piedmont Italy

1619, a group of Cistercian monks built a monastery on the ruins of a chapel built a century before their arrival. In 1862, the monastery was bought by the Incisa Counts, a noble family of the surrounding valleys and transformed into a private house. In 2002, after four centuries of history, San Maurizio opens its doors to the world. Today the monastery is a refined Relais & Châteaux 5* residence, San Maurizio is the result of an attentive restoration which carefully preserved the heritage of the past. The beautiful interiors are decorated to offer maximum comfort, putting together original details, classic lines and refined technology.


The 36 rooms and suites all offer breathtaking views of the Langhe hills, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each one with different characteristics, largely drawn from the ancient cells of monks and equipped to offer maximum comfort.


FOOD & WINE: “Guido da Costigliole” with 1 Michelin Star, is situated in the ancient cellars of the monastery, where the walls are made of original Langa stone and the exposed brick ceilings create an atmosphere of great warmth and charm. In summer the Monterosa terrace, that overlooks the kitchen and the Langhe hills up to the Alps


CELLAR: Tradition of great wines in the cellars of the former Cistercian monastery transformed in Relais, to serve the guests a precious collection wines of Piedmont and beyond.


WELLNESS & MEDICAL SPA: The award-winning Medical & Wellness Spa mixes ancient knowledge with the most advanced prevention techniques. Their team of specialists is able to advise the treatments for the care and prevention of diseases and aging under the supervision of a physician.


POOL & GARDENS: Outdoor swimming pool framed by green vines and blue lavender, with 360° view of the Moscato vineyards and the Langa hills.


LOCATION: Santo Stefano Belbo, In the heart of the Piedmont vineyards and the white truffle region


  • Luxury 5 star hotel in the heart of the Piedmont vineyards
  • 15th century Cistercian Monastery modernized with all luxury comforts
  • Restaurant Guido da Costigliole, 1 Michelin Star
  • Extensive cellar in the ancient caves includes more than 2800 labels from Piedmont and beyond
  • Wine therapy rejuvenates the skin, tones, hydrates and helps the muscles to remain firm and strong
  • Thalasso therapy in the natural salt cave promotes health and wellbeing.
  • White truffle experience, hunting in the early morning with the resident Trifolau
Relais San Maurizio 5*


Destination: piedmont
Experience options in: Piedmont


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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