Looking for a perfect gay holiday? Our luxury gay men only guesthouse is the ideal place to relax and experience the beauty and authenticity of the region Piemonte. Yours to discover.

Our mission
To be a home away from home for gay men visiting Piemonte.









The perfect gay getaway


The cascina is a gay men only guesthouse. To ensure exclusivity for our guests we created only three large suites and a swimming pool.

Amazing views

We look out onto the beautiful Monferrato Hills (a Unesco World Heritage Site). On a clear day you can even see the Alps.

Quiet and private

We are conveniently located close to villages but we are also located in a quiet and private spot.

Large suites

Each suite and private seating area is 56m2 and has an en-suite bathroom. The private seating area looks out onto the Monferrato Hills.

Large swimming pool

Our large swimming pool is clothing optional and has a shallow end. Pool towels are included.

Warm welcome

Upon arrival we welcome our guests with an aperitivo. Relax after a long journey and let your holiday begin.

During our holidays we would discuss the idea of a gay men only guesthouse. A place where guys like us can be themselves. Where small caring gestures between men don’t raise eyebrows.

We both feel a holiday is about letting go. Relaxing and enjoying yourself. That could be reading a book, sunbathing, cooling down in our pool or being lazy in the shade.

Ultimately we hope that you feel you are amongst friends. A place where you go to relax and recharge. We aim to be a place that feels natural, a home away from home.

Our vision
Gay men living la dolce vita, enjoying the fabulous swimming pool, amazing views and beauty and hospitality of Piemonte.

Services to make your stay as care-free as possible. Our continental breakfast, a dinner evening maybe, a wine tasting or simply a relaxing massage?

One thing is for sure
Once you are here, you’ll never want to leave.

Meet the team


After working in healthcare in The Netherlands for 40+ years I decided to make the jump and do something completely different in beautiful Italy, start a gay men only guesthouse.

I love the fresh morning air, the humming of bumblebees in our lavender fields, a cooling summer breeze, the sound of birds, the smell of rosemary throughout the garden, the amazing views. Life is simply wonderful.

Besides enjoying taking good care of others I am a passionate hobby cook, I like to experiment with baking and I love a bit of gardening. In my free time I enjoy reading books and watching all kinds of documentaries and series.


After studying Information Technology in Utrecht I worked for international firms like CGI and IBM before going freelance. Then we had this crazy idea to turn our lives upsidedown completely.

I love all things technology, architecture, interior, landscape and design. Drawing up house plans and garden designs is fun and I enjoy designing websites very much. Oh, and once started, I love some serious DIY too.

Besides maintaining the house and garden I enjoy infotainment, building websites, flying my drone, making photo’s and films of nature, some skiing and city trips. Found my soulmate and love of my life, John, and really enjoy living our Italian life together.

Looking for more inspiration? Have a look at the photo gallery of life at Cascina GianTino!