Things to do in the Region
Liguria, where the Alps and the Apennines cascade into the Mediterranean, is defined by its sinuous, giddy landscapes, with a topography so demanding it has shaped almost every facet of daily life.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/liguria-piedmont-and-valle-daosta
From October to November is the truffle festival in Alba: http://www.fieradeltartufo.org/2016/en/
In the Spring, there are a lot of local festivals worth visiting: http://www.beautifuliguria.com/blog/springtime-holidays-in-liguria/
Places to visit
Millesimo is a beautiful little https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Italy/Liguria/Things_To_Do-Liguria-TG-C-1.html medieval town, only 10 km away from the house. Walking through the streets takes you back centuries and the old bridge is worth a detour. There is a weekly market on Saturdays in Piazza Italia.