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Let’s start the visit of this region by its capital, Alba!
You should visit it slowly, it preserves many treasures: the roman archaeological sites and its medieval past, with its narrow streets, towers and artisan shops. You should visit it in October, when the “white truffle exhibition of Alba” takes place. This exhibition attracts visitors from all over the world. The landscape of this region is characterized by the presence of many towers, fortresses, castles and breathtaking landscapes, which have been lately requalified. Wonderful boroughs, a wine and gastronomic paradise with historical cellars carved in the tuff. Testimonial of this requalification is WIMU, the innovative wine museum inside Castello Faletti in Barolo.
you should visit this area following the path of 2 great Italian writers, Cesere Pavese and Beppe Fenoglio.
Langhe is a land of castles, so we are off to discover the Castle Grinzane Cavour, close to Alba.Read more
Built around the central tower which dates back to the 11th century in one of the most beautiful corners of Langa. Inside you will find the ethnographic museum, with a perfect reconstruction of a typical kitchen of the 17th century and also a local distillery; the Regional Enoteca, a restaurant and even a convention center. Its most famous owner was the Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, one of the protagonists of the unification of Italy.
Discover the magnificent Chapel built by Sol LeWitt and David Tremlett, in Brumate La Morra. A colorful building that transmits joy!
Before your departure you should visit a wine estate that boasts 155 years of history!!Read more
In the heart of wine-growing Piedmont – in the hills of the Langhe – Fontanafredda was born. The king, who had fallen hopelessly in love with Rosa Vercellana, also known as “La Bela Rusin”, a commoner and daughter of a drum major at his majesty’s service, gave the entire parcel of land to her, making her Countess of Mirafiori and Fontanfredda a year later. The history of Fontanafredda had begun, but it did not start operating as a business venture until twenty years later, in 1878, thanks to the farsightedness of Emanuele Guerrieri, Count of Mirafiore, son of the king and Bela Rusin, a noble entrepreneur who devoted his life to wine with a very modern approach.
Il Bosco dei Pensieri (the Wood of Thoughts), a relaxing trail which enjoys breathtaking views over this amazing land, inside Fontanafredda estate, in the middle of the vineyards and hazelnut trees.