10 THINGS TO SEE IN THE LANGHE
Undoubtedly, the restaurant Casa Nicolini in Barbaresco in the Langhe can be considered a worthy ambassador to announce the many beauties and virtuousness that this area can provide to those who visit it. In fact, whether you prefer to have a weekend in the Langhe for a food and wine tour of rare exceptionality, or to visit an area where the landscape is characterised by typical small villages, castles, vineyards, and cellars; what is certain, is that there is genuinely an infinity of things to see in the Langhe.
In this brief but broad overview, you have to consider whether Barbaresco, a delightful village located in the province of Cuneo, which has become known all over the world due to giving its name to the homonymous wine that is so appreciated both in Italy and abroad. Therefore, the Langhe represents an exceptional opportunity to savour the boundless excellent products that characterise Piedmontese cuisine and discover an endless natural and cultural heritage. Now, let us briefly review 10 things to see in the Langhe.
WHAT TO SEE IN THE LANGHE
- Alba, the “capital” of the Langhe
Founded by the Liguri Stazielli people, with the Roman name of Alba Pompeia, it grew to know fame and glory, a growth that was interrupted by the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Its medieval walls are evidence to the Gothic and Lombard domination, the post-Carolingian period, and the Hungarian Saracen invasions.
Also known by the name of the “city of 100 towers”, today Alba offers a fantastic testimony to military, civil, and religious architecture, as well as a food and wine heritage in which the famous Truffle stands out.
- San Benedetto Belbo
For those who love a literary itinerary in the Langhe, we suggest visiting San Benedetto Belbo, a village that was so loved and dear to Beppe Fenoglio, and where testimonies of his masterpieces, which were made in this delightful village, are jealously preserved.
A tiny town nestled in the Langhe, which is dominating the Tanaro River, offers a vision of a baroque church dedicated to the Saints Peter and Paul.
This characteristic village, famous for its production of Barolo, offers a castle from the fifteenth century, a Confraternity church, and a parish church, both of which date back to the 18th century.
- Castel Boglione
Surrounded by lush vineyards in this small village, it will be interesting to discover the parish church, which is an imposing and eclectic building dedicated to the Sacred Heart and the Assumption.
- Albaretto Della Torre
From the top of the tower in this village, you will be able to admire the enchanting landscape of the Langhe.
Otherwise known as “The Riviera of the Monferrato” due to its Mediterranean microclimate, this village, in the province of Asti, offers a picturesque view of the Alps and the Langhe.
Having a vast architectural heritage, and a well-known food and wine culture, these are only some of the reasons for visiting Asti.
With its Roman city checkerboard layout, a Museum inside the Palace Salmatoris are only two of the gems this village in the Langhe offers.
Its municipality is included in the list of World Heritage assets; it is also famous for the production of its homonymous wine.
In conclusion, to admire the splendours and to taste the food and wine specialities of this fabulous area, eating at the Casa Nicolini restaurant and staying in the Barbaresco in the Langhe is your only finest choice.