From here the Barolo roads branch out, roads that take you to unique towns, landscapes and places to discover. In only a few minutes you can reach Barolo, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Novello and the truffle capital, Alba.
Further ahead, you’ll find a small selection of the marvels of this historical territory, the Langhe, itineraries we invite you to explore and get to know.
The paths of the Langhe
The Bassa Langa area is a picturesque succession of rolling hills, gentle vine-covered slopes and vast horizons dominated by imposing Medieval fortresses.
Roddi / Grinzane Cavour / Serralunga d’Alba / Castiglione Falletto / Barolo
The route starts from Roddi, taking in its castle, a fine example of Medieval fortified architecture. From the Alba road we come to Grinzane Cavour, with the castle which is one of the most emblematic of the Langhe landscape, and now hosts the regional wine centre. Inside the castle the sixteenth century Hall of Masks is well worth seeing.
From Grinzane we head to Serralunga d’Aba, with its fortified manor high on the hilltop, the only construction of its kind in the area. From Serralunga we come first to Castiglione Falletto, dominated by its impressive Medieval fortress, then Barolo, which hosts the spectacular WiMu, the wine museum designed by François Confino, in the very rooms of the Falletti Castle where Marquise Falletti “invented” Barolo wine.
Art in the hills
Once a wild, impenetrable terrain today the Langhe area welcomes visitors to its intact, unchanged landscape, which is peaceful and picturesque.
Verduno / La Morra / Novello / Monchiero
Starting from and its viewpoint, which affords one of the most spectacular vistas of the Langhe, we head up towards La Morra: from here the grandiose panorama is breathtaking and don’t forget to pay a visit to the hamlet of Annunziata with the former convent dedicated to San Martino di Marcenasco (dating from the fifteenth century). In the village of Brunate a visit to the colourful Barolo chapel painted by David Tremlett and Sol Lewitt is a must. From there it is a short hop to Novello, a picturesque hamlet perched among the hills, and then on to Monchiero Alto, which offers marvellous views of both the hills and mountains. Visiting this tiny village, with its church and the house that was the birthplace of the painter Eso Peluzzi is like travelling back in time.
The areas where Dolcetto and Barolo are produced are dotted with tiny hamlets deep in the countryside, where art meets captivating solitary landscapes.
Montelupo Albese / Rodello / Sinio / Roddino / Monforte d’Alba
Set off from Montelupo: on a clear day you can see the whole of the Western Alps, from the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa to Monviso. Head up to Rodello to visit the Immacolata Concezione church (1749), which hosts a museum of contemporary religious art. Go back to the main road to get to Sinio, grouped around the parish church of San Frontiniano, then go up to Roddino: here the vine-covered landscapes give way to woodlands, meadows and hazelnut groves. Head on to Monforte d’Alba, where the eighteenth century palazzo belonging to Marquis Scarampi del Cairo adorns the picturesque square. Also worth a visit is the Beata Vergine della Neve church, a splendid example of neo-Gothic architecture with beautiful frescoes by the great Luigi Morgari.
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