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We'll take you to Langhe: road to vineyards & borghi

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A glass of wine, a plate of tajarin with white truffle and a walk through some of the most beautiful villages of Italy. We’ll take you to Langhe region, Unesco World Heritage Site, land of italian excellences. Preferred destination of our Piedmont weekends - just one hour far from Turin - in the last few years we have had tons of agnolotti, taken dozens of pics in the most lovely corners and enjoyed the view from the highest points. In this post you’ll find our tips to make your own itinerary, a short on the road trip through a land to be proud of, worth to be discovered.

One glass at a time.

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The most beautiful borghi to visit

 

La Morra, with its rooftop terrace on the hills.

Barolo, the land of one of the best wines in the world. 

Grinzane Cavour, to visit the castle and have a 360-degree view on the vineyards. 

Alba, the land of white truffle.

Barbaresco, to have a lovely walk around the alleys of the village.  

Neive & Monforte D’Alba, added on The Most Beautiful Borghi of Italy List. 

Diano D’Alba, where you’ll enjoy an amazing  foliage from the top during autumn.

Bra, homeland of slow food philosophy.

Dogliani, between historical vineyards and cellars. 

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Piedmont Langhe Diano D'Alba

Where to Eat

 

Locanda In Cannubi, Barolo | Tradition meets gourmet innovation, in the heart of historical farms where fine wines come from. keep reading

 

Osteria del Boccondivino, Bra | The hometown of slow food: km 0 ingredients, respect for seasonality and tradition. A wine list that tells the stories of the best Langhe wineries and a triplets of  ‘divine’ appetizers not to miss: Bra sausage, Fassona veal tartare & lard curls.

 

Carlin Carlota, Neive | Agnolotti with a view. On the green hills covered by vineyards and on the small villages popping up between them, a landscape that looks like a painting. One of our favourite terraces where to enjoy an excellent cuisine and a glass of good wine (well, more than one). 

 

Trattoria Nelle Vigne, Diano D’Alba | A fixed Menu with several interesting proposals, seasonal ingredients and Piedmont traditional recipes. Location completely surrounded by the vineyards that you’ll have the chance to look all the time thanks to the large windows - between a vitel tonnè and a braised beef plate.

 

Osteria da Gemma, Roddino | The warm welcome, plenty of good food, smiles and authenticity: we have always felt at home in this tavern. It’s always the Sunday lunch, with salami waiting for us on the table before the waiter comes to take the order and the homemade fresh pasta prepared with love by the local old ladies as they have done for half century. Langhe in a plate, the ones that remain in your heart. 

 

Agriturismo Brusalino, Mango | A fixed Menu with the taste of tradition, view on Langhe hills as in a postcard and a beautiful pool where to relax during summer in the heart of a unique location. 

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What to do: all the best experiences

 

Tours & Tasting

This is a land of fine wines, among the best ones in the world: book a tour and tasting experience at  Poderi Luigi Einaudi and Poderi Gianni Gagliardo and check the next date of Wine Glamping, for a glamourous pic-nic in the vines or in a charming historic Langhe mansion.

But wine is not the only thing you can drink here! Did you know that the famous Baladin Craft Beer was born here? Don’t miss the chance to know the founder and master brewer Mr. Teo Musso who will tell you his revolutionary story with passion and a pinch of madness and who will guide you through an interesting tour of his Brewery to find out all the secrets and curiosities on the first 100% Italian craft beer, awarded with several national and international prizes and highly appreciated all over the world. More details here

History, Arts & Culture

 

Grinzane Cavour Castle, with an amazing viewpoint on the hills and the Langhe Museum inside: an interesting journey dedicated to the local traditions and products of the region. 

 

Barolo Castle, to visit the WiMu - the Wine Museum - one of the most innovative in Italy with a focus on the relation between man and wine through an interactive path.

 

The Barolo Chapel, a colourful work of contemporary art by Sol LeWitt and David Tremlett who recovered and reinterpreted a neglected building. The former chapel was purchased by Ceretto family, owner of popular wineries, re-born as work of art in 1999. It is located in La Morra village, you just need to search for “Cappella delle Brunate” on Google Maps.

 

The Coazzolo little Church, another work by Tremlett born in 2017, another colour touch to enrich the already beautiful local palette. 

 

Big Benches where to seat and enjoy the view? On the road between La Morra and Grinzane Cavour you’ll find the Big Red Bench.

This is a project by an American designer called Chris Bangle to promote tourism in this region. The idea is to change our perspective: feel like a child and look the world with new eyes. You can find the map of all benches on the official website Big Bench Community Project.

Local fairs and festivals

 

Vinum, Alba | April

The squares of the town become big markets where to taste the main popular wines produced here in Langhe region and the best Langhe Street Food. 

 

Festa della Barbera, Castagnole Delle Lanze | May

The whole village becomes a big open-air fair and from courtyard to courtyard, in private cellars and from the windows of local houses you’ll have the chance to taste excellent traditional dishes and fine Barbera wine vintage selections. 

 

Collisioni Festival, Barolo | June & July

A Literature and Music Festival with distinguished guests of Italian and international scene. 

 

Castelrocchero in Lume, Castelrocchero | July

A food and wine tour among the vineyards and alleys lighted by candles and made unique by jazz bands and good food.

 

Cheese, Bra | September

In the name of Slow Food, Bra village becomes a big cheese market, a tasting lab with interactive paths, conferences, Food Trucks and cooking lessons to celebrate the excellent Langhe types of cheese. 

 

The International Alba White Truffle Fair, Alba | October & November

One of the top showcases for haute cuisine and Italian excellence, with the White Truffle World Marker, cooking shows with great chefs, tasting experiences and many events to find out all the secrets and buy the best products. 

Piedmont Langhe Alba White truffle fair

Nature & Sport

 

Hot air balloon flight, over the most beautiful Piedmont hills. Adrenaline,

excitement and pure wonder in the sky. Departures from Barolo and Mondovì,

all the details here.

 

E-bike Langhe tour, ride, taste and visit the best of Langhe region on an e-bike!

With departure from Neive, all the details here

 

Ceretto Wine Trekking, a guided trail through the hills, vineyards, vegetable gardens, hazelnut orchards and the cellar of the popular Ceretto family, surrounded by a picturesque natural theatre, painted by four seasons with colours and perfumes that are always changing. All the info here.

Unusual hotels

 

You have visited an historical cellar, tasted plin ravioli from a napkin, taken pictures of a colourful chapel and joined a local fair among the vineyards but Langhe can still offer more surprising experiences; have you thought where to stay?

Here in Langhe region you can sleep inside a comfortable big bubble at Gaia's Spheres, inside a Mongolian Yurt, on a lovely tree house at B&B “Il Giardino dei Semplici, or inside a modern eco-lodge

Piedmont Langhe big bubble Gaia's Spheres

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