“See the Langhe… and die” for, without a doubt, this land offers one of the most exciting sceneries of Italy, an infinite sea of hills covered with grapevines, woods and hazelnut trees, hills crowned with castles scattered across charming little villages. The itinerary winds through production sites of noble red wines, such as Barolo and Barbaresco, passing through artistic jewels interspersed on the hills among which is the village of Cherasco, rich in Gothic and Baroque style palaces or the Barolo Chapel painted by Sol LeWit and David Tremlett. Admire the castles of Grinzane Cavour, Serralunga d’Alba and the Falletti Castle in Barolo, between a wine tasting and a walk among nature.
The unique, authentic and inimitable Tuber Magnatum Pico can be only found, seen, smelled, touched and savoured in his native land, in Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. Let yourself be tempted by a delicious dinner or get lost in the search of the precious mushroom. Following the skilled “trifolao” (the truffle hunter) and the unerring sense of smell of his dog you’ll experience the adventure of truffle hunting in the Langhe woods.
A historic territory linked to the legend of Aleramo, once main seat of the Marquisate, where as a token there still stands the majestic castle emerged in 1352 as a princely dwelling erected by order of Giovanni II in Casale Monferrato. Unique in its genre is the jubé of St. Evasio Cathedral characterised by the typically roman asymmetric façade, just like local biscuits, a delicious temptation you just can’t resist! We will also visit the nearby Sacro Monte of Serralunga di Crea and the splendid natural park that surrounds it.
Few people know the true story of the Asti sparkling wine and the area where it is produced. In this trip we will visit the Underground Cathedrals of Canelli, savour the exquisite golden nectar, accompanied by corn torcetti (typical Piedmont butter cookies) and Robiola of Roccaverano (soft-ripened cheese), produced on the highest point of the Asti Langhe and characterised by a significant church built by the architect Donato Bramante.
The Castle of Govone stands on a hilltop overlooking the wide Tanaro valley. The imposing structure was the summer residence of Savoys and from there you’ll have a breathtaking view of Langhe and Monferrato. The park of the castle has a beautiful 18th century Italianate garden where every spring is held the event “Tulips at Court”, a moment for showing the glorious flowering of the wild tulips. Do not miss the Rose Garden that presents a great variety of ancient roses. After the visit to the castle we will try some of the local dishes and we will visit an ancient mill that was used by farmers of the surrounding area.