A weekend in the Langhe: our tips
The Langhe is an area in lower Piedmont between the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria, which together with the Roero and Monferrato has been declared a 2014
UNESCO World Heritage Site
. This is a hilly area particularly devoted to viticulture and is of extraordinary beauty. If you have to decide where to spend your next weekend, even for a last-minute trip, in this article we suggest a few itineraries that you can then enrich with unscheduled stops that will surprise you on your trip.
These areas are famous not only for wine but also for their
. Surely a good idea for your weekend is just to prepare an itinerary of these impressive mansions.
If, on the other hand, you wish to traverse the territory of the Langhe and Roero from top to bottom, you can take the
. This 130-km-long road passes the most significant viewpoints set up to enjoy the scenery and provided with information panels on the surrounding cultural and tourist attractions. Even if La Morra, location of our winery, is not passing through on the Romantic Road, you can easily add this stop to take a trip through the vineyards and taste real Barolo in its circumscribed production area.
Another route you can follow is that of the Giant Benches, scattered here and there around the Langhe for the Big Bench project. There is also a giant red bench in La Morra from which there is a breathtaking view of the Langhe.
Proposed itinerary in 4 stages
For a weekend of discovery but short commutes, we recommend an itinerary of 4 stops, all between 10 and 20 minutes apart.
You can start in Grinzane Cavour, a town named after Camillo Benso Count of Cavour who was mayor of the locality for 17 years. This stop is under the sign of the mighty castle of the same name, which houses the ethnographic museum inside.
Second stop is Serralunga d’Alba, again you can visit its castle, which was the property of the Marchesi Falletti family, and the Bosco del Silenzio located on the Fontanafredda estate, the last true Langa forest to survive deforestation deeded to viticulture.
Moving on, the third stop that could not be missed is La Morra. Here you can visit the Falletti palaces, admire the view from the bell tower and enjoy good local wine on the
tour with wine tasting at the Mascarello Winery.
Finally, the last stop is the town of Barolo, after which the famous wine is named. Here, too, the Falletti family had a castle that is now home to WiMu, or the wine museum. Another special museum in the place is the Corkscrew Museum, surely you have never seen one!
Now all you have to do is pick your first free weekend, and come and explore the Langhe.