Langhe, Monferrato and Roero is wineayrd as long you can see. The area is on UNESCO.
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These vineyards in southern Piedmont are man-made and have acquired their immense beauty with the help of nature in perfect harmony with castles and small villages.
The cold clear Asti and the mighty and bright-red Barolo need no further explanation. This is their home region.
Langhe, Monferrato and Roero is located in Piemonte
Holiday in Langhe, Monferrato and Roero
The closest airports are Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate or Turin Caselle Airport.
Milano Malpensa is 178 kilometers from Alba, 150 kilometers from Asti and 190 kilometers from Bra.
Milano Linate is 163 kilometers from Alba, 136 kilometers from Asti and 176 kilometers from Bra.
Turin Caselle Airport is 105 kilometers from Alba, 87 kilometers from Asti and 89 kilometers from Bra.
From the three above mentioned airports and further down to Piedmont, there are train connections from both Milano Centrale, Torino Porta Nuova a Torino Porta Susa.
In the area there are fine train connections to Alba, Asti, Bra e Nizza Monferrato.
There are excellent motorways to Piedmont from both Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria
Motorway A6 connects Turin and Savona, Motorway A21 connects Turin and Piacenza and finally Motorway A33 connects Asti to Cuneo.
The beautiful vineyards and charming towns are not far from the motorway exits and can be reached in less than half an hour.
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These beautiful and breathtaking surroundings have been a UNESCO World Heritage since 2014. The area is known for its wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti Spumante and Barbera d’Asti.
All these high-quality wines have been produced for ages and are the result of great experience, great knowledge and the right techniques.
The area is described by UNESCO as follows:
“A unique living testimony to the historical tradition of viticulture. About the winemaking process, a social, rural context and an economic structure based on the wine culture”. “The vineyards of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato are a unique example of human interaction and the natural environment”.
As much as 10,000 hectares have been classified as world heritage by UNESCO, which includes 6 large areas and several municipalities. It is on these fields that the Barolo wine is produced. One of the absolute finest and best wines in the world and is considered to have been born around 1830.
Here they cultivate Nebbiolo, which is used to produce Barbaresco. For those who are not wine connoisseurs Barbaresco is a red wine.
In this area you will find Barbaresco and Neive. Neive is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
In Langhe among the vineyards, you will also find the atmospheric castle, Grinzane Cavour. The castle hosts the White Truffle Auction every year. This area is not only known for its wine but indeed also for the white truffle.
Grinzane is located approximately 10 kilometers from Alba.
Canelli is mainly cultivating Moscato Bianco which is used to produce the sparkling Asti wine. This should be served ice cold in a cozy tavern in Italy. Asti is the most exported wine.
You will find the Canelli vineyards 25 kilometers south of the city of Asti.
This area is known for the Barbera grape. You can study the viticulture at the Bersano Museum.
Nizza Monferrato is the ”Capital” in Barbera and is in every way a lovely example of a mediaval town.
Nizza Monferrato is located southwest of Asti, about 75 minutes by car from Turin.
This UNESCO site is hiding old bottles of wine in the cellar. In these burials, deep in the ground, dug directly into the rock,you will find ”Ecomuseo della Pietra da Cantoni” (the Ecomuseum of Stone County)
Pietra da Cantoni is approximately one hour drive east of Turin.
The organization ”Borghi più belli d’Itallia” (The most beautiful villages in Italy) includes several villages in the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato area.
When I visited this aera in the end of November the weather was still good, almost 20 degrees and the most beautiful blue sky.
I was lucky to stay a week in Piedmont and had time to visit Orta San Giulio, Cocconato e Cella Monte, and in Langhe-Roero I visited Monforte d’Alba and Neive.
Try it! I can recommend it.