Langhe: what is there to do?

May 14th 2013 by Silvia Cartotto

Langhe is a historic area of Piedmont, situated between the provinces of Cuneo and Asti, near other famous areas as Monferrato and Roero.
Here you are some things to do in Langhe and also in Alba, their capital.

Langhe: What is there to do?Langhe: What is there to do?

Photo Credits: Silvia Cartotto

1. If it’s your first time in Langhe, you should have a look at the wonderful landscape around you, while you’re driving along the hills: vineyards, sweet shades of color, old farmhouses, small villages and some castles are the things you’ll be able to see taking the time it takes.

2. I suggest you to visit a winery, where you can taste the wines of this area of Piedmont: you will certainly appreciate them! For example, you can go to Cantina Schiavenza in Serralunga d’Alba and try a glass of Barolo, Barbera, Dolcetto d’Alba and so on…

Langhe: What is there to do?Langhe: What is there to do?

Photo Credits: Silvia Cartotto

3. Alba: the capital of Langhe, wine and hazelnuts. Walking in the center of this small town you could smell the scent of chocolate of the near international industry Ferrero: I live and work here now and I can absolutely tell you that it’s true and also a pleasure! So, I suggest you to go and visit Duomo in Piazza Risorgimento, go to Vin Cafè for the aperitif in Via Vittorio Emanuele, the major street in the historic center where you can also do some good shopping. Then you should have a great dinner at Enoclub in Piazza Savona and, after five minutes by car, you can go to sleep at Locanda del Pilone, on the hills.

4. Other things to do in Alba: participate at the truffle fair, which has international fame. It lasts from the first to the third Sunday of October and it’s dedicated to the white truffle or truffle of Alba, exclusive specialty of Italian cuisine.

5. This year in july there will be a great music festival in the small village of Barolo (yes, like the wine), called Collisioni: if you’re a fan of Jamiroquai or Elton John, come and join us, I’m sure it will be fun!

Langhe: What is there to do?Langhe: What is there to do?

Photo Credits: Silvia Cartotto

6. Finally, Langhe is full of small villages and castles on the hills: I suggest you to visit Grinzane Cavour, Monforte d’Alba (in photo), Dogliani, La Morra… but there are so many others and they are all so beautiful that you should stay here a month!

Langhe is a perfect place to walk, go by bicycle, run, or simply to enjoy the landscape while eating some good piedmontese food under the shadow of the trees with a glass of wine. Time passes slowly when you're enjoying the nature: try it and then let me know if I was right!

If you are planning to visit Piemonte, take also a look to the article "What to do in Turin". Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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