The capital of the Langa Astigiana
Roccaverano is the small capital of the Langa Astigiana, the highest village in the province of Asti with its 800 meters.
Imposing on the hill that divides the two Bormida valleys, immersed in a landscape of woods and terraces, farms and pastures, the town is wrapped in a mythical dimension, where everything oozes with history of past centuries.
The small village is discovering its tourist dimension, is enhancing the treasures of art that the past has left, is carrying out an effective promotion of its natural beauties and its gastronomic treasures: from robiola to hazelnut, from kid to cured meat.
The charm of this small village begins in the central square: the splendid Renaissance parish church, the castle, the tower and the boundless landscape. The church was built in 1509 by the bishop Enrico Bruno, a native of Roccaverano, on a design by Bramante. Of the castle there is only a mighty wall with three mullioned windows, while the tower with a circular plan, 30 m high is accessible. After the excitement of the panorama, a walk in the historic center is a must.
Do not miss the church of San Giovanni, the ancient parish church that hides one of the most important cycles of late Gothic frescoes in Piedmont.
Moreover, the thirteenth-century tower of Vengore, isolated between fields and woods is amazing.
Like any village in the Piedmont, Roccaverano is a country rich in history and traditions linked to the world of wine, good food and patron celebrations.