The journey in our Langa Astigiana will be a journey through towers and castles, tradition and silence of nature. It is a place where time seems to have stopped at the legends and the cult of nature, where the vineyards clinging to the steep hills and the ancient towers that dominate the landscape, seem to invite to the silence and listening to the landscape.

Roccaverano

Roccaverano is the highest and most representative country of this territory with its 800 meters above sea level. Located on the hill that divides the two Bormida valleys and surrounded by the circle of towers that once was the defense against the invaders, it contains the myth and the art of this area of ​​the world.

The church of Santa Maria Annunziata dated 1509 and the almost 30 meters high tower that stands out on top of the hill are the symbols and the historical legacy of Roccaverano.

Find out more about Roccaverano and its history.

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Vineyards and wine lands

In 2014 UNESCO established the winegrowing landscapes of the Langhe, Monferrato and Roero: World Heritage Sites. These territories have been rewarded for the richness of their history and for the indissoluble bond between man and landscape.
From here you can start to discover a wealth that goes far beyond the borders of Piedmont and acquire global importance, walking through the vineyards and through tastings in the numerous cellars.

There are six areas designated as World Heritage Sites, all a few kilometers from Roccaverano:

  • Langa of Barolo (Municipalities of Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Novello, Diano d’Alba)
  • Castle of Grinzane Cavour
  • Hills of Barbaresco
  • Nizza Monferrato and Barbera
  • Canelli and Asti Spumante
  • The Monferrato degli Infernot (typical underground rooms, dug in the sandstone or in the tuff, used for the conservation of the bottles).

The Bandiera Arancione countries

The Orange Flag is a special tourist and environmental quality brand conferred by the Italian Touring Club (TCI) to small towns in the Italian hinterland (maximum 15,000 inhabitants) that stand out for the quality of hospitality.

In our territory many countries have obtained this recognition and are close to our Roccaverano. There are eight of these countries in the Cuneo Langhe:

  • Bergolo
  • Bene Vagienna
  • Cherasco
  • Neive
  • La Morra
  • Barolo
  • Grinzane Cavour
  • Monforte d’Alba
  • Cocconato
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The fortresses and the castles

You can not stay in Roccaverano without giving a close look at the castle of the village, a stronghold of the thirteenth century. Or climb to the top of the ancient tower and enjoy the impressive panorama.

But the area between Langhe and Monferrato is full of castles and towers and all of this can be an inspiration for a truly fascinating historical itinerary. Among the most important in the Bormida valley are the castles of Vesime and Monastero Bormida.

The Tour of the 5 towers, which touches the villages of Roccaverano, Vengore, Olmo Gentile, San Giorgio Scarampi and Monastero Bormida is one of the most evocative itineraries to walk to discover the castles of the Bormida valley.