Borgo Roggeri enjoys a strategic position, just a few kilometres from the main villages and about 10 km from the town of Alba, capital of the Langhe.
This is an area suspended in time, where man strives to preserve the splendour of the landscapes and nature reciprocates by offering unique products.
Excellence is the keyword that distinguishes the products of this area: the Nebbiolo grape, used to make the prestigious Piedmontese wines, the famous White Truffle of Alba and the exquisite Tonda Gentile hazelnut.
This paradise for the palate boasts the presence of numerous starred restaurants, plus more than a hundred other restaurants and eateries mentioned in the finest food and wine guides. Establishments of all sizes that are attentive to tradition and respect for traditional Piedmontese cuisine.
The area is rich in world-renowned wineries, where you can taste the best wines while being seduced by the stories of the winemakers.
a Morra is a village perched on top of a steep hill covered with Nebbiolo vines, used to make the prestigious Barolo wine.
The village has a medieval structure, featuring a network of narrow streets and cobbled alleys that make it a very charming location.
From the Belvedere in Piazza Castello, you can admire breathtaking views of the Langhe and the Alps. Contemporary art lovers won’t want to miss a visit to the Cappella del Barolo, a small country church reinterpreted in a contemporary key by artists David Tremlett and Sol LeWitt.
Alba is the city of 100 Towers, the most important town in the Langhe, famous for the International White Truffle Fair. It is the ideal destination for shopping, culture and entertainment.
The town centre has its heart in Via Vittorio Emanuele, better known as Via Maestra, a veritable boutique of typical and prestigious products including shops selling the precious White Truffle of Alba.
Barolo is a pretty village where you can stroll from wine shop to wine shop and cellar to cellar.
The centre of the village is home to the castle, born with a military function. In the 19th century, it became the country residence of the last Marquises of Barolo, Carlo Tancredi Falletti and his wife Juliette Colbert. Between 1875 and 1958 it was transformed into the Barolo College to guarantee an opportunity for less wealthy youngsters in the area to study. Today it houses WIMU, the innovative Wine Museum that offers an interactive and emotional journey into the world of wine.
A visit to Grinzane Cavour Castle, a vigilant guardian of the territory for almost a thousand years, is not to be missed. With its beauty and unmistakable architecture, it dominates the stunning panorama of the Langa hills.
The castle has belonged to various noble Piedmontese families over the centuries, including the Counts Benso di Cavour. It was here that the famous hero of the Italian Risorgimento, Camillo Benso, who was also mayor of the little village of Grinzane from 1832 to 1849, stayed. The old manor house is now home to the “Cavour” Regional Wine Shop. Opened in 1967, the first ever in Piedmont and the second in Italy, the wine shop is a precious showcase of Piedmont’s finest wines and grappas.
Monforte d’Alba is named after the medieval castle that stood on top of “Mons Fortis” hill, which was destroyed in 1028 with the aim of stifling the Cathar heresy.
The oldest part of the village is the Saracca where, between steep climbs, stone walls and grottoes carved into the rock by hand, one is catapulted into the Middle Ages.
Monforte d’Alba is home to the Horszowski Auditorium, a natural amphitheatre carved out of the slope of the land and named after the musician of the same name. The grass-covered tiers offer an impressive perspective, and the acoustics are perfect. The MonfortinJazz jazz festival is held here every year and has become an unmissable event for fans from all over the world.
Barbaresco is a little village of medieval origin that gives its name to the wine of the same name.
The symbol of the village is the Tower, which stands an impressive 36 metres tall and was built around the year 1000 to defend the population from the Saracens. It is the highest and most imposing tower in Piedmont and from its top you can admire a splendid view of the Langhe and Roero.