LANGHE ROERO MONFERRATO: A TERRITORY WITH 3 SOULS
Why CHOOSE THE PIEDMONT LANGHE REGION
The Piedmontese Langhe, the most “sweet” hills of the territory
They are a relatively recent destination for tourism. But they have been presented in numerous guides and are the “best known” part of the three zones. Also, strong the fact that some villages of the Langhe are known because the wine produced is a calling card in all the best wine bars: I am talking about Barolo and Barbaresco!
The hills are sinuous and suggest that their softness also characterizes the way of life. The tourist perceives the slowness, the elegance of the vineyards, and the reserve of people who have created a work of art leaning on the hills with love! That hides hours of effort, dedication, and tireless work!
Tourism in these parts is respectful; it is not the scene’s protagonist. Instead, the landscape is, so are the vineyards, the villages, and the castles, and so is the slowness with which it is suitable to know and live in this territory.
In the language of SlowDays, let’s say the Langhe are SLOW. You may wonder why, but it’s easy to tell if you’re from around here. You stop to look at them and photograph them. They are SLOW when you stroll through the vineyards and get away with your eyes in the hills. But It is also SLOW when you taste an aged wine and let yourself go at the slow pace that follows! I’m slow when taking a bike ride.
We are in the homeland of the slow-food movement of which we fully share the philosophy and to which we are inspired to create our itineraries and tours in the Langhe to discover local products and people.
WHAT TO SEE IN ROERO
What to see in Roero and what characterizes and distinguishes this territory from the Langhe
The Roero is “divided” by the Langhe from the Tanaro River. Its lands are intimately linked, and the passing “here” or “beyond” from the Tanaro is a daily coming and going for all those who live in these areas. But even for a not-very-careful eye, the differences are apparent. If you go to the region from Bra to Pocapaglia or between Montà and Cisterna, you will be impressed by the Roero Rocks! After talking about the sweetness of the Langhe, we need to change the adjective to define the Roero.
They are steep rock walls, with calanchi that open and seem to swallow woods and vegetation that grow disorderly. A whole other photograph compares it with the vineyards in the Langhe.
Roero is harsher, it looks less cultivated, but it’s just an impression! Orchards and hazelnuts are the interludes of the vineyards. Great typical products that receive from this type of land a characteristic and exciting flavor!
Roero is also less well known than the Langhe… certainly not for me that in the Roero alive and work! That’s why it’s especially dear to me, and I always try to put it in the programs I create.
The Roero is all to discover, perhaps walking on its many trails or riding a nice bike: it is the perfect area for outdoor activities and particularly suitable for families.
Ask us for advice to visit the wineries of Roero Arneis or the red wines of Roero: a nice lunch in the cellar in the Langhe and Roero will be the real treat of your Langhe and Roero tour.
THE MONFERRATO TO DISCOVER
Monferrato to discover for those who love tradition and are looking for solid and authentic flavors
This is yet another stage. The Monferrato is known by many but not by everyone. And those who know the Monferrato love it unconditionally!
The Monferrato is an ideal place for viticulture. It was once practically covered in woods. Tall trees like oaks, poplars, and alders. Slowly, with a constant agricultural transformation, it has gained ground, first for agriculture and then for cultivating vines. Here the King is Mr. Barbera or Mrs. Barbera, as they say in the talk of all.
The Monferrato stands out in three to four areas:
- The Casale Monferrato, which includes the area of Casale Monferrato and Valenza
- The Lower Astigian Monferrato, which consists of the area from Villanova d’Asti to Moncalvo
- The High Monferrato Astigiano, which consists of the location of Canelli, Nice Monferrato, and Ribs
- TheHigh Monferrato of Acqui spas, Ovada and Gavi
In addition to the vines and wine, the Monferrato is Italy’s “most castellated” area. In almost every village, you will find towers and castles to remember ancient families and noble houses.