LANGHE ROERO MONFERRATO: A TERRITORY WITH 3 SOULS

A few short nods that will give you an idea of the differences between the territories:

In 2014 the Langhe Roero Monferrato Territory, and its wine landscape, was included among the Unesco World Heritage Sites: since then tourism is increasing and is organizing better and better, without losing the authenticity and the opportunity to discover many places outside the tour guides and live unique experiences.

A territory with many faces: that of nature for experiences in the open air, that of history and culture with interesting and surprising visits, and, of course, that of food and wine with extraordinary dishes and wines that can not leave indifferent.

At SlowDays we have three ways to discover the territory: first food and wine of the Langhe, then with an inviting proposal of excursions and walking itineraries and for those who are looking for some original idea our proposals to live Langhe Roero Monferrato in E-bike and Vespa

The three proposals often blend with each other: it is almost a must to have pleasant stops during a walk or pedaling. As well as visiting wineries in the Langhe can be a worthy interlude to visits to castles, hamlets, and churches.

Barolo Chapel

Why CHOOSE THE PIEDMONT LANGHE REGION

e-bike to visit the Langhe

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 of 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 obviously 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, the reserve of people who have created with love a work of art leaning on the hills! That hides hours of effort, dedication, tireless work!

Tourism in these parts is respectful, it is not the protagonist of the scene. Instead, the landscape is, so are the vineyards, the villages, and the castles, so is the slowness with which it is right to know and live this territory.

Let’s say the Langhe, in the language of SlowDays are SLOW. You may wonder why, but it’s easy to tell if you’re from around here. I’m slow when taking a bike ride you stop to look at them and photograph them. They are SLOW when you stroll through the vineyards and you 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!

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.

The Piedmontese Langhe: 3 of the most beautiful towns to visit

Want to know more? An article on the Langhe

WHAT TO SEE IN ROERO

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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 obvious. After talking about the sweetness of the Langhe, we need to change the adjective to define the Roero. If you go to the region from Bra to Pocapaglia, or between Montà and Cisterna, you will be impressed by the Roero Rocks!

They are steep, steep rock walls, with calanchi that open and seem to swallow woods and vegetation that grows in a disorderly way. 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 very interesting 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

Roero what to see in 6 itineraries

Want to know more? An article on the Roero

THE MONFERRATO TO DISCOVER

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Monferrato to discover, for those who love tradition and are looking for strong 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, alders. Slowly, with an incessant agrarian transformation, it has gained ground, first for agriculture and then for the cultivation of 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 Casalese Monferrato,which includes the area of Casale Monferrato and Valenza
  • The Lower Astigian Monferrato,which includes the area from Villanova d’Asti to Moncalvo
  • TheHigh Monferrato Astigiano,which includes the area of Canelli, Nice Monferrato and Ribs
  • TheHigh Monferrato of Acqui spas, Ovada and Gavi

In addition to the vines and its wine, the Monferrato is the “most castellated” area in Italy. In almost every village you will find towers and castles to remember ancient families and noble houses.

Monferrato E-bike: A territory waiting to be discovered

Want to know more? An article on Monferrato

Guide Langhe Roero and Monferrato

Next chapter

RED WINES

The Tour to discover the Territory

A tip Walk in the Langhe

Langhe Piedmont, Hills, Food, and Wine: We are waiting for you

Langhe Roero: 3 reasons to visit this area