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The Magical Christmas Village | The territory

Langhe Monferrato Roero, a territory to discover

In Italy there are touristic destinations of niche that offer to the visitors places to admire, but especially experiences to live.
We are speaking about Langhe Monferrato Roero, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014, a territory in the provinces of Cuneo and Asti, not far away from Turin and Milan.

Langhe, Monferrato, Roero consolidate a territory with a strong touristic appeal, able to interest in particular foreign business and to attract significant flows. In addition to the food-and-wine products we find a diversified touristic offer: art, culture, nature and activities in open air.

The diversification of the offer ha salso favoured seasonal adjustment of tourist flows in the summer period, thanks to active tourism.

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Food and Wine

Food and Wine
Food and Wine
Who comes to Langhe knows what he is going to expect: wonderful lanscapes, excellent food and wine and a high quality hospitality. The traditional tourism is thefood and wine tourism: great wine (Barolo, Barbaresco, Moscato d'Asti e Barbera d'Asti...) put on the tables with rich dishes of the tradition of Langhe. Entrees, fresh pasta like tajarin, ravioli al "plin" and agnolotti, fassone raw meat and cheese DOP (like Robbiola di Roccaverano), enriched,per season, by a scratch of white truffle from Alba.
At the end desserts with Nocciola Piemonte IGP like the hazelnuts cake and bunets.
In conclusion, the lovers of food and wine can contact Piemonte On Wine®, the free booking service for visits and tasting in wineries, and to Piemonte On Food® to meet producers of local specialities like cheese, honey and hazelnuts. More information on www.piemonteonwine.it.
To confirm the great value of the food and wine sector, since October 2017, the Municipality of alba is Unesco, Creative City for Food and Wine, and member of a circuit of excellence.

Landscape and Viticulture

A typical product to taste, a village to discover, an event to live, a castel or museum to visit are the main attractions tha offers the territory.
Some little villages represent important centres of wine production: Barolo and Barbaresco for renomated aged red wines, Canelli for Moscato d'Asti and l'Asti Spumante, instead Nizza Monferrato is the symbolic place of the production of Barbera.
A visit in the city is always a good idea: Alba, the capital of Langhe, Bra, baroque city mother-country of Slow Food, and Asti, city of art and history, center of Monferrato.
In the territory there are Regional wine store, institutional representatives of the main wine production where you can find a big variety of lalbels.
On June 22nd 2014 the hills of southern Piedmont were inscripted in the lisf of UNESCO World Heritage Site as "The Vinyard landscapes of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato".

 

Culture

Langhe, Roero and Monferrato offer places of cultural interest: destinations along the Via Francigena and the beauties of Romanesque (the Abbey of Vezzolano, medieval castles like the manior of Grinzane Cavour, Serralunga d'Alba and Barolo, or religious itineraries in the "Terre dei Santi" in the north of Monferrato. Italian literature lovers find in Beppe Fenoglio and Cesare Pavese's pages splendid narrations about Langhe and Roero. Asti is instead the city where Vittorio Alfieri poet was born.
Also the wine is a cultural element: Canelli is the center of extraordinary "underground cathedrals", wineries excavated in the tuff of hills between the XVII century and the XIX century. The Langa receives the Wi-Mu you or Museum of the Wine, in the Falletti Castle of Barolo. Towers and castles to admire a fabulous panorama you have to visit the towers of Barbaresco, Viarigi, Roccaverano and of the castles of Magliano Alfieri, Prunetto, Govone and Bormida Monastery. To return to the tracks of the Ancient Roman Empire, there are two theme tours dedicated to history lovers: "underground Alba" and "underground Asti".

 

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Tourism in open air

Tourism

Activities in open air represent the opportunity to know Langhe Monferrato Roero from another point of view: trekking, MTB and mountain-bike, tematic excursions, walks by horse, nordic walking, golf and balloon flights are sports praticable in most of the year.

Events

Every years, Langhe Monferrato Roero celebrate the White Truffle of Alba. The most renomated and fascinating event is the Alba International White Truffle Fair which takes place on the weekend of October and November In the same period, in Monferrato, there are some regional and national fairs dedicated to the renomated hypogeal mushroom.
The good food is protagonist at Cheese, two-year event of Slow Food in Bra; in Asti, the Douja d'Or is the National Hall of Selected Wines where the Festival of Sagretakes place, a weekend of celebration of rural life. Folklore and medieval history revive in the Palio: the Palio of Asti, the most ancient one of Italy and the Palio of the Donkeys of Alba, at the opening of the Truffle Fair.
Collisioni, musical and cultural festival in Barolo, Alba Music Festival and Alba Jazz Festival in the capital of Langhe and Monfort in Jazz in Monforte d'Alba are the most important musical events among the hills of Basso Piedmont.
In December, The "Magical Christmas Village" in Govone has allowed to extend the touristic season that, after the Truffle Fair, allows the tourist to enjoy the territory and its products of excellence in a fascinating period.

Events

The Magical Christmas Village

Opening dates:
16 - 17 - 23 - 24 - 30 November
1 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 21 - 22 December

Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

E-mail for info: info@magicopaesedinatale.com

E-mail for groups: gruppi@magicopaesedinatale.com

        

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