Exclusive Brands Torino has, among its objectives, that of enhancing the territory of Piedmont and its beauties. In addition to the capital of Piedmont, a splendid example of Italian architecture and culture, Piedmont boasts one of the most beloved naturalistic treasures in Italy: the Langhe area, the territory between the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo.
This is the perfect place for those who love to spend their moments of relaxation surrounded by nature. The Langhe are characterized by a soft and hilly landscape, where the vineyards and small villages are surrounded by endless green spaces, churches and castles all to be discovered.
Here's what to see if you've decided to spend a weekend in the Langhe for a holiday of peace and tranquility.
Visit the urban centers of Asti, Casale Monferrato and Alba
Asti, Casale Monferrato and Alba are the three towns in the Langhe area that best represents the traditions and culture of the area. If you have decided to spend a relaxing holiday in Piedmont, a visit to these urban centers is mandatory.
Asti conquers visitors with its style full of charm, but not only: this is the place where you can taste the best wines and truffles of Piedmont, the excellence of the territory. The Palio of Asti, which takes place in September and attracts many tourists every year, is very popular. Do not miss the Cathedral in terracotta, the medieval complex of the Rotonda di San Pietro and Palazzo Mazzetti.
Casale Monferrato offers the opportunity for long walks to the most romantic: the view of the Po river that flanks the old town offers a unique view. Do not miss a visit to the Cathedral and the castle of Monferrato, which will immerse you in an atmosphere of other times.
Finally Alba, a small town characterized by the presence of numerous towers in which you will be pleasant to get lost. It’s circular layout will take you to visit the most famous places in Alba: for example San Domenico, one of the most beautiful examples of Romanesque-Gothic architecture in Northern Italy.
The wine of the Langhe
The wine of the Langhe is recognized throughout the world as a product Made in Italy of great prominence. As proof of this, it is enough to say that UNESCO in 2014 decreed it World Heritage Site. Wine lovers will not be able to miss out on a mini tour through the vineyards of the area, where the scent of nature and the history of an unspoilt place will surround a unique sensory experience.
To taste the taste of the excellence of Made in Italy, in the territory that extends in Monferrato and Langhe you must visit the family Bava, who cultivates vineyards in this area since 1600.
The high quality of Bava wines is recognized throughout the world. The family's property consists of fifty-five hectares of vineyards and twenty hectares of spontaneous meadows and woods. What characterizes Bava's products is a traditional processing method that aims at sustainable agriculture with a reduced impact on the environment.
There are many qualities of Bava wine to savor: the Barbere Libera and PianoAlto, the Nizza DOCG, the Nebbioli and the Aromatic. Each Bava wine brings with it the taste of a land treated in a natural way, without the use of herbicides and chemicals, for an Italian Piedmontese wine that has no equal.
Discover the excellence of Bava wines
Historical itinerary among the castles and churches of the Langhe
Arriving in the Langhe you will immediately notice that the hills are rich in small ancient churches and castles. In the Monferrato area, the Sacro Monte di Crea, a monumental complex that stands on a wooded hill, is worth a visit.
Among the churches to visit in the Langhe, the abbey of S. Maria di Vezzolano, belonging to the late romanesque piedmontese, is famous because inside there is a bas-relief of 1230, a small jewel of Christianity.
Continuing along the historical itinerary of the Langhe, we cannot fail to mention the castles of the area: not to be missed are the castles of Barolo and Casale Monferrato, the castles of Govone, Camino and Serralunga d’Alba.
The thermal baths of Acqui
For a relaxing holiday, the langhe offer a unique scenario: the thermal springs of Acqui, in the province of Alessandria. Acqui Terme and its sulphurous waters offer the opportunity to relax and enjoy a historical place appreciated since ancient times. The symbol of the city are the fountain of Bollente, with water at ( 75 ° C 23, 89 F°) , and the Cathedral: two places to visit to follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans.
Where to sleep in the Langhe
Among the excellences of Made in Italy, the value of hospitality occupies a prominent position. Being able to welcome and make tourists feel at ease is one of the characteristics of our country that makes us unique in the world.
The Langhe area is the destination of a refined tourism that seeks in the holiday an opportunity to relax, but not only: here you can live an experience in the most sought after Italian, crossing the immersion in nature to a unique food and wine experience.
There is a place to sleep in the Langhe that offers all this and much more: the Relais San Maurizio, which stands in an ancient monastery of the seventeenth century, where you can still breathe a magical atmosphere.
Relais San Maurizio offers its guests a warm and enveloping welcome where no detail is overlooked: from the well-being of the spirit to that of the body, the owners are always careful to innovate to meet the needs of guests while maintaining intact respect for the origins of the place.
A unique place that will give your holiday in the Langhe an unforgettable flavour: immersed in the Langhe, Relais San Maurizio is above all a great example of Italian excellence recognized by tourists from all over the world.