Autumn is the best season to “go to Langhe” and to enjoy the landscapes of Barolo, a piece of land in Lower Piedmont known for its great wine.
The Barolo countryside, scene of his great wine
Go to Langa means walking on the side of a hill, passing from one to another: from the most bitter and high in those a little ‘sweeter going down to the Tanaro up to the their recognized capital Alba, obligated starting point for any itinerary and precious town rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings, churches from various eras, towers and even fine restaurants such as Osteria dell’Arco, (Piazza Savona 5, tel. +39 0173 363 974 – www.osteriadellarco.it –email@example.com, closed Sunday and Monday), a local with elegant and essential furnishing where you can taste the agnolotti al plin and enjoy the delicacy which is the Murazzano cheese, toma sheep’s and cow’s milk with an antique flavor.
A quick snack? At Vincafe (via Vittorio Emanuele 12) chopping boards of cold cuts and cheeses are accompanied by numerous labels serving to rotate the overflowing wine list. Then a jump to Confetteria Petitti (via Vittorio Emanuele 25), a coffee-pastry with decor and atmosphere of fin de siècle where to stock up albesi, chocolates with heart made of Barolo or Moscato.
Alba is also the town where there is the National Truffle Fair which annually involves “noses” from all over the world during the weekend dedicated to the World White Truffle Market and culminating in the highly anticipated World Truffle Auction in the Castle of Grinzane Cavour.
During the period many events taking place in the city: we have participated in the Truffle Bacchanal recreates the typical festivities of the medieval, ancient daily life scenes, customs and crafts, and where you can taste wines and typical products of traditional cuisine of Langa as the “braje piene“, the filled up calzone, and “bagasse“, small hot and sugared pancakes.
To sleep, two kilometers from Alba, immersed in the vineyards of Santa Rosalia, is the Cascina Baresane (Loc. S. Rosalia 32, tel. +39 335-7248764 – www.cascinebaresane.it – firstname.lastname@example.org), an eighteenth century house renovated with very tastefully and with a nice garden. Breakfast is served in a room where the windows provide a breathtaking view of the Langhe hills, which look towards the whitewashed crown of the Alps where the Monviso is like master. A perfect place to spend a few days relaxing rewarding.