The Langhe is a hilly area to the south and west of the river Tanaro in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, northern Italy.
It is famous for its wines and for its truffles—particularly the white truffles of Alba. The countryside as it
was in the first half of the 20th century features prominently in the writings
of Cesare Pavese, who
was born here, in Santo Stefano Belbo.
The famous Langhe (Langa in its Italian spelling) wine growing region of
Piemonte lies to the south of its capital Alba. It is
characterized by rolling hills, vineyards and winding roads which deliver breath
taking scenery around every corner. The Langhe area of Piemonte is becoming a
popular location for holiday homes and accordingly the prices of property for
sale are now increasing.
Tourists world wide come here to follow the “wine trail” through the typical
areas of Dolcetto d’Alba,Barbera d’Alba and Nebbiolo d’Alba. The Langa is also
home to the truffle festival held in Alba during
October. Each year for about a month and a half Alba is transformed and becomes
the world market for truffles .Piazza Bianca hosts up to forty different stands
all trading in this sought after commodity.
Barolo known throughout the world for its wine is
15 Km's from Alba. Both Barolo
and nearby Grinzane Cavour both host regional wine cellars.
Serralunga has a beautiful castle while Monforte and La Morra will entertain
you with their panoramic landscapes and famous restaurants. The countless rows
of vines are the home to bunches of black Nebbiolo grapes with are used in the
production of Barolo wine.
To the east of Alba along the right bank of the River
Tanaro one finds Barbaresco, home to Barbaresco
wine again made from the Nebbiolo grape. This area includes the two towns of Treiso and Neive which is known
as the town of four wines: Barbaresco, Dolcetto,Barbera and Moscato.
Alta Langa.(Upper Langhe).
Ascending the hills south of Alba one notices a drastic change in scenery
with the vineyards being replaced by hazelnuts, woods and meadows. Here
scattered are many traditional stone houses (rustico) some beautifully restored
in sympathy with the area and others left to deteriorate waiting for a new owner
to restore them to their former glory.
Villages in the Upper Langhe or Alta Langa worth visiting include Bergolo , Perletto, Monesiglio, Prunetto and
Below is a List of the most significant villages and towns in the Langhe area
of Piemonte. Updates on theses towns will follow soon
Alba - Barbaresco - Neive -Treiso -Neviglie -Mango -Camo -Castiglione
Tinella - Cossano Belbo - Santo Stefano Belbo - Narzole-Cherasco -
Verduno-Roddi - Grinzane Cavour - Castiglione Falletto - Serralunga -
D'Alba-Novello - Barolo - La Morra- Diano D'Alba - Montelupo - Lequio Berria - Borgomale -
Benevello - Rodello -
Monforte - Roddino - Cissone - Albaretto Torre -
Sinio - Dogliani - Somano - Belvedere Langhe - Clavesana - Cerretto Langhe - Cravanzana - Torre
Bormida - Bergolo - Cortemilia - Bossolasco
- Mombarcaro - Neilla Belbo - San
Benedetto Belbo - Monesiglio - Prunetto - Levice - Marsaglia - Pezzolo Valle
Italian contry house ( Langhe area )
Country villa in Italy
( Langhe area )
Italian contry house (Langhe area)
DOC and DOCG wines produced in this area include:
- Arneis del Roero
- Brachetto d'Acqui
- Erbaluce di
- Moscato d'Asti
- Rubino di Cantavenna
These are some particular cities in Piedmont: