Hills like sea waves, the Tanaro River flowing placidly, and the Alps that hug the horizon to the west to temper the climate. We are between Langhe and Roero, lands of wines, hazelnuts and truffles. Autumn is the best time to visit when harvest begins, and a year of work on the land ends, and celebrates it with many festivals and fairs.
Driving on these hills (as well as cycling or walking) gives a feeling of tranquility mixed with beauty: because the territory between the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo is a microcosm of different environments where man and nature have gone hand in hand for centuries. This area is split between the Lower and Upper Langa. The first is that of the great wines, of Barolo and Barbaresco, but also of Moscato and Dogliani. Here the vineyards draw truly suggestive geometries. The Upper Langa, on the other hand, has higher hills and has among its main products cheeses and hazelnuts.
But it is the landscape in its entirety that offers vast and memorable panoramas, dotted by castles that inherit the belligerence of the medieval families who fought for the Piedmontese lands.
An inspiring 3-4 days driving itinerary stopping at pleasure from village to village, from cellar to cellar.