Tracts of land shaped by the water of the sea, the rivers, and untiring human effort. A natural amphitheater created by the Maritime Alps and the Tanaro and Bormida rivers. The landscape is extraordinary, unique, diverse and unmistakable.
The landscape of the Upper Langa varies from rugged and stepped terrain to gentle pastures, hazelnut groves and forests. The Lower Langa is noted for the elegant geometries of its vineyards, the origin of so many outstanding and world famous wines. One Langa knew the roads by which oil, salt, anchovies and pilgrims travelled. The other Langa is of flavors, scents, taste and feeling. One Langa still plays an ancient sport: pallapugno but there is also the Langa of culture, of Beppe Fenoglio and Cesare Pavese.
The Langa of castles, of towers, of churches, of farmhouses and of hills. The Langa is, in a word, unforgettable.
2. Monforte d'Alba
A town with ancient origins and built at the top of a hill overlooking the Langa and the alpine chain, it boasts a historical center that has preserved its medieval character. The town, built on a hill, is shaped like a fan, with narrow streets winding up towards the summit at an extremely steep incline and intersecting with parallel roads that follow the curve of the hill at a more level angle.
The village, besides being one of the most important centers in the Barolo area and known for its great wines, gastronomy and tourism, has established itself as a site of high-level cultural activity .
Of particular note are the initiatives of the Bottari-Lattes Foundation, winner of the Grinzane Prize (activities include the International Festival of Chamber Music "Seasonal Changes"; numerous art exhibitions featuring national and international artists, and the Marco Polo; project and the annual summer “Monfortinjazz”) concerts in the Horszowscki Auditorum, featuring musicians of international acclaim.