The Langhe area is dotted with ancient villages built on its ridges, in stunning scenery, with towers and medieval castles, military forts or noble houses that you can visit. Hhistoric buildings open their doors to visitors as well as historic cellars dug into the tufa in the bellies of the hills, where the art of wine is mixed with forms and architectures, giving birth to true cathedrals of wine and art.
Bergolo now has only about seventy inhabitants. Still, the fascination that this tiny village emanates is remarkable, with its stone houses beautifully restored and with the panoramic position that dominates the steep slopes between the Bormida and the Uzzone Valley.
Walking through the cultivation of hazelnuts, hed to Levice, the Langa of the dry stone walls, of the truffle, of the farms appearing in the stories by Cesare Pavese and Beppe Fenoglio.
Visit the authentic village of Saluzzo, a small, charming town in the province of Cuneo, where the valleys of Monviso open into a plain rich in orchards. Here the 15th century urban solutions have been preserved almost intact in the old town. Saluzzo is full of narrow cobbled streets, steep stairways, churches and elegant palaces with balconies and terraces, gathered around hidden gardens. It is one of the most exclusive places in Italy for the lovers of antiques, art furniture and restoration. There, the crafts of wood and iron boasts a centuries-old tradition, valued by the annual fairs of Antiques and Furniture (respectively in May and September).
In the Cuneo area, but on the side Langhe, there is Neive, the land of Barbaresco and white truffle, which has, as Candelo, an ancient fortress. The plant of the town is still medieval: the red-roofed houses are close to each other and, from above the old town, you can enjoy great views of the surrounding vineyards.
Lose roofs, beams and wood belong instead to the Occitan culture and characterize the landscape of Chianale, in the province of Cuneo. We went far from from the Langhe area but we couldn't help pointing out this beautiful town: a place full of charm, still strongly tied to the Alpine and Provençal culture proudly exhibited by its inhabitants.
Neraby there is the Aleve, the largest stone pine forest in Europe, on the slopes of Monviso.