Jewel villages of Langhe and Monferrato

Hidden among the hills of the Alta Langa, a short distance from La Cascina Langa, so as to be reachable even by bicycle or on foot, there are real little gem villages, not yet discovered by the great tourist flows: small villages all in stone, with medieval walls, two-fourteenth-century towers, frescoes from the rural Renaissance, small cathedrals and delightful country churches … Mombaldone, Montechiaro Alta, Roccaverano, Olmo Gentile, the Castello di Monastero Bormida.

The streets to reach these villages are already worth the trip: ribbons that wind through the green hills, where the woods alternate the fields and the vineyards … and often in small towns there are wine bars, trattorias, restaurants, which alone justify the excursion. At certain times of the year, these villages also come alive with countryside festivals, which are an excellent opportunity to sample local food at excellent prices and to immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of the Piedmontese country.


At about 10 minutes by car, and about two hours walk, there is the splendid Mombaldone, rightly elected to be part of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Read more.


The admirable castle of Monastero Bormida can be reached in 6 minutes by car, but it is fun and pleasant to go there on foot or by bicycle from La Cascina Langa, passing through the hamlet of Santa Libera. Read more .


The fascinating Roccaverano, 760 meters above sea level, can be reached in about an hour and a half walk on the outward journey (uphill) and an hour on the way back (downhill). Travel times by bicycle: 40 minutes each way. By car: about 8 minutes. Read more .


A very short distance from Roccaverano, (3 km, or 5 minutes by car, 10 by bicycle and 40 by foot) lies the delightful Olmo Gentile. Read more .


The Tower of San Giorgio Scarampi, along with those of Olmo Gentile Roccaverno, Vengore, and Monastero, is part of the 5 Torri Promenade, which is organized by the Proloco in, and of which you will find itineraries, travel times and many details on the net.


Montechiaro d’Acqui Alta is the ancient village that is located at the top of the hill opposite the one on which La Cascina Langa is located. Read more .


From Montechiaro Alta the “Passeggiata dei Calanchi” starts, which together with that of the 5 towers, is a cult for cyclists and trekking enthusiasts. The itinerary is 30 kilometers long, and the walking time is estimated at 9 hours. Read more .


Getting to Denice from La Cascina Langa is a pleasant walk of 5 kilometers, with no particularly challenging gradients, between chestnut, oak, elm, and acacia woods. On foot, it takes about an hour and a quarter to get there and back. Read more .

Asti and Alba

Alba and Asti, as well as capitals of food and wine districts, are lively cities rich in history.
Asti , the city of the ‘hundred towers’ with medieval churches and baroque palaces lives its magic moment in May, during the Palio : the race between horses mounted without saddle held continuously since the 12th century!
Alba , which is full of truffle boutiques and other gastronomic delights, has a fascinating historic center, with medieval churches and 15th-16th-century palaces, very pleasant arcades and also … an underground Roman city to explore with an archaeologist.
Festivals and parties :
Alba: International Truffle Fair, from October to November
Asti: coinciding with the Carnival, the chocolate fair also takes place Palio of Asti, in May

Turin and Genoa

Just over an hour’s drive from La Cascina Langa you can get to know two beautiful Italian cities.

Turin, about 80 minutes by car

The ancient capital, with its regal architecture, majestic squares and avenues, is experiencing a well-deserved boom of tourists who discover or rediscover the ‘Paris’ of Italy.

In addition to noble palaces, baroque churches, architecture from the eighteenth century to liberty, Turin offers some of the most interesting museums in Italy (cinema museum, newly restored Egyptian museum, automobile museum ..) and is a must, also for a tourism of passage, the experience of its elegant nineteenth-century café-lounges: in frescoed rooms or covered with antique satins and tapestries, with authentic furnishings and porcelain, you can taste sweets, ice creams and chocolate-based delights among the best in the world …

Genoa, about 80 minutes by car

Genoa is a city of multiple faces, an incredible mix of styles and forms, with a town planning that ranges from the maze of alleyways of the old center to the great esplanades facing the sea … Genoa surprises and, in the apparent confusion of a city that is grown upset between sea and mountains, it reveals all its treasures one after the other: it goes from the Romanesque churches to the creations of the most famous contemporary “archi-stars”, from the seventeenth-century palaces to the bustle of the port … …

The major attraction today is the Aquarium, the first in Europe for the number of animal species present. The exterior building bears the signature of Renzo Piano who oversaw the renovation of the entire Old Port, including the Bigo and the Goccia which houses butterflies, iguanas, and tropical flora …

Milan and the fashion discrict

For those coming from abroad, a stay at La Cascina Langa can also be a starting point for a trip to two of the hearts of Italian fashion: Milan with its boutiques and, just 70 kilometers from Denice, the Serravalle Outlet for purchases from the best Italian brands at discount prices.