Traditionally every Tuesday in Italian Good News we talk about one of the Italian cities, about its peculiarities or interesting facts. Today we decided to change the tradition a bit and talk not just about a city but a bigger zone located in the Northern Italy that definitely deserves attention and especially in this period of year, in autumn.
We would like to present you Langhe – a hilly area in the Italian region Piedmont. Hills and vineyards surround cute medieval castles: this is the landscape that greets the visitors of Langhe. Not to talk about the delicious gastronomic pleasures you can fins in this region! Take a closer look at the treasures of Langhe – a place to include into your bucket list without any doubt if you travel to Italy in autumn.
The Romantic Way aka La Strada Romantica
Can you imagine walking across the hills of Piedmont enjoying the breathtaking views? Probably you won’t be able to walk the whole Romantic Way at once because its length is about 100 km, but approach this journey with no rush, get lost among the nature of Langhe and feel the joyful emotions this fantastic place gives you.
The medieval castles of Langhe
The old castles are a very typical element of the landscape of this area. One of the most beautiful ones is
where the wine museum is located. This museum, by the way, is very interactive and will be interesting also for the kids. Other Castles like Castello di Govone, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Castello di Roddi, Castello di Serralunga d’Alba and many others are definitely worth to visit, too
The local food and wine of Langhe
We have probably reached the most interesting part: it’s impossible to talk about Langhe without talking about the delicious cheeses and meat products of this geographical zone. As every Italian region Langhe also has its own local wines. We suggest to try Barolo, Roero, Barbaresco. Last but not least is definitely the famous white truffle of Alba: in the Langhe area you can try pasta with truffle, risotto with truffle, different creams and butters, ham, sausages and actually all kind dishes you can imagine with the unforgettable truffle smell and taste!