Known worldwide for their magnificent landscape and the fine local products, the Langhe, located between the Tanaro River, the Ligurian Appenine and the Bormida River, are hills with delicate contours, marked by deep valleys and lined with streams.
This land, thanks to its natural fertility and men’s centuries-old commitment, is where some of the most world renowned products orginated: not only wines amongst the best in the world like Barolo and Barbaresco, but also the famous White Truffle of Alba and the Nocciola Tonda Gentile (Round and Gentle Hazelnut) of the Langhe.
The landscape is dominated by vineyards, from Grinzane Cavour to Monforte d’Alba, from Serralunga to Barolo, from Castiglione Falletto to Verduno, from Novello to Diano d’Alba, from Roddi to La Morra.
In the little towns of the Langhe, tourists can visit the many castles, symbol of the past centuries, that house today museums, restaurants and exclusive enotecas.
The town of Monforte d’Alba is at 480 metres above sea level, in the heart of Langhe, less than 20 km from the city of Alba. With a population of just over 2,000 people, it is known for its wines as well as for being a vacation spot. In the Middle Ages it was one of the major centres for the Cather Heretics. The Parish of 1908-1912 with its XV-century-fresco is worth a visit, as well as Palazzo Scrampi and the former Baroque Parish with its old bell tower. In the summer, the magnificent Auditorium Horszowski houses the Monfortinjazz Festival.