Places to visit
Maybe you just fancy a relaxing drive through the rolling hills to visit the little hilltop villages, there is stunning scenery at every turn or maybe you would like to see our towns.
A busy market town at the heart of the barbera wine region, with an excellent cantina sociale where you will find the staff very helpful and knowledgeable about the wines produced in the area.
Ancient porticoes lining the main pedestrianised street giving much needed shade during the hot summer days. Under the arches you can find many old family businesses selling all sorts of wares.
Each Friday the town comes alive with a huge bustling street market and throughout the seasons there are many events including a large antique and craft fair held on the third Sunday of the month.
Alba and Barolo
They are both within 30 minutes drive from here and are probably the most well known areas of Piemonte, producing the famous Barolo wine and the rich sweet nutella.
Alba is a medieval town with narrow winding streets with lots of interesting places to visit especially in late October and November for the truffle festival.
Vineyards and Wineries
The countryside surrounding Casa Del Roseto and the road to neighbouring villages are home to numerous private and sociale cantinas which can be visited for private tastings or you can enjoy their special open days where they have various functions such as picnics amongst the vines etc.
Canelli is dominated by Castello Gancia, sitting proud on the hill above this historic medieval town. The area around Canelli is rich in vineyards and considered the birth place of the Italian sparkling wine Asti.
The town’s most unique characteristic is the stunning subterranean “Underground Cathedrals” of wine cellars, carved out below the town for about 20 kilometres and these, together with big five wine producers with their cellars in the town, are themselves designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The annual "Siege of Canelli" festival attracts many visitors each year.
The main provincial town Asti is famous for its sparkling wine Spumanti. It is an ancient town with many medieval towers and churches lining its cobbled streets along with a good selection of well know high street shops and individual boutiques.
Most weekends Asti has an event or festival to enjoy but during September it holds Italy's oldest Palio - bare back horse racing - which includes a splendid historical procession of medieval costumes with much flag throwing and knights and their ladies astride the highly decorated horses. It is quiet spectacular.
The following weekend brings a very large food festival where all the villages from the province decorate floats in vintage farming style. There are over 3000 people parading through the town. They arrive at the Piazza Campo di Palio where Italy's largest open air restaurant is set up with each village creating a speciality dish.
During these festivals you can also visit the “Douja d.Or” - a national wine competition where you will find wines from all over Italy exhibited in hope they may be awarded the premio Douja d.Or label.
An ancient roman spa town where thehot waters come gushing out into a large fountain in the central piazza of the town. There are many select shops lining the streets and pretty cafes were you can sit for an hour and watch the world go by.
Festivals and Events
There are so many things to see and do throughout the seasons. Most villages have festivals to fulfill all requirements from Ferrari rallies, truffle festivals or wine festivals when you buy your glass and pass away a few hours sampling the wines from the local cantinas
Christmas is also very special with most towns displaying colourful lights and markets. One certainly not to be missed is Govone, a fairytale hillside village which becomes a wonderland for old and young alike.
Events for autumn (dates to be confirmed - please check!)
Fiera del Rapule, Calosso
a festival to celebrate the end of the grape harvest
Mombercelli 39 Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco
Sagra della Bagna Cauda Belvegliese
Fiera Patronale di San Carlo
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