Langhe: the best time to visit and what to do

Best time to visit the Langhe

If you are a lover of wine, fine dining, and breathtaking landscapes, the Langhe region is an unmissable destination. Located in the heart of Piedmont, this region is renowned for its historic vineyards and stunning hillside views. Not surprisingly, the Langhe region has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

In this article, we will explore the best time to visit the Langhe region and what to do once you get there, aiming to provide you with a comprehensive guide for an unforgettable visit. 

Prepare to discover a land where time seems to have stopped, among medieval villages, centuries-old vineyards, and a food and wine culture that will captivate you. 

Where to go in the Langhe region

The Langhe area, situated between the provinces of Cuneo and Asti, is one of the most charming regions of Piedmont, famous for its hilly landscapes, lush vineyards, and medieval villages that seem to have come out of a painting. This territory offers a wide range of experiences, from tasting fine wines to cultural and natural visits. Here are some of the most enchanting places to explore during your stay. 

What is the most beautiful area of the Langhe region

If you are wondering what the most beautiful area of the Langhe region is, prepare to be enchanted by several locations that stand out for their beauty and unique charm.

La Morra is one of these magical places. Located on a hill, this town offers a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards. The Belvedere of La Morra is the perfect spot to admire the Langhe landscape, with a view that stretches over hills planted with vineyards and small picturesque villages. Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll through its streets, where you can discover typical restaurants and wineries offering local wine tastings. 

Barolo, the village that gave its name to the famous wine, is another must-see. Here you can visit the Wine Museum located in the Falletti Castle, which offers an immersive experience in the history and culture of Barolo. The local wineries are ready to welcome you for tastings that will help you understand why this wine is considered one of the best in the world.

Neive, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, will enchant you with its timeless charm. With its cobblestone streets and historic houses, Neive is the ideal place for a leisurely stroll, perhaps stopping in one of the many wine bars to taste the local wines. 

Not to mention Castiglione Falletto, one of the areas included in the “Vineyard Landscapes of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato” recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. A small town of Roman origin where a castle stands out as a symbol of the city with its quadrangular structure and walled garden set on two overlapping levels. This is also a perfect place for a wine tasting in Piedmont. 

Finally, Monforte d’Alba is another jewel of this area. This village is known not only for its beautiful landscapes but also for its vibrant cultural scene. The main square, with its exceptional natural acoustics, hosts concerts and festivals that attract visitors from all over the world. Here you can enjoy a special evening of music and wine tastings. 

Every corner of the Langhe area has something unique to offer, from breathtaking landscapes to unforgettable culinary and cultural experiences. 

A wine trip in August in Italy

August is one of the best months to explore this territory, not only for the mild climate but also for the numerous activities that take place during this period. Here’s an idea to make your stay in the Langhe region unforgettable. 

A gastronomic itinerary between Alba and Barolo

A trip to the this area would not be complete without a gastronomic itinerary between Alba and Barolo. Alba, often considered the capital of the Langhe, is famous for its Truffle Market and the International White Truffle Fair.
In August, although it is not the period of the fair, you can still find truffles and other local delicacies in the city’s shops. The city offers a wide range of restaurants where you can taste typical Piedmontese dishes, such as tajarin with truffles and “Albese” style raw meat, accompanied by a good glass of local wine. 

Continuing towards Barolo, you will cross hilly landscapes dotted with vineyards and picturesque villages. In Barolo, don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the many wineries. Here, you can participate in a guided tasting that will allow you to discover the complexity and variety of local wines. Ask the producers what the best time to visit the Langhe region is, and they will surely tell you how each season has its own charm, but summer is particularly special for its long sunny days and the opportunity to enjoy the landscape outdoors. 

After exploring Barolo, head to Monforte d’Alba. This village is known for its gourmet restaurants that offer a cuisine that combines tradition and innovation. Here you can enjoy refined dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients, all accompanied by the best wines of the region. In the evening, Monforte d’Alba comes alive with cultural and musical events, offering a unique experience under the stars. 

This area of Piedmont represents an ideal destination for those who love good food, wine, and enchanting landscapes. Whatever your passion, whether it’s enogastronomy or discovering historic villages, this region will provide you with unforgettable emotions. Get lost in those streets in the heart of wine production and be intoxicated by the scent of wine, accompanied by a breathtaking view that opens your eyes to a unique and strategic position to admire all the villages of the Barolo region. 

August is a perfect time to visit the Langhe region, with its outdoor activities and favorable climate. 

To make your stay even more special, we invite you to book a visit to the Boroli winery. Immerse yourself in our excellent wine production and experience a unique experience in our cellars, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Langhe landscape, with its gentle hills and vineyards that will leave you breathless. 

A journey of discovery not only of wine but also of the architectural style that characterizes our wineries. The estate was created through a recycling process of seasoned oak staves from used barrels. This design choice was made not only for good thermal insulation but also to minimize the visual impact that our structure immersed in the hills of Barolo has on the surrounding environment, letting the scents of wine be perceived at every step. 

Discover the winemaking process, taste our fine labels, and be fascinated by the beauty of Langhe with an intimate wine journey, suitable for small groups to allow you to immerse yourself in a sensory journey surrounded by a unique panorama. A window on the breathtaking territories of Piedmont ready to excite you. 

We look forward to helping you discover all the charm of this enchanting land. 

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WINERY

The Boroli cellars, located in Castiglione Falletto, are the perfect place to experience the magical territory of the Langhe through tasting experiences and to enjoy an unforgettable experience of discovery and great wine.

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