The Langhe and Roero are a mosaic of infinite landscapes, impossible to encompass in a single glance. They are better to discover one piece at a time, following a course that allows us, little by little, to reconstruct a whole universe. The Strada Romantica of the Langhe and Roero - created by GAL Langhe Roero Leader within the framework of the EC Initiative Leader Plus - strives to just this kind of approach: to describe a unique, yet diverse landscape, through aspects that, by tradition or suggestion know how to evoke the spirit of the whole.
At the centre of the scene are eleven stopping points which reveal the extraordinary natural and human landscape. The plot of histories and memories is set through eleven themes - exploring the relationship between man and his land to local popular traditions, up to the most recent history - and the territory is interpreted through them, giving recognition to a priceless heritage.
The panoramic points
The Strada Romantica of the Langhe and Roero was conceived to offer tourists an original travel experience, but with respect for the rhythms and spirit of the territory: this can be noticed by the structures at the panoramic points along the trail, created to allow visitors to fully enjoy the landscape that hosts them. On top of the hills or in the shade of the ancient towers, visitors will find hints and suggestions waiting for them for following their path: the “quinte informative,” information panels placed to provide details on the surrounding tourist attractions and the “cippi panoramici,” a series of display boards, recalling the sinuous form of the surrounding hills, that suggest an interpretation of the territory following the assigned theme of each stopping point, offering an original way for tourists to get to know the territory at depth, nearly becoming filled by the stories and suggestions.
The talking tree
Places of rest and observation, the eleven panoramic points invite visitors to give a bit of time to themselves, like the solitary reading of a book or a chat with friends: here then the discreet presence of the talking tree, one of the most poetic aspects of the installations, which confides the story of the territory to its leaves through literary passages, and the “romantic bench” for tourists to rest on, designed for sitting comfortably in pairs, made with metal treated in an annealing process and worked with a grommet procedure to infuse lightness into the handmade item.
A physical and emotional journey
From one stopping point to the next, escorted by some of the most fascinating views in the world, you will come into contact with the jewels of this land: its flourishing wine production, truffles and hazelnuts, as well as its secular traditions, the small gems of rural architecture that adorn villages and slopes, witnesses to the feudal age made of castles and towers, and magnificent residences that look down from the most striking peaks. La Strada Romantica of the Langhe and Roero is a physical and emotional journey: over one hundred kilometres of roads and paths set in a landscape of irresistible charm, infinite emotion to be experienced and just as many suggestions to savour to be able to read and interpret the spirit of a territory.
Contact us to any information:
GAL Langhe Roero Leader Srl
Piazza Oberto, 1 - 12060 Bossolasco (CN)
Tel. +39 0173 799000
Fax +39 0173 793449
CODICE FISCALE 90040960040
Segreteria operativa c/o Turismo in Langa
Via Cavour, 16 - 12051 Alba (CN)
Tel. +39 0173 364030
Fax +39 0173 293143
Have a look to the 11 stops: