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Strada Romantica delle Langhe e del Roero
Mombarcaro

Here the view opens out from the Maritime Alps to the perpetual snow of the Monte Rosa. It is said that from some hilltops, on a clear day you can see the shimmering waves of the Ligurian sea.


The top of the Langhe

The name of Mombarcaro has Latin origins: from the Latin mons (hill) and barcari (barbarism, from boats), the hill from which sailing ships and big boats could be seen. It is an emblematic name for the “top of the Langhe“: here the view opens out from the Maritime Alps to the perpetual snow of the Monte Rosa. We suggest you visit the historical and ethnographical museum, the Church of San Rocco with the “Cavalcade of the deadly Sins“, the beautiful frescos by Antonio Ocello from Ceva and the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie (in the hamlet of San Luigi). The surroundings of Mombarcaro will enchant you: the luxuriant countryside, in some places still uncontaminated, is dotted with votive chapels and small villages, which are often made up of a few stone houses along a road.


The sea

Here thinking about the sea seems impossible: it is hidden by woods and hills, although the Ligurian beaches are quite near. But from some hilltops, on a clear day you can see the shimmering of the waves. In these hills, which were so poor in the past, the sea was food for the spirit. With its tales, it fuelled a desire: to plough the waves and cross it for many days, until one reached the land of abundance, “La Merica“.

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Tap the markers on the map to know the location of the village’s buildings and special places. To learn more about their origins and to visit them have a look at the itinerary description. The letters will help you find the correspondences between the marker and the building.


Itinerary Description

Useful information

Town Hall contacts
Telephone number 0174 97133
www.comune.mombarcaro.cn.it

Camper area
Camper area Battuti, Loc. Battuti (summer months, info on the Town Hall website)

Marked trails
Grande Traversata delle Langhe (www.winetrekking), Passeggiata della Valle Belbo (info on the Town Hall website)

Museums
Museo storico comunale, Piazza della Libertà (info on the Town Hall website or 0174 97133)
Mostra fotografica permanente dell’Alta Langa (info on the Town Hall website or 0174 97133)

Events
Raduno intersezionale Alpini (second sunday of July); Concerto per un’amica “Serena Torrero” (end of July); Fiera di Sant’Anna e Sagra della patata (end of July, info on the Town Hall website)