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Strada Romantica delle Langhe e del Roero
Vezza d’Alba

Langhe and Roero have become famous for their most precious product: the truffle. It has become a part of the collective imagery, also thanks to important figures such as Gioacchino Rossini, Alfred Hitchcock and Marylin Monroe.


The landscape of the Roero region

Steep hills, deep gorges and cliffs: these are the famous Rocche of the Roero region, on the left side of the Tanaro River. Vezza d’Alba was built here more than one thousand years ago; the ruins of the castle that belonged to the Roero family until the 17th Century are a vestige of its feudal age. In Vezza we suggest you visit the nice Baroque Church of San Bernardino and two other interesting churches: the Parish church of San Martino and the Shrine of the Madonna dei Boschi, which is located between the hamlets of Valle Sanche and Valle Maggiore. The Naturalistic Museum of the Roero houses reconstructions of typical natural environments of the region.


Truffles, food and tastes

Langhe and Roero have become famous all over the world for their most precious product: the truffle. It has become a part of the collective imagery, also thanks to important figures such as Gioacchino Rossini (for him it was “the Mozart of mushrooms”), Alfred Hitchcock (who was attracted by the mystery surrounding the truffles, so much so as to want to make a film about them) and Marylin Monroe (who wrote to Giacomo Morra, the “king of truffles”, that she had «never tasted anything more flavourful and exciting»).

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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 0173 65022
www.comune.vezzadalba.cn.it

Lay-by
Piazza San Carlo

Marked trails
4 trails of the Ecomuseo delle Rocche (www.ecomuseodellerocche.it)

Museums
Museo Naturalistico del Roero, Via Fissore 1, Vezza d’Alba Town Hall (0173 65022)

Events
Fiera di Fine Estate (beginning of September); Fiera Regionale del Tartufo e dei Vini (end of November; contacts 0173 65022)