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»).