The Langhe are located in Piemonte, and their territory is included in the districts of Cuneo and Asti. The area is hilly and is divided between Bassa Langa, Alta Langa and Langa Astigiana. Together with Roero and Monferrato, the Langhe have been included in 2014 in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Besides the beautiful scenery and the villages, the Langhe are well known because of many food products of excellence, as the wines, truffles and hazelnuts.
Alba, in Cuneo district, is considered the “capital” of the Langhe. It was once called the town of a hundred towers, still retains some testimonies of fortified buildings of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries that today are integrated in buildings from more recent periods. In the old town centre of Alba there’s the Palazzo del Comune, which hosts frescoes dating back to the late ‘300 and paintings from the beginning of the ‘ 500, and the Federico Eusebio Museum which includes several collections and some artifacts of the Copper, Neolithic and Roman ages, the section of natural sciences and anthropological section.
The small village of Barolo is an important place, famous for its wine that is produced in the surrounding vineyards. Here there’s the Ethnographic Museum of Barolo wine, situated in the castle of the Marquis Falletti. Among other rooms of the castle there are the Hall of the four seasons, the Hall of coats of arms, the room of the Marchioness and a library with more then three thousand volumes dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.