“Among these hills, even the silence is green”

ROERO – Istanti di poesia – Mauro Alfonso

The Roero (composed by 23 municipalities) is a region located in the esatern part of the Cuneo province and its name comes from the noble “Roero” family that has reigned for years in these places.

Geographically located on the hydrographic left side of the river Tanaro, while on the right side we can find the Langhe region.

The particularity of this territory is its ground, predominantly sandy, that witness the presence of the sea in the past. Maritime origin is also evidenced by the presence of numerous shells and fossils, and by the stratification of the soil, well visible in some areas.
In this type of soil the vines have found the ideal conditions for their development and for their excellent organoleptic characteristics.
The vast production of fruits and vegetables also benefits from this soil feature, that allows to produce every year high quality products with less use of pesticides.

What to visit nearby

Guarene Castle, baroque residence, now structure of luxury accomodation, only visitable on Saturday and on Sunday by reservation.
Magliano Alfieri Castle, residence of the 700, home of the multimedia museum of Landscape and the museum of plaster ceilings.
Castello medievale di Monteu Roero, visitabile in occasione di eventi e nelle date della rassegna Castelli Aperti.
Medieval Castle of Monteu Roero, visitable at events or on the dates of the rustling “Open Castles”
Grinzane Cavour Castle
Email: info@castellogrinzane.comCastello di Guarene

Municipal Roero Picture Gallery in Guarene
Via Paoletti 16 – GUARENE – tel. 0173 611900
Guided tours on reservation, Saturday h 15-18, Sunday h 10-12 / 15-18
Naturalistic Museum of the Roero in Vezza d’Alba
Via Fissore, 1 – VEZZA D’ALBA – tel. 0173 639856 – 339 7390351 – 0173 65022
Opening Time: Saturday 9-12 – Sunday 15-17 (October – May), 16-19 (June – Semptember). Other days are available on reservation.
Email: museovezza@tiscali.it
Wine Museum – Wimu in Barolo
Open every day from 10.30 till 19.00, with last entrance at 18.00
Tel. + 39 0173 38 66 97
Fax + 39 0173 38 07 14
Email: info@wimubarolo.it

Regional Roero Wine Shop, “showcase” for local wine producers, always opened for wine tasting and shopping.
Via Roma 57 – CANALE – tel. 0173 978228
Historical center of Guarene, il gioiello del Roero: the Roero jewel:
Follow the steps from the audioguide in the “Architinera”
The Torion of Borbore of Vezza d’Alba, panoramic point with the “big bench”
The Roero Forest Park. Over one hundred and sixty acres of woodland, one-third occupied by centuries-old trees, two ponds (Lake Ginestre and Lake of the Aironi), footpaths, park and picnic facilities, barbecues, a field gymnastics course Football, games and equipment for the youngest. Entry is free, except on Sundays and public holidays from April to September, where is planned a ticket of € 3 per car and € 1 per person. Free entry up to 12 years.
The Roero Fruits and Vegetables Market in Canale, in summer attended by many local peasants and very colorful and picturesque.
Underground “Crotin” of Monteu Roero, Underground cellars dug into the tuff: by reservation, you can visit crotin on any day of the week. The crotin circuit is managed by the BelMonteu Association.
Pond with Lotus Flower, halfway along the Trifolao Trail to Vezza d’Alba, attainable on foot. Remarkable blooming of lotus flower in the summer.
Valunga Lake in San Grato di Monteu Roero, of Monteu Roero, on the “Water Trail”.
Bees’ House: historical ciabòt with wall apiaries can be visited on the “Beekeeping Trail” in Montà
The biotopo, lpond stall of ornithic species immersed in the nature of the Chestnut Trail (Canal) – interesting the period of toads mating on its banks.
The big Chestnut Tree: monumental tree of 400 years on the “Big Chestnut Tree” Trail (Monteu Roero). Accessible on foot.
The Rocca of Santo Stefano Roero in the historical pedestrian center.
Fairytale Country. The tale of the “Sleeping Beauty”, told through murals and itineraries in the historical centre of Sommariva Bosco.
www.comune.sommarivadelbosco.cn.itPesca di Canale
The Arcades of Canale d’Alba, its baroque churches and liberty buildings.
San George Ciabòt (property of Negro Winery) located on a panoramic place halfway between Monteu Roero and Tre Rivi, on the ruins of the old castle.
For the hiking trail, refer to the “Ecomuseo delle Rocche” in Montà d’Alba
Valentina Giorio | Olga Scarsi
Piazzetta della vecchia segheria, 2/b
12046 – Montà – CN
Tel +39 0173 97 61 81 | Fax +39 0173 97 48 54
Email: info@ecomuseodellerocche.it