Neive

Neive is divided in two parts: the ancient one, rich of artistic monuments, and the most recent one, where the commercial activities are gathered.

On the central paved road, there are the baroque churches of the saint Peter and Paul, and the fraternituy of san Michele. In the majestic castel is sited a wine-making farm.

Artistically beautiful is the small temple of santa Maria del Piano, in the Borgonuovo village.

Neive produces some of the best wines in the Langhe.

History

This town was founded and first inhabited by the Romans, the “Gens neve” from which its name comes.

In the Middle Ages and the following centuries many families fought over this town; after having been occupied by Napoleon, it finally became a property of the Savoia.

Neive how was in the nineteenth century (By Gustavo Strafforello - La patria. Geografia d’Italia. Provincia di Cuneo – Volume I – Torino 1891)