Every year it more or less goes like this: we finish the period of big Christmas binges, then New Year’s bang and find ourselves catapulted into a new scenario with plans and good resolutions. In a moment tac! It is February.
For lovers, the event of the month is undoubtedly Valentine’s Day.
The Langhe, with its wonderful villages, beautiful viewpoints and historic wineries, is the right setting to spend a weekend or romantic day with the one you love, offering a range of opportunities for all tastes.
We have done a little skimming of what are the most interesting proposals in the area, hoping to catch the right one for you and your better half.
Tasting with experiential seminar
Why wait for the weekend if Valentine’s Day is February 14? Right.
Tourism in Langa offers a guided wine tasting with an experiential seminar in Alba to learn about stories of saints, artistic heritage and oenology.
The evening will be led by a tour guide, who will lead participants to discover the works and stories of the Saints inside the Church of St. John the Baptist, and a Wine Narrator® who will present an exclusive selection of three wines for tasting.
Winery visit in Dogliani
From February 10 to 18, the Cà Neuva winery allows you to spend unique moments in which wine will be the real protagonist.
What better way to taste all the wines produced, accompanied by local dishes and appetizers?
And to make it even more special, you can treat your sweetheart to a visit at the winery – Sergio and Silvia, the producers, have created a card dedicated to Valentine’s Day!
Journey through the flavors of the Roero
In the Roero, on Friday, Feb. 16, Gusto Lento Bistrot restaurant in Magliano Alfieri, in collaboration with the Fabio Oberto winery in La Morra, presents an evening dedicated to the story of two producers in Cronache di Gusto.
Bel Sit Winery: a toast of love
No gift can be worth as much as a precious keepsake, which is why Bel Sit Winery in Castagnole delle Lanze has thought of all lovers who wish to celebrate a different and original Valentine’s Day.
From Saturday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 18, the winery’s doors are open to welcome all those who would like to discover the winery’s wines while taking advantage of special offerings related to the festival of lovers.
Love and taste: romantic dinners
What better occasion than a candlelight dinner in an intimate atmosphere to say “I love you” to each other?
Vitae di Langa agritourism, in Diano d’Alba, is pleased to invite you on Wednesday, Feb. 14, to enjoy its traditional menu to celebrate the most romantic evening of the year in a place that exudes poetry and cannot disappoint.
Hotel Monteverde in Bistagno offers a wonderful weekend with a romantic stay and dinner, with the possibility of adding tours to one of the wonderful wineries in the area, just a few kilometers from the hotel, where you can taste excellent wines paired with typical products.
Valentine’s Day social at the Garetto Estate
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the informal and relaxed setting of the Garetto Estate, a rustic and finely renovated structure.
United in a large table, a social table, where we can make friends and enjoy a full menu with paired estate wines.
During the evening you will be involved in a wine-themed, interactive, fun and unprecedented group game.
A weekend of relaxation & wellness at Monvì Wine Relais
Treat yourself to a weekend of food and wine wellness in the Monferrato region with an exclusive wine-themed sensory spa experience at one of the area’s most beautiful, newly opened facilities.
After spending your time relaxing, Valentine’s Day dinner, tastings with producer Emanuele Gambino, Beccaris spirits and typical products.
Reserved for those staying overnight at the facility on the weekend of Feb. 16.
Is your true love culture?
Exhibition on the great masters of the Baroque and Caravaggio
In Mondovì, in the Langa monregalese, an extraordinary exhibition on the Italian Baroque awaits you on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16.
You will be able to admire extraordinary works by the likes of Caravaggio, Rubens, Ribera, Giordano, Preti, Reni, Van Dyck, Da Cortona, Suttermans, Dolci, Furini, and Sirani each with their own interpretation of Baroque aesthetics.
On Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can experience Alba sotterranea, a tour led by a professional archaeologist for an itinerary that includes a selection of underground stops from among the 32 on the city’s archaeological trail, plus a concluding stop at the F. Eusebio Civic Museum.
The temple, theater and forum from Roman times, the mosaics and domus, the ancient walls, the first baptismal font and the vanished medieval towers, a journey to discover the underground roots of the city.