Lower Langa

The Annunziata Abbey

in La Morra

Three kilometers far from La Morra, on the road to Alba, there’s the beautiful Annunziata village. There it’s possible to see the romanic-baroque benedictine abbey of saint Martin of Mercenasco: a church with a facade of the seventeenth century, the apse and a bell tower of the XV century.

The restoring have uncovered some of the primitive columns inside, with their stone bases, and a Roman tombstone from the I century a.C.

In the apse there are some XV- and XVI-centry frescos, while an older painting, found in a side chapel, has made the historians change their mind about the age of the whole church, older than they had thought.

The abbey, surely one of the most importan monuments of the Langhe, is the most ancient building of La Morra; when the top of the hill was still covered with woods, here the monks used to farm vineyards of nebbiolo, moscatello and pignolo, a now extinguished kind of grapes.

Near the abbey there are the vineyards of the Conca di Marcenasco; not far is the Monfalletto hill, and the crus of the Rocche and Arborine.

In the cellars of the abbey – the entrance is near to the facade of the church – is sited the Ratti Wine Museum. Here the whole story of grapes and wine is told; it’s also possible to see ancient farming tools and maps. The collection has been organized by Renato Ratti, a deep connoisseur of the wines of this land.

The Annunziata Abbey

Frazione Annunziata, 38, 12064 Annunziata CN, Italia
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The Barbaresco tower

Torre di Barbaresco, Barbaresco, CN, Italia
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Pian Castello di Neive

Piazza Italia, 19, 12052 Borgonovo CN, Italia
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The castle of Grinzane Cavour

SP157, 19, 12060 Grinzane Cavour CN, Italia
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The castle of Benevello

Castello di Benevello, Via Scuole, Benevello, CN, Italia
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The parish church of Ss. Cosmas and Damian

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 30, 12051 Alba, CN, Italia
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Serralunga d’Alba Loop

Serralunga d'Alba, CN, Italia
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The cathedral of St. Lawrence the Martyr

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Piazza Duomo, Alba, CN, Italia
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