Bergolo

The smallest commune of the Langhe (and one of the smallest of the whole Italy) was one of the first to realize how this territory could be touristically important, and to build modern accommodating and recreational facilities (a swimming-pool, a camping with bungalows, summer houses).

The town is also called “stone town”: all houses have been restored using local sandstone, and the roads have been remade in paving. Such an homogeneity is difficult to find in other places.

From the town’s square, a little walk will lead you to the Romanesque chapel of saint Sebastian, built in the XII century on a panoramic hill looking over the Bormida and Uzzone valleys.

Many houses in town have been decorated with frescos and mosaics made on their external walls by students of the Academy of Fine Arts.

The patronal fair, on every second Sunday in September, and the May fair attract people from all over Piedmont and from abroad.

History

According to the ancient etymology, the name “Bergolo” means “the place where heath grows”; the town was founded around the year 1000.

In 1200 it was owned by the town of Asti, then by the marquis of Saluzzo and, in the sixteenth century, by the Savoia.

The smallest commune of the Langhe (and one of the smallest of the whole Italy) was one of the first to realize how this territory could be touristically important, and to build modern accommodating and recreational facilities (a swimming-pool, a camping with bungalows, summer houses). The town is also called “stone town”: all houses have been restored using local sandstone, and the roads have been remade in paving. Such an homogeneity is difficult to find in other places. From the town’s square, a little walk will lead you to the Romanesque chapel of saint Sebastian, built in the XII century on a panoramic hill looking over the Bormida and Uzzone valleys. Many houses in town have been decorated with frescos and mosaics made on their external walls by students of the Academy of Fine Arts._x000D_
The patronal fair, on every second Sunday in September, and the May fair attract people from all over Piedmont and from abroad.

Events in Bergolo and around

15 Aug

Un'escursione nel territorio dell’Alta Langa, le cui colline, immerse in un verde smeraldino e in una natura rigogliosa, sono avvolte in una atmosfera di pace e tranquillità

23 Aug

In una antica borgata risalente al XVII secolo e diventata un luogo dedicato all’arte contemporanea, vanno in scena le Lezioni recitabili dedicate ai grandi antifascisti del nostro paese

28 Aug

Un documentario sul leggendario partigiano Lou Lou, per trasmettere la magia del cinema portando con una vecchia Renault 4 pellicole d'autore nei piccoli paesi delle Langhe

Eat & Sleep in Bergolo and around

Farmstead

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The Wednesday market in Santo Stefano Belbo

Via XX Settembre, Santo Stefano Belbo, CN, Italia
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San Frontiniano’s Church

Chiesa di San Frontiniano, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Arguello, Province of Cuneo, Italy
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