Bonvicino

The commune of Bonvicino is made of a bunch of houses gathered round the parish church, an ancient stone chapel, some farms on the hills around, and the little village of Lovera.

The town is built between Dogliani and the Bossola mountain pass, on the side of a hill, over the long and wild valley of the Rea river, rich of woods, vineyards and some orchards.

As in every town in the Langhe, during the patronal fair – in this case dedicated to san Giacomo, at the end of July – there are many occasions for playing and having fun.

Recently, a path has been made – called the Path of the Resistance-, that is not only a pleasant walk and a way to discover this wonderful natural environment, but also a way of rediscovering a very important historical moment.

History

The town’s name’s etymology is very curious: according to old stories, it was called this way because during the plague of 1630 its people helped the sick in Belvedere, and were then called “bonus vicinus” (good neighbours).

In 1500 the Ugonotti found shelter there, but were later thrown away by the soldiers from the nearby castle of saint Benedict, because believed to be enemies of the faith.

Events in Bonvicino 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 Bonvicino and around

Farmstead

Propi Bun

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