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.

Save the Date!

25 April 2024 — 05 May 2024

Open Doors at the Winery for Vinum

An unforgettable experience to discover the secrets of wine directly from the producers, including tastings and untold stories, in an authentic atmosphere of conviviality

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Events in Bonvicino and around


  • 19 Apr 20 Apr

    An all-snail menu to discover their flavor and enjoy them in different combinations


  • 25 Apr 05 May

    An unforgettable experience to discover the secrets of wine directly from the producers, including tastings and untold stories, in an authentic atmosphere of conviviality


  • 25 Apr

    An area to be discovered on foot, step by step, to admire the scenic beauty and learn about the historical and literary aspects narrated by Beppe Fenoglio.


  • 26 Apr

    Concerti unplugged in vineria per gustare una cena in musica. Ospite di questa serata Andi Music

Eat & Sleep in Bonvicino and around

The Castle of Caldera

Via G. Galliano, 1, 12077 Monesiglio CN, Italia
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The Friday market in Cortemilia

Piazza Savona, Cortemilia, CN, Italia
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The tower of Albaretto della Torre

Via Castello, 8, 12050 Albaretto della Torre, CN, Italia
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The parish church of San Giovanni Battista

Via Evaldo Cassinelli, 1 12050 Castagnito
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