The town got its name from a legend about Nella di Cortemilia, secluded in the town’s castle in order not to be abused by the local lord Lionello.

“Borgo del male” (Town of Sin”) was its name, though it’s a very beautiful little town, with its houses built all around the castle.

Interesting is the church of sant’Eusebio, where it’s possible to see a wooden statue, covered in gold, of the Vergine del Carmine.

To the Virgin is dedicated the patronal church, each first Sunday of July.

Borgomale also offers some interesting views that you can admire from the road n.29 or on the hill, towards Lequio Berria.


Borgomale was first owned by the church and then by the marquis of Ceva and Cortemilia, then by the Del Carretto and Falletti families.

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Events in Borgomale and around

  • 21 Jun

    E-bike Guided tour through the hills of Alta Langa with concluding panoramic aperitif

  • 27 Jun

    An evening of good wine, food and live music to enjoy a summer evening with Tequila

  • 12 Jul

    An evening of good wine, food and live music to enjoy a summer evening with the Lunatics

  • 13 Jul

    Una giornata per scoprire i grandi vini di Langa e alcuni prodotti agroalimentari di “filiera corta” attraverso il racconto e giochi sensoriali

Eat & Sleep in Borgomale and around

The castle of Borgomale

Piazza Castello, 12050, Borgomale, CN, Italia
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Saint Martin Chapel

Gorzegno, CN, Italia
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The Friday market in Cortemilia

Piazza Savona, Cortemilia, CN, Italia
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The church of Madonna del Carmine

SP212, 14, 12077 Prunetto CN, Italia
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The parish church of San Nazario

Via Rutte, 4, 12050 Bosia CN, Italia
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