Bra - Stemma

Looking at the town from the top of the hill, it’s possible to see traces of its whole history in its building.

Among the dark red roofs of the old center stand the Ghibelline merlons of the medieval Traversa Palace; the bell tower of saint Andrew’s church; the thin bell tower of the Holy Trinity church; the exotic one of S. Giovanni Decollato and the pretty, triangular one of the little church of the Holy Cross; the parish church of saint Andrew, designed by Bernini.

Beautiful is the dome of the church of saint Clare, designed by Vittone and recently restored.

The town is dominated by a bizarre villa: the “Zizzola”, the symbol of the town. In front of it the “masche”, the witches, were believed to meet for their sabbas.

Around this center there’s the 20-century part of Bra, simple and colored, where there are all the industries that were built to replace the ancient and famous tanneries.

We recommend you to take a walk in Garibaldi, under its long porch – l’Ala. There you will find the market every Friday and see the town hall, designed by Vittone. You will see the shops in via Vittorio and via Cavour, the Science Museum, founded in the nineteenth century by the Craveri brothers, explorers, geographers, promoters of the Alpine club.


Very ancient, the town of Bra was founded when the nearby Pollenzo started its decadence, after the fight in 402 between Alarico and Stilicone. But the town became independent only after the year 1000, when new quarters were built around the churches of saint John and saint Andrew the Old, from the “brayda” of which the town got its name.

Bra was then involved in the fights between Alba and Asti and in the wars in Monferrato until, in the fourteenth century, it was owned by the Visconti family.

Robbed in 1515 by the French and destroyed in 1537 by the Savoia, it was called a city at the beginning of the eighteenth century.

Events in Bra and around

  • 01 Jun

    Un'escursione davvero speciale 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

  • 01 Jun

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

  • 07 Jun

    E-bike Tour guidato tra le colline dell'Alta Langa con aperitivo conclusivo

  • 07 Jun

    Degustazione guidata di approfondimento a tema incontro tra Nebbione e zona dell'Alta Langa

Eat & Sleep in Bra and around

The church of Santa Chiara

Chiesa Santa Chiara, Via Barbacana, Bra, CN, Italia
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Bra, CN, Italia
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Castle of Govone

Castello di Govone, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Govone, CN, Italia
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The parish church of San Giovanni Battista

Via Evaldo Cassinelli, 1 12050 Castagnito
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San Vittore's Church

Str. S. Vittore, 28, 12040 Priocca, CN, Italia
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The Arts and Crafts Museum of a Time

Piazza Maggiore Hope, 1, 14010 Cisterna D'asti, AT, Italia
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