Built as a fortified balcony dominating the lower part of the Bormida valley, Bubbio has maintained some important urban features, like the houses on the fourteenth-century Via Maestra, the castle and the parish church, and a series of picturesque quartiers, narrow roads and stairs.

Impressive is the view, the incredible show of the vineyards and woods that can be seen from the square in front of the little octagonal church of san Grato, built in ancient times and dedicated to the patron of the town to ask him to protect the fields from the hail.

All the little stories of faith, tradition and folklore live again during the annual Polentone fair, in the games that involve all the quartiers.


The first sure data is that in 1142 Bubbio was owned by Bonifacio the Young of Cortemilia.

Then given to Manfredo II of Saluzzo, in 1342 it became a property of the Monferrato family, and its citizens had the “statuti proprii”, a true and autonomous law codex that regulated their lives.

Bubbio always thought of itself as an independent town from the rest of Piedmont, and fought against the Savoia family expansion over the freedom and power of the Monferratos; in 1615 they tried to stop the royal soldiers fighting against the Spanish.

But in 1708 the town became another property of the royal family.

Events in Bubbio and around

  • 22 Jun

    An experience that engages all the senses: blindfolds on let the nose identify a wide range of aromas

  • 25 Jun

    The project that takes theater to where theater is not is back: a succession of the most evocative and entertaining arias from the most beautiful Operettas of all time

  • 26 Jun

    The project that takes theater to where theater isn't is back: a fun and slightly spicy take on the relationship between food and eros

  • 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 Bubbio and around

The castle of Costigliole d'Asti

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 12, 14055 Costigliole d'Asti AT, Italia
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The parish church of saint George

Via XX Settembre, 12, 14058 Sessame AT, Italia
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The parish church of saint Anthony the Abbot

Via del Castello, 25, 14051 Loazzolo AT, Italia
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The castle of Cisterna d'Asti

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