Diano d’Alba

A few kilometers far from Alba, Diano is divided in three separated areas: the historical center, the Talloria valley, where many wine-makers have their farms, and Ricca, where the industries are.

From the castle walls it’s possible to see the Barolo vineyards and the hills of the Langhe.

To the Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba the fair is dedicated; it takes place in June.

History

Its name is probably a tribute to the goddess Diana, patron of hunting and of the woods.

Diano has a millennium-long history: in the Middle Ages it has been a powerful military town, even more powerful than Alba itself.

Occupied and burned down in 1361 by mercenary soldiers lead by Leonetto of England, it was then owned by the Visconti di Milano family, then by the Savoia; it always was contended by the Savoia, the marquis of Monferrato, the dukes of Milan and Venice.

With the peace of Cherasco, in 1631, it definitely became a property of the Savoia family, and of Vittorio Amedeo I di Savoia.

Events in Diano d’Alba and around

Eat & Sleep in Diano d’Alba and around

The Annunziata Abbey

Frazione Annunziata, 38, 12064 Annunziata CN, Italia
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The Castle of Novello

Via Ferrero, 1, 12060 Novello CN, Italia
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Santa Maria Old Parish

Via Umberto, 12050, Montelupo Albese, CN, Italia
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The castle of Verduno

Piazza Canonico Borgna Don Pietro, Verduno, CN, Italia
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The Serralunga d'Alba Castle

Castello di Serralunga d'Alba, Via Castello, Grinzane Cavour, CN, Italia
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The Fontanafredda farm

Fontanafredda, CN, Italia
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