Monastero Bormida

Monastero is fascinating because of its big square, with the only arc in Piedmont that links the bell tower to the building of the castle, because of its stone bridge, which has been proof against floods for eight centuries.

Also because of its alleys, which are now almost uninhabitated, but used to be the centre of the commercial life in the village, which still now is the most important weekly market of the Langa Astigiana.

What makes the inhabitants united is that they feel to belong to that huge castle, restored and embellished a lot of times, sometimes spoiled, but always saved from the worst damages; it now still is the pulsating centre of public life.

History

Monastero – as shown by its name – has been founded by a group of Benedictine monks, brought here in 1050 by Aleramo, marquis of Monferrato, to farm the land destroyed by the Saracins.

Today’s castle has been built where the former monastery stood.

In 1393 the Benedictines left the town, that became a property of the Del Carretto family; it later was owned by the Della Rovere and finally by the Savoia.

Events in Monastero Bormida and around

20 May

Il Ristorante La Teca vi aspetta in piazza a Bistagno per trascorrere una serata in compagnia, allietati dal sottofondo musicale

21 May 22 May

Pacchetto speciale per scoprire il territorio della Langa Astigiana! Soggiorno abbinato a una piacevole passeggiata di 7 km circa alla scoperta della Big Bench di Bistagno

22 May

Sesta edizione della camminata enogastronomica a tappe sul Sentiero della nocciola e del gusto

Eat & Sleep in Monastero Bormida and around

Winery

Bosca

— Canelli —

Winery

Bel Sit

— Castagnole delle Lanze —

Winery

La Badia

— Calosso —

The castle of Monastero Bormida

SP56, 22, 14058 Monastero Bormida AT, Italia
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Gorrino village

Gorrino, Pezzolo Valle Uzzone CN, Italia
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The Sant’Eusebio Chapel

Cappella di Sant'Eusebio, SP126, Rocca Cigliè, CN, Italia
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The church of Saint Mary

Regione Zabaldano, 20, 14059 Vesime AT, Italia
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