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

15 Aug 16 Aug

Prenotando la tua degustazione scoprirai la storia del nostro territorio e della nostra famiglia. Risponderemo alle tue curiosità e ti mostreremo tutte le fasi di produzione del vino

15 Aug

Il Ristorante La Teca vi aspetta in piazza a Bistagno per trascorrere un ferragosto piacevole e per stare in compagnia con amici e parenti, allietati da sottofondo musicale

15 Aug

Caldo soffocante? Nessun problema ci pensiamo noi, dall'antipasto al dolce tutto freddo, per un fresco Ferragosto

24 Aug

Un monologo dedicato alla memoria popolare e alla riflessione su uno fra gli episodi più tragici della storia italiana, l’occupazione nazista e l’eccidio delle Fosse Ardeatine

Eat & Sleep in Monastero Bormida and around

The castle of Monastero Bormida

SP56, 22, 14058 Monastero Bormida AT, Italia
Discover ↝

Gorrino village

Gorrino, Pezzolo Valle Uzzone CN, Italia
Discover ↝

The Tuesday market in Canelli

Piazza Carlo Gancia, Canelli, AT, Italia
Discover ↝

The church of Saint Mary

Regione Zabaldano, 20, 14059 Vesime AT, Italia
Discover ↝

Are you planning a trip in the Langhe region?

Let us help you design the perfect vacation, and live your stay like a true insider