Montabone

You will be surprised by this village, a true little gem perched on the hill that gives it its name, located in a magnificent panoramic position and enjoying a favourable climate.

A land of great DOC and DOCG wines, of which the sweet Moscato and Brachetto, the delicate Dolcetto and the robust Barbera d’Asti and Monferrato wines are notable examples; but also a place of art and history.

Its church houses a number of masterpieces by Guglielmo Caccia said Moncalvo, the major exponent of Piedmontese painting between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, who was born in 1568 in this tiny village, in the district known as “Alla Valle”.

The historical center is one of the best preserved in Langhe and thanks to a skillful local administration most of the ancient stone buildings were restored as well as the most beautiful spots of the village, especially along the steep main street that from the fourteenth century city gates leads to the parish church and the open space where in ancient times stood the castle and is today a garden and playground.

The patron saint’s festival of St. Antonio Abate is held at the end of January.

History

Since the eleventh century the village had belonged to the Church of Acqui; in 1164 the Emperor Frederick I enfeoffed it to the Marquises of Montferrat, who lost it in the fifteenth century in the war against Amedeo of Savoy. The fief was subsequently owned by the Della Rovere Bistagno and the Orecchia families from Acqui Terme.

Events in Montabone 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 Montabone and around

The parish church of saint Lawrence

Via Roma, 20, 14050 Serole AT, Italia
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The tower of Castellino Tanaro

Torre di Castellino Tanaro, SP115, Castellino Tanaro, CN, Italia
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The Castle of Olmo Gentile

Via Piave, 1, 14050 Olmo Gentile, 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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The Tuesday market in Canelli

Piazza Carlo Gancia, Canelli, AT, Italia
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