Olmo Gentile

Olmo is said to be the visible bond between the Langhe and Liguria, between the hills and the sea; a land rch in seashells and marine fossils.

If you’re looking for the best view of the Langhe around Asti, go to Olmo on an autumn day, at sunset.

The bishops of Acqui were right four centuries ago, when they decided to spend their summer holidays in Olmo; they built a two-floor stone balcony in the restored castle.

The town is all there: the church, the town hall, the castle. But Olmo offers other things: try to walk down the road to Lavagnini, where are some of the most ancient farms in the Langhe, some big, square houses covered in dark stones, built in the far XV and XVI centuries.

There was the town, once: the French destroyed it and the people were obliged to move higher up the hill.

History

The first news about the town are of 1142, when Olmo was given to the marquis of Cortemilia.

It was later owned by the Del Carretto and Scarampi; in 1595 it was named a marquisade and given to Carlo Guglielmo di Valperga; later, to the Scaglia di Verrua family.

In 1613, during the succession war in Monferrato, it endured a Spanish siege.

It became then a property of the Savoia family.

Events in Olmo Gentile 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 Olmo Gentile and around

The Castle of Olmo Gentile

Via Piave, 1, 14050 Olmo Gentile, AT, Italia
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Serole: the parish church of saint Lawrence

Via Roma, 20, 14050 Serole AT, Italia
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Castellino Tanaro: the tower

Torre di Castellino Tanaro, SP115, Castellino Tanaro, CN, Italia
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The Tuesday market in Canelli

Piazza Carlo Gancia, Canelli, 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 church of Saint Mary

Regione Zabaldano, 20, 14059 Vesime AT, Italia
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The parish church of Sant’Ilario

Chiesa di Sant'Ilario, Via Castello, Cassinasco, AT, Italia
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