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

17 Sep 20 Sep

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

17 Sep 19 Sep

Dedicata a winelover, curiosi e turisti gourmet torna ad Asti, dall’11 settembre al 3 ottobre la festa del vino più attesa dell’autunno italiano: la Douja d’Or

18 Sep 19 Sep

Si celebra la terza edizione di “Sipario”, l’evento che anima le piazze e le strade della città con artisti di strada e spettacoli

24 Sep 26 Sep

Dedicata a winelover, curiosi e turisti gourmet torna ad Asti, dall’11 settembre al 3 ottobre la festa del vino più attesa dell’autunno italiano: la Douja d’Or

Eat & Sleep in Olmo Gentile and around

Winery

La Badia

— Calosso —

Winery

Coppo

— Canelli —

Winery

Marco Capra

— Santo Stefano Belbo —

The Castle of Olmo Gentile

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

Piazza Carlo Gancia, Canelli, AT, 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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Serole: the parish church of saint Lawrence

Via Roma, 20, 14050 Serole AT, Italia
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