Roccaverano

It’s the capital of the part of the Langhe around Asti, the highest town, the biggest one.

Isolated, on the big hill that separates the two Bormida valleys, surrounded by the towers that have been its long-time defence, immersed between woods and terraces, farms and pastures, Roccaverano haas a somehow mythical atmosphere.

Each house, each door, eacah image, sculpted or painted, of its churches reminds of ancient times.

Today around 500 people live in Roccaverano, but the town is slowly rediscovering its touristic value, due to the historical monuments, gastronomical treasuresrobiolas, hazelnuts, salami -, and natural beauties.

History

The town got its name from the nearby Ovrano river.

Rocha Uverani” is the name used in the eldest documents, though in a document by Ottone I, dating from the X century, it’s called “Ruspaverano”; from these names the present one, Roccaverano, comes.

It has been owned by the Del Carretto, the marquis of Saluzzo and the Scarampi families.

In the XVII century the castle was occupied many times: by the Spanish in 1615, by Naples in 1633, by the French in1715 and the Spanish again in 1744.

Finally, Carlo Emanuele II Savoia bought it from the Valperga family, marquis of Olmo, the rights on Roccaverano and later all the other Scarampi feuds.

Events in Roccaverano and around

16 Oct 17 Oct

La mostra offre una vasta panoramica sugli artisti nativi o provenienti da altre zone che hanno lavorato attivamente nelle province di Alessandria, Asti e Cuneo nella prima metà del Novecento

22 Oct

Itinerario enogastronomico alla scoperta di colori, sapori e suggestioni dell'autunno sulle colline dell’Unesco

Eat & Sleep in Roccaverano and around

Winery

Marco Capra

— Santo Stefano Belbo —

Winery

Ghiga

— Castiglione Tinella —

Winery

Bel Sit

— Castagnole delle Lanze —

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