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

  • 02 Dec 04 Dec

    Più di 130 locali tra ristoranti, cantine storiche, agriturismi, con una disponibilità di ventimila posti a tavola, hanno aderito alla kermesse proposta per il decimo anno dall’Associazione Astigiani

  • 03 Dec 04 Dec

    Cocito Dario produce i più importanti vini del territorio monferrino tra cui la superba Barbera d'Asti DOCG Violanda. Possibilità di visite, degustazioni ed acquisto diretto

  • 03 Dec 04 Dec

    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

  • 11 Dec

    Vieni alla festa prenatalizia di Bel Sit e degusta la Barbera con i produttori. Inoltre, ti attendono bancarelle e spettacoli di burattini

Eat & Sleep in Roccaverano and around

The Sant'Eusebio Chapel Chapel

Cappella di Sant'Eusebio, SP126, Rocca Cigliè, CN, Italia
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The parish church of Sant'Ilario

Chiesa di Sant'Ilario, Via Castello, Cassinasco, AT, Italia
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The parish church of San Giorgio Scarampi

Via Brofferio, 18, 14059 San Giorgio Scarampi AT, Italia
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The castle of Costigliole d'Asti

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 12, 14055 Costigliole d'Asti AT, Italia
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The parish church of saint Lawrence

Via Roma, 20, 14050 Serole AT, Italia
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