Roddi

Built on the right bank of the river Tanaro, it stands on a hill from which all the area around Alba can be seen.

The castle, that dominates the whole town, has two strong towers, built in the XII and XV century.

The oldest houses stand all round it and round the bell tower, built in the XIII century; the roads turn all round them.

Interesting is also the baroque parish church of the Assumption.

The patronal fair is held on the last Sunday in August.

History

The town’s name comes from the Celtic “raud” or “rod”, meaning “river”: surely a very ancient town, founded before the Roman era, it was later a Roman village called “Raudum”; it was built on the road from Alba Pompeia and the then important Pollentia.

According to the historians, here two great battles were fought: the one called “of the Campi Raudii” in 101 b.C., when Caius Marius Consul won over the Cimbres and Teutons, and the other in 403, when the Roman general Stiliconius won over Alaric’s Goths.

Later, in Roddi was built a big monastery; since the XV century it was a possession of different families (the Falletti di Barolo, the duke of Mantova, the Della Mirandola), until it was bought by the marquis Della Chiesa di Cinzano, who sold it to the king Carlo Alberto in 1836.

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15 August 2024 — 18 August 2024

Wineries Open Doors for Ferragosto

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Events in Roddi and around


  • 01 Jun 14 Sep

    Una splendida esperienza enogastronomica da non perdere con visita in cantina, aperitivo e cena per scoprire l'autenticità delle Langhe


  • 16 Jul 21 Jul

    Paolo Vergnano's exhibition is a florilegium of elements taken from zoological nature in real environments, animals such as zebras, pelicans or giraffes, creating surreal and dreamlike atmospheres


  • 17 Jul 21 Jul

    Arriva in centro città la mostra di Jean Gaudarie Thor con un centinaio di opere dedicate al Generale Bonaparte


  • 07 Sep

    Torna il grande evento di degustazione per celebrare il Re dei Vini con i produttori della Strada del Barolo e grandi vini di Langa

Eat & Sleep in Roddi and around

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The Barbaresco tower

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The castle of Benevello

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Pian Castello di Neive

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San Domenico's Church

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