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.

Events in Roddi and around


  • 01 Jun

    Un'escursione davvero speciale nel territorio dell’Alta Langa, le cui colline, immerse in un verde smeraldino e in una natura rigogliosa, sono avvolte in una atmosfera di pace e tranquillità


  • 01 Jun

    Una giornata per scoprire i grandi vini di Langa e alcuni prodotti agroalimentari di “filiera corta” attraverso il racconto e giochi sensoriali


  • 07 Jun

    E-bike Tour guidato tra le colline dell'Alta Langa con aperitivo conclusivo


  • 07 Jun

    Degustazione guidata di approfondimento a tema incontro tra Nebbione e zona dell'Alta Langa

Eat & Sleep in Roddi and around

Auditorium Horszowski

Auditorium Horszowski, Via del Carretto, Monforte d'Alba, CN, Italia
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The Monday market in La Morra

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 5, 12064 La Morra CN, Italia
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The Annunziata Abbey

Frazione Annunziata, 38, 12064 Annunziata CN, Italia
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The Luigi Einaudi public library

Via Louis Chabat, 7, 12063 Dogliani CN, Italia
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The Castiglione Falletto Castle

Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 19, 12060 Castiglione Falletto CN, Italia
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Serralunga d’Alba Loop

Serralunga d'Alba, CN, Italia
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