Sessame

Sessame is a name that reminds of number six: six were the Roman miles that separated it from Acqui, six are the rivers and streams in its territory and sixty are the miles to go to Turin.

Sessame, a strange town built on an easily-sloughing ground, with its two churches one beside the other on the main square and the many houses ruined by the sloughs, is the true hometown of Brachetto.

Brachetto is a sweet wine, and the main job of the few remeining farming families.

Vineyards cover a large part of the territory and give it its unique charm.

Near the bormida river there’s a special place, especially designed to be a home for the grey heron.

It’s a kind of birfd that had been absent for a long time from these places, and that is returning now thanks to the pollution decrease.

History

Sessame is a very ancient town, probably first built before the Roman era by some Liguri tribe.

It didn’t enjoy any relevant development, though, until the Middle Ages, when it was owned by many different lords and families.

Among them the Del Carretto family, the Sforza and, since the beginning of the eighteenth century, the Savoia.

Events in Sessame and around

15 Aug 16 Aug

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

15 Aug

Il Ristorante La Teca vi aspetta in piazza a Bistagno per trascorrere un ferragosto piacevole e per stare in compagnia con amici e parenti, allietati da sottofondo musicale

15 Aug

Caldo soffocante? Nessun problema ci pensiamo noi, dall'antipasto al dolce tutto freddo, per un fresco Ferragosto

24 Aug

Un monologo dedicato alla memoria popolare e alla riflessione su uno fra gli episodi più tragici della storia italiana, l’occupazione nazista e l’eccidio delle Fosse Ardeatine

Eat & Sleep in Sessame and around

Sessame: the parish church of saint George

Via XX Settembre, 12, 14058 Sessame AT, Italia
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Gorrino village

Gorrino, Pezzolo Valle Uzzone CN, Italia
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Castellino Tanaro: the tower

Torre di Castellino Tanaro, SP115, Castellino Tanaro, CN, Italia
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The Tuesday market in Canelli

Piazza Carlo Gancia, Canelli, AT, 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 Castle of Olmo Gentile

Via Piave, 1, 14050 Olmo Gentile, AT, Italia
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