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


  • 22 Jun

    An experience that engages all the senses: blindfolds on let the nose identify a wide range of aromas


  • 25 Jun

    The project that takes theater to where theater is not is back: a succession of the most evocative and entertaining arias from the most beautiful Operettas of all time


  • 26 Jun

    The project that takes theater to where theater isn't is back: a fun and slightly spicy take on the relationship between food and eros


  • 13 Jul

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

Eat & Sleep in Sessame and around

The parish church of saint George

Via XX Settembre, 12, 14058 Sessame AT, Italia
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The parish church of saint Lawrence

Via Roma, 20, 14050 Serole 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 Cisterna d'Asti

Piazza Maggiore Hope, 1, 14010 Cisterna D'asti, AT, Italia
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The tower of Castellino Tanaro

Torre di Castellino Tanaro, SP115, Castellino Tanaro, CN, Italia
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