Vezza d’Alba

The town of Vezza is made by three villages. Borbore is built on the road that goes from Alba to Turin. From here start the roads leding to Borgonuovo and Villa, the oldest one, built on the top of a hill. In the historical centre there’s the interesting parish church, dedicated to Saint Martin, (built in the second half of the seventeenth century), while on the top of the hill, among woods and vineyards, stands the anctuary of the Madonna dei Boschi.

History

The name “Vezza” comes from the ancient Vettia family. The Liguri tribes in the stone age already loved the beauty of this land, as did the Romans, who used to come here on holiday.

The town acquired a relative importance in the Middle Ages, when it was owned by the Church of Asti, that gave it to the De Ponte family in 1401. Only some ruins are left of the ancient cstle, where the Roero di Vezza e Guarene lived from 1401 until the end of the eighteenth century.

Events in Vezza d’Alba and around

29 Feb

Che volto ha il nuovo razzismo? Da un progetto di ricerca sull’universo rom, lo spettacolo della compagnia torinese Anomalia Teatro riflette sull’ossessione per l’appartenenza etnica

15 Feb 12 Apr

L’arte di Unia indaga la figura umana, soprattutto il mondo femminile: attenzione ai dettagli e una grande carica espressiva sono le caratteristiche che rendono uniche le sue statue

Eat & Sleep in Vezza d’Alba and around

The Magliano Alfieri Castle and Museums

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