Tour of the castles: Barolo, Serralunga and Grinzane Cavour.
Visit of Alba, a medieval city with a wide range of wonderful
shops, and of Bra, the city of Slow Food.
Visit to Cherasco, a city founded in 1271 and famous for
its antique markets, but also as the largest snail breeding
center in Italy. (Www.cherasco2000.com).
Pollenzo, an ancient Roman city now home to the first University of gastronomic sciences.
There is also a large number of private cellars and wine bars. The regional wine cellars of the castles of Barolo and Grinzane are offering a wide selection of wines, which can be purchased at the same price as the producer would.
If you plan to stay in Le Viole for several days, you can visit:
the small villages of the Alta Langa such as Murazzano, renowned for the sheep's cheese (toma).
Saluzzo, a historical center famous for the production of wooden furniture, for the Manta castle with beautiful Gothic frescoes and for the medieval Abbey of Staffarda (www.terredelmarchesato.it).
Racconigi, with the Savoia Castle, the large park and the protected area for the reintroduction of the White Stork in Italy and the Anatidi project (www.cicogneracconigi.it).
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