Discovering the territory
“an exceptional example of human interaction with its natural environment”
The two Tanaro banks differ in their geological origins .The hills of the Roero, on the left bank of the Tanaro, are a mosaic of very different soils, with sand and alluvial debris, Roero has an alluvial soil, characterized by sandstone, a rock made of sand and limestone, and it is an area geologically younger.
The right bank, the Langhe, of the more ancient Pliocene, are characterized by a more compact soil, made up of clays and marls, the hills emerged in this ancient phase, about 15 million years ago; have been eroded by the weather over the millennia making these rolling hills and this landscape sweet to the eye.
We are in the Langhe landscape that someone remembers the succession of the calm waves of the sea that here was once.
In Italian we say Langhe, the plural form of Langa, this is because there are several Langhe; bassa and alta Langa, low and upper Langa. The lower Langa is between the Tanaro river in the north and the Belbo river in the south, with altitudes generally less than 600 meters above sea level and the Upper one next to the border with Liguria.
“a happy corner
where time has stood still”
If time is not really stopped, time, in these small villages of the Langhe, has been able to slow down to preserve beauty and traditions of these places in a millennium that goes at “high speed”.
The Langhe have granted themselves the possibility of existing within a world undoubtedly linked to its past, a world in which it is possible to maintain a high level of well-being, not only productive but also existential.