Located among Langhe and Monferrato, where Asti province meets Cuneo, Castagnole delle Lanze is 18 km away from the celebrated town of Alba, world-famous for its food and wine excellences, and 20 km from Asti, Vittorio Alfieri’s homeland and rich of history.
With few minutes driving, you will reach the renowned Langhe villages of Neive, Barbaresco and Barolo, whereas the regal Torino, with its important museums, squares, wonderful buildings and historic cafè houses is 60 km away.
Castagnole delle Lanze, traditionally linked with viticulture, sits within the Unesco “buffer zone” of “Vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe, Roero and Monferrato”.
It has also been awarded the “Bandiera Arancione” by the Italian Touring Club and, more recently, included among “Borghi più belli d’Italia”.
Within the many typical glimpses and lovely landscape views the historic village can offer, you will meet the 17th century Chiesa dei Battuti Bianchi (deconsecrated nowadays) and the beautiful portico, painted by a local artist, recalling several territory colors during the different seasons. On the main square stands the majestic Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, built in 1681 and splendid proof of Ligurian-Piedmontese Baroque.
Walking up towards Parco della Rimembranza, dedicated to World War I fallen, you will find the Panoramic Tower, built in the second half of 19th century by Conte Paolo Ballada di Saint Robert for astronomical observations. It offers indeed a breathtaking panoramic view from Monte Rosa to Maritime Alps and Ligurian Apennines, from Langhe hills to Monferrato.
Here is set up a museum dedicated to the Conte himself, forerunner in mechanic and ballistic modern theories as well as mountain, botanic and entomology enthusiast.