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Il belvedere di La Morra

We are in La Morra, a town of the Langa of the Barolo core area of the UNESCO site of Langhe Roero and Monferrato, in the first Belvedere UNESCO financed by Piedmont Region. The landscape of the “Langa del Barolo” is characterized by a nearly monocultural agrarian mosaic, with vineyard plots as far as the eye can see, and by the presence of medieval villages strongly characterized by the presence of imposing castles. Furthermore, an element of exceptional importance from a perceptive point of view is the relationship with the Alps, which, on clear days, form an extraordinary backdrop to the hills planted with vines.

One of the most pleasant sensations is the one you get when observing the landscape from a height, and the town of La Morra is located on one of the highest peaks in the Langa del Barolo area. From here, you can in fact admire a 180-degree panorama: from the right, the town of Novello stands out, which, going down, gives way to the “Castello della Volta”, opening to the town of Barolo, the heart of the wine of the same name. As a symbol of the latter, you can glimpse, among the vineyards, the Barolo Chapel, restored by the artists Sol Lewitt and David Tremlett, with the bright polychrome that distinguishes it. Going up the gentle hill and following its ridge as if in a movement of waves, you can see in the distance the villages of Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Diano d’Alba. Continuing downwards the Castle of Grinzane Cavour stands, a place of enhancement of the wine culture, which seems to communicate with the Castle of Roddi, on the left. Finally, as a circle that closes towards the observation point, a centuries-old Cedar of Lebanon rises, a symbol of love for the land.