Langhe, a very ancient name of unsure etymology: many possible interpretations have been given, recalling words that mean “Ligurian town” or “uncouth land” or even “land-tongues”.
The Langhe embrace a wide area of hills with sharp edges, by deep parallel valleys, excavated by torrents, between the Tanaro River, the Ligurian Appennine and the Bormida River. The average height is 550 metres, reaching 950 in Mombarcaro, with a wide range of cultivations that vary with the land conformation. Therefore, the different areas of the Langhe can be identified from their specific precious products.
You then have the Langa of Barolo or Barbaresco, of Asti, the Langa of hazelnuts, of woods and pastures; but virtually every row of hills, every narrow valley has its own traditions and customs, different dialects; a small universe concealing countless surprises, that can be unveiled only by living with these people, with this nature.
Langa means contrasting landscapes, broad horizons punctuated by towers and castles, the peacefulness of a silence only broken by the bleat of sheep and the rhythm of farm tools.