WHAT YOU CAN SEE NEAR THE APARTMENT
Only 5 km from La Morra and Barolo , 10 from Alba and near the famous Cedar of Lebanon .
You can book a balloon ride directly at our farmhouse.
Maximum number of passengers: 5 person. We can evalutate special requests to improve the number of flying passengers .
The flight time is between 45 minutes and 1,5 hours. Anyway, everyone must consider 3-4 hours between preparation and getting back to take-off field.
A one week's notice is appreciated, but we can evalutate even tight deadlines. the flight remains subject to weather conditions.
- For a couple 650 €
- For three persons or more 250 € each
Langhe (Langa in Piedmont) is a historical region of the Piedmont region, situated between the provinces of Cuneo and Asti, neighbouring other historical regions of Piedmont, or the Monferrato and Roero and consists of an extensive range of hills defined by the rivers Tanaro, Belbo, Bormida di Millesimo and Bormida di Spigno.
In addition to the strong industry in the tertiary sector, the area is distinguished by its renowned wine production: the wines produced in Langhe are famous throughout the world ,in particular the reds, among which:
Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba
Dolcetto di Dogliani
Equally famous for white truffles of Alba, for which the town holds annually a special fair dedicated to them that draws many visitors even beyond national borders.
Everywhere grows the hazelnuts Tonda Gentile delle Langhe, made famous by Ferrero products.
There are also many DOP cheeses, first of all the Robiola di Roccaverano.
For several years the area is a famous destination for wine tourism thanks to its excellent products and also thanks to the artistic and cultural beauty of the landscapes and the presence of old castles and monuments in almost all of the territory.
These factors have allowed Langhe to become, in 2014, among the protected natural Sites of UNESCO.
It is located 301 m above sea level and with its approx. 1000 inhabitants it covers an area of 5.69 km².
The village is located on a small plateau, in the form of spur, protected by the surrounding mountains, like an amphitheater. The town's different position of its urban core hits one compared to neighboring vilages, placed around the top of a hill or along a ridge.
It is located 513 m above sea level and with its approx. 2800 inhabitants it covers an area of 24.17 km².
Today La Morra has become a very rich town thanks to the great value of red gold, Barolo wine, for which the town bases its economy.
In the last 10 years, tourism in La Morra has increased a lot, transforming the town in all respects. Tourists from all over the world come to taste wine, delicious food and enjoy the beautiful landscape, and for this reason many bed & breakfast and agritourisms had been created to host visitors. The new association Events & Tourism seeks to coordinate the flow of tourists with completely new initiatives such as "Visitable wine cellars" coordinated by the Tourist Office site in Piazza Martiri, under the small wing, where one can look at and buy the new guide "Living La Morra ".
Finally, remember the famous wine walk "Mangialonga" which takes place on the last Sunday of August.
The most innovative wine museum in Italy and among the most important in the world opened its doors in September 2010. Located in the heart of an area famous worldwide for its wines and inside a castle with an ancient history, set up on its five floors.
The fruit of François Confino, an author of art shows and museums around the world, it offers an interactive and emotional journey through the culture and the tradition of wine, a cultural product that can scan the entire evolution of civilization, influencing artistic expression and shaping the face of territories and people.
The visit is organized as a descent deep into the culture of wine: the suggestion to delve into the mysteries and myths of the fruit of Bacchus corresponds to the physical experience of reaching the heart of the Falletti castle, following the tour route that goes from the third floor to the semi-underground levels.
It is located 285 m above sea level and with its approx. 30400 inhabitants it covers an area of 59.53 km².
Bra is located at equal distance from Turin and Cuneo (50 km respectively south and north-east). Alba is 15 km away. It is part of the Province of Cuneo, and is the third most populated town but it falls into the Archdiocese of Turin. It not crossed by rivers or streams, however, the Pollenzo fraction is touched by the Tanaro near the former royal estate. The oldest fair among of those active is the Animal Husbandry Review on Easter Monday in Piazza Giolitti.
In odd years "Cheese" takes place , the prestigious international fair of milk and cheese. Invented by the Slow Food movement is based in Bra, it involves milk producers and workers from all over the world. This event is held every two years in September. This festival is particularly popular with the Germans and the British who take the opportunity of the event to visit the city. Only in the last edition, the fair was visited by over one hundred thousand people during the four days dedicated to cheese.
Every year in May there is the Children's Book Fair, a youth publishing festival that follows a few days after the larger fair (Book Fair of Turin).
It is located 172 m above sea level and with its approx. 31.353 inhabitants it covers an area of 53.59 km².
Alba is located about 50 km south-east from the capital of Piedmont Turin, 52 km north-east from its provincial capital Cuneo, 14 km from Bra and 26 km from Asti, is mostly on the right bank of the river Tanaro, on a broad flat basin surrounded by the beautiful hills covered in vineyards of Langhe and Roero. It has a typical Po valley climate, but with a harder summer drought compared to the lands north of the river Po.
The city has solid historical roots, thanks to its gastronomic history: truffles with their own shops, bakeries, wine with its wine bars are the corollarize the historical center still intimately in medieval style. To understand this reality one needs to walk on Saturday from via Maestra to the Piazza del Duomo to enjoy the great variety offered by the weekly market, or otherwise at the ancient Piazza delle Erbe. The great fortune of Alba is the truffle trade, its distinctive aroma pervades the whole city, but especially in the Galleria della Maddalena where buyers from all over Italy, and beyond just jump into a game of rewarding exchanges.