Territory and Surroundings
The soft and sweet profile of the hills covered with vineyards with the rows of Barbera, Grignolino and Cortese that seem the orderly and harmonious waves of a lush green sea. Relaxed rhythms and suspended atmosphere: a few words to describe the very essence of Monferrato and Langhe-Roero, an area that has always been dedicated to the production of wine, including five wine landscapes that have been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2014.
Our farm is located right in the heart of one of these landscapes, that of Nizza Monferrato and Barbera.
Perched in a strategic position on one of the highest points of Agliano Terme, we dominate the entire panorama from above.
A natural landscape defined in its profile by the skillful work of the man who “forged” it by cultivating the wonderful Barbera for over 500 years.
There are many activities to do, many places of art and history to discover, many flavors to taste. Centuries-old villages, farmhouses and cellars, towers and castles of medieval origin, traditions and crafts, without forgetting the unique quality of the food and wine of these places.
The Underground Cathedrals of Canelli
These are the historic cellars of Canelli, a small town in the Province of Asti. A surreal and suggestive environment: in fact, these are cellars dug over the centuries in the calcareous tufa of the subsoil that crosses the hill and the entire city. Over 20 km long, they reach a depth of 32 meters. Real engineering masterpiece of wine architecture.
The Tower of Barbaresco – located on the walls of the Asti village from which it takes its name – is 36 meters high and is the largest and most massive in Piedmont. Built around the year one thousand, it was probably part of the system of fortifications built on the banks of the Tanaro with the function of sighting and protection against the Saracens.
Remained for a long time a ruin, after a careful restoration, it is now open to the public.
Collegiate San Secondo in Asti
Located in the square of the same name, the Collegiate Church of San Secondo is one of the oldest Gothic churches in Asti and is dedicated to the patron saint of the city. We have no certain news of its foundation, although the first document that mentions it dates back to 880 AD. In the
crypt, dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries, the important Renaissance reliquary in silver containing the remains of the martyr from Asti is kept.
They are known as Fons Salutis (Source of Health) and Fonte San Rocco, they are precisely the thermal springs of Agliano from which a salty-magnesic water at 13.8 C° gushes. If drunk, this water is indicated for treating inflammation of the digestive tract, liver and biliary tract, while if inhaled it is effective on respiratory tract problems.