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tematic area - Visiting Roero Castles

Roero hills are strew with sighting towers, medieval castles and baroque residences on the top of villages that keep history and culture of the territory.
Many of them are open to the public, and they often house Museums and interesting collections:

- Castello reale di Carlo felice di Casa Savoia, Savoy summer residence, Unesco World heritage, with a monumental entrance and precious chinese rooms.
Address: P.za Roma 1 – 12040 Govone (Cn) – tel. + 39 0173 58103 - www.comune.govone.cn.it

- Castello medievale di Cisterna d’Asti, that houses the Artcrafts Museum
Address: P.zza Maggiore Hope, 1 cap. 14010 Cisterna d'Asti (At) - tel. +39 0141 979021 - www.museoartiemestieri.it

- Castello di Guarene, baroque historic residence transformed in luxury hotel, open for visiting on Saturday and Sunday booking in advance.
Address: Via Alessandro Roero, 2 - 12050 – Guarene (Cn) tel. +39 0173 364855- www.castellodiguarene.it

- Castello di Magliano Alfieri, baroque historical residence that houses the Landscape and farmer chalk ceilings Museum.
Address: Via Alfieri, 6 - 12050 Magliano Alfieri (CN) - www.castellilangheroero.it

- Castello medievale di Monteu Roero, open only during specific events.
Address: Via XXV Aprile, 35 - 12040 - Monteu Roero (CN) Tel.: +39 0141 739528 (Distillerie Berta) - www.castellomonteuroero.it

- Castello medievale di Monticello d’Alba dei conti Roero, property of Roero counts, open every Sunday from February to November, or during the week booking in advance.
Address: Via San Ponzio 2, Monticello d'Alba (CN) tel. +39 3474437144 - www.roerodimonticello.it

- Castello di Sanfrè. Open every first Sunday from May to October, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Address: Via delle Chiese 15 – 12040 Sanfrè (Cn) - tel. +39 0172 58129 – +39 338 6413535 - www.castellosanfre.altervista.org

- Castello di Pocapaglia, visitabile per gruppi su prenotazione contattando l’Ecomuseo.
Address: Via Cavour, 12060 Pocapaglia (Cn) – tel. +39 0173 976181

A list of Trails to discover the best panoramic views on ancient castles and towers, and the possibilities to visit castles and museums open to the public:

theme trails

Sentiero dei Fossili

Sentiero dei Fossili

MONTEU ROERO
1h 40min
6,10
140 m
Difficulty: EF (Escursionista Facile) GPS

A path discovering the hidden treasure among the sandy walls of slopes, until the limits of the Cava Caudana (Caudana Cave), the richest deposit of fossils of this area.

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Sentiero della Rocca Creusa

Sentiero della Rocca Creusa

POCAPAGLIA
1h 15min
4,00
150 m
Difficulty: F (Family) GPS

Deep into the amphitheatre of the most spectacular Rocche of the area, where the vegetation hides the cave where the legendary hermit lived.

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Sentiero del Torion

Sentiero del Torion

1h 50min
7,00
290 m
Difficulty: EF (Escursionista Facile) GPS

An easy path along the plain cultivated of stream Borbore guides to the impervious slopes of the coppice wood where clinging vineyards leave the place to the Torion pine forest.

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S1 - Grande Sentiero del Roero

S1 - Grande Sentiero del Roero

CISTERNA D'ASTI CANALE MONTA' D'ALBA SANTO STEFANO ROERO MONTEU ROERO Montaldo Roero BALDISSERO D'ALBA SOMMARIVA PERNO POCAPAGLIA
11,30h
39,00
1000 m
Difficulty: EE (Excursionists Experts) GPS

More than one hundred and sixty hectares of wood, occupied for a third by almost secular trees, two ponds (the Lake of Brooms and the Lake of Herons), paths with walkways, parking structures, pic-nic places, a gym-sporting path with soccer field, toys and equipment for children.

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Sentiero dei Mulini

Sentiero dei Mulini

Magliano Alfieri Castagnito Guarene Castellinaldo
5,45
19,00
350 m
Difficulty: EE (Excursionists Experts) GPS

This is a path that leads from Magliano Alfieri to Guarene following the old plain road near the Tanaro river and its channels, where there was a lot of popular mills.

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Sentiero dei Castelli

Sentiero dei Castelli

Magliano Alfieri Priocca Govone
4,20
15,00
380 m
Difficulty: EE (Excursionists Experts) GPS

This is a path which connects the baroque residence of Alfieri family of Magliano Alfieri to the Savoy one of Govone, belonging to Unesco heritage.

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Sentiero dell'Acino

Sentiero dell'Acino

Guarene Castagnito Castellinaldo Priocca Magliano Alfieri Govone
5h 40min
11,00
600 m
Difficulty: EE (Excursionists Experts) GPS

The Path of the Grape enhances the countryside planted with vineyards and orchards of the municipalities of Guarene and Castagnito. From the vineyards of these panoramic ridges, the great wines of the region are produced: the Roero d.o.c.g. and the Roero Arneis d.o.c.g.

The Path, formed by two ring-shaped paths connected between them, can be also only half walked. This path coincides for a long part with the S3 Path, the poles of which can be followed and is particularly suitable for MTB use.

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S4 - Roero Centrale

S4 - Roero Centrale

8,00
26,00
700 m
Difficulty: EE (Excursionists Experts) GPS

Not well-marked trail. Get your map and GPX track.

From the hilltop of S.Vittoria d'Alba to Vezza d'Alba, passing through the villages of the central part of Roero: Monticello, Corneliano and Piobesi. A panoramic walking into wild woods, vineyards and cultivated areas in the heart of Roero looking its medieval castles.

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S3 - Roero Orientale

S3 - Roero Orientale

Govone Guarene Castagnito Castellinaldo Magliano Alfieri Priocca
10,45
37,00
800 m
Difficulty: EE (Excursionists Experts) GPS

Not well-marked trail. Get your map and GPX track.

The trail runs through all the villages in the river Tanaro valley(Castagnito, Castellinaldo, Govone, Guarene, Magliano Alfieri, Priocca). Better to be done in two stages.

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Tours and activities

ON THE PATHS IN MOUNTAIN BIKE
ON THE PATHS IN MOUNTAIN BIKE

ON THE PATHS IN MOUNTAIN BIKE

4 h
min. 4/ max 20 persone
50.00

The Rocche and their panoramas are still more engaging if discovered by mountain bike with the light winds caressing your face. The cycling escort will know how to adapt the itinerary according to your needs: either you are bike [...]

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BIO PIC-NIC ON THE PATH OR IN THE
BIO PIC-NIC ON THE PATH OR IN THE

BIO PIC-NIC ON THE PATH OR IN THE

15.00

Would you like to indulge your desire of walking without considering a packed lunch? On the thematic paths of the Ecomuseum it is possible to book the Bio picnic pack ahead of time that you will carry and consume in a pleasant [...]

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