Landscape, history and events
In the heart of Langhe and Monferrato, within the Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera hills, few steps away from the Underground Cathedrals of Canelli.
Cascina Tre Botti is found on the Hills between the UNESCO core zone n. 4 (Nizza and Barbera) and n. 5 (Canelli and the Undergound Cathedrals) where wine and landscape are the key features. All the major attractions of the UNESCO area, divided into 6 marvellous core zones, between the district of Asti, and Cuneo are at a very close distance and driving time. Hostric, artistic and cultural sites go well together with the immense food and wine Piedmontese tradition.
Asti e Alba, old rivals
These two cities were bitter rivals in the Middle Ages when both were claiming political and financial supremacy over Lower Piedmont. Nowadays the cities share the same historic origin and the same mission: Asti and Alba are the undisputed Italian capitals of food and wine.
From Cascina Tre Botti, Alba is reached in 20 minutes as well as the Langhe area of Barolo and Barbaresco, reached by driving through amazing scenic routes over some of the most beloved vineyards overlooking the Alps and the hills of Langhe and Monferrato.
Asti is found at a 10 minutes distance. The city is both a food and wine as well as a cultural hub, deploying an extraordinary heritage of medieval arts and architecture spanning from the Holy Sepulchre Round to the largest gothic Cathedral of Piedmont. Nizza and Canelli, hearts of the Unesco core zones n. 4 and 5 are just round the corner. The hills go up over the slopes by creating the so called “Vineyards of the heroes”. 360 degrees views are everywhere offering a palette of colors worth the greatest of the painting master.
The Unesco hills of Langhe and Monferrato supply enchanting views all year round. The vineyards cover most of the territory together with hazelnut trees and orchards that turn the landscape into a golden coat during the autumn foliage.
Every hill is home to a castle: from Serralunga d’Alba to Costigliole d’Asti passing by Calosso and Moasca these imposing medieval fortresses populate the landscape supplying unparalleled views and gazes. Some of the local Enoteca (wine shops) are located inside these very Castles to provide you with a cultural and a foodies experience at the same time.
Langhe and Monferrato are lands of creativity. The events in this area span form food and wine to art and music. From the wite truffle fair of Alba to the Palio of Asti (the oldest in the world) all the way to the music Festival Collisioni in Alba and Astimusica in Asti, the events are countless. For wine enthusiasts a visit to the Douja d’Or, in Asti, in September is a must as well as the festival of peasant cooking, also in September, which turns the city center into the largest open-air restaurant in the world.
The race of the barrels in Nizza Monferrato or the “Cheese” Fair in Bra, as well as the temporary exhibitions organized by Fondazione Ferrero in Alba or by Palazzo Mazzetti in Asti are the perfect coronation of a relaxing stay to discover this unique Italian corner.
Finally, at Christmas you can’t do without visiting Asti’s Christmas Market, the largest of Italy which meanders throughout the old town.