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Wine-growing areas in Piedmont: Langhe, Roero and Monferrat
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View of Langhe from La Morra.JPG
View of the Langhe wine region (from La Morra )
National territory: ItalyItaly Italy
Type: Culture
Criteria : (iii) (v)
Surface: 10,789 hectares
Buffer zone: 76,249 ha
Reference No .: 1390
UNESCO region : Europe and North America
History of enrollment
Enrollment: 2014  (session 38)

The Langhe (Piedmontese: Langa ) are a northern Italian landscape in the Piedmont region . It lies between the upper Po Valley near Turin and the Ligurian Alps and belongs to the provinces of Cuneo and Asti . The hill country , which increases in height to the south, is bordered by the Tanaro and Bormida rivers flowing northwards .

The Langhe are divided into three areas:

The Bassa Langa (lower Langa), north-west of the Belbo , is characterized by rolling hills, on which mainly wine is grown. The wines grown here are world famous: Barolo , Barbera , Barbaresco and Langhe .

The Alta Langa (upper Langa), southeast of the Belbo, has higher hills and a harsher climate. The cultivation of hazelnuts dominates here .

The part of the Langhe in the southern part of the Asti province is known as Langa Astigiana . The largest city in this area is Alba , known as the truffle capital .

Main places

Bassa Langa

Alta Langa

Valli Bormida e Uzzone

Langa Astigiana

Web links

Commons : Langhe  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Map and list of growing areas on