PECULIARITIES AND TRADITIONS

Food and Wine in the Monregalese… where food means tradition!

A journey through the Monregalese is not just a feast for the eyes and ears but one which enhances your sense of smell and taste. Experiencing Italian gastronomy unfolds in many places:  in a tavern or restaurant, a bakery, a wine cellar or at the outdoor food market stall…. tasting a piece of alpine cheese, […]

The great cheeses of the Monregalese

Monregalese cheeses – Raschera, Murazzano, Bra, Toma… a centuries-old tradition! Cheese is a staple food of this farming community and is closely linked to the territory that gives it its identity. Like with wine, with its types and colors, smells and taste, one also describes cheese from the area from which it originates. The process […]

«Hot-air ballons love the Monregalese because the climate is perfect»

Il Monregalese è la capitale italiana delle mongolfiere grazie a un clima particolare fatto di belle giornate e masse d’aria che si muovono in modo costante e prevedibile, perfetto per il volo ad aria calda, e a un Aeroclub con un nutrito gruppo di piloti. Intervista a Giovanni Aimo di Mondovì, il decano dei piloti aerostatici italiani.

The legend of Jumarre, in the cave in Bagnasco

The Baraccone cave in Bagnasco, according to an old legend, is said to be home to Jumarre, a mysteriousanimal of the local folklore. Who, among those who have admired in person the fascinating Loch Ness in Scotland, hasn’t kept his eyespeeled in order to catch sight of “Nessie” emerging from the water? The “monster” has […]

ELLERO VALLEY’S BRIGHT SPHERES

A curiosity about Ellero Valley that could excite mystery enthusiasts: in the eighties and nineties there weresome mysterious sightings of bright spheres in that area. An explanation for the phenomenon has neverbeen found. The first case dates back to 1982, when a shepherd saw a big red disk, emanating a noisesimilar to the beating of […]

THE FAIR OF THE FAT OX

From the middle ages to the present day, a showcase for the excellence of Piedmontese cattle breeding It’s 6 in the morning. The sun has not yet risen over the hills on the horizon and already in Carrù there is a queue outside the restaurant door. It is the second Thursday before Christmas, and just […]

PIANVIGNALE ET PREA AS BETHLEHEM

Three days a year, Prea, a small alpine village above Roccaforte, looks like Bethlehem.On December 24th, 26th and January 5th the village is transformed into a big living nativity scene and the narrow streets, the narrow spaces, the stones and the caves become the ideal environment to relive a tradition that, in our region, is […]

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