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OCCITAN VALLEYS

Our village lies on a linguistic border that divides Piemontese from the Occitan language. The dialect spoken in Montaldo is Piemontese but in seven nearby villages they speak a dialect of the Occitan language called Kyé (alt. Quié). This small Kyé community comprises the eastern-most extent of a vast linguistic and cultural region called Occitania. In all, there are thirteen Occitan Valleys in western Cuneo Province that form part of Occitania. These remote and rugged mountain valleys offer some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of [...]

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HEMINGWAY’S CHOCOLATES

Cuneesi al Rhum are the traditional chocolates of Cuneo Province in Piedmont, Italy. Cuneesi (pronounced coon-AY-zee) are small meringues that have a rich, dark [...]

THE LANGHE

The Langhe is Piemonte’s premier wine region where three important denominations are produced: Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG and Dogliani DOCG. Located in Cuneo Province the Langhe is characterized by its undulating [...]

LA CAPPELLA DELLE BRUNATE

THE BAROLO CHAPEL Constructed in 1914 near an existing roadside shrine, the Cappella della Madonna delle Grazie was built as a shelter for the farmers [...]

SANTUARIO DELL’ASSUNTA

Hidden away in the middle of the woods in Serra di Pamparato is the Santuario dell'Assunta. [...]

OCCITAN VALLEYS

Our village lies on a linguistic border that divides Piemontese from the Occitan language. The dialect spoken in Montaldo is Piemontese but in seven nearby villages [...]

SANTUARIO DI VICOFORTE

Rising above the Monregalese countryside is the Santuario Regina Montis Regalis which is more commonly referred to today as the Santuario di Vicoforte. The history of the Santuario begins in [...]