SLOW & TASTE: discovering the region

BTB - Bar To Bar - Stage 2A: Cascina Basso - San Rocco Seno d'Elvio

da Treiso a Alba (3,00 km)
Highlights and tour details

Variant of stage 2A of the Bar to Bar which leads us to the heart of the Langa of Barberesco through a route rich in history.

A nice detour from Cascina Alberta (Treiso), if we follow the road downhill and then turn left, will take us to the cool valley of the rio (the Seno d’Elvio) whose name still recalls the birthplace of the Emperor Publio Elvio Pertinace (reigned for just 90 days, but left a great memory of self). The hamlet of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio is the only part of Alba authorised to produce Barbaresco and it is home to one of the long-standing wineries of the Langhe, that Bricco del Drago from where the “Gran Maestro” De Giacomi launched a series of primordial and admirable initiatives on which much of the good fortune of these hills is based. Of all, we mention that miracle of homecooking recipe book that remains “Nonna Génia”, a gastronomic bible of the cuisine of Langa that has been translated into many languages. The Bricco del Drago hosts a private ethnographic museum with, among others, the oldest bottle of wine with a “Barbaresco” label (1870).

Other information

Itinerary code: BTB
Recommended period: Apr - Nov
Access by public transport: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Langhe Monferrato e Roero

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Cascina Basso
12050 Treiso (CN)
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San Rocco Seno d'Elvio
12051 Alba (CN)
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Accomodations and services

Please note that the routes may include some sections where there is traffic.
The information contained in the pathways is not binding on the authors and verifiers of the pathways.