From the majestic course of the Po and the Tanaro to the narrow Grana stream…

From the majestic course of the Po and the Tanaro to the narrow Grana stream.From storks to buzzards.From the fishermen’s shacks along the river to the tuff huts in the hills.From the Carnaroli rice to the vineyards of Barbera, Grignolino and Ruchè.From lowlands to hills.From frogs to hares.From roe deers to wolves.From the dirt roadsContinua a leggere “From the majestic course of the Po and the Tanaro to the narrow Grana stream…”

The Monsterrato, In the magical days of the harvest

“Once upon a tine, the primary source of income for hill farming were the vendumia, the amsum and the bucin: grape harvest, grain harvest and calf rearing. Only when you were able to sell our wine, grain or veal could you finally bring some money home. Most of the remaining products from farm work wereContinua a leggere “The Monsterrato, In the magical days of the harvest”


From Friday 1st January 2021 you may register for the sixth edition of La Monsterrato-Strade Bianche Monferrato, scheduled from 10 to 12 September, in the magical days of the Monferrato harvest.

The Monsterrato-Strade Bianche Monferrato, September 12, 2021

Bike Comedy Club ASD and the municipalities of #CastellettoMonferrato, #CerroTanaro, #Felizzano, #Giarole, #Masio, #Quattordio, #SanSalvatoreMonferrato and #VignaleMonferrato are organizing on September 12, 2021 the 6/a edition of La Monsterrato-Strade Bianche Monferrato, bicycle tour on gravel roads in Monferrato (Piedmont, Italy) for historical and vintage bicycles, gravelbike, mtb and e-bike. Four routes: 40-70-110-200 km. La Monsterrato will takeContinua a leggere “The Monsterrato-Strade Bianche Monferrato, September 12, 2021”

A surreal, timeless dimensions

“Going through these hills, these valleys, these forests, these banks under the favour of moonlight an a frosty, dark winter night, next to trees that look like monumnets, where the only sounds to break the silence of these magical moments  are the nocturnal bird’s calls or the barking of fare away  farm dog. They leadContinua a leggere “A surreal, timeless dimensions”

Orgoglio Barbera

Ero bambino, ma ho vivissimi nella mente quel colore, quel profumo. E l’espressione orgogliosa di mio nonno Arnaldo quando tornava dalle colline – credo attorno a San Salvatore – con le damigiane della Barbera sul furgone. Seguiva il rito dell’imbottigliamento e della messa ordinata in cantina: doveva durare tutto l’anno, ma non sempre era sufficiente.Continua a leggere “Orgoglio Barbera”

Una pedata all’abbandono

Far riaprire, aiutare e tenere in attività un piccolo negozio, oppure una bottega artigiana, magari una trattoria… Cosa ci sarebbe di meglio per ridare vita, speranza ed entusiasmo a quei borghi incantati del magico Monferrato sull’orlo dell’abbandono? La Monsterrato-Strade Bianche Monferrato, Camagna, 2 settembre 2018. Approfitta dell’opportunità che scade il 31 gennaio Info e regolamentoContinua a leggere “Una pedata all’abbandono”

The magic winter in Monferrato

THE MAGIC WINTER IN MONFERRATO The first snow glows on the horizon, carrying with a crystalline air warmed by the faint, last rays of the sun. It’s time to cherish our sweet memories of the long bike summer we just left behind. It’s time to ridiscover the slow rhythms of the past. The time hasContinua a leggere “The magic winter in Monferrato”

On gravel roads in Monferrato with Bike Comedy Club

(NOT JUST MONSTERRRATO) Making the Monferrato known to people by riding a gravel bike or a mountain bike or an e-bike on the gravel roads of this region: this is the main objective of Bike Comedy Club. It is an eco-compatible project addressing all bike lovers and aiming at an eco-sustainable touristic development of theContinua a leggere “On gravel roads in Monferrato with Bike Comedy Club”