Cherascos great markets
The small town of Cherasco is well-known for its markets selling antiques and collectors items. Visitors flock to these events, held at various times of the year, to buy old books, antique furniture, music and curios in general. The streets of the historic town centre are shut off to traffic to create a huge exhibition area.
Information: Tourist Board, tel. +39 0171.427050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cherasco2000.com
A night at the castle
Whos never dreamed of living like a king or queen for one night? Experience the medieval atmosphere at the Castello di Sinio (Sinio Castle). The renovated castle, now an hotel, offers accommodation in luxury rooms featuring exposed brick walls and period furnishings.
Information: Vicolo del Castello 1 - Sinio (Cn), tel. +39 0173.263889, fax +39 0173.263958, email@example.com
Fun, entertainment, folklore, age-old tradition. Pallone elastico (literally elastic ball) is a game that originated in the Alba district. Athletic strength, ability to move quickly, a quick eye, experience and skill are fundamental qualities for success.
The main venue is the Mermet court, or sferisterio, which is more than one hundred years old and is located in Albas historic centre.
The night of the Masche
If you happen to meet any of the village\'s older inhabitants, ask them if they know the masche. You can be sure theyll have some interesting stories to tell. But dont ask how can that be possible?\", because certain stories have very little to do with reason
In the Piedmontese dialect a masca is a witch or sorceress, traditionally believed to have supernatural powers. They were held responsible for negative or unaccountable events, and often persecuted.
Although in many villages the masche are just a distant memory, in Sinio they are the protagonists for a whole night: the night of the masche, held on the evening of 14th August each year with artists, jugglers, music and lots of legends
This section is not intended to be exhaustive, but simply outlines some of the many activities on offer for visitors to the Langhe and Roero.