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Region and events

ROERO, a landscape enriched by a constellation
of hamlets perched on the hills.

Give yourself the chance to enjoy
an exciting and unforgettable experience!

Your stay at "Rocche di Montexelo" Holiday Home will give you the opportunity to discover itineraries through nature, art, history, food and wine.


  • Vinum: the largest open-air wine shop in Italy.

Appointment in Alba on 25, 26, 27, 28 April – 1 – 4, 5 May 2024.

  • The International Alba White Truffle Fair is one of the main showcases of high gastronomy and Italian excellence, folklore events and historical re-enactments.

The 94th edition in Alba will be held from 12 October to 8 December 2024.

  • Da Cortile a Cortile: food and wine walk that stage after stage, from aperitif to dessert, takes participants to discover suggestive views in the historic part of the city.

In Bra in September 2024

  • Cheese: international Slow Food event dedicated to milk cheeses. It brings hundreds of shepherds, cheesemakers, affineurs and enthusiasts from all over the world.

In Bra from 19 to 22 September 2025.

Roero castles

Castle of Monticello d'Alba (300 mt).
Open every Saturday and Sunday from February to December.
Mob. +39 347 4437144 

Castle of Cisterna d’Asti (20 Km).
Open from Monday to Sunday.
Ph. +39 0141 979021

Castle of Govone (22 Km).
Open from Thursday to Monday.
Ph. +39 0173 58103

Castle of Guarene (11 Km).
Open Saturday and Sunday.
Ph. +39 0173 441332

Castle of Magliano Alfieri (5 Km).
Open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Ph. +39 0173 66117

Castle of Sanfrè (19 Km).
It can be visited upon reservation.
Ph. +39 0172 58129. Mob. +39 338 6413535

Nature trails

Monticello is located near the Ecomuseo delle Rocche del Roero, a network of 100 Km of trails winding among hills and green valleys, where you can cycle or walk.

All trails are named after their special feature.

Near Monticello, you can enjoy:

The Asfodeli trail, the Truffle trail, the Fossils trail, the Water trail and the witch Micilina trail.

Art and culture sites

Monticello d'Alba (300mt), church of San Ponzio and at 30m the work "Fragments" by the artist Valerio Berruti

Alba (11 Km), Cathedral, Church of S. Domenico, Church of Maddalena.

Asti (37 Km), Cathedral, Tapestry museum.

Bra (13 Km)
, La Zizzola palace, City hall, Baroque churches.

Cherasco (19 Km), Arch of Madonna del Rosario, Church of S. Pietro, Castle of Visconti, Synagogue.

Mondovì (48 Km)
, masterpieces of the painter Andrea Pozzo in the Church of S. Francesco Saverio, open air frescoes, Synagogue.

Pollenzo (7 Km)
, Castle, Royal village, UNESCO World Heritage Site, University of Gastronomic Sciences.

Roddi (15 Km),
Castle, Alba White Truffle open-air museum.

Torino (60 Km)
, Egyptian Museum, Cinema Museum, Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Savoy Royal Palaces.

Vicoforte (40 km)
, a Sanctuary bearing the world’s biggest elliptical dome.

Wine trails

Closest sites to Monticello d'Alba:

Castle of Barolo (22 km), hosting Barolo's Regional Enoteca (wine house) and WiMu, the modern Wine Museum.

Castle of Grinzane (15 km), UNESCO World Heritage Site, hosting Cavour's Regional Enoteca and Langhe Ethnographic Museum.

Town of Barbaresco (20 km), hosting Barbaresco's Regional Enoteca.

Town of Canale (15 km), hosting Roero's Regional Enoteca.

Castle of Mango (29 km), hosting Moscato hills' Regional Enoteca.

Discovering the local cuisine

The whole Roero Region is one of the best food and wine destinations: wines, pastas and meats (often sprinkled with White Truffles), tasty cold cuts, home made cheeses and Piedmont IGP hazelnut sweets.