Municipalities of the Alta Langa: Lequio Berria

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The nameĀ  LequioBerria derives from the Celtic word “leak” (milestone), perhaps because the position of the country made it a strategic place to dominate the surrounding territory.

LequioBerria is located in an excellent panoramic position, which allows you to admire a large number of Langa villages perched on the surrounding hills.

In the village, in addition to the parish church of San Lorenzo, which dominates the main square, there is also the Oratory of San Rocco, with frescoes brought to light only in the 70s.

The sanctuary of the Madonna della Neve, on the road to Borgomale, is worth visiting.

The patronal feast takes place on the first Sunday of August.

History

The name  LequioBerria derives from the Celtic word “leak” (milestone), perhaps because the position of the country made it a strategic place to dominate the surrounding territory and therefore an obligatory step for the armies that once competed for these lands.

Appointed since the beginning of the year 1000 in a diploma of Emperor Otto III, he subsequently had a troubled history.

In 1601 it was annexed to the properties of Carlo Emanuele I of Savoy. In the same century a massive castle was built of which no visible traces remain.

Food&accommodation

For a shake out of town you can stop at the Dei Bersaglieri Restaurant: 100 seats are available divided into two large dining rooms. The restaurant’s cuisine is typically regional, based on fresh, genuine products, and varies according to the season’s offer. In the summer, a characteristic room built with the typical Langa stone is also open.

In the hotel, customers are offered a free mountain bike rental service, free visits to private cellars and much more, to discover the Langhe.

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