Municipalities of the AltaLanga: Monesiglio

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Monesiglio is dominated by the size of the majestic castle.

Nestled on the first slopes of the hills that separate the Bormida valley from the Uzzone valley, Monesiglio is dominated by the size of the majestic castle, while the parish church of Sant’Andrea is of good artistic interest.

In the hamlet of S. Biagio, the sanctuary of Santa Maria di Acqua Dolce, dating back to 1200, has a Romanesque structure with three naves.

The patronal feast, which takes place on the first Sunday of September, is dedicated to the Madonna venerated in this church.

Its origin can be traced back to the Ligurian peoples, who lived in the area.

The name, shrouded in mystery, seems to have originated from the hospitality that was granted to a group of monks, driven out of France into exile.


For a trip out of town you can lean on the Monesiglio Hostel, inaugurated a few years ago, in the ancient restored spinning mill. It is the ideal stop for those who want to get to know these sparsely inhabited valleys, full of woods and beautiful landscapes. Ideal for hikers, cyclists, groups and couples with children.

It offers two mixed dormitories with 6 and 4 beds, with privacy dividers and lockers with key. The prices are among the most affordable and include all services.

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