Mangialonga: Piedmont's food and wine walk

No need to train, just need a good palate. La Morra, Piedmont's food capital, has started the countdown for the Mangialonga, the 4-km food and wine walk through the UNESCO vineyards in the name of taste, good wine and traditions.

As usual, the appointment is for the last Sunday of August, this year on the 25th, when the march will start from the historic centre of the village of Langa. 

The first and original walk, complete with a little wine glass holder around the neck, started in 1986 to promote the Barolo wine in its landscapes of origin and, over the years, has inspired many other food and wine walks not only in Italy but also in Switzerland and Germany.

Like every year, the route will wind along the wine trails, among the fine vineyards of the Nebbiolo vine, almost ready for the harvest, with five delicious stages (plus the aperitif) immersed in landscapes of rare beauty. There will be 56 different wine labels: from Charrois Gourmand wines coming from France, then cold cuts, lard and Dolcetto wine for the appetizer, Ravioli al Plin with Nebbiolo d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba and Langhe doc, morsels of veal with Barolo and polenta to be enjoyed together with the Barolo Docg from the Lamorrese producers, a selection of cheeses from the Cuneo valleys and traditional hazelnut-flavored desserts with the inevitable Moscato d'Asti Docg.

In addition to food, wine, nature and landscape, there are also a lot of healthy fun and goliardic events: like the prize that every year goes to the group with the most original costume and the election of Miss Mangialonga, the girl who best represents the spirit of the party.

The cost of the ticket, including a pocket and a tasting glass that will be provided for free, is 50 euros for adults and 20 euros for children aged 13 to 17 years, while for children under 12 is free. Taking part in the Mangialonga can be a good opportunity to visit the territory of the Langhe of Barolo, rich in splendid hills dotted with castles and medieval fortresses.

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Mangialonga la Morra

Mangialonga La Morra

Castle of Cavour Barolo

La Morra Piedmont