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julia90
04-03-12, 22:49
LANGHE and ROERO

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Langhe
The Langhe (Langa from old dialect Mons Langa et Bassa Langa) is a hilly area to the south and east of the river Tanaro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanaro) in the province of Cuneo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Cuneo) in Piedmont (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont), northern Italy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy).
It is famous for its wines, cheeses, and truffles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truffle_(fungi))—particularly the white truffles of Alba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alba,_(CN)). The countryside as it was in the first half of the 20th century features prominently in the writings of Beppe Fenoglio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beppe_Fenoglio) and Cesare Pavese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Pavese), who was born here, in Santo Stefano Belbo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo_Stefano_Belbo).
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Roero
Roero is a geographical area in the north-east corner of the province of Cuneo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Cuneo) in Piedmont (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont), north-west Italy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy). This hilly region is known for its wines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine) and for its fruit production: particularly the peaches (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach) of Canale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canale_(CN)) and the local variety of pear (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pear) known as Madernassa which originated in the late eighteenth century inGuarene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guarene).[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roero#cite_note-pera-0) Strawberries are also grown.
The name comes from the Roero family of bankers and traders, who were prominent in the political life of Asti (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asti) and its environs, and who dominated this area for a number of centuries during the Middle Ages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ages).




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