Cantine Bosca

Top choice in Langhe, Roero & Monferrato

Some 28km south of Asti, the Cantine Bosca is one of several historic wineries that produce the famed sparkling wine of the area (the DOCG Asti Spumante, made from Moscato grapes). Bosca is also known for its 'underground cathedrals,' an impressive series of brick-walled halls and tunnels built below the hamlet of Canelli. You can book visits (€15 per adult) online or over the phone, but advanced reservations are essential.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Langhe, Roero & Monferrato attractions

1. Torre di Barbaresco

10.09 MILES

Take the lift to the rooftop of this restored medieval tower for a sublime view over wine country. You'll see the meandering Tanaro River, various other…

2. Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

12.33 MILES

There's been a cathedral here since the 12th century, though the current terracotta-brick affair is mostly the result of an almost complete neo-Gothic…

3. Centro Culturale San Giuseppe

12.36 MILES

A converted church turned cultural centre, this is a lovely place to catch a choral or chamber music performance, or undertake a bracing hike up 134 steps…

4. Palazzo Mazzetti

13.04 MILES

This 18th-century residence of the Mazzetti family houses the civic museum and an information office. Downstairs you'll find Roman artefacts and a scale…

5. Torre Troyana o Dell'Orologio

13.08 MILES

During the late 13th century the region became one of Italy's wealthiest, with 150-odd towers springing up in Asti alone. Of the 12 that remain, only this…

6. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

13.16 MILES

Rising above Asti's historic core is the enormous belfry of this 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. Its grandly painted interior merits a peek.

7. Cappella del Barolo

17.93 MILES

Alba's winemaking-restaurateuring Ceretti family has commissioned a number of site-specific artworks in the region and this never-consecrated chapel is…

8. Torre Campanaria

18.21 MILES

Dating back to the early 1700s, La Morra's stolid bell tower soars 31m above Piazza Castello. Make your way up the narrow staircases for fine 360-degree…