Mountain Community ''Terre del Giarolo''

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The zone of the Mountain Community of the Curone, Grue and Ossona valleys is just one hour by drive from Turin, Milan or Genoa and is located in the south-east of Piedmont, in the province of Alessandria. It is easy to reach: Tortona and Castelnuovo Scrivia motorway exits on the A7.
Starting from Tortona, a tour through the whole valley takes about 40 minutes.
It is an unspoilt area of unparalleled beauty, natural setting and healthy air, where game roams free. The absence of traffic, the harmony of the scenery and more will persuade the visitors to wallow in this world.
The specific structure and the homogeneity of the soil, characterized by a complete lack of stones, have made the Curone valley the ideal habitat for truffle growing. This is the only area in Piedmont able to produce three different varieties of truffles: white truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico), black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini), and scorzone (Tuber Aestivum Vittadini), similar to the black one but less valuable.
This geographical area represents also the ideal habitat where to find mushrooms, one of the most appreciated local product. Mushrooms, both fresh and dried, are used to cook typical dishes and can be sampled in several restaurants.

> main office: 15056 San Sebastiano Curone - piazza Roma 12
> phone number: +39 0131.786196
> fax: +39 0131.786544


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The zone of the Mountain Community Borbera and Spinti valleys is a large area that starts from the plain at Vignole and Borghetto and reaches up to the peaks of the Giarolo, the Ebbro, the Chiappo and other mountains and is at the crossroad of four regions: Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia and Liguria. This territory contains many interesting aspects, made up by its historical and artistic background, rich in abbeys, cloisters, towers and castles.
Visiting this area is a ‘must’ for those looking for a natural setting, fascinating glimpses of nature in contact with peasant life.
There are seven towns in the high Mountain Community: Cantalupo, Albera, Cabella, Carrega, Rocchetta, Roccaforte, Mongiardino; two in the low barbera valley: Vignole and Borghetto; one in the Spinti valley: Grondone and finally Stazzano, between Borbera and Scrivia valley.

> main office: 15060 Cantalupo Ligure - via Umberto I, 35
> phone number: +39 0143.90960
> fax: +39 0143.90951


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