Borgomale is one of the 21 villages that make up the Upper Langa, an area of high, rugged hills, where the vineyards - mostly planted with Dolcetto - alternate with chestnut woods, hazelnut groves and pasturelands. This is the ideal setting for submerging yourself in unspoiled nature and where you can find all the atmospheres of the novels of Beppe Fenoglio and Cesare Pavese, discovering a rich artistic heritage of castles, churches and votive pillars.
The Upper Langa is also one of the areas of Piedmont where you can find the greatest variety of specialties: the Tonda and Gentile IGP Piedmont hazelnut, used for nougat and cakes, the cheeses from the Langhe, the cured meats, vegetables, honey, conserves and many other products that you can taste visiting the many small farms, which constitute the economy of this region.
Not far off lies Alba, the small town which has become world-famous as the centre of an area celebrated for its food and wine, above all the White Truffle of Alba, the Barolo and Barbaresco wine. Numerous events and festivals are organized for visitors in the streets of the old town centre, which is overlooked by mediaeval towers.
Starting from the Relais you can follow different routes: the Langa of prestigious wines like Barolo and Barbaresco, visiting wine cellars and enotecas; the Roero, which extends as far as the provinces of Asti and Turin; or the mediaeval castles that tower over the villages of Barolo, Roddi, Grinzane, Serralunga d’Alba and Guarene, and tell the history of this land.