- Air conditioned
- Pets Allowed
- 1 sofa bed (sleeps 2) 140×190
- 1 double bed on loft level with normal mattress 160×190
- Kitchen with fridge, electric cookers and double-basin kitchen sink
- Satellite TV, Wi-Fi connection free of charge
- Private bathroom with shower
- Breakfast for free
- Free vegetables directly from our garden!
- Everyday at 5.pm there will be some snacks & coffee for free!
TRADITIONS OF ROERO
Deep, sandy crevasses open abruptly in between the gentle slopes of Roero: they are the Rocche, a geological erosion phenomenon that dates back to the ice age. The Rocche Ridge is 32 kilometers long, and crosses 8 villages, from Pocapaglia to Cisterna d’Asti.
The Rocche can reach drops of hundreds of meters, and create fascinating spire shapes. Their soil is made up of marl rocks and clay which settled during the period in which the vast majority of the Roero area was still submerged under the Mediterranean; to this day we can easily find fish fossils, seashells and maritime vegetation on what once was the seabed.
This phenomenon dates back to around 200.000 years ago, and it was caused by the deviation of Tanaro river’s course, which in turn changed the course of all the affluents, which left in their wake deep scars in the sandy soil.
Their wild and hostile apparence has had a big influence on folklore, and has historically been associated with the Masche.
According to the legends, they have been created by Belzebù himself, in a single night. The local landowners summoned the devil in order to create an impenetrable defensive stronghold and offered in exchange the souls of those who had died in battle. Belzebù accepted the deal and with an enormous spade began to dig deep into the earth, creating an unconquerable fortress that however left the area nearly inhabitable.Regardless of the legends, the villages along the crest are deeply affected by this phenomenon; the continuous erosion leaves many houses in a precarious situation, on the edge of a deep cliff.