The celebrated vineyards and magnificent hilltop castles scattered over the gentle hills of the Langhe strewn with villages, hamlets and parish churches make this part of the region of Piedmont quite unique in the scenic and cultural panorama of the Italian peninsula.
This is why the 38th session of the UNESCO Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, on June 28th 2014, officially added the Langhe, along with the neighbouring hills of the Roero and Monferrato, to its list of World Heritage Landscape Sites.
The Tonda Gentile Trilobata has adopted Lower Piedmont, in particular the higher hills of the Alta Langa bordering on the region of Liguria, as its home. Here the special characteristics of the soil form the perfect natural habitat for the hazel tree.
Cristina and Dario farm 32 hectares (80 acres) of hazel orchards in Castino and Dogliani along hillsides sloping on one side towards the Ligurian coast, and on the other the plain of Cuneo.