ATTRCTIONS NEAR GUARENE
The municipality of Guarene is located in the northeast of the province of Cuneo and borders the city of Alba, the well-known “Langhe capital”, famous for its wines and the precious white truffle, with its center The historic cathedral, the “Federico Eusebio” Civic Museum and the so-called “Underground Sunrise”, which from the “belly” of the underground suburbs revive what constituted the ancient temple, theater and Roman forum of Alba Pompeia , In Roman times.
The municipal territory of Guarene extends over a partially flat part of the hilly part, up to about 400 meters s.l.m. The historic center of the country, one of the most beautiful of Roero, is situated on the hill dominated by the imposing baroque castle.
THE AGRICULTURAL EXCELLENCES OF THE TERRITORY
On the slopes of the Guarnita hill extends vineyards of many varieties of grapes such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Favorita and Arneis. Also cultivated is the cultivation of hazelnuts and orchards, especially apricots, peaches and pears. Among the varieties is the Pera Madernassa. Feature is also the production of pear cider.
The Maderè is the first and only cider in Madernassa, a variety of typical hard Roero pears, compact, slightly juicy, ideal for cooked preparations.
Born in the town of Guarene, in the same name about a century and a half ago, Madernassa pear is still quite unknown. Despite its excellent quality, it has remained confined to more elite productions. Sparkling, dry and low in alcoholic content, our cider is much more like a sparkling brut rather than classic French and English ciders.
The official production of Maderè started in 2014, we chose to follow the Charmat method with fermentation in autoclave.
It takes its name from the homonymous Roero village where it originated, a plot of the Gavello farmhouse in the Madernassa township, located halfway around a hill east of the Guarene and Vezza villages. This pear is still cooked today as a “putagè” time with the addition of our precious wines and is the main ingredient of many recipes.
PLACES OF HISTORICAL-ARTISTIC INTEREST
The village of Guarene, already existing in Roman times, was located on the Tanaro plain, on the slopes of the hill on which the present hamlet stands.
The castle had a defensive function and control of the territory and dominated the country, well-defended by the paramour, the bastions that surround it from east to south.
Example of Piedmontese baroque architecture, the castle was built from 1726 on the initiative of Carlo Giacinto Roero, shaking the ancient feudal manor. It shows the influence of architect Filippo Juvarra, of which Roero was a pupil.
With the extinction of the Roero Guarene Dynasty, the castle was inherited by the Provana family in Collegno, which in 2011 has given up its property.
Guarene is a country of art for its numerous and rich churches (five in the historic center only) and for a museum tour that includes the CHURCH OF SS. ADVERTISED, THE ROYAL MUNICIPAL PINACOTECA AND THE “ARTIST PORCELAIN”.
The CHURCH OF SS. ADVERTISED, Baroque style, is perhaps the most beloved Guaranesi building. The structure dates back to the first half of the 17th century and was built in the area where an older church was already erected.
We quote an altarpiece depicting the Annunciation, the work of the painter Guglielmo Caccia called Moncalvo.
The building has been the subject of important consolidation and restoration work in recent years.
Unique throughout the territory, ROERO’S COMUNICATE PINACOTECA is home to Casa Casavecchia. It currently collects approximately fifty works of the most representative artists of contemporary Piedmont art, including Soffiantino, Tabuso, Felice and Francesco Casorati, Paulucci, Nespolo, Albano, Sismonda, Fico, Ruggeri, Cherchi, Mazzonis, Carena, Ramella, Chessa , Treves, Munciguerra, Cordero, Unia, Head, Delleani, Easter.
The Pinacoteca is the promoter of initiatives that propose and spread art in the territory: the pictorial itinerary of the “PORCELLANE D’ARTISTA” consists of a series of fifty ceramics in the streets of the old town of Guarene and the fractions on which are Transposed for silkscreen works by artists already present in the pinacoteca or linked to the territory.