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Cerretto Langhe

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The town's name derives from the Latin word "cerrus" (oak tree), that enriched the area and today are still present near the river Belbo and which also appears in the town's coats of arms. It is a small town in the province of Cuneo, in the Lower Langa area, surrounded by unspoilt nature, where the local traditions are a grand mix of gastronomy, history, art and culture go together.
The territory of Alta Langa was inhabited by the Ligurians (an ancient Italic population) of the tribes of Stazielli and Epanteri, that subsequently were colonized by the Gauls. These populations were subjugated by the Romans in 179 BC, while after the fall of the Roman Empire, the area was abandoned to chaos and insecurity, of the local populations were prey of continuous raids by the Barbarians. The Aleramicis liberated the area from the pirates and founded the Marca Aleramica (County of the Aleramics). In XII century, during the Middle Ages, the territory passed from the domain of Gorzegno Cerretto to the Marquis of Susa, subsequently to Boniface of Savona, then to the Marquis of Ceva and of Cortemilia and finally to Cerretto who managed to create a good relationship with the local population.

Attractions:
- the Church of SS. Annunziata, which is the result of a recast, from the second half of the XIX century, designed by architect Schellino. The original structure, a single nave plan, which probably dates back to the XIII century, today, after the renovations of the Baroque period and the adding of two aisles, presents itself in neo-Gothic style with a series of arches and columns. The decorations are the artworks of the artist Rossi, while the panels of the chancel are of an earlier period;
- the XIII century Church of St. Andrew, located in the old town centre, of which remains only a stone tower. It was rebuilt in the late XVI century and the decorations of the apse go back to the Baroque period;
- the XVIII century Shrine of Our Lady in Cerretta;
- the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

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