TERRITORY

A unique village, osteria and territory

Cigliè, "Osteria al Castello" and Monregalese are the three main protagonists of the history of a land with plains, hills and mountains, embedded in the valley of the river Tanaro in Lower Piedmont, just a few kilometers from the Ligurian coast.
A land of tourism: from the ski stations in the Maritime Alps (Artesina, Frabosa, Prato Nevoso, Lurisia) in the ski resort of Mondolè Ski to Clavesana and Carrù.
A land of culture: with towns such as Mondovì, which was an important religious center in the XIV century, and small villages with churches and monuments to remind us of the main dynasties of the past. A land of excellence: gastronomy and typical products, such as the mushrooms of Ceva, chestnuts and the Clavesana wines are essential to the local economy. Excellence can be found not only on the table, but in crafts as well, including wood and iron objects.
The village of Cigliè was founded in the X century, on a hill that dominates the Tanaro valley, and it is dominated by an imposing medieval castle, characterized by a large tower.
Ciglè is part of the community of Comunità Montana valli Mongia, Cevetta e Langa Cebana; in the past it was a strategic point for the defense of the Marchesato of Ceva. The castle was owned by the families Pensa of Mondovì and Capris, the current owners. History is re-enacted every year during folkloristic events on the first Sunday of July, the patronal festival of SS Pietro and Paolo, to whom is dedicated the Baroque parish church. On the second Sunday of October, during the festival "Itinerario d'autunno", there is the distribution of the traditional "Cisrà", a traditional chickpea soup.
The initiative is organized by "Osteria al Castello", which prepares the meal, and the local association Pro Loco, which takes care of the cooking and distribution. On the same day the village offers the "mundai" (roasted chestnuts) with a glass of good wine.
Guided visits on Sundays from May to September will let you discover the chapels of Cigliè dedicated to San Dalmazzo, San Rocco and San Giorgio.