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The experiences you will bring home will make the memory of the trip unique, a stimulus for a future return. In Serralunga, my home. 

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The origins of the "villa" (the current village) date back to the mid-12th century, when the raids of the Hungarians and Saracens made the villages at the bottom of the valley vulnerable. The top of the hill of "Serralonga" represented the ideal place to build a safe place to live in that time. The current conformation dates back to the design conceived by the first "homines" which, together with the castle, was a bulwark for the defense of the community.


The Castle was built starting from the 10th century for the defense of the territory and its citizens. Its architectural form is unique in the landscape of the Langhe castles and makes it one of the most beautiful castles in Italy. It was a military fortress, it resisted sieges, it was the residence of the owners, but also a granary and a place where taxes were collected, until it was abandoned due to the huge management costs during the eighteenth century. After a skilful restoration, it is once again the heritage of Serralunga and the Langhe and a visit to it allows you to appreciate the beautiful landscape of the Langhe and breathe in the medieval dimension in which the history of Serralunga was shaped.

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The agricultural vocation of Serralunga dates back to its origins. The "rustics" were the protagonists of the daily life of the village as can be seen from the reading of the medieval statutes. The chapters dedicated to the management of "big and small beasts that cause damage to other people's possessions", "goats and pigs that cause damage", "those who steal other people's grapes", "not to thresh crops and fodder without the lord's permission”, “of not having to press the turnip in Serralunga without the lord's permission”, “of declaring the wine to the lord of Serralunga”.
Viticulture, then as now, was the heart of the country's economy and was always in constant expansion to the detriment of the woods. Even the statutes were particularly punctual in defending the vineyard, the vine and the grapes against damage caused by animals and people with fines and penalties higher than those applied to other crops. 


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