The village of peppermint
There are those who say that the name derives from mulberry plantations, those who instead take it back to Saracen invasions that occurred in the tenth century and, again, those who make it go back to morra, the term with which the Benedictine monks indicated the rest stations. What is certain is that Moretta, in the province of Cuneo, is a small jewel of Piedmont.
Inhabited since Roman times, as evidenced by the discovery of some ancient tombs, this territory has long preserved its agricultural-rural vocation. You can still see the barns and stables used until the twentieth century, when industrial expansion also began here. However, Moretta remains an important reference point for the cultivation of peppermint, known and exported all over the world.
The peasant vein of Moretta also emerges during the numerous festivals organized in the village, such as MaggioFormaggio, dedicated to dairy products, and the Cappone Fair, which has been held every December for 450 years.