To arrive in Verduno is to enter a world that seems to stand still in time. Climbing up the vineyard-clad hills and getting lost in its narrow streets to reach the castle is an experience of unique charm.
From the marvellous belvedere, your gaze takes in the entire Roero, offering breathtaking views.
The name, clearly of Celtic derivation, tells of the fertility of this land that has always been inhabited and cultivated, as attested by the numerous archaeological finds in the area.
The castle, probably dating back to the 10th century, must certainly have been an important and safe place in the 13th century if the people of Alba chose it as the seat of their treaties.
In the 14th century, the Community of Verduno began to have its own statutes, customs and common lands. It later came under the rule of the Bishop of Alba and in 1631, with the Treaty of Cherasco, became the property of the House of Savoy.
The parish church, in Baroque style, is definitely worth a visit, certainly influenced by the school of Juvarra.
Verduno is famous not only for Barolo, but also for the production of the fine DOC wine Verduno Palaverga, which is a rare excellence of the Langhe confined to just 18 hectares, mostly within this commune.