The Langa Medievale project networks together the main secular and religious Romanesque architectural sites in the Langhe area, identifying valuable cultural and sightseeing itineraries. The initiative has evolved out of the project “The Romanesque Network Between Alba and Mondovì: From Alba Cathedral to the Langhe’s Medieval Parish Churches”, run by the Museo Diocesano in Alba, the dioceses of Alba and Mondovì and the CISIM (International Centre for Studies on Medieval Settlements), with the support of the Fondazione CRC (Promotional Grant – Networked Heritage Section).
The project is divided into several different phases, from research activities and scientific investigation including the mapping of medieval heritage sites in collaboration with the CISM to the creation of itineraries for tourists, with appropriate signage and accessible information points. The initiative wants to involve those already working in the area covered by the project (local tourism agencies, municipalities, associations) in programming joint activities, as well as the local population in volunteer activities to support the project. The aim is to increase local cultural tourism through the promotion of an area containing many important medieval sites that visitors often know little about. Langa Medievale also wants to increase awareness among local residents about the historic, environmental and cultural value of their own area.