Roero’s Ecomuseum provides essential facilities in order to evaluate the beauty of the territory.
Pathways and footpaths have been traced in order to admire the distinctiveness of the area.
The Ecomuseum gathers the eight peak boroughs that developed after the year 1000 on the back of the hills (rocche) in a single open air museum, a geological phenomenon of erosion that distinguishes the central part of Roero.
Our structure is situated along one of the Ecomuseum paths.
Some pictures of our territory: A magical place to discover.
BRIC SAN BARTOLOMEO
SAINT BARTOLOMEW’S HILL
This spot takes its name after “San Bartolomeo”: the patron saint, and it’s situated on the peak between “San Nicolao” Bossola’s valley, the Morinaldo rocks and TornIola hills.
“San Bartolomeo” is the old name of the only road that permitted the Canale locals to reach their territory possessions in Montà.
In those days the said road was very attended by the Montà locals when they used to desend from their hills towards Canale, and they could easily control the security of their village because the road was still visible in the distance.
“San Bartolomeo”, the name of the area, was frequently used in old documents to indicate vineyards and woods, in particular because a portion of it was part of the Parish’s estates.
The dedicaton of the territory to Saint Bartolomew takes place between the IX and the X century. In that period Montà did not yet exist, but there were little villages. The most important were Anterisio or Interisio, Tuerdo, Desais, Turriglie, Belvedere, and Morinaldo, and they all used to have a little church or a chapel but all these villages were destroyed in the second half of the XIII century and that’s when Montà was founded.
From a peculiar exhamination, in the basement of Saint Bartolomew’s chapel there are very old terracotta tiles that make us think that there used to be an old isolated Monastery or it used to be a spot where pagan rituals used to be carried out. The latter theory is backed up by the fact that human bones have been found during excavations carried out in the surrounding area.