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The town stands on a small "rocca", on the right side of the Belbo river. The village is well known for production of hazelnuts in particular a special variety called "tonda gentile". A Langhe Chardonnay & Dolcetto are local to the area.

The village of Cravanzana boasts a beautiful castle that dominates the surrounding houses, probably built in the style of a residence rather than for defence purposes with a small park and garden area. The castle was owned by the Savoia royal family since 1726 and was restored in 1731. After the second World War it was used as a summer college for the professional Agricultural school of Cuneo and is currently again under private ownership but beautifully restored with its past history and period furnishings carefully preserved.

There is a restaurant, hotel, bar and local shops

Cravanzana is 560 metres above sea level and has a population of 400.


Distances to:

Savona ( Ligurian Coast) 66km - 64mins

Genova 117km - 95mins

Milano 166km - 125mins

Torino 98km - 92mins

Ski Resort (Frabosa) 70km - 79mins

Alba 25km - 29mins

Asti 48Km - 57mins

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