La Corte Albertina

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Via Amedeo di Savoia 8, Bra, 12060, Italy
La Corte Albertina
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Costs 33% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Travel Tips for Bra

House entrance

by JLBG

This photo shows a better woodwork. The door is not made of plain boards. The panels are adjusted and have some very simple and geometric carvings. The wood is of better quality but not outstanding, though.

Sculpted door in light chestnut wood.

by JLBG

This door seems to be modern and made in chestnut wood, which is much more often found around Bra than oak. However, it is also a very good wood, widely used for woodwork. It keeps well over the years and it is said that spiders do not nest on chestnut wood.

Slow Food in the Roero !

by JLBG

The city of Bra belongs to the province of Cuneo, in Piemont. It has in 2005 a population of 27,211 inhabitants. It has 5 Alberghi and 5 Ristoranti.

More on the city of Bra on their web site.

More on the province of Cuneo on their web site.

The origins of the City of Bra are very ancient. It is claimed that Neolithic man lived in the hills nearby. The City of Pollentia (nowaday's Pollenzo) was founded in Roman times along an important communication route, becoming an important centre of commercial and military traffic between the Ligurian ports and the Piedmontese plain.

The origin of the new town of Bra is probably owed to a group of monks from the Abbey of San Colombano di Bobbio, which, in 1082, founded a village in the Veneria area. The village spread across the lands assigned to it and on those of Adelaide from Susa, most of which were held in the brayda (a large farmholding with a huge pasture belonging to it). Soon after the year 1000, a rich family took over the lordship, assumed the surname of De Brayda and built a castle fortified by a protective wall.

In my opinion, Bra is not among the "must visit" cities in the Roero for its old city. However, it is the cradle of the "Slow Food" movement. The "Slow Food" movement is the opposite to "Fast Food". If you want to know more about this exciting movement, you will find it in my page under "restaurant" (where else could I have put it !).

On the contrary, Pollenzo, a small city 6 km out of Bra but nevertheless a part (frazzione) of Bra is a must visit and half of my tips are about Pollenzo, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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