Between Langa and Roero, a few kilometres away from Bra, immersed in the greenery of the royal park, Pollenzo represents one of the most renowned archaeological spots in the Piedmont .region.
Founded by the Romans in the II Century b.C., it was decorated with magnificent buildings. The elliptic edge of the atnphitheatre, the most impressive work of Northem Italy, saw the erection of the farmers dwellings in the Middle Ages.
After a dark period, Pollenzo discovered new splendour thanks to the Savoy family, who added a neogothic touch to the urban aspect of the village. In the hamlet it is possible to admire the XIV Century castle, whereas the Neogothic Church preserves a part of the magnificent choir of Staffarda.
The guestroorns of the Castle after an outstanding work of restoration has become headquarters of the University of "Scienze Gastronomiche".