Wine and Food Road of the Oltrepò Pavese

Wine and Food Road of the Oltrepò Pavese


Strada Oltrepo pavese (logo)Wine and Food Road of the Oltrepò Pavese


The Oltrepò Pavese, formerly Old Piedmont, is the largest southernmost area of the province of Pavia. It extends over a 70 km long territory south of the Po river, stretching from east to west. Towards the south the terrain is rather hilly. The Oltrepò is famous for its wine production ut, as in other parts of Italy, the area also has a rich artistic heritage, boasts scenic landscapes as well as a rich assortment of local produce and a prestigious gastronomic tradition. The vast territory allows tourists to choose among several routes, all obviously worth a visit. These are described in detail in the new guide of the Wine and Food Road of the Oltrepò Pavese. The focal points of the proposed routes are certainly Varzi, home to the famous salami; the Castles of Montalto Pavese, Calvignano, Borgo Priolo and Mornico Losana; the quadrangular tower of Pietra de’ Giorgi, a fifteenth-century fortress erected on foundations apparently dating back to the end of the first millennium; Broni, an important agricultural and industrial centre, today the headquarters of the Consorzio  Tutela Vini Oltrepò; Santa Maria della Versa, the main town of the Valle Versa; Stradella, the town of accordions; Vogherawith its beautiful Piazza Duomo and picturesque Chiesa Rossa; the Valle Staffora with  she mysterious Castello di Oramala and the Abbazia di Sant’Alberto di Butrio; Salice  erme, ideal for a spa holiday;Casteggio, where the important local wine and food specialities exhibition is held.

  • Cantine 93.46% 93.46%
  • Ristoranti 0.93% 0.93%
  • Comuni 2.8% 2.8%
  • Enti e Associazioni 2.8% 2.8%



Salame di Varzi DOP,
Pancetta pavese,
Cotechino pavese, Coppa,
Lardo, Caprini, Formaggella
di Menconico, Nisso
dell’Oltrepò, Grissini dolci,
Pane miccone dell’Oltrepò




Risotto coi peperoni,
Agnolotti gobbi,
Agnolotti d’Oltrepò,
Polenta di mosto




Oltrepò Metodo Classico
DOCG, Oltrepò Cruasè DOCG,
Oltrepò Pavese DOC Pinot
Sangue di Giuda/Malvasia/
Moscato, Provincia
di Pavia IGT




BRONI: Patron Saint Feast (April and September).
CASTEGGIO: Oltrevini (May). Wine-focused long weekend for dealers and wine-tasting professionals. Casteggio Fair (September). Presentation of wines, sparkling wines and typical products of the Oltrepò Pavese. Truffle and Honey Fair (November).
CEGNI: Carnevale bianco (mid-August holiday).  Recreation of ancient rural settings in the village.
STRADELLA: Agricultural Produce Market (second Saturday every month). ‘Vinuva’ (September).
VARZI: Salami Festival (June). Feast of St. Simon (last Friday in October). Ancient livestock and agricultural produce  Show.
VOGHERA La Sensia (May). Show featuring typical products of the Oltrepò Pavese.

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