The game of skittles in the Langhe, of very ancient origins, is linked to the rites of fertility and possession of the land: it is an exclusively female activity and takes place in the squares and courtyards of the territory of
Farigliano, on the border with the UNESCO site “Wine Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero e
Monferrato”. It is played with nine elm wood bije, eight of which are 80 cm high and one 90 cm high, and one ball, the ribata, with a diameter of 15 cm. Today there are about eighty players, between 15 and 99 years old, who play the most important match during the “bun vin festival” at the end of August.