Cassinasco

It’s the door to the Asti part of the Langhe. Here the pilgrims come by feet from the Belbo and Bormida rivers to visit the Caffi sanctuary, a bizarre, oriental-looking church that dominates the panoramic hill towards Loazzolo; here come also many gourmets, because of the quality of the food and prestigious wines.

The small parts of the frescos still visible in the Sant’Ilario chapel are next to the works of one of the last turuné (torrone-maker) of the hills, Faccio, who can be found in every fair of every town.

History

The town is believed to have been founded by a tribe from Liguria. But als the Romans lived there; this is known thanks to the fact that in some documents there are hints to the cassinae, the stables where the caseus, cheese, was made. This name has remained in the town’s name.

In the Middle Ages the town developed and acquired its present looks; later, it was owned by the town of Asti, Alessandria, the lords of Monferrato and the Sforza.

In 1615 the French robbed and set fire to the whole place: even the castle was knocked down, except for the tower and some underground galleries. The town was then a property of the Savoia royal family.

Events in Cassinasco and around

21 May 22 May

Pacchetto speciale per scoprire il territorio della Langa Astigiana! Soggiorno abbinato a una piacevole passeggiata di 7 km circa alla scoperta della Big Bench di Bistagno

22 May

Sesta edizione della camminata enogastronomica a tappe sul Sentiero della nocciola e del gusto

28 May 29 May

Pacchetto speciale per scoprire il territorio della Langa Astigiana! Soggiorno abbinato a una piacevole passeggiata di 7 km circa alla scoperta della Big Bench di Bistagno

Eat & Sleep in Cassinasco and around

Winery

Coppo

— Canelli —

Winery

Marco Capra

— Santo Stefano Belbo —

Winery

Bosca

— Canelli —

The parish church of Sant’Ilario

Chiesa di Sant'Ilario, Via Castello, Cassinasco, AT, Italia
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The parish church of saint Anthony the Abbot

Via del Castello, 25, 14051 Loazzolo AT, Italia
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The church of Saint Mary

Regione Zabaldano, 20, 14059 Vesime AT, Italia
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Cisterna d’Asti: the castle and the arts and crafts museum

Via Duca D'Aosta di Sopra, 21, 14010 Cisterna D'asti AT, Italia
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San Giorgio Scarampi: the parish church

Via Brofferio, 18, 14059 San Giorgio Scarampi AT, Italia
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The Tuesday market in Canelli

Piazza Carlo Gancia, Canelli, AT, Italia
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