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

24 Sep 26 Sep

Dedicata a winelover, curiosi e turisti gourmet torna ad Asti, dall’11 settembre al 3 ottobre la festa del vino più attesa dell’autunno italiano: la Douja d’Or

01 Oct 03 Oct

Dedicata a winelover, curiosi e turisti gourmet torna ad Asti, dall’11 settembre al 3 ottobre la festa del vino più attesa dell’autunno italiano: la Douja d’Or

Eat & Sleep in Cassinasco and around

Winery

Bel Sit

— Castagnole delle Lanze —

Winery

Marco Capra

— Santo Stefano Belbo —

Winery

Coppo

— Canelli —

The parish church of Sant’Ilario

Chiesa di Sant'Ilario, Via Castello, Cassinasco, AT, Italia
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Castellino Tanaro: the tower

Torre di Castellino Tanaro, SP115, Castellino Tanaro, CN, Italia
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San Giorgio Scarampi: the parish church

Via Brofferio, 18, 14059 San Giorgio Scarampi AT, Italia
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Gorrino village

Gorrino, Pezzolo Valle Uzzone CN, Italia
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Sessame: the parish church of saint George

Via XX Settembre, 12, 14058 Sessame AT, Italia
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