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

  • 02 Dec 04 Dec

    Più di 130 locali tra ristoranti, cantine storiche, agriturismi, con una disponibilità di ventimila posti a tavola, hanno aderito alla kermesse proposta per il decimo anno dall’Associazione Astigiani

  • 03 Dec 04 Dec

    Cocito Dario produce i più importanti vini del territorio monferrino tra cui la superba Barbera d'Asti DOCG Violanda. Possibilità di visite, degustazioni ed acquisto diretto

  • 03 Dec 04 Dec

    Prenotando la tua degustazione scoprirai la storia del nostro territorio e della nostra famiglia. Risponderemo alle tue curiosità e ti mostreremo tutte le fasi di produzione del vino

  • 11 Dec

    Vieni alla festa prenatalizia di Bel Sit e degusta la Barbera con i produttori. Inoltre, ti attendono bancarelle e spettacoli di burattini

Eat & Sleep in Cassinasco and around

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