Monastero Bormida

Monastero is fascinating because of its big square, with the only arc in Piedmont that links the bell tower to the building of the castle, because of its stone bridge, which has been proof against floods for eight centuries.

Also because of its alleys, which are now almost uninhabitated, but used to be the centre of the commercial life in the village, which still now is the most important weekly market of the Langa Astigiana.

What makes the inhabitants united is that they feel to belong to that huge castle, restored and embellished a lot of times, sometimes spoiled, but always saved from the worst damages; it now still is the pulsating centre of public life.

History

Monastero – as shown by its name – has been founded by a group of Benedictine monks, brought here in 1050 by Aleramo, marquis of Monferrato, to farm the land destroyed by the Saracins.

Today’s castle has been built where the former monastery stood.

In 1393 the Benedictines left the town, that became a property of the Del Carretto family; it later was owned by the Della Rovere and finally by the Savoia.

Events in Monastero Bormida and around

  • 22 Nov 27 Nov

    La mostra fotografica e documentaria in occasione del centenario della nascita di Beppe Fenoglio

  • 25 Nov 27 Nov

    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

  • 26 Nov 27 Nov

    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

  • 26 Nov 27 Nov

    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

Eat & Sleep in Monastero Bormida and around

The castle of Monastero Bormida

SP56, 22, 14058 Monastero Bormida AT, Italia
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Gorrino village

Gorrino, Pezzolo Valle Uzzone CN, Italia
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The Castle of Olmo Gentile

Via Piave, 1, 14050 Olmo Gentile, AT, Italia
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The parish church of San Giorgio Scarampi

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