Sanfrè

The town is dominated by the thirteenth-century castle.

Nothing is left of the ancient structure, because it was burnt in the siwteenth century by the Spanish; the building that can be seen today is a reconstruction, built in the shape of an arixtocratic house with ramparts and a protected passage to the parish church.

The ancient parish church, dedicated to the Trinity, still shows a part of the romanic apse, while the new parish church dedicated to saint Peter and Paul was rebuilt at the beginning of the eighteenth century for the marquis Isnardi, lord of Sanfré.

Interesting are also the churches of the Battuti Bianchi and the Battuti Neri.

The first was still standing in the sixteenth century, and there during the Christmas holidays a crèche is realized.

In the commune there’s the interesting “Motta degli Isnardi”, still showing the original sixteenth-century structure. Interesting is the three-floor tower.

History

The ancient town is referred to in some documents dating from the XI century as “Castrum Sifridi” or “Sigfridi”.

Maybe the name comes from S. Eufredo, Benedictine monk martyred there.

The De Brayda family bought it in the thirteenth century, and sold it again at the end of the same century to the Isnardi, who shared it with the Roero family from the XIV century until 1572, and the family ended in 1770.

Events in Sanfrè and around

Eat & Sleep in Sanfrè and around

MuBATT – Museum of the Battle

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, II, 2, 12040 Ceresole Alba CN
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The parish church of San Giovanni Battista

Via Evaldo Cassinelli, 1 12050 Castagnito
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Colonna Castle

Via Roma, 3, 12040 Baldissero D'alba CN, Italia
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The church of San Bernardino in Canale

Via Roma, 20, 12043 Canale CN, Italia
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By bicycle from Monticello to Bra

Monticello d'Alba, CN, Italia
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The church of Santa Chiara

Chiesa Santa Chiara, Via Barbacana, Bra, CN, Italia
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The tower of Corneliano

Corneliano d'Alba, CN, Italia
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