Santa Vittoria d’Alba

Santa Vittoria stands in a special and appealing place, a wonderful scenario over the hill of the Langhe and Roero.

The town is made special by its medieval tower and, economically, by the Cinzano factory.

The Turriglio, a round ruin dating back to the II century a. C., was first built by the Romans.

In the town, the parish church of the Assumption and the fraternity of saint Francis are surely worth a visit.

In the latter are some paintings by Giovanni Canavesio.

History

The town got its name from the Roman victory on Alaric, king of the Visigoths’ tribe, in 402.

In the light of dawn the Goths mistook the Roman lances for the equally geometric and regular vineyards’ stakes.

In the Middle Ages the hill of Santa Vittoria was strongly wanted by the town of Alba because of its strategic importance; after a long war against Asti the town conquered it.

Later, the town was owned by the Visconti from Milan and, in the first half of the seventeenth century, by Carlo Emanuele di Savoia.

Events in Santa Vittoria d’Alba and around

08 May 09 May

Riparte la cultura a Bra. Da sabato 8 maggio le sale affrescate di Palazzo Mathis torneranno ad ospitare arte e bellezza, con la mostra “Passaggi” dell’artista Gian Maria Lamberti

09 May

Vie e piazze saranno invasi dalle bancarelle che proporranno pezzi d'antan di ogni tipo, dal vasellame agli attrezzi da lavoro, dai tessuti a libri, dischi, giocattoli, ceramiche e tanto altro

Eat & Sleep in Santa Vittoria d’Alba and around

Winery

Cournaja

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Castle of Govone

Castello di Govone, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Govone, CN, Italia
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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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Cheese

Bra, CN, Italia
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San Vittore’s Church

Str. S. Vittore, 28, 12040 Priocca, CN, Italia
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The Cisterna d’Asti Castle

Cisterna D'asti, AT, Italia
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The parish church of San Giovanni Battista

Via Evaldo Cassinelli, 1 12050 Castagnito
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