Canelli

Canelli has a long wine-making history. Some say it was the Liguri who planted the first vineyards, some others give the merit to the Romans. But it’s sure that grapes were already grown here in the year 1000.

Canelli is famous for the sparkling wines; the labels of the main producers are visible near the Gancia castle, that dominates the old part of the town.

A fancy-dress fair takes place every year, on the third weekend in June, to remember the siege that Canelli endured in 1613.

History

Thanks to its position the town of Canelli was already rather important in the Roman era. Around the year 961 its name is for the first time included in the list of the royal properties in Piedmont.

The influence of Asti and Alessandria over this town became stronger and stronger as time went by, and later was a problem for the Savoia. In 1707 Vittorio Amedeo II extended his power over the whole of Piedmont, and Canelli no longer had to be a fortress. Troubled by many wars, during which the castle and fortifications had been destroyed many times, the town was once again knocked down in 1617 by the marquis of Mortara, who destroyed the castle and the fortifications in leaving Canelli to the soldiers of Carlo Emanuele I. The castle was later rebuilt, after 1706, by the counts Galeani, in the same place as the old one.

After the French domination and the end of the customs between the Communes, Canelli became a wealthy wine-selling place: at the beginning of the nineteenth century the first cellars were founded, and around 1830 the wines from Canelli started being appreciated abroad.

Events in Canelli and around

22 Feb

Cena per tutta la famiglia con intrattenimento per adulti e bambini. La serata sarà a tema Pinocchio, vi aspettiamo!

25 Feb

Il Comune e La Pro Loco di Castelnuovo Don Bosco sono lieti di presentare “Carnevale a Castelnuovo Don Bosco”, una manifestazione per tutta la famiglia

23 May 24 May

Vieni a trovarci e visita la nostra cantina per scoprire come lavoriamo. Ti attende anche una speciale degustazione dei nostri vini, da accompagnare ai piatti tipici della tradizione

Eat & Sleep in Canelli and around

The Tuesday market in Canelli

Piazza Carlo Gancia, Canelli, AT, Italia
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Serole: the parish church of saint Lawrence

Via Roma, 20, 14050 Serole AT, Italia
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Sessame: the parish church of saint George

Via XX Settembre, 12, 14058 Sessame AT, Italia
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The Castle of Olmo Gentile

Via Piave, 1, 14050 Olmo Gentile, AT, Italia
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