Hills, fertile plains, and noble “cru” Piedmontese in the shadow of the castle where mythology triumphs: Bruno conquers international tourism.
Bruno rises in the High Monferrato.
The town covers an area of 8.90 km² and has a population of about 300 inhabitants.
It is about 34 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
The first evidence of anthropic activity in the Bruno area dates back to the first millennium BC.
Scholars believe that Bruno was founded in the 4th century BC. by the Gauls.
The current toponym, Bruno, is found for the first time in a document dated 1349.
It was a fief of the family of the Scarampi and then of the Faà family.
In the eighteenth century, it passed under the dominion of the Savoy.
With the birth of the province of Asti (1935), Bruno leaves the province of Alessandria to join it.
Notes: historical notes taken from the text by Scrivanti Franco, published by the Municipality of Bruno.
Food and wine and typical products.
There are crops of corn, wheat, and forage. On the hills, there is a notable presence of vineyards. Typical wines are Barbera and Moscato. There is also no lack of cultivation of apples, peaches, walnuts, and hazelnuts.
To be seen.
The Castle of the Marquises Faà is a typical stately building (privately owned).
Church of Nostra Signora Annunziata, a parish church, was erected on the site of an ancient cemetery.
The square in front of the parish church, the Belvedere Don Andrea Ivaldi, is one of Bruno's most fascinating viewpoints.
Also, worth seeing, is the Church of Madonna della Misericordia, protector of the Alpini of Bruno and the Alpine Rescue.
The splendid “Sala delle Feste” of the Castle of the Marchesi Faà, frescoes with paintings that recall Olympus and the profane, was the object of “censorship” by Blessed Francesco Faà.
In his will, in fact, he asked the heir to intervene on the “most indecent” figures of nudity.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Bruno
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti