Castagnole delle Lanze, between Langa and Monferrato: adopt a row of Barbera in the “home” of Nomadi.
Castagnole delle Lanze (commonly known as Castagnole Lanze) rises on the edge of the Langhe and Monferrato.
It covers an area of 21.57 km² and has a population of about 3700 inhabitants.
It is 23 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
The Via Emilia branched off in the municipal area of Castagnole delle Lanze, a road link that connected Acqui to Pollenzo.
During the medieval period, Castagnole delle Lanze belonged to the Counts of Loreto.
Subsequently, from the thirteenth century, the Municipality was dominated by the Municipality of Asti and closely followed its fate.
A century later, Castagnole passed to the Visconti and then, in 1573, to the Savoy.
This date is important because it marks the moment when Castagnole enters the influence of two dominions: the Asinari and the Catalano Alfieri.
Finally, from 1850, the history of Castagnole delle Lanze was influenced by the Savoy and by the constitution of the Kingdom of Italy.
Food and wine and typical products.
Wine production is flourishing. The main wines of the area are Dolcetto d'Alba and Moscato d'Asti.
The Municipality of Castagnole delle Lanze, since 2010, has launched a unique initiative of its kind: "Adopt a row".
By joining the project, it is possible to adopt ten meters of rows of Barbera d'Asti vine, receiving in exchange 10 bottles of "Lanze" wine.
To be seen.
We report on the territory the parish church of Saint Pietro in Vincoli and the deconsecrated church of Saint Giovanni (or the Brotherhood of Battuti Bianchi), in whose premises it is housed the Museum of Peasant Civilization of High Monferrato and of the Low Langa.
The symbol of the town is the Tower of Count Paolo Ballada from Saint Robert which stands in the Parco della Rimembranza.
At the panoramic tower and the museum route dedicated to Count Paolo Ballada of Saint Robert, a new lookout point was inaugurated on 1 July 2018.
Also, worthy of note: the arcades of Via Ener Bettica, Villa Alfieri, the Church of Santissima Annunziata, the Church of Saint Bartolomeo, the pretty churches named after Saint Rocco and Saint Maria respectively, the Tristano and Isotta fronth porch, the giant bench "Maurizio" and the Train Museum, set up in the premises of the Castagnole delle Lanze railway station, which houses a splendid model railway.
In Castagnole delle Lanze, since 1967 and almost without interruption, the musical group of Nomadi performs every year in the summer.
The concert is the flagship event of the Contro Festival, which brought on stage names of great appeal from the national and international scene such as Luciano Ligabue, Vasco Rossi, Zucchero Fornaciari, Claudio Baglioni and Fabrizio De André.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of Municipality of Castagnole delle Lanze
Cover image source: Marta Fenoglio