Castellero, in the homeland of hazelnut, the castle is getting ready to be conquered... by tourists.
Castellero rises in the northwestern area of the province of Asti, in a hilly position.
It covers an area of 4.29 km² and has a population of about 300 inhabitants.
It is about 17 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
A village of ancient origins, it links its fate to those of its famous castle which was used, according to various sources, as a stronghold against the Guelphs.
The manor has undergone several renovations over the centuries, especially in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
In Castellero has its headquarters the union of municipalities Comunità Collinare Valtriversa, established with the aim of promoting the development of the territory and improving the services provided to the community.
Food and wine and typical products.
Castellero is famous for its typical hazelnut sweets.
The hazelnut is also used for the production of oil, the “Nocciolio”.
To be seen.
The Castle and the parish church are located in the main square of the village.
The Church of Saint Pietro in Vincoli preserves valuable statues and an organ from 1822.
The hazelnut is also the protagonist on the walls of Castellero with the project The Walls of Art in the Town of Hazelnut (I Muri d’Arte del Borgo della Nocciola).
Thanks to the creation of wall paintings, the hazelnut is immediately recognizable as a typical product and a relaunch of the local community.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Castellero
Cover image source: Municipality of Castellero