The bucolic poetry of Cellarengo: the town of oxen, the golden hump tench and the ears of wheat caressed by the wind.
Cellarengo is an agricultural center of the High Monferrato.
It covers an area of 10.85 km² and has a population of about 700 inhabitants.
It is about 25 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
In the year 862, the name Cellarengo was mentioned for the first time.
Cellarengo, with Valfenera, belonged (around the year 1000) to the Abbey of Nonantola.
Two hundred years later it belonged to the Monastery of Sant'Anastasio of Asti.
The fiefdom was dominated by the Malabayla, Pelletta, and Guttuari families.
Food and wine and typical products.
The specialty of the “house” is undoubtedly the golden hump tench of Pianalto, a variant of the common tench, characterized by the particular reddish-yellow livery.
Cellarengo has also seated the Associazione My Wine dedicated to the recovery and enhancement of native vineyards.
To be seen.
The parish church, named after Saint Giovanni Battista, contains interesting frescoes by Luigi Morgari.
Also, worth seeing is the Church of Saint Firmino and the Baroque Chapel of Madonna Assunta, in the Menabò village.
In the emblem of the municipality, the image of the ox is linked to cattle breeding, and the ears of the wheat recall instead of the most important agricultural products of the territory.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Cellarengo
Cover image source: Municipality of Cellarengo