Celle Enomondo: the town of pure wine, artistic candles, and the smallest artisan distillery in Italy.
Celle Enomondo is an agricultural center located in the southwestern area of the Asti area.
It covers an area of 5.59 km² and has a population of approximately 450 inhabitants.
It is about 10 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
The first inhabited settlements in Celle Enomondo can be traced back to the presence of Ligurian and Celtic tribes.
In 990 the territory of Celle Enomondo was assigned by Emperor Ottone III to the Novalesa monastery.
During the medieval period, the territory of Celle was marked by typically bucolic features, with extensive green areas and uncultivated land.
It was only the XII and XIII that anthropic activity marked the beginning of the exploitation of the land for activities related to cereal growing.
A date to remember is 1444 when the Statutes of Celle were signed to regulate the life of the town.
After years of internal wars, the countryside – in the second half of the 16th century – passed on a permanent basis to the Savoy family.
The ancient history of Celle Enomondo is marked by the alternation of power of various noble families.
Notes: historical notes taken from the text by Carbone Lorenzo, published by the Municipality of Celle Enomondo
Food and wine and typical products.
Celle Enomondo is a land with a strong wine vocation, as can already be seen from the toponym.
Enomondo derives from the Greek enos = wine and mundus = pure, with the meaning of pure wine cellar.
The most important wines of the area (Barbera d'Asti DOC and Barbera del Monferrato DOC) accompany the typical dishes.
Grappa is also successfully produced in Celle Enomondo.
The art of making candles should also be emphasized as the pride of Cellese production.
To be seen.
From its churchyard, it is possible to enjoy a splendid panorama.
The Church of Saint Rocco is also interesting.
In the hamlet of Merlazza, however, the Church dedicated to Saint Vincenzo Ferreri is worth seeing.
Also, noteworthy are the numerous votive pillars scattered throughout the municipal area, including in the Bric & Bike itinerary.
Distilleria San Carlo, based in Celle Enomondo, is the smallest artisan distillery in Italy.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Celle Enomondo
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti