Cerreto d'Asti: in the land of roses, you look at the sky while the stars light up its beauty.
Cerreto d'Asti rises in the northern part of the Asti area.
It covers an area of 4.82 km² and has a population of about 230 inhabitants.
It is about 25 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
The first traces of the existence of Cerreto d'Asti date back to the 10th century.
The territory was subjected to the dominion of the bishops of Asti, the Marquises of Monferrato, and the lords of Cocconato.
The Municipality then passed, in 1530, under the dominion of the Savoy.
Food and wine and typical products.
The main wines of the territory (Freisa, Malvasia, Barbera, and Bonarda) accompany the typical dishes of Piedmontese cuisine.
There is also the production of honey, corn, Turkish wheat, and white truffles.
To be seen.
Cerreto develops along the road-town of via Inserra: along the way, you will find the parish church of Sant’Andrea, the ancient municipal wood-burning oven, the astronomical observatory and the Church of the Madonna.
In Borgata Casaglio there is also a jewel of the Romanesque era, the Church of Sant’Andrea di Casaglio.
For lovers of the outdoors, we would like to point out the presence of giant pencils in the Gianuzzo Offman playground, the giant bench "Rosina" and the Source of Opium.
Cerreto develops along the road-village of Via Inserra: along the way meet the parish church of Saint Andrea, the Old Municipal Wood Oven, the Astronomical Observatory, and the Church of Madonna.
In the hamlet of Casaglio, there is also a jewel of the Romanesque period, the Church of Saint Andrea di Casaglio.
For lovers of the outdoors, there are giant pencils in the Gianuzzo Offman playground, the giant bench "Rosina" and the Source of Opium.
Cerreto d’Asti is known as “The land of roses”.
Each door in via Inserra is in fact embellished with a different rose by species and color.
The idea was born by Mirco Mosso, mayor of the town from April 16th, 2000 to July 29th, 2001, the day of his untimely death.
Since then, even today, the citizens and the municipal administrations that have followed have wanted to carry on this tradition.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Cerreto d'Asti
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti