Cerro Tanaro, journey to the (geographical) Monferrato center.
Cerro Tanaro rises in the High Monferrato.
It covers an area of 4.65 km² and has a population of about 600 inhabitants.
It is about 15 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
The first historical references to Cerro Tanaro date back to the 12th century.
The town underwent several dominations.
The most important were those of the Marquises of Monferrato and Savoy.
Cerro Tanaro is home to the Comunità Collinare Via Fulvia, a union of municipalities 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.
Cerro Tanaro is a town with a strong wine vocation.
Typical wines of the territory are Grignolino, Barbera, and Freisa.
To be seen.
The parish church dedicated to Saint Giovanni Battista is the most significant monument in the area.
A short distance from the parish church, we find the Confraternity of Santissima Trinità.
The medieval castle, now a private residence, hosted feudal lords, princes, and lords.
Worthy of note, in the center of the village, is the stronghold (privately owned) called Adorni Tower.
In Piazza Libertà stands the town hall.
The Sarachet Bicycle Museum (Museo della Bicicletta Sarachet) is located at the Rocchetta Tanaro-Cerro railway station.
Cerro Tanaro is considered the geographic center of Monferrato.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Cerro Tanaro
Cover image source: Municipality of Cerro Tanaro