The harsh winter, the famine... but at Easter an apple pie to give to children: the sweet heart of Corsione.
Corsione rises in the north-western area of Asti.
It covers an area of 5.08 km² and has a population of about 200 inhabitants.
It is about 6 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
The first written records referring to Corsione date back to 941.
The town passed under the dominion of the Marquises of Monferrato, the Gonzaga, and the Savoy.
During the Fascist period, it was merged with the Municipality of Villa San Secondo.
It regained its autonomy in 1947.
Food and wine and typical products.
Among the typical wines of the area, we remember Barbera and Grignolino.
The production of hazelnuts, fruit, and honey is also important.
To be seen.
In Corsione there were two castles: few traces remain of the major one near the rectory.
The minor castle instead stood near the Church of Saint Maria di Aniceto.
Also, worth seeing is the parish church dedicated to Saint Cristoforo and the Confraternity of Saint Michele Arcangelo (Oratory of Saint Sebastiano).
A legend is linked to the typical Corsione dish: apple pie.
In the fourteenth century, after a particularly harsh winter, the town was hit by a strong famine.
Only the apple trees are saved from the whims of Nature: the fruit, mixed with eggs and dry bread, was served as a dessert to children during the Easter period.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Corsione
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti