Cortandone, the town of wild nature that “challenges” the witches.
Cortandone rises in the northwestern area of the province of Asti.
The town covers an area of 5.02 km² and has a population of about 300 inhabitants.
It is 17 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
Cortandone belonged, in the 12th century, to the "Di Cortandone" (local lords) for over one hundred years.
Subsequently, the fiefdom passed to the Mandra, then again to the Pallidi, Pallio, Scarampi, and Di Macello.
For more than a century, from 1654, the Facello and Pelletto were the only lords of Cortandone.
Notes: historical notes taken from the text by Arturo Brunetto, published by the Municipality of Cortandone
Food and wine and typical products.
The area includes wine and cereal crops, hazelnut cultivation, vine nursery, horticulture, and beekeeping among its main products.
A typical dish is the bagna cauda.
To be seen.
From the churchyard of the Church of Saint Antonio Abate it is possible to observe the remains of the walls of the ancient castle, now disappeared.
Also, worth seeing are the Chapel of Saint Carlo, the Church of Saint Grato, and the Sanctuary of Saint Salvatore.
We also point out a panoramic point in Frazione Campia, the giant bench “Serpanca” and the mural created in October 2021 by the artist Roberto Collodoro.
In the month of September, the village celebrates the Feast of Witches (Festa delle Masche).
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Cortandone
Cover image source: Municipality of Cortandone