The grandeur of the Castle, the splendor of nature, the roots of a millenery village: Cossombrato, the ancient stronghold of Astesi.
Cossombrato is located in the High Astigiano area.
It covers an area of 5.40 km² and has a population of about 500 inhabitants.
It is about 13 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
Cossombrato, during the period of the High Middle Ages, was known as Corsembrando or Corsembraldo.
The Astesi made Cossombrato an authentic cornerstone in the struggles against Monferrato.
The construction of the imposing castle (in 1320) is due by the Pelletta family.
Food and wine and typical products.
Wine production is flourishing in the town.
The typical dish is the Piedmontese mixed fry.
To be seen.
The Pelletta Castle (Castello dei Pelletta) is the most representative monument of Cossombrato.
It should be also noted that from the area in front of the parish church it is possible to enjoy a splendid panorama.
Also, worth seeing are the Confraternity of Madonna dell'Olmetto and the Confraternity of S. Rocco.
Legend has it that a series of tunnels connect the structure of the castle of Cossombrato to the hill of Villa San Secondo.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Cossombrato
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti