It's written “cussot”, it's read Dusino San Michele: discovering the industrial center of Asti region.
Dusino San Michele rises in the north of Astigiano.
It covers an area of 12 km² and has a population of approximately 1050 inhabitants.
It is about 20 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
The history of the Municipality of Dusino San Michele is linked to the evolution of two distinct residential settlements: Dusino and San Michele.
The first toponym in the history of Dusino was, in Roman times, Duodecimum.
During the medieval period, the territory assumed the name of Duxinum.
The history of Dusino is marked by various dominations of feudal families.
In the sixteenth century, it passed into the hands of the Savoy and, a century later, to the Municipality of Villanova.
San Michele, on the other hand, developed around the church of the same name around 1150.
San Michele was aggregated to Valfenera, San Paolo, and also passed under the dominion of Villanova.
The two autonomous municipalities were merged in 1928 giving rise to the current Dusino San Michele.
Food and wine and typical products.
The town is characterized by the production of Barbera d'Asti DOC and Freisa d'Asti DOC wines that accompany typical dishes.
The close link of Dusino San Michele with the “cussot” (the zucchini in Piedmontese) finds its maximum expression in the famous Cussot DE.CO Fair is scheduled for June.
To be seen.
There are three manors on the municipal territory: the Castle of Mola di Nomaglio, the Castle of San Michele, and the Castle of the Counts Riccio di Dusino, all privately owned.
Of particular artistic value is also the Church of Saint Michele and the Renaissance Church of Saint Rocco.
Dusino also houses one of the four bialberi in the province of Asti.
The km 41 of the Strada Regionale 10, which connects Dusino San Michele to Villafranca d'Asti, is mentioned by the famous Asti artist and writer Giorgio Faletti in the song “Signor tenente”.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Dusino San Michele
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti