Close your eyes and wake up in a medieval dream: Montabone, the land of Guglielmo Caccia, the Raffaello of Monferrato.
Montabone is a delightful village in southern Astigiano.
The town covers an area of 8.54 km² and has a population of about 340 inhabitants.
It is 40 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
Montabone has very ancient origins.
It was thanks to the settlement of the group of the German Abbo that the castle and the first inhabited nucleus were built, from which Montabone was born.
The first documents attesting the presence of Montabone date back to 1040 when Guglielmo, son of Dodone, ceded the lands of Montabone to the church of Acqui and to the monastery of San Pietro.
Food and wine and typical products.
Montabone is a land of great DOC and DOCG wines.
These include Moscato, Brachetto, Dolcetto and Barbera d'Asti and Monferrato.
To be seen.
Montabone boasts one of the best-preserved medieval historic centers in the whole of High Monferrato.
The entrance into the concentric is sanctioned by the passage under a suggestive arched urban door. A few steps from the door, we meet the Church of Santissima Annunziata and a street artwork on an electrical cabin.
The ascent to the concentric square, where the castle probably once stood, allows you to appreciate the sublime beauty of the stone buildings.
From here it is possible to reach the parish church of Saint Antonio Abate and the Ancient Common Water Well.
Noteworthy are also the Church of Saint Rocco and the Church of Saint Vittore.
For lovers of walking, we also recommend the tour of Piero Nicala's statues and the Giant White and Blue Bench.
Montabone was the birthplace of Guglielmo Caccia, known as the Raphael of Monferrato.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Montabone
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti