Twelve alleys, a castle… and how beauty: Montemagno, the paradise of Monferrato bread.
Montemagno is located in the northeast area of Astigiano.
It covers an area of 16.10 km² and has a population of approximately 1100 inhabitants.
It is about 17 km from the provincial capital, Asti.
The first historical news of Montemagno dates back to the year 1000.
The town develops around its castle according to a medieval layout, an unicum for the Lower Monferrato.
Food and wine and typical products.
Montemagno dedicates to bread, every end of May, the event Bread to Bread (Pane al Pane).
The town is also part of the Città del Pane association, which promotes the recognition and enhancement of bread throughout Italy.
To be seen.
The privately owned Castle of Montemagno (or the Counts Calvi di Bergolo) appears today as a splendid country house.
In the historic center, you can see La Casa sul Portone, the last gate of the medieval walls.
Absolutely to see, in the area, is the baroque staircase that gives access to the parish church.
A few steps away is the Church of Confraternity of Saint Michele.
Also, worth visiting are the Church of Saint Maria della Cava and the Romanesque “jewel” of the town: the remains of the Church and the Tower of Saints Vittore e Corona.
Finally, the “Panoramic road behind the Castle” with a panoramic telescope is worth mentioning.
Between history and legend: in the village, the devotion to the Madonna of Vallinò is very lively, venerated in a sanctuary located just outside the town.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Montemagno
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti