Villafranca d'Asti, the “queen of rivers” all to discover.
Villafranca d’Asti is located in the north of Astigiano.
It covers an area of 12.88 km² and has a population of about 3000 inhabitants.
It is about 15 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
Villafranca d'Asti was founded around 1280 by the Municipality of Asti from the union of several scattered villages.
It remained under the Asti district until 1619; in this period the Goria family established itself.
In Via Roma 50, in the building that houses the municipal offices, is located the Unione di Comuni Colli del Monferrato.
Food and wine and typical products.
Among the most important productions are those referring to honey, wine, and cured meats.
Local wines are Freisa and Barbera.
To be seen.
Must be visited the Collegiate of Saint Elena, Palazzo Aghemio, the deconsecrated Church of Saint Giovanni Evangelista, and the Church of Madonna della Neve (or of Vulpilio).
The territory of Villafranca d'Asti is dotted with votive piers as evidence of the deep-rooted religious cult in the area.
For lovers of picnics and trips out of town, there is the presence of a Bialbero, a cherry tree growing on top of a mulberry tree.
Since November 2018, the cemetery of Villafranca d'Asti has been equipped with a new bell, the biggest of those cemeterial owned by the Diocese of Asti.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Villafranca d’Asti
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti