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Casale Monferrato, enjoy and taste the Piedmont tradition!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3697.JPGDear friends, welcome to My Own Italy to discover Italy with my personal touch!

Today Let's come back to a Region so rich in art and tradition  and gastronomic preparation that you must taste: Piedmont

Let's go to Casale Monferrato, a small town in the province of Alessandria located between castles and hazelnut trees, passing through the beautiful vineyards that give this area a fabulous wine.

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So, if you had the opportunity to go and discover the Castle of Camino you can go on discovering the land in Monferrato.

 Casale was the little but powerful capital of the  Marquise of Monferrato, who ruled this area of Piedmont for eight hundred years, until the beginning of the eighteenth century.

 

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The territory of Casale consists of a flat area, where rice is mainly cultivated, and a beautiful hilly area, which produces rich and famous wines, home of large wineries and innovative initiatives farm.

 

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The historic center of the town is mainly characterized by the Baroque architecture because in the eighteenth century the city was inhabited by many noble families, rich merchants and officers of Savoy, who built palaces and churches here.

 

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Among the most significant monuments, there are the civic tower, 60 meters high, and the cathedral of Sant'Evasio dating from the twelfth century, where there are an eighteenth century chapel and a wooden crucifix with a black Christ in gilded silver sheets dating eleventh century.

 The beautiful Duomo, one of the greatest examples of Romanesque-Gothic architecture in Piedmont, and the Synagogue, built in 1595, in the characteristic Jewish ghetto.

 

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   Guests can visit the sixteenth-century church of San Domenico, which contains within it a charming cloister from which you can admire the Gothic architecture of the building.

 

 

  b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3660.JPGCasale Monferrato now attracts important industrial productions, an important antiques market - where thousands of fans each month arrive - and, for the greedy, the invention in 1878 of the famous biscuits  krumiri.

 Krumiri cookies, which are products of the pasticceria Rossi, have the characteristic shape inspired by the handlebar mustache of the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II.

 

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I suggest not to miss the opportunity to taste the fantastic wines in one of the many wineries in the area, enjoying red wines Barbera, Grignolino and Dolcetto.

 Leisure me: this is my tourism!

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