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Asti

Cities and Towns in Piemonte

Just a few kilometers South of Turin, Asti is one of Piedmont's most elegant cities, famous for its magnificent tower houses, superb wines and spectacular Palio horse-race.

Asti is also knowns as the City of a hundred towers and the historic center of Asti, where the remaining 12 of what were once 120 towers can be seen, has conserved its typically medieval radial plan, and is best visited on foot or by bike. 

The visitor to Asti will be struck by the townscape, an 18th century masterpiece rich in palaces, towers, churches and characteristic lanes, especially in its historic center. Asti is city just waiting to be discovered which will delight all those interested in culture, art, ancient traditions and cuisine.
 

Among the numerous sites to visit: Asti Cathedral, the rotunda of San Sepolcro, Palazzo Amico di Castell'Alfero, Palazzo Zoya, the Tower Bridge of Lombriasco, Palazzo degli Antichi Tribunali, Palazzo Alfieri, Piazza Roma, Casa dei Strata e dei Rovere, Palazzo Vescovile, the Fountain of the Aqueduct, the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre, the Agostinian Convent, the Lodge of the Ancient Charterhouse, Palazzo Cistercensi, the Church of the Consolata and St Teobaldo.
 

The most popular events held in the city: the Palio di Asti, the Festival delle Sagre, the Assedio di Canelli e il Douja d'or. Wine production is an important part of the town's economy with the Moscato from which the Spumante Asti, the Barbera and the Grignolino wines derive.

 

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