Guarene

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Guarene
Comune
Comune di Guarene
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Coat of arms of Guarene
Coat of arms
Guarene is located in Italy
Guarene
Guarene
Location of Guarene in Italy
Coordinates: 44°44′N 8°2′E / 44.733°N 8.033°E / 44.733; 8.033Coordinates: 44°44′N 8°2′E / 44.733°N 8.033°E / 44.733; 8.033
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Bassi, Biano, Castelrotto, Montebello, Osteria, Racca, Vaccheria
Government
 • Mayor Franco Artusio
Area
 • Total 13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)
 • Total 3,229
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym Guarenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12050
Dialing code 0173
Patron saint Saint James
Saint day 25 July
Website Official website

Guarene is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located in the area of Roero about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Turin and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

It is part of the Roero historical region. Main sights include the castle (rebuilt in the 18th century), with Italian-style gardens, and the 17th century Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, now the seat of exhibitions.

Agriculture[edit]

The hilly parts of the commune are planted with vines and fruit trees. The principle grape varieties are Arneis, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera. A wide variety of fruit in grown, but of particular note is the local “Madernassa” pear, a variety which originated here in 1784 and is currently enjoyng an expanding export market, being particularly popular in England. Towards the Tanaro, in Frazione Vaccheria the crops include tomatoes, peppers, garlic and cardoons.[1]

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