Montiglio Monferrato

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Montiglio Monferrato
Comune
Comune di Montiglio Monferrato
Coat of arms of Montiglio Monferrato
Coat of arms
Montiglio Monferrato is located in Italy
Montiglio Monferrato
Montiglio Monferrato
Location of Montiglio Monferrato in Italy
Coordinates: 45°4′N 8°6′E / 45.067°N 8.100°E / 45.067; 8.100Coordinates: 45°4′N 8°6′E / 45.067°N 8.100°E / 45.067; 8.100
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Asti (AT)
Government
 • Mayor Piercarlo Negro
Area
 • Total 27.0 km2 (10.4 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 1,693
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14026
Dialing code 0141
Website Official website

Montiglio Monferrato is a comune in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located in the Valle Versa about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Asti. It was created in 1998 by combining the three ancient communes of Colcavagno, Montiglio and Scandeluzza. The fourth principal population centre is the village of Rinco; this also was a commune in its own right until 1916 when it was absorbed by Scandeluzza.[2]

It has a castle from the 13th century during the war between the commune of Asti and the marquises of Montferrat, destroyed in 1305 and rebuilt with tunnels in the 14th century. The castle's park houses the Chapel of St. Andrew, with the largest cycle of 14th-century frescoes in Piedmont.

Other castles are at Colcavagno and Rinco.

The 18th-century town church in via Roma features frescoes by Pietro Ivaldi. The 17th-century church of San Rocco is found in Piazza Umberto. Piazza Umberto also has a market on Friday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Comune di Montiglio Monferrato, Cenni storici.

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