|Comune di Camino|
|Province||Province of Alessandria (AL)|
|• Total||18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Camino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of Turin and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Alessandria. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 763 and an area of 18.4 square kilometres (7.1 sq mi).
Castello di Camino
The Castello di Camino dates from the 11th century and has one of the highest medieval towers in the Monferrato area. The castle belonged to the Bishop of Asti up until the 13th century and was later administered by the Marquis of Monferrato. From 1323 to 1950, the castle belonged to the Scarampi family from Villanova. Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I and Vittorio Emanuele III of Savoy were guests at the castle. Benito Mussolini inaugurated the Monferrato aqueduct from the castle balcony.
The castle has recently been purchased by American businessman Tim Majors, who resides in Orlando, Florida.
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