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Panorama of Montemagno
|Province||Province of Asti (AT)|
|Frazioni||Santo Stefano, San Carlo|
|• Mayor||Paolo Porta (since 8 June 2009) (La tua voce per il paese)|
|• Total||15.9 km2 (6.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||260 m (850 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||76/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Martin of Tours|
|Saint day||11 November|
Montemagno (Montmagn in Piedmontese) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Turin and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northeast of Asti. As of 31 December 2010 it had a population of 1,228 and an area of 15.9 square kilometres (6.1 sq mi).
The municipality of Montemagno contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Santo Stefano and San Carlo.
Founded around the year 1000, Montemagno is a hamlet consisting of twelve alleys labeled by Roman numerals connoting its identity, and is included in the "Castelli Aperti" circuit in southern Piedmont.
Attractions and landmarks
The chiesa campestre di Santa Maria di Vallinò, the small country church dedicated to Vallinò's Madonna, where the local population makes frequent pilgrimages to, is immersed in the countryside. In the last years the small church has been a picnicking place for tourists, thanks to its privileged location at the center of a valley among the hills of the village.
On La Stampa daily newspaper, the square of the chiesa parrocchiale dei Santi Martino e Stefano was mentioned as one of the most beautiful squares in Piedmont, because the staircase and the church dominating it are very similar to the ones at Piazza di Spagna in Rome.
- Bice Mortara Garavelli, linguist
- Umberto Lombardo, football player
- Luigi Lasagna, second Salesian bishop, missionary in Brazil
- Luigi Bianco, archbishop, Apostolic nuncio in Honduras
- (Italian) All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Rossi, Andrea (28 June 2006). "Speciale piazze del Piemonte - Alla riscoperta di uno spazio che si rinnova - L'itinerario attraverso 32 piazze storiche piemontesi tra fascino, porticati medievali e spazi ruderizzati". La Stampa (in Italian). pp. 40–41. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- (Italian) Institutional website
- (Italian) Montemagno by MonferratoArte, a website containing a wide historical-bibliographical repertoire of the artists working at the suburban churches in the Diocese of Casale Monferrato
- (Italian) Portfolio fotografico [Photographic Portfolio] (archived), from the municipality of Montemagno's old website