Santo Stefano Belbo

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Santo Stefano Belbo
Comune
Comune di Santo Stefano Belbo
Santo Stefano Belbo is located in Italy
Santo Stefano Belbo
Santo Stefano Belbo
Location of Santo Stefano Belbo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°42′N 8°14′E / 44.700°N 8.233°E / 44.700; 8.233Coordinates: 44°42′N 8°14′E / 44.700°N 8.233°E / 44.700; 8.233
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Cuneo (CN)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Artuffo
Area
 • Total 23.6 km2 (9.1 sq mi)
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)[1]
 • Total 4,055
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12058
Dialing code 0141
Website Official website

Santo Stefano Belbo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Turin and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

It is the birthplace of 20th century author Cesare Pavese. On its hill are a medieval castle and a Benedictine convent, most likely built on the ruins of a temple of Jupiter. The medieval village of Santo Stefano Belbo stands between the Langhe hills. In the early fourteenth century it was first a fiefdom of the Marquises of Monferrato, then the Marchesi of Saluzzo, and then the family of Scarampi. The town was often in dispute, demonstrated by an ancient medieval tower, destroyed in the war between Spain and Austria in 1600.

The economy of Santo Stefano Belbo relies mainly on the production of wine, especially the Moscato d'Asti and Asti Spumante.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.