Santo Stefano Belbo

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Santo Stefano Belbo
Comune di Santo Stefano Belbo
Location of Santo Stefano Belbo
Santo Stefano Belbo is located in Italy
Santo Stefano Belbo
Santo Stefano Belbo
Location of Santo Stefano Belbo in Italy
Santo Stefano Belbo is located in Piedmont
Santo Stefano Belbo
Santo Stefano Belbo
Santo Stefano Belbo (Piedmont)
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
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceCuneo (CN)
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Artuffo
Area
 • Total23.57 km2 (9.10 sq mi)
Elevation
170 m (560 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,913
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12058
Dialing code0141
WebsiteOfficial website

Santo Stefano Belbo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located 60 km (37 mi) southeast of Turin and 60 km (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. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.