B&B La Culla di Bacco
Holidays and Romantic weekends in the Monferrato hills
The municipality of Castagnole M.to is located in the lower Monferrato, in a privileged position to reach Asti, Alessandria and Casale M.to. Surrounded by hills, it is an excellent starting point for visiting characteristic places and enjoying sporting experiences in nature. The name derives from the chestnut woods that have disappeared to make way for the vineyards.
The current municipal territory is located along a bifurcation of the Roman Via Fulvia, that connected Piacenza to Turin, which penetrating the Piedmontese hills crossed the present territory of Montemagno, Grana and Calliano, doubling again for Casorzo and Grazzano. These are roads that have existed for twenty centuries.
In this small and charming agricultural village, we find some ancient houses, dating back to the 1400s and what remains of the fortified shelter: imposing walls, a turret, part of the bulwark and the terracotta and tuff arches. A circular route allows you to follow the walls up to the Piazza dell'Annunziata, which is the center of the town. Here we find the Church of San Martino, built in 1700, with the statue of Santa Margherita, a wooden sculpture representing the Last Supper and two Renaissance fonts of 1589 with the emblem of the Community; the Church of the Annunciation, from the late Baroque period and the chapel of San Rocco, which dates back to the 1600s. It is today dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima.
We suggest to visit the largest sundial in the world dedicated to the wine, the largest wine press in Europe, located in the Tenuta la Mercantile' cellars (on the road to Calliano) and the historic cellars dug out of the tuff (crutin).
From Castagnole Monferrato in a very short time it is possible to reach interesting cities, Asti, Casale Monferrato and Alessandria, but also numerous ancient villages scattered along the Monferrato routes: Montemagno (3 km), Moncalvo (12 km), Vignale Monferrato (12 km), Casorzo (12 Km), Castell'Alfero (13 km), Grazzano Badoglio (16 km).