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Castello di Gabiano
Alessandria | Castles, Fortresses
Castello di Gabiano
The considerable size of the Castle of Gabiano overlooks the River Po, in a stunning scenic position. As far back as the 8th century, the documents mention a “cortem magnam nominam Gabianam”. In 1164, Federico I granted the coveted investiture of Monferrato to James II. From this date, and due …
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Chiesa SS. Trinità da Lungi
Alessandria | Sacred Sites
Chiesa SS. Trinità da Lungi
The Church of SS. Trinità da Lungi was built by the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Mortara around 1130, probably inside a monastery complex. Notwithstanding the remodelling and tampering with the original structure, above all in the 18th century (and includes the vaulted roof), the church …
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CITTADELLA
Alessandria | Castles, Fortresses
CITTADELLA
The Citadel of Alessandria was built as a result of the Treaty of the Alliance League, stipulated in 1703, during the War of the Spanish Succession, between the Emperor of Austria and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy: the provinces of Alessandria and Valenza and the lands situated between the …
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Forte di Gavi
Alessandria | Castles, Fortresses
Forte di Gavi
The town of Gavi, famous for its white wine, is a truly ancient place that existed even in neolithic times. Under the Romans, Gavium was an important village because it was positioned on the "link" road between the Via Postumia and the Via Emilia. At that time, there is already talk of a castle …
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Santa Maria della Corte
Alessandria | Sacred Sites
Santa Maria della Corte
The parish church of Santa Maria della Corte is mentioned for the first time in 1005, belonging to the “curte regia Gamundii” of Roman origin and then Longobard capital which will become Castellacium from the 14th century . The suffix that accompanies the title of Holy Mary, della “Corte” …
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Castello di Cisterna d\'Asti - Museo Arti e Mestieri di un Tempo
Asti | Castles, Fortresses
Castello di Cisterna d'Asti - Museo Arti e Mestieri di un Tempo
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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e San Gottardo
Asti | Sacred Sites
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e San Gottardo
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