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The city of Asti rises on the left side of the Tanaro to the confluence with the Bòrbore torrent between hills of the Monferrato.
City of art, has been founded from rooster-from Liguria and divenne the roman takeover in the 89 a.C.
The part more ancient than Hatred constitutes the heart of the city; public square Flagmen, is dominated from the monument to Vittorio Flagmen and encircled from ottocenteschi palaces.
From 1988, every year, in the wide nineteenth-century trapezial public square, the third Sunday of september comes prepared the track for the Racing silk. Little distant we can Second admire the Tower of the Comentini and the beautiful gotica church of Saint that it was reconstructed between the XIII and XIV century on the rests of one small church.
On the main artery of the city, Vittorio Course Flagmen, rises of the splendid buildings, between which the Palace of Bellino, Palace Flagmen, Palace of the Grammar school Vittorio Gymnasium Flagmen, Cripta di Sant' Anastasio, Palace Michelerio, the baroque church of Saint Caterina, the Roman Tower, the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Portone.
After Via Varrone and Cardinal Massaia we arrive to the Cathedral (built up between 1309 and 1354), dedicated to Saint Maria Assumed and Saint Gottardo. In Public square 1° May we find the more important Romanesque monument than Hatred, the Baptistry, or Round of Saint Peter (of XII secolo).L' the building has an octagonal plant with a high triburio crowned from bows. In the inside to circular plant they can be admired frescoes it of the time of XVII the century.

The province of Asti

A hospitable town, easy to move around in, populated by a little over 70,000 inhabitants, the historic center of Asti has a pleasant combination of embattled towers, palaces and antique shops, in a medieval architectural setting: the Palazzo della Podestà in Asti, the dwellings of historic aristocratic families, the cloisters of convents, the Piemdontese-Gothic style of the large cathedral. This town has over 900 years of history, in fact it was founded as a Roman village with the name Hasta Pompeia. In the centuries that followed many takeover attempts were made: after the Romans, the Longobards, the Saracens it was the turn of Adelaide di Susa, countess of Savoy, who burned it, as did Barbarossa twice, while Charles d’Anjou was defeated at Roccavione on November 10th 1275.
The first account of the Palio dates back to that same year, written by Guglielmo Ventura, a chronicler by choice who described the race as a consolidated tradition in honor of the town’s patron saint.

Culinary suggestions

Asti’s historic heritage of art, culture and crafts (its tapestry school is famous) is topped off by its many attractions in the way of wine and food. Its traditional dishes are tasty, both the 'rich' ones and the 'simple' ones. Its wines are incomparable, in fact they are the most celebrated product of this fertile land. For each season the local cuisine offers its specialties, among which a surprising variety of antipastos, both hot and cold, salami, vitello tonnato (slices of cold veal covered with a tasty sauce), the famous 'fritto misto alla piemontese' (an assortment of fried food), the irresistible bagna cauda (an anchovy-based sauce for dipping raw vegetables), marinated trout, marinated zucchini, omelets, etc. The first courses include ravioli (the 'pinched' kind is special), risotto, tajarin (thin homemade egg noodles), and polenta (maize mush).
The main courses include: bollito misto (an assortment of boiled meats served with a tasty parsley and garlic sauce), game served with truffles, stewed rabbit, wine-braised beef, fondue with truffles, pork sausage, the veal 'in a blanket', giblets in Madeira sauce. Among the assortment of cheeses, we have the tasty robiola (fresh sheep’s cheese) from Roccaverano and the tome from Cocconato. Finally, the desserts: peaches stuffed with macaroons and chocolate, the Palio cake, the bunet pudding, the polentina with almonds, astigiani soft chocolates with rum, traditional canestrelli cookies. In the winter there are days in which the unmistakable scent of truffles is more intense than ever. It is the time of the truffle-searchers’ market, who display their goods from October to December, every morning at the break of dawn in Piazza Statuto. The winter also brings the famous 'hunchbacked' cardoons from Nizza Monferrato. They are hunchbacked, that is to say bent, because they are buried by the experienced vegetable-growers to make them white and tender.

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