Everyone in Aramengo: from ancient land of confinement to homeland of relaxation.
Aramengo rises in the northern area of the province of Asti.
It covers an area of 11.41 km² and has a population of about 550 inhabitants.
It is 30 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
Aramengo, in Roman times, gained particular importance for the control of the road that connected Asti to the Po valley.
The historical events of Aramengo, however, are closely linked to the feudal family of the Radicati.
Aramengo then passed under the dominion of the counts of Cocconato; then it was divided between the Marquis of Monferrato, the dukes of Savoy, and other feudal lords.
Food and wine and typical products.
The town is renowned for the breeding of Piedmontese cattle.
Aramengo brings delicious meats and truffles to the table, accompanied by the Freisa and Barbera wines.
To be seen.
For lovers of the outdoors, we recommend the Bonardina Giant Bench (in the hamlet of Marmorito Santa Maria), “La Ficca”, sulfur source along the Riofreddo stream, and the artistic installation Finestra sul Marmorito.
The popularity of Aramengo has spread throughout Italy for a singular expression still in vogue today: “Andare a ramengo” (Go to ramengo), ie bankrupt.
The reasons date back to the High Middle Ages when in the territory of Aramengo, then the capital of a duchy of Longobard origin, the authors of bankruptcy and crimes related to heritage were confined.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Aramengo
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti