Montaldo Scarampi, the “roof” of the Val Tiglione, ancient fiefdom of the Asti bankers.
Montaldo Scarampi rises on the hills of Tiglione Valley.
It is about 17 km from Asti, the provincial capital.
Mons Altus (later Montaldo) is mentioned in a document dated 1018.
As can easily be guessed, the place name is inspired by the town's elevated position.
The addition of Scarampi is linked to a historical fact: in 1339 the Marquises of Incisa della Rocchetta sold the fiefdom to the Scarampi family.
Over time the town passed under the dominion of Oddone Boverio, then to the Municipality of Asti, to the aforementioned Scarampi family and under the jurisdiction of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan.
Montaldo Scarampi is home to the Comunità Collinare Val Tiglione e Dintorni.
Food and wine and typical products.
The economy of Montaldo Scarampi is mainly focused on viticulture: excellent production of Piedmont and Monferrato DOC wines (Barbera d'Asti, Barbera del Monferrato, Grignolino d'Asti, Freisa d'Asti).
Other typical products include artisanal cured meats and honey.
To be seen.
The parish Church of the Most Holy Annunciation (Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata) stands in the center of the town, a few steps from the town hall.
Also, worth a visit is the Church of St. Martin (Chiesa di San Martino), located in a panoramic position.
Of great interest is also the Museum of the Peasant Family - Church of St. Nicholas | Museo della Famiglia Contadina - Chiesa di San Nicolò.
The Hall of Trophies Dr. Lelio De Nardo (Sala dei Trofei Dott. Lelio De Nardo), also jokingly called the Montaldo "safari", is set up in the municipal headquarters.
Finally, the ideal place for a selfie is the vantage point where the Ferro del Mare Padano sculpture has been installed.
On June 2, 1946, Italians were called to the polls to express themselves in an institutional referendum in favor of Monarchy or Republic.
Montaldo Scarampi boasted a curious primacy: it was the municipality in the Tiglione Valley with the highest number of preferences for the House of Savoy.
- Synthesis / reprocessing information taken from the institutional website (current and previous versions) of the Municipality of Montaldo Scarampi - https://www.comune.montaldoscarampi.at.it/
- Cover image source: Provincia di Asti - https://www.provincia.asti.it
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