The province of Asti, golden bunch of Piedmont.
The province of Asti covers an area of 1510.19 km² and has a population of about 210,000 inhabitants.
Its shape is reminiscent of a bunch of grapes that highlights the most important cultivation of the territory, mainly hilly, distributed in five agricultural regions: Hills of High Monferrato Astigiano, Middle Monferrato Astigiano, Hills of Belbo and Tiglione, Hills of Lower Bormida of Millesimo and Spigno, the plain of the Tanaro Astigiano.
Provincia di Asti, established in 1935, has 118 municipalities enclosed between the provinces of Turin, Cuneo, Alessandria and Savona.
The largest number of economic activities in the province of Asti are engaged in agriculture, manufacturing, and trade.
Viticulture is a source of pride for the Asti area: the finest DOC and DOCG wines are produced here.
The presence of the food industry is also important, both in the transformation activity and in the processing of typical local products.
The automotive and electromechanical industry, mainly represented by small or medium-sized enterprises, is well established in the Asti area.
Particularly relevant is the economic importance represented by the construction and craft sector.
The Asti area is increasingly establishing itself as a privileged tourist destination and this affirmation is reflected in the constant growth of the commercial, hotel, and restaurant sectors.
To be seen.
On 22 June 2014, the wine landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato were registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Lands of extraordinary beauty that more and more tourists, including foreigners, want to visit and live in.
The food and wine excellence are accompanied by the wonders of nature, often still uncontaminated, and a historical-artistic heritage of absolute appeal.
Asti is a land of fine vines such as Moscato, Barbera, Grignolino, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto, which give rise to wines with inimitable aromas.
Among the typical products we remember, without claiming to be exhaustive: the hunchback thistle from Nizza Monferrato, the “square” pepper from Asti, the asparagus from Vinchio, the “Divina” apple from San Marzano Oliveto, the “Mora” cherry from Revigliasco d'Asti, the peaches of Refrancore, the Robiola of Roccaverano, the amaretti of Mombaruzzo, the “round and gentle” hazelnut from Piedmont, cold cuts and Piedmontese beef and, of course, the diamond of the table, the white truffle.
Speaking of jewels, the Province of Asti also has its own, and it is the Campeggio di Roccaverano (Roccaverano Campsite), a summer camp for minors in the heart of the Asti Langa.
Finally, Asti, the provincial capital, deserves a special mention, which attracts tourists from all over the world thanks to famous events such as the Palio di Asti and the Festival delle Sagre.
Festivals and fairs characterize the ever-rich calendar of events hosted in the 118 municipalities of the Asti area at any time of the year.
On the site now occupied by the building of the Provincia di Asti, the Prefecture and the former Department of Finance (formerly Casa del Fascio) once stood the forum, called the Alla.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Provincia di Asti
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti