Tigliole: in the land of the lime trees, the praise for the precious Piedmontese beef.
Tigliole rises to the southwest of the city of Asti.
It stands out for being among the largest municipalities in the province of Asti in relation to the resident population.
It covers an area of 16.12 km² and has a population of approximately 1700 inhabitants.
It is about 13 km from the provincial capital, Asti.
The origins of Tigliole go back to antiquity: documents mention it as early as 974.
The town was once divided into two distinct centers; the first has disappeared, while the second represents the current municipal territory.
The area was subjected, at different times, to the dominion of the Bishop of Pavia, the Solaro family, the lords of Montafia, and the Savoy family.
Food and wine and typical products.
On the tables of Tigliole the protagonist is the Piedmontese beef, one of the best and safest in the world: in fact, there are numerous farms on the territory.
In August, the town devotes a whole day to Piedmontese meat with the Stelle in Stalla event, with tastings of raw meat and a grand prize-giving ceremony for the best cattle exposed by local farmers.
On the territory, it is also noted the production of excellent Barbera wines.
To be seen.
The Permanent Contemporary Art Exhibition is hosted on the premises of the municipal building.
Not to be missed is the Church of Saint Lorenzo (11th-12th century).
The presence of the parish church dedicated to Saints Giovanni and Lorenzo, the deconsecrated church of Santissimo Crocefisso, the Church of Saint Carlo and the Sanctuary of Madonnina di Vulgo Scapenzo are also worthy of note.
In Tigliole there is the Ornithological Observatory of Asti and the Wildlife Recovery Center managed by the Lipu of Asti.
Information synthesis and/or re-elaboration was taken from the website of the Municipality of Tigliole
Cover image source: Provincia di Asti