Between Monferrato and the hills of Langhe is Costigliole d’Asti, a village that reserves pleasant surprises for lovers of culture and food and wine lovers. When to visit this Piedmontese village? Always, even if it is in autumn that Costigliole d’Asti looks at its best.
Discovering the village of Costigliole d’Asti and its medieval castle
Costigliole d’Asti, a picturesque and welcoming village, famous in particular for its castle which is the main attraction.
The castle is of medieval origin and has been restored over the centuries: today part of the property of the municipality and part of private property.
It stands on the summit of the fortress of Costigliole d’Asti and has a height of 25 meters, except for the towers that reach 28 meters, in fact it is one of the largest and most impressive castles in the area.
A particular feature concerns the pediment of one of the secondary doors, where we can find a commemorative plaque in memory of Corrado Asinari and his works dating back to the end of 1500.
Worthy of praise also the park of the castle, a scenic space at the height of the main structure that, according to the will of the Countess of Castiglione, should have been a residence of maximum elegance, and so it was.
The castle of Costigliole is definitely not to be missed but let’s see together what else to do and see during a visit to this wonderful village.
What to see in Costigliole d’Asti, a village of history and culture
A visit to the Piedmontese village is certainly an opportunity to enrich their culture and admire historic buildings that contain works of art.
One example is the Church of the Confraternity of San Gerolamo which houses the Museum of Sacred Art but also the Castle of Burio.
Continuing on this trail, you must see the Church of Our Lady of Loreto, a nineteenth-century church in the Renaissance Baroque style, symbol of the fortress. The church, inside, houses some really precious treasures such as the organ with two thousand pipes made by Carlo Bossi and the sacred-themed frescoes by Lorenzo Peretti and Michelangelo Pittatore.
Wine tradition of Costigliole d’Asti
Costigliole d’Asti is not only history, culture and art but also boasts a long wine tradition. It is in fact the home of Moscato and Rosso Barbera (perfect to match with chestnuts) and it preserves Uvalino, a very rare and rediscovered black grape variety.
By virtue of its importance within the panorama of wine producers, it is precisely in Costigliole that national events and events take place, such as Rosso Barbera, the biggest tasting event dedicated to this grape variety that has just concluded its third edition. This year it hosted about 170 producers with more than 300 labels for tasting, coming from all regions of Italy to share and learn all the nuances of Rosso Barbera.
An event really well organized by the municipality of Costigliole with the help of the Consortium of Barbera d’Asti and Wines of Monferrato, the Association of Producers “Noi di Costigliole” which includes about 40 wineries and with the patronage of the Piedmont Region, of the Fondazione CRAsti and the CCIAA Asti Alessandria.
In fact, during the event, to entertain all participants Masterclass and tastings, to make known the Rosso Barbera in all its variations.
Visiting Costigliole d’Asti: how to reach the village and where to sleep
By car, train or plane: you just have to choose the vehicle you prefer! It is also possible to reach Costigliole d’Asti by sea, starting from the port of Genoa.
And to sleep? No problem! Costigliole offers many solutions, from simple and cheap bed and breakfast to the most charming boutique hotels to all inclusive resorts where you can enjoy the days of total relaxation.
In short, the only thing to do is to choose your days off on the calendar and book your visit to Costigliole d’Asti now!