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The province of Asti in Italy is located in the Italian region of Piedmont. The province is the historical part of the Montferrat region, which has been popular for several centuries for its magnificent vineyards. Asti is the birthplace of the world famous sparkling wine of the Asti brand.
The city of Asti is the capital of the province. There is a large patio or horse races here every year.
Before the outbreak of the Italian Wars, the province was a French enclave. According to the Peace of Cambrai, the French gave the territory to Charles V, who in turn gave it to his commander Charles de Lannoy. After the area came under the control of the Savoy dynasty.
In Asti, you should definitely visit the local vineyards and take part in the wine tasting. You can also visit the cathedral church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which is the largest Gothic building in northern Italy.
On the territory of the province there are various monuments and places that remind of bygone times, such as Trajan's tower, the baptistery of San Pietro and San Secondo.
You should definitely see the ancient palaces that were built during the Renaissance. Especially Palazzo Alfieri, the place where the famous playwright Vittorio Alfieri was born.