Conzano is a municipality with 1.004 inhabitants, located about 14km south from Casale Monferrato.
At the beginning of 20th century the village experienced a massive emigration of the inhabitants to Australia. In 1992 the municipality was twinned with the Australian Ingham to recall this event. The old Piazza d’Armi was renamed Piazza Australia.
A particularly interesting architectonic complex is the 18th century residence of the Vidua counts, located in the highest part of the town center above Piazza Australia: a unique charm.
The south façade in particular was embellished with the elegant galleries which give lightness to the villa and which underline the refinement of the construction. It was plausibly placed on top of a medieval settlement in origin.
The preciously frescoed interiors give the best impression in the so called “Chinese” room, because of the peculiar eastern scenes.
Easter Monday – Ancient crafts feast. More than one hundred craftsmen hold their workshops in courtyards, entrance halls, peculiar corners along the streets of the medieval village. Many artists perform such as fire-eaters, acrobats and musicians.
September – Colline in festa (Celebrating the hills), listing of various activities
December – Great nativity scenes in Villa Vidua
Wines of this municipality
Barbera del Monferrato DOC
Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC
Monferrato Freisa DOC
Monferrato Dolcetto DOC