Maranzana

 


... is a small town, whose economy is based on agriculture, and primarily on wine production. The population of the town itself is just 300.


 
The town is built on a hill from which there are lovely views. At the top is the Castle, which dates to the 14th century. Still today it is a historic construction, in remarkably good repair, comprising the home of the Marquis, a circular tower, a rectangular keep, and the surrounding walls.
In the town there is a museum-house dedicated to Giacomo Bove, an important lieutenant in the Italian Royal Navy who lived from 1852 to 1887, and who explored unknown reaches of Europe, America and Africa.
The town extends to the edge of the forest named "Bosco delle Sorti," in which there are well-marked tracks ideal for excursions on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.

 

 

The agricultural land in the area is on the lovely hills of Piedmont, amidst the verdant green of vines and woodland. It is at the heart of the Monferrato district, universally known as a classic wine area. It is here that growers produce high-quality D.O.C.G. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita - Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin) wines. These are amongst the reasons why Maranzana is a popular destination for tourists in search of fine wines and cuisine, in an oasis of peace, tranquillity and culture.

Growers’ Cooperative

The Growers’ Cooperative Cantina Sociale La Maranzana produces fine  D.O.C.G. wines including
 
Moscato - Cortese - Dolcetto - Barbera - Brachetto - Chardonnay,
all of which are famous and much loved both in Italy and abroad.