Where the Bonzano culture was born
Monferrato is an ancient land, a land of history and wines, castles and hills, of legends and good food, with valleys dotted with a myriad of hamlets, where the woods are interspersed with vineyards, farmland and meadows.
Monferrato extends from the provinces of Alessandria and Asti to the foot of the Ligurian Apennines on the border with the city of Genoa and the province of Savona. The biggest cities are Casale Monferrato and Asti.
The headquarter of the Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, the most important Italian research unit in the industry, is situated precisely in Casale Monferrato. This is where the “I-214 clone”, the most widely used poplar for industrial applications in the world, was created.
On June 22, 2014, during the 38th session of the UNESCO committee in Doha, the region of Monferrato, together with the Langhe and Roero, was officially included in the list of world heritage sites.