14 Sights in Asti, Italy (with Map and Images)
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1. Teatro Alfieri
The Alfieri Theater is the most important theater in Asti. Founded in 1860 by private shareholders, since 1940 it has been owned by the city and is home to important manifestations and theatrical, musical and lyrical representations. It is structured on three main parts: the audience, the barcaccia and the stages, with a central stage of representation. The Alfieri Theater is located in the historical part of the city, in the immediate adjacency of the Civic Palace. Starting from 1979 it has been the subject of extensive renovations, completed in 2002.
2. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Asti Cathedral, the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Asti, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Asti, Piedmont, Italy. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to Saint Gotthard, and at 82m long and 24m in height and width, is one of the largest churches in Piedmont, the highest expression of Gothic architecture of the region, and among the best examples of Lombard Romanesque appreciable in northern Italy.
3. Museo Diocesano San Giovanni
The Diocesan Museum of Asti, is a museum space, opened to the public in 2010 with the aim of preserving the artistic heritage of the diocese of Asti. Located in the hall of the former church of San Giovanni, in the larger complex of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the museum is still being completed. The exhibition spaces are periodically used for temporary exhibitions.
4. Santuario della Madonna del Portone
The Diocesan Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Portone, more commonly called by the Asti Madonna del Portone, or also, in the liturgical Latin Porta Paradisi, is a Catholic church, built by incorporating the door of the walls of the ancient village of San Marco, on which the primitive church was then built, whose small apse is now incorporated into the current sanctuary.
Wikipedia: Chiesa e santuario di Nostra Signora Porta Paradisi (IT)
5. Chiesa di Santa Maria di Viatosto
The church of Viatosto is a Catholic church located about 2.5 km from the city center of Asti in Borgo Viatosto. The building blends Romanesque elements with the insertion of Gothic elements that harmonize perfectly with the previous structures. From the churchyard, you can admire a splendid view of the city.
6. Collegiata di San Secondo
The Collegiate Church of San Secondo is one of the oldest Gothic churches in Asti. With the adjacent town hall and overlooking the homonymous square, it is the heart of the city. Dedicated to San Secondo, patron saint of the city, according to tradition it was built on the site of his martyrdom and burial.
7. Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova
The church of Santa Maria Nuova in Asti is a very ancient Catholic church; in the past it was an abbey first of the Augustinians and then of the Lateran canons. It is located in the east of the city on the ancient main road. It was recently given on loan for use to the Orthodox community for 10 years.
8. Museo archeologico e paleontologico
The Territorial Paleontological Museum of Asti also known as the Museum of Fossils, is located in the Palazzo del Michelerio in Asti, is one of the most important realities managed by the Management Authority of the Paleontological Park of Asti, an institution prepared by the Piedmont Region.
Wikipedia: Museo paleontologico territoriale dell'Astigiano (IT), Website
9. Teatro Giraudi (ex chiesa san Giuseppe)
The former church of San Giuseppe is a building in Asti, which until the eighteenth century, has performed ecclesiastical function. In recent years, some restoration and structural consolidation interventions have made it possible to transform it into the city exhibitions and cultural events.
10. Battistero di San Pietro
The church of San Pietro in Consavia, or complex of the baptistery of San Pietro, is a Catholic church in Asti, in Corso Vittorio Alfieri 6, consisting of four buildings dating from the twelfth century to the fourteenth century located at the east end of the Via Maestra in Borgo San Pietro.
11. Cripta e museo di Sant'Anastasio
The crypt of Sant'Anastasio is a building built below the early medieval religious complex of Sant'Anastasio. It is located in Asti in the Cathedral district, a few hundred meters from the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The crypt is part of the complex of the Museum of Sant'Anastasio.
12. Monumento a Vittorio Alfieri
Asti is a comune of 74,348 inhabitants (1-1-2021) located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, about 55 kilometres east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro River. It is the capital of the province of Asti and it is deemed to be the modern capital of Montferrat.
13. Chiesa di Santa Caterina
The church of Santa Caterina is a Catholic church in Asti, located in the Santa Caterina district, adjacent to the Maestra district. It is in Baroque style with initial neoclassical influences, and is dedicated to the cult of Catherine of Alexandria.
14. Museo del Risorgimento
The Risorgimento Museum is an exhibition space located in Asti at Palazzo Ottolenghi. It is dedicated to the Risorgimento and contains finds that are dated from 1797 to 1870. The testimonial collections of the first and the Second World War complete.
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