The province of Asti covers an area of 1,504.50 sq. km. and is bordered by the province of Torino to the north west, the province of Cuneo to the south west, the province of Alessandria to the east and the region of Liguria to the south.
Province of Asti, Piedmont
A very small portion of the Liguarian Apennines cross over into the province of Asti but the highest peak is only just over 850 metres above sea level. The rest of the province is mainly rolling hills interspersed with valleys, rivers and streams.
Asti Cathedral - Photo: Ian Spackman
This province is famous for its vineyards and production of wine, in particular Asti Spumante.
Castelo di Costigliole d'Asti - Photo: Daniela Pelazza
The capital city of the province is Asti with the second city being Canelli.
Other main towns in the province of Asti are:
- Nizza Monferrato
- San Damiano d'Asti
- Costigliole d'Asti
- Villanova d'Asti
- Castagnole delle Lanze
- Castelnuovo Don Bosco
- Villafranca d'Asti