The city of Asti is located on the river Tanaro in the eponymous province of Asti in the Piedmont region. The first information about the city dates back to 89 BC. The region is famous for its wine production, the most famous being Asti Spumante. The most spectacular holiday in Asti is the annual horse races, which are held in late September to coincide with the wine fair and the beginning of the grape harvest.
Many of the interesting monuments in Asti are located around the main street "Vittorio Alfieri". The many medieval towers are worth seeing; the Gothic cathedral, famous for its frescoes from the 17th century; the covered gallery and the round baptistery. To the west of the main square is the cathedral "St. Seconds ”built in the 13th century, which has an interesting altar and is rich in frescoes.