"Beauty and fertility persist in equall measure on the slopes of the hills
that emerge beyond the Via Emilia along the vast plain crossed by the Po,
famous no less for their towns than for the nobility of their populations,
their fertile fields and their vineyards, in the countryside surrounding Tortona [...] "

Andrea Bacci “Natural history of wines” – Roma, 1596

The territory of Tortona is at the centre of a group of hills, always considered a strategic meeting point. In the last north-eastern stretch of land in the province of Alessandria, between Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Liguria, it has always been an important junction for both roads and people. Tortona lies at the centre of this geographical area.


It is a particularly fertile area and so eminently suited to the cultivation of vines. There is evidence of wine producing here in the finding of wine amphoras dating back to the ancient Romans and in medieval times, from the presence of a grape press dating back to 1198, discovered in the monastery of the Sisters of St. Euphemia.


Indeed vine growing occupies a prominent position in the economy of the Tortonese Hills, contributing decisively to the landscape. Taking advantage of th agronomic, climatic and oenological characteristics of the land, the fine wines that reflect the variety of grapes in the area Barbera, Cortese, Timorasso and Dolcetto are produced.


The soil here has always produced fruit in abundance and this area boasts a thriving production of peaches, strawberries and cherries.


The Tortonese area is rich in history, culture, natural beauties, flavours and art in which the customs and traditions of four Italian regions merge. Ambling along its valleys, visiting its ancient villages located on the hills or at the bottom of the valley you will encounter the tangible signs of this heritage

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