Carbonara Scrivia

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Carbonara Scriviatown hall
piazza Mons. Goggi, 1

tel/fax number
+39 0131 892122/0131892913


The territory of Carbonara Scrivia stretches over an area of 52 sq km on the right bank of the Scrivia river. In ancient times Carbonara Scrivia was crossed by one of the most important way of communication between Liguria and the Po valley. The name of Carbonara appeared for the first time on a diploma by Federico Barbarossa, dating back to 1157.
During the middle Ages it was fief of many noble families. The town we see today was probably erected around the fortress and was fortified under the Visconti rule.

The name of the village derives from the name of the region it was constructed on (known as ‘Carbonara’, a place where the coal was mined). The present name ‘Carbonara Scrivia’ appeared only in 1861.
The area still conserves relicts dating from the first Roman settlements.

worth a visit
- 18th and 19th century buildings: located in the town centre, the have large doorways, broad courtyards and internal beautiful gardens.
- great attention deserves the fourteenth century fortified structure called ‘Dongione’ which has  been recently restored.

> patronal day: San Rocco
> inhabitants denomination: carbonaresi
> area: Sq km 5.3

n. of inhabitants: 1066

geographical position: north-west of Italy, Comunità Collinare dei Colli Tortonesi

altitude m: 177 above sea level

distance from: Alessandria km. 26