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Gremiascotown hall
piazza Vittorio Veneto 1

phone number
+39 0131 787153


Mountain village in the upper Curone valley. Woods occupy a large area and offer game, mushrooms and chestnuts.
The first historical information date back to the 3rd century BC, when the Ligurian built a ‘Castelliere’ or prehistoric settlement in Guardamonte. Then Gremiasco became a Roman stronghold against the Barbarians. The first document attesting the name of the township dates back to 1157, at the time of Barbarossa. Afterwards Gremiasco passed from the dominion of the bishops of Tortona to other ‘owners’: the Malaspina, the Fieschi and the Doria families.
The area of Guardamonte represents the most important archaeological site in the region of Tortona. Located in the upper part of the Curone valley, it embraces a period which goes from the Middle Neolithic (V millennium BC) until the Imperial Roman Age. This Ligurian-Roman settlement is to be found in a characteristic environment, rich in fossil deposits and naturalistic trails.

worth a visit:
- the church Natività di Maria Vergine with frescoes and valuable altarpieces.
- the bell tower: perhaps built in the early 11th century.
- the sanctuary dedicated to Madonna delle Grazie in the hamlet of Colombassi.
- the castle of the Malaspina family with its characteristic tower; former seat of the prisons with stone and sandstone walls.
- the mill: it was still working until a few years ago and it's perfectly preserved.

> hamlets: Principessa, Castignola, Colombassi, Musigliano, Stemigliano, Solaro, Ronco, Codevico.
> patronal day: San Giacomo
> area: sq km 17.36
> Inhabitants denomination: gremiaschesi

n. of inhabitants: 372

geographical position: north-west of Italy; Mountain Community of the Terre del Giarolo

altitude m:  395 above sea level

distance from: Alessandria km. 49