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Guazzoratown hall 
piazza XXV aprile 12

phone number
0131 857329


Village situated in the plain among the Po River, the Scrivia torrent and the Rio Corsica.
The first settlements date back to the 12th and the 13th centuries. From 1100 onwards the noble family Curti or ‘de Corte’ settled in ‘Guadatorium’; in 1314 Matteo Visconti entrusted them the castle of Montemerso.
In 1412 the count of Pavia decided to grant imperial immunity to the nobles of ‘Guazzatoria’ and the possibility for the Lord to elect a Podestà in order to administrate the law.
Guazzora was not surrounded by walls, but defended by a castle.

worth a visit:
- the church of Assunta: formerly chapel of the Barnabite fathers, it was built in the seventeenth century, after the destruction of the former church due to a flooding of the Po and Tanaro rivers. Inside it houses a baroque altar in Genoese style and an embossed copper statue of the Virgin, dating from the mid-19th century.
- Il Cassinone: eighteenth century villa; it was the summer residence of the Bishop of Tortona.

> hamlets: Montemerlo, Gerone
> events: potato growing in Guazzora dates back to the early 20th century and at present the production of different kinds of potatoes comes to about 20.000 quintals, on an area of 50 hectares. On the 3rd Sunday in August: ‘Potato Festival’ with free tasting of potato-based gnocchi and of typical dishes of the lower Scrivia valley. Exhibitions and sales of local farm products.
> inhabitants denomination: guazzoresi
> patronal day: 15th August
> patron Saint: Santa Maria Assunta

n. of inhabitants:

geographical position: north-west of Italy, the area of the Padana plain surrounding the city of Alessandria, lower Scrivia valley

altitude m: 78 above sea level

distance from: Alessandria km. 28