Spineto Scrivia

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town hall Spineto Scrivia  town hall
piazza IV novembre 1

phone number
+39 0131.892136


Spineto Scrivia is located in a panoramic position on the last hills raising above the Scrivia plain from the east. Its name comes from the hill covered with 'thorns' on which the town started to be built.

The main activity is based on the production of wine, being the ground particularly suitable for grapevines. The name ‘Spineto’ derives from the peak covered with thorns (‘spine’ in Italian), where the construction of the first houses began.

main sights
- a not-to-be missed visit is that of the ancient oratory, dating from about 1576.
- the parish church of San Giacomo Apostolo; typical brickwork constructions dating from the 14th -15th centuries and rebuilt in 1868.
- remains of the ancient castle (built around 1300).
- an ancient building in the hamlet Marianna; erected as a small fortress around 1198, then turned into a convent for mendicant friars and now private house.

> hamlets: Marianna
> patronal day: 25 July - San Giacomo

n. inhabitants: 331

geographical zone: north-west of Italy, Comunità collinare dei colli Tortonesi

altitude m: 260 above sea level

distance from: Alessandria km 27