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San Secondo crypt in Asti Italy
Montechiaro d'Asti Church around Asti Italy
A column of Romanesque Pieve San Lorenzo near Asti Italy

Asti History

This description page of Asti, in the Italian region of Piedmont, will guide you in planning your trip to Italy and help you find useful travel information about the history of this Italian city.


Asti was once a Roman municipality and was then occupied by the Ostrogoths, Lombards and the Franks and eventually ruled by bishops. It was once pillaged by Fredrick I Barbarossa and was associated with the Savoys, the Angeuins and the Viscontis. In 1575, Emmanuele Filberto was declared the last overlord and the area was ruled by the Savoys.