Regione Piemonte

Town Hall | Villafranca d'Asti

Address: Via Roma, 50, 14018 Villafranca d'Asti AT, Italia
Tel: 0141 943071
Fax: 0141 941235
Email: info@comune.villafrancadasti.at.it
Email: villafranca.dasti@cert.ruparpiemonte.it

State: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Province: Asti

Coordinates: Lat. 44° 54' 46'' N | Long. 8° 01' 58'' E

Altitude: 206 meters above sea level

Surface area: 12.88 km²

Inhabitants: 3017 (ISTAT data updated 01/01/2019)

Density: 236.57 pop./km²

Neighboring municipalities: Baldichieri d'Asti, Cantarana, Castellero, Dusino San Michele, Maretto, Monale, Roatto, San Paolo Solbrito, Tigliole

Postcode: 14018

Dialing code: 0141

ISTAT code: 005117

Land registry code: L945

Seismic classification: zone 4 (very low seismicity)

Climate classification: zone E, 2686 heating degree days

Name of inhabitants: villafranchesi

Patron saint: S. Elena | August 18th

Distance from Asti: 14 km


Opening times

Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00

Tuesday: 8:00 - 12:00 / 16:00 - 17:45

Thursday: 9:00 - 12:00 / 16:00 - 17:45


Villafranca d’Asti tourist guide


Presentation

Villafranca d'Asti (Vilafranca d'Ast in dialect) is a town that is 40 km from Turin and 14 km from Asti, in the middle of a valley crossed by the torrents Riomaggiore, Stanavasso, Traversole and Triversa.

In the nineteenth century, thanks to the construction of the Turin-Genoa railway line, the development of entrepreneurial activities (brick companies, wine trade) was encouraged.

Today the economy of Villafranca is based above all on trade, even if agriculture still plays a decisive role.

The territory was inhabited since Roman times. Scattered villages prevailed on a single urban agglomeration until around 1280 when the Municipality of Asti decided to favor the centralization by building a new settlement.

The town remained under the district of Asti until 1619.

In this period the Goria family assumed importance, of which we remember Giacomo, bishop of Vercelli.

He founded a still existing charity and wanted the construction of the baroque church of SS. Elena ed Eusebio.


Town hall

On the Via Roma, the main artery of the town, overlooks the Town hall with its characteristic arcade or wing, built in 1877 to a design by G. A. Porcio.


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