Nizza Monferrato

Nizza Monferrato ( Piedmontese: Nissa Nissa dla Paja or even Nissa mònfrà ) is a municipality with 10,453 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012) in the Italian province of Asti (AT ), Region Piedmont.

The patron saint of the place is San Carlo Borromeo. The hl. Maria Dominica Mazzarello died in the office of the Salesian Sisters in Nice Monferrato.


The village lies at an altitude of 137 m above sea level in the lower reaches of the Belbo ( river system of the Tanaro and Po), at the edge of the hills of Asti. The municipality covers an area of ​​30 km ².

Neighboring municipalities are Calamandrana, Castel Boglione, Castelnuovo Belbo, Castelnuovo Calcea, Fontanile, Incisa Scapaccino, Mombaruzzo, San Marzano Oliveto, Vaglio Serra and Vinchio.


In Nizza Monferrato are vines for the Dolcetto d' Asti, a grown red wine with DOC status. The Muscat grape for the Asti Spumante, a sweet DOCG sparkling wine with low alcohol content, as well as for the still wine Moscato d' Asti is also grown here. In Nizza Monferrato and Barbera vines of the Barbera d'Asti, a red wine with DOCG status, and the Barbera del Monferrato are grown.