Ovada ( OVA Piedmontese, Ligurian Oâ ) is a municipality with 11,597 (as of 31 December 2012) a population of Alessandria in the Italian province (AL ), Region Piedmont.

The municipality consists of the villages Costa, Gnocchetto, Grillano and San Lorenzo. The neighboring municipalities are Belforte Monferrato, Cremolino, Molar, Rocca Grimalda, Rossiglione (GE), Silvano d' Orba, Tagliolo Monferrato and Trisobbio. The patron saint of the place is San Paolo della Croce.


The village lies at an altitude of 186 m above sea level. The municipality covers an area of ​​35.33 km ².

Personalities from Ovada

  • St. Paul of the Cross (1695-1775), mystic and founder of the Order
  • Giovanni Battista Marenco (1853-1921), religious priests and Roman Catholic Archbishop


In Ovada vines of Dolcetto for the Dolcetto d' Ovada, a red wine are grown with DOC status. The berries of the grape varieties Pinot Noir and / or Chardonnay may be processed for sparkling wine Alta Langa. The variety Barbera is cultivated for the production of Barbera del Monferrato.