Cella Monte is a comune (town) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Turin and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Alessandria. It has roughly 509 residents.
|Comune di Cella Monte|
|• Mayor||Carla Freddi|
(elected 16 May 2011)
|• Total||5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||268 m (879 ft)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
According to the first one the name may derive from the wine cellars that were dug into the sandstone, which is really common in this geographical area. These cellars, called infernot, even though are not being used anymore they still exist nowadays and can be visited.
The other theory is about the small monasteries which in Italian are called Celle.
The name appeared for the first time in a document signed by the Emperor Arrigo V in 1116.
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- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Cella Monte". I Borghi più Belli d'Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-10-20.