Cella Monte

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.

Cella Monte
Comune di Cella Monte
Cella Monte-panorama1.jpg
Coat of arms of Cella Monte
Coat of arms
Location of Cella Monte
Cella Monte is located in Italy
Cella Monte
Cella Monte
Location of Cella Monte in Italy
Cella Monte is located in Piedmont
Cella Monte
Cella Monte
Cella Monte (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°5′N 8°23′E / 45.083°N 8.383°E / 45.083; 8.383
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceAlessandria (AL)
Government
 • MayorCarla Freddi
 (elected 16 May 2011)
Area
 • Total5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation
268 m (879 ft)
Population
 (2005[2])[3]
 • Total542
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cellesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
15034
Dialing code0142

Cella Monte borders the following municipalities: Frassinello Monferrato, Ottiglio, Ozzano Monferrato, Rosignano Monferrato, and Sala Monferrato.

Name [4]Edit

There are two different theories about the origin of the name: one is about wine cellars and the other one about small monasteries.

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.

HistoryEdit

ReferencesEdit

https://borghipiubelliditalia.it/borgo/cella-monte/



  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Cella Monte". I Borghi più Belli d'Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-10-20.