Guarene

Guarene is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located in the area of Roero about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Turin and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

Guarene
Comune di Guarene
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Coat of arms of Guarene
Coat of arms
Location of Guarene
Guarene is located in Italy
Guarene
Guarene
Location of Guarene in Italy
Guarene is located in Piedmont
Guarene
Guarene
Guarene (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°44′N 8°2′E / 44.733°N 8.033°E / 44.733; 8.033Coordinates: 44°44′N 8°2′E / 44.733°N 8.033°E / 44.733; 8.033
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceCuneo (CN)
FrazioniBassi, Biano, Castelrotto, Montebello, Osteria, Racca, Vaccheria
Government
 • MayorFranco Artusio
Area
 • Total13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2007)[2]
 • Total3,229
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Guarenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12050
Dialing code0173
Patron saintSaint James
Saint day25 July
WebsiteOfficial website

It is part of the Roero historical region. Main sights include the castle (rebuilt in the 18th century), with Italian-style gardens, and the 17th century Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, now the seat of exhibitions.

AgricultureEdit

The hilly parts of the commune are planted with vines and fruit trees. The principle grape varieties are Arneis, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera. A wide variety of fruit in grown, but of particular note is the local “Madernassa” pear, a variety which originated here in 1784 and is currently enjoying an expanding export market, being particularly popular in England. Towards the Tanaro, in Frazione Vaccheria the crops include tomatoes, peppers, garlic and cardoons.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Comune Guarene: Agricoltura Archived 2007-03-12 at the Wayback Machine (in Italian)