A report on Casale Monferrato

The fortified town from an engraving of 1745. On the left the river Po, and to the right the star-shaped cittadella
Memorial to asbestos victims on the former Eternit factory site.
Piazza Mazzini
The Torre Civica
The Cathedral's narthex
Piazza Mazzini; in the background Via Saffi leads past the civic tower towards Piazza Castello
Santa Caterina. Note the elliptical drum
The Theatre
Neoclassical façade of Santa Croce by Francesco Ottavio Magnocavalli
Ai caduti: the war memorial
Palazzo Treville
Palazzo San Giorgio, the town hall
Portrait of Anna d'Alençon by Macrino d'Alba
Niccolò Musso, self-portrait
Ascanio Sobrero
Roberto Bolle
Piazza Santo Stefano
Church of Santo Stefano
Carlo Alberto
The Castle
The Torre Civica
San Domenico
Synagogue of Casale
The cathedral of Sant’Evasio

Town in the Piedmont region of Italy, in the province of Alessandria.

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Sebastiano Guala

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Sebastiano Guala was an Italian church architect active between 1640 and 1680 in the area of Casale Monferrato, then capital of the Gonzaga-ruled state of Montferrat.

Casale F.B.C.

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The victorious Nerostellati of 1914: Gallina (goalkeeper, holding his flat cap), Maggiani, Scrivano, Rosa, Luigi Barbesino, Giuseppe Parodi, Caira, Angelo Mattea, Giovanni Gallina, Amedeo Varese, Bertinotti.

A.S.D. Casale Foot Ball Club (formerly A.S. Casale Calcio) is an Italian football club, based in Casale Monferrato, Piedmont.

Pier Francesco Guala, Portrait of a noblewoman, oil on canvas, 88 x 70 cm.

Pier Francesco Guala

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Pier Francesco Guala, Portrait of a noblewoman, oil on canvas, 88 x 70 cm.

Pier Francesco Guala (15 September 1698 – 27 February 1757), also known as Pierfrancesco and Pietro Francesco, was an eighteenth-century Italian painter active for the most part in the region of his place of birth, Casale Monferrato.

Caligaris with Juventus in the 1930s

Umberto Caligaris

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Italian international footballer who played, normally at left-back, for A.S. Casale and Juventus, before ending his career with Brescia.

Italian international footballer who played, normally at left-back, for A.S. Casale and Juventus, before ending his career with Brescia.

Caligaris with Juventus in the 1930s
The legendary Bianconeri s defensive line in the Interwar period: right-back Rosetta, goalkeeper Combi and left-back Caligaris.
Caligaris with Italy

Born in Casale Monferrato (Piedmont), Caligaris spent the first nine years of his career with the local team, A.S. Casale.

William VIII, Marquis of Montferrat

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The Marquis of Montferrat from 1464 until his death.

The Marquis of Montferrat from 1464 until his death.

When William died in Casale Monferrato, he was succeeded by his brother Boniface III.

Boniface III, Marquis of Montferrat

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Marquis of Montferrat from 1483 until his death.

Marquis of Montferrat from 1483 until his death.

This decision was spurred by the assassination of Scipione Palaiologos, the illegitimate son of John IV of Montferrat who tried to gain the throne, at Casale Monferrato by his relative Ludovico II, Marquis of Saluzzo, who was also a candidate to the succession.

The successful claimant, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua

War of the Mantuan Succession

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Related conflict of the Thirty Years' War, caused by the death in December 1627 of Vincenzo II, last male heir in the direct line of the House of Gonzaga and ruler of the duchies of Mantua and Montferrat.

Related conflict of the Thirty Years' War, caused by the death in December 1627 of Vincenzo II, last male heir in the direct line of the House of Gonzaga and ruler of the duchies of Mantua and Montferrat.

The successful claimant, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
Vincenco II, whose death in December 1627 sparked the war
Siege of Casale Monferrato, 1630
French chief minister Cardinal Richelieu; the war ultimately proved a major foreign policy success for France

Fighting centred on the fortress of Casale in Montferrat, which the Spanish besieged twice, from March 1628 to April 1629, then September 1629 to October 1630.

Giovanni Martino Spanzotti, The saints Evasio (probably) and Peter Martyr. Oil on wood, c. 1595–1600. National Gallery, London.

Evasius

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Believed to have been a missionary and bishop of Asti, in north-west Italy.

Believed to have been a missionary and bishop of Asti, in north-west Italy.

Giovanni Martino Spanzotti, The saints Evasio (probably) and Peter Martyr. Oil on wood, c. 1595–1600. National Gallery, London.
Evasius as Bishop of Asti from a 1677 ex voto in the Confraternita della Trinità

He was forced to flee to the great Padan forest known as the Selva Cornea, where he and numerous followers were beheaded by pagan, or alternatively by Arian, enemies in the area of what is now Casale Monferrato.

Krumiri

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Krumiri are a kind of biscuit which is regarded as the particular delicacy of Casale Monferrato, the city in north-west Italy where they were invented in 1878 by the confectioner Domenico Rossi.

Villa Borghese: monumental entrance from Piazzale Flaminio

Luigi Canina

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Villa Borghese: monumental entrance from Piazzale Flaminio
A wall of fragments assembled by Canina on the Appian Way next to the Casal Rotondo

Luigi Canina (Casale Monferrato, 1795 – Florence, 1856) was an Italian archaeologist and architect.