Montferrat

Coat of Arms of Montferrat.
Mosaic of the 10th century lying on the grave of Aleramo, in the Abbey of Grazzano Badoglio.
Belforte Monferrato
Castle of Gabiano Monferrato.
Snowy vineyards in Casalese area.
Bricco Lu: the highest point in Costigliole d'Asti area
A landscape in Montferrat: view from San Marzano Oliveto, Astesan Montferrat, towards Monviso.
Agnolotti, one of Montferrat's typical dishes
White truffle washed and corner cut to show the interior.
Moscato d'Asti.
Altarpiece by Andrea Pozzo.
Chapel of Guazzolo (Castelletto Merli, Alessandria), an example of Piedmontese Baroque by Magnocavallo.
Paradise Chapel at the Sacro Monte di Crea.
Flag of Montferrat

Part of the region of Piedmont in northern Italy.

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House of Gonzaga

Italian princely family that ruled Mantua in Lombardy, Northern Italy from 1328 to 1708 .

Ducal palace, Mantua
Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua and Barbara of Brandenburg with their children, fresco by Andrea Mantegna at San Giorgio Castle, Mantua, around 1470
Arms of the Gonzaga-Nevers branch that inherited the Duchy of Mantua from the extinct senior line and ruled it from 1627 to 1708, when that branch died out in the male line

They also ruled Monferrato in Piedmont and Nevers in France, as well as many other lesser fiefs throughout Europe.

Province of Alessandria

Italian province, with a population of some 425,000, which forms the southeastern part of the region of Piedmont.

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Sacro Monte di Crea, Paradise Chapel.

The Sacred Mountain of Crea (Italian: Sacro Monte di Crea) is a Roman Catholic Devotional Complex in the comune of Serralunga di Crea (Montferrat), near Alessandria.

Piedmont

Region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country.

A Montferrat landscape, with the distant Alps in the background.
The Kingdom of Sardinia in 1856.
Maserati Levante
The campus of the Polytechnic University of Turin.
Rice fields between Novara and Vercelli.
Provinces of Piedmont.
The Juventus Stadium in Turin is the home of Juventus F.C., throughout the years the most successful Serie A club.
The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, in Nichelino, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Sacra di San Michele, a symbol of Piedmont
Excavator New Holland E 215B
Telescopic Handler Merlo Roto
Robot Comau Aura
High-speed train Alstom AGV
Eurofighter Typhoon
Alenia C27J Spartan
AMX
Vega C
Scouring
Carding
Combing
Weaving
Bulgari factory in Valenza
Cartier: Bismarck sapphire necklace
Cartier: Mackay emerald and diamond necklac
Vermouth Martini
Chocolate Gianduiotto
Nutella
White Truffles from Alba
Risotto ai funghi porcini

The countryside is very diverse: from the rugged peaks of the massifs of Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso to the damp rice paddies of Vercelli and Novara, from the gentle hillsides of the Langhe, Roero and Montferrat to the plains.

March of Montferrat

Frontier march of the Kingdom of Italy during the Middle Ages and a state of the Holy Roman Empire.

The March of Montferrat (blue) in 1494
The March of Montferrat (blue) in 1494

Originally part of the March of Western Liguria (Marca Liguriae Occidentalis) established by King Berengar II about 950, the area of Montferrat was constituted as the marca Aleramica ("Aleramic march") for his son-in-law Aleramo.

Asti

Comune of 74,348 inhabitants (1-1-2021) located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, about 55 km east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro River.

Panoramic view of Asti
Location of Asti within its province.
The cathedral of Asti.
View of Asti and the Collegiata di San Secondo – Antonio Bignoli 1857.
Piazza Roma.
Palio di Asti.
A Moscato d'Asti.
Vittorio Alfieri

It is the capital of the province of Asti and it is deemed to be the modern capital of Montferrat.

Duchy of Mantua

Duchy in Lombardy, Northern Italy.

The Duchy of Mantua in the early 18th century
Vincenzo II Gonzaga, by Peter Paul Rubens
The Duchy of Mantua in the early 18th century
Ludovico III receiving the news of his son Francesco being elected cardinal, fresco by Andrea Mantegna in the Stanza degli Sposi of the Palazzo Ducale.

The following year, the Duchy also acquired the March of Montferrat, thanks to the marriage between Gonzaga and Margaret Paleologa, Marchioness of Montferrat.

Alba, Piedmont

Town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the Province of Cuneo.

The Cathedral of Alba.
A view of Via Vittorio Emanuele in the center of Alba.
View over Alba in the distance from Rodello's hilltop.

Montferrat and the Visconti fought over the town; later it became a possession of the Gonzaga.

Alessandria

City and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria.

Alessandria stood in the territories of the marchese of Montferrat, a staunch ally of the Emperor, with a name assumed in 1168 to honour the Emperor's opponent, Pope Alexander III.

Barbera

For other grapes, see Barbera (grapes), and for other uses, see Barbera (disambiguation).

Cluster of Barbera grapes
An 18th-century engraving of the city of Casal Monferrato in whose cathedral archive the earliest known planting of Barbera is documented
A Barbera d'Alba from Piedmont
Barbera wine from Piedmont region
A landscape in Monferrato
A Cabernet Sauvignon/Barbera blend from the Langhe DOC in Piedmont.

Barbera is believed to have originated in the hills of Monferrato in central Piemonte, Italy, where it has been known from the thirteenth century.

Palaiologos

The Palaiologos (pl.

Map of Byzantine Anatolia in the 9th century. The Palaiologos family may have originated in the Anatolic Theme in central Anatolia.
Michael VIII Palaiologos ((r. undefined – undefined)1259–1282), founder of the imperial Palaiologos dynasty
Imperial banner adopted by the Palaiologos dynasty in the 14th century
John VI Kantakouzenos (center, (r. undefined – undefined)1347–1354) nearly succeeded in deposing the Palaiologos dynasty in favor of his own family, the Kantakouzenoi.
Constantine XI Palaiologos ((r. undefined – undefined)1449–1453), the final Byzantine Emperor
Thomas Palaiologos, younger brother of Constantine XI and Despot of the Morea 1428–1460
Seal of Andreas Palaiologos, son of Thomas and titular 'Emperor of Constantinople' from the 1480s to his death in 1502
Late 15th century coat of arms of the Palaeologus-Montferrat family, as used by William IX Palaeologus, Marquis of Montferrat
Portrait believed to depict Margaret Paleologa (d. 1566), the last living member of the Palaeologus-Montferrat family
Coat of arms of Theodore Paleologus (d. 1636)
Tombstone of Ferdinand Paleologus (d. 1670) in Barbados
Possible portrait of Theodore Palaiologos (d. 1532), stratiote in the service of Venice
Signature of Hass Murad Pasha, an Ottoman statesman and possibly illegitimate son of one of Constantine XI's brothers
Maurice Paléologue (d. 1944), a French diplomat of Romanian origin who claimed descent from the Palaiologos dynasty
An icon of Constantine XI Palaiologos

Other crusader states had been formed in Greece as a result of the Fourth Crusade, notably the Kingdom of Thessalonica, which had been ruled by the Aleramici family of Montferrat.