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The insistence with which the Savoia made claims on Monferrato provoked many wars that did not end until 1714 with the treaties of Utrecht and Rastadt which granted sovereignty of Monferrato to the Savoia. With French occupation it became the Department of Tanaro (1798) and from the congress of Vienna (1815) onwards it became fully united with the Realm of Sardinia and afterwards with Italy. Monferrato's history has therefore had distinct cultural influences; from the Greek of the Paleologo, to that of the Gonzaga, on to the French of the Savoia, the last of which today is, perhaps, the most clearly evident. The Monferrato - that's the region of wines.
The quality and quantity of the grapes deriving from the most precious vines, make these lands a real coffer of the best wines of controlled origin (Doc): Dolcetto, Brachetto, Moscato and others to mention some of them. The countryside of the Monferrato, composed of a magnificient scenery of roundish hills and Apennine spurs, offers sights of forests, vines and meadows in the river valleys that help to relax.
At Monferrato, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.