Under the houses of Canelli, a town in the province of Asti proclaimed in 2014 together with Asti Spumante as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, another underground town is hidden, made up of kilometers of tunnels and tunnels. These are the so-called "Underground Cathedrals", very long historical cellars dug directly into the limestone tuff of the hills between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Cattedrali sotterranee di Canelli History
The underground cathedrals are historic cellars of Canelli in the province of Asti, which descend to a depth of 32 meters in the Canellian subsoil through the hill and the entire city for over 20 kilometers.
Engineering masterpieces carved out of limestone tuff, the cathedrals were built so that the millennial earth and constant temperatures and humidity can preserve one of the most precious assets of these magnificent lands of Piedmont, wine.
Recently, the underground cathedrals are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, as an integral part of the city of Canelli.
Most of Canelli's Underground Cathedrals are open to the public and can be visited. Four historic cellars of as many famous brands can currently be visited: Cantine Contratto, Cantine Gancia, Cantine Bosca and Cantine Coppo.