Aleramo’s dream

Ponzano Monferrato



The place of Ponzano, founded around the year 1000, grew in a position which dominates the valley of the Stura stream. The parish church of San Giovanni Battista has remnants of the old Roman bell tower and conserves the golden throne of Hailè Selassiè, Negus of Etopia. In Cascina Valperone, a part of land on the road leading to the sanctuary, you can find the Sacro Monte di Crea, a national Park and picnic area established in 1980 by the Piedmont regional authority over an area of 47 hectares to preserve and promote the natural environment and artistic heritage.