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Fontanetto Po is a town of "land and water" of which remains of the past remain in the large wheel moved by the current of the Logna near the Po and in the turbine of the early 1900s that powered the Riseria San Giovanni Mill, now transformed into an ecomuseum. The village is the birthplace of the composer and violinist Giovanni Battista Viotti, considered the composer of the original music used in the Marseillaise, the French national anthem.
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A look at Fontanetto Po
A look at Fontanetto Po

About the village

Fontanetto Po (Fontanè in Piedmontese) is the Christmas village of the composer and violinist Giovanni Battista Viotti, born in 1755, which is considered as the composer of the original music used in the Marseille region, the french national anthem.

Rice center of primary importance in Low Vercellese, Fontanetto Po is a village of ancient origins and traditions, which preserves the witness of a great past. Its bell tower is a national monument and its numerous churches testify to its peculiarities which "land of faith". Crossed by a dense network of irrigation ditches which confers a particular structure to its inhabited center, Fontanetto Po is the land of "land and water" of which remain testimonies of the past in the large wheel driven by the current of the Logna at the Po and the turbine of the early twentieth century that nourished the Mill Riseria San Giovanni, today transformed into ecomuseum.

The origin of the name of Fontanetto Po can be traced to the presence on the territory of the numerous fountains which ensured the availability of pure water of the resurgence of the population. A first nucleus on an area partly coinciding with the current structure dates back to the roman age. The locality was said Vetusta Cestis. After the devastation in the barbarian age, the population remained dispersed among several villages until the IX century, when the Benedictine monks of St. Genuario decided to collect it in a single inhabited center.

In 1242 the city was erected a "borgofranco" from Vercelli, which, however, before the end of the XIII century it lost control in favor of Teodoro Paleologo, Marquis of Monferrato. The latter, seizing the favorable moment for the disagreements between factions within the walls of Vercelli, occupied the village, the girded by walls and erected the place to the dignity of the town. The 2 July 1323 was established the construction of the village of Fontanetto.

After more than two centuries of control on the part of the Marquis of Monferrato, the death of Giangiacomo Paleologo without male heirs in 1535, Fontanetto was subjected to the dominion of the dukes of Mantua before, the family Guerrera then and subsequently, as no-man's-land, the raids of hosts ladyfingers, french and spanish, up to the annexation, at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the Savoy state.

Municipality of Fontanetto Po
Province of Vercelli
Piedmont Region

Population: 1.156
Altitude centre: 143 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Città del riso

Protected Natural Areas:
Po and Orba River Park

Municipality
Piazza Garibaldi 5 - Tel. +39 0161 840114

BY CAR

  • From Milan: Take the A4 highway, continue on the A26 highway, exit at Vercelli Ovest, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit and continue on the SS 455, continue for Trino, continue on the SS 31BIS and follow the signs for Fontanetto Po.
  • From Bologna: From the A14 highway continue on the A1 highway, near Milan take the A50 highway, continue on the A4 highway, continue on the A26 highway, exit at Vercelli Ovest, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit and continue on the SS 455, continue to Trino, continue on the SS 31BIS and follow the signs for Fontanetto Po.
  • From Turin: Take the A4 highway, exit at Chivasso Est, continue on the Raccordo Est of Chivasso, near Verolengo, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and continue on the SP 31BIS in the direction of Crescentino, continue towards Fontanetto Po.
  • From Genoa: From the A7 highway, follow the direction for the A26 - Alessandria, continue on the A26 highway, exit at Casale Monferrato Nord, follow the direction for Casale Monferrato, continue on the SS 596DIR, pass the hamlet Cantone Il Rondò, in Casale Monferrato continue on the SS 31, pass the town of Trino, continue towards Fontanetto Po.
  • From Varese: Take the Gazzada-Varese motorway junction, follow the E62 - Milan direction, continue on the A8 highway, follow the direction for the A26, exit at Vercelli Ovest, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit and continue on the SS 455, continue for Trino, continue on the SS 31BIS and follow the indications for Fontanetto Po.
  • From Vercelli: Take the SS 455, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue on the SP 31, pass the town of Trino and continue towards Fontanetto Po.

BY PLANE

  • Turin airport
  • Milan Malpensa airport
  • Milan Linate Airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Genoa

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