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Before Immigration

Casorzo

Before immigrating to the United States the Gatti Family lived in a small town named Casorzo. Casorzo is in the province of Asti, not far from the Alessandria border.  Situated in the northeastern region of Piemonte, Casorzo has an elevation of 905 feet above sea level. The nearest big City is Torino (Turin) which was in the world spotlight when it hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Casorzo is a tiny town with a population of only 687 people, who are referred to as Casorzesi. However, it is well known to wine connoisseurs. This part of Italy produces a lot of fine wines.  Casorzo's most well known wine is Malvasia di Casorzo d'Asti. This wine is described as ranging from ruby red to cherry pink in color; fragrant odor characteristic of the variety; sweet, lightly aromatic and characteristic flavor and requires no aging.  A sparkling (spumante) version is also made.

Casorzo Postcard

The following photos were taken by Alicia Gatti Lopez during a trip to Italy.

Entering Casorzo
Signs
Entering Casorzo
Entering Casorzo
   
Street
Casorzo
No highways here
Looking down from a tower
   
Casorzo
School
Looking out over the town
Community school
   
Fortress Church
Fortress Church
Fortress church
Fortress church
   
War Memorial
War Memorial
World War I Memorial in Casorzo
Closer view of World War I Memorial
   
War Memorial
A Gatti listed on the World War I Memorial
   
Gatti Street
Gatti Street
A Ferrari tractor on a Gatti named street
Closer view of a Gatti street sign
   
Cemetery
Grapes
Cemeteries reveal Gatti and Monzeglio namesakes
Grapes that make the famous Casorzo wines

Where is Casorzo?

Italy

Piemonte

Casorzo

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