Nizza Monferrato is situated between the stream Belbo and the Rio Nizza not far from Asti, Canelli, Alba and Acqui Terme. In May 2014, Nizza and its surrounding area became the 50th Unesco world heritage site in Italy. This small town is located in a hilly countryside area characterised by a mild climate which allows it to be particularly suited for vineyard cultivation and therefore for wine production. The area’s economy is mainly commercial and agricultural, but it excels in terms of wine production especially thanks to DOC and DOCG labelled wines such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, Brachetto, Cortese, Freisa and Grignolino. The most important wine grape variety of this hilly landscape is Barbera. In fact, in such an area there are the most favourable climatic conditions for ripening, thus allowing wine producers to make a high-quality Barbera d’Asti. Competent authorities have acknowledged the region, which includes the 18 villages in which Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza can be produced, as a high-value subarea. In the historic centre of Nizza one may find historical buildings of particular interest. First of all, it is worth mentioning the Palazzo Comunale (the town hall). This was built between XIV and XV century and it is surmounted by the ancient bell tower of the town hall, known by the citizens of Nizza as “Campanon”. In front of it, in the same square, one can also admire the Palazzo De Benedetti which is a magnificent mansion belonging to XVIII century. The town hall and the bell tower, which are both located in Piazza Martiri di Alessandria, indicate the city centre. Palazzo Crova is another interesting building. It is a perfect example of a mansion house dating back to XVIII century and it includes another building planned by Robilant as well as a garden enclosed in high walls. Nowadays, Palazzo Crova is the seat for the public library, the Enoteca Regionale, the Museo del Gusto and the Museo Art 900.