Nizza Monferrato is located in the heart of Monferrato, in the Belbo torrent valley. The territory covers an area of 30.36 km², mostly hilly, surrounded by the hills of High Monferrato.
Nizza and its fine Barbera wine have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 22 June 2014. From the famous variety of vine, cultivated for over 500 years in the Piedmont area, on 1 July 2016 the Barbera d'Asti superior name "Nizza” was born. Il Nizza is produced in 18 municipalities (near the town of Nizza Monferrato) with 100% Barbera grapes. An opportunity to taste Il Nizza and all other Piedmontese types of Barbera DOC is during the <strong>Nizza è Barbera</strong> festival, in the month of May.
Nizza is also the land par excellence of the hunchback cardoon (<em>cardo gobbo</em>) and the white truffle, specialties that can be tasted during the <strong>Patronal Fair of Saint Carlo - Truffle and Nizza Hunchback Cardoon Day</strong>, in November.
We can't forget that Nizza is home to the fine Piedmontese meat too, celebrated during the <strong>Fair of the Fat Ox and Beef (Fiera del Bue Grasso e del Manzo)</strong>, a zootechnical and food and wine festival scheduled for December.
Among the typical dishes: the green cake, that can be tasted during the <strong>Fair of the Holy Christ (Fiera del Cristo Santo)</strong>, in April, and the bagna cauda, which characterizes two events of great appeal: the <strong>Bagna Cauda del Camperista</strong> and <strong>Nizza è Bagna Cauda</strong>.