Located along the main road linking Novara to Valsesia, Ghemme is well-known for the product of its hills, the famous wine Ghemme D.O.C.G. (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin). The first known origins of Ghemme date back to the Neolithic Age. It was an important centre under the Roman Empire, and it was the only documented “pagus” in the Novara province; it is quoted for the first time in a parchment as “locus Agami”. It was a very important centre in the Middle Ages, and the Guelphs and the Ghibellines fought over it. At the end of the 15th century, many important families of Novara and Milan set their residence in this area, attracted to this land richness and its wine exquisite flavor.
The most remarkable monuments are: the 17th century Parish Church, completely frescoed in the 18th century, abounding in works of art; the annexed shrine of the Beatified Panacea, realized by the architect Alessandro Antonelli from Ghemme, and the castle, one of the best kept building of the citadel.
Patron Saint: Beatified Panacea – Patron Saint day 1st Friday in May
Ghemme Town Hall: via Roma 21 – ph. 0163 840982 – fax 0163 841551 Web site: www.comune.ghemme.novara.it e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist Office (IAT, tourist information and accomodation): via roma,19 – ph. and fax 0183 841870 e-mail: email@example.com