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A city of northwest Italy southeast of Turin. It is noted for its sparkling wines.


(Placename) a town in NW Italy: famous for its sparkling wine (Asti spumante (spuːˈmæntɪ)). Pop: 71 276 (2001)


(ˈɑ sti, ˈæs ti)

a city in the Piedmont region of Italy, S of Turin: center of wine-producing region. 76,950.
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