The Province of Asti is a province in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, made out of 118 comuni. Asti is among the few institutions awarded the Gold Medal for Military Valor for the great help it offered in the Second World War. The territory is mostly characterized by hills and valleys, and it is traversed by the Tanaro River. The province of Asti is among Italy's great wine producers and it is one of the provinces with many beautiful nature parks: the Rocchetta Tanaro Natural Park, the Special Natural Reserve of the Andona, Botto and Grande Valleys and more.