Canelli (Piedmontese: Canèj) is a comune (municipality) of 10,440 inhabitants in the Province of Asti in the Italian region of Piedmont.
Canelli is located on a bend of the river Belbo in the Alto Monferrato (High Monferrat), close to the border with the Langhe. The area around the town is rich in vineyards. The area is believed to be the birthplace of the Italian sparkling wine Asti. The village's history of the wine is still evident today with the popular synonym of Muscat Canelli that is still used for the Moscato grape used to produce the wine.
The neighbouring comuni are Bubbio, Calamandrana, Calosso, Cassinasco, Loazzolo, Moasca and San Marzano Oliveto in the province of Asti, and Santo Stefano Belbo in the province of Cuneo.
On 22 June 2014, Canelli along with Asti Spumante was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.(Wikipedia)