At the beginning of 1700 Monferrato was devastated by the Spanish War of Succession and in 1708 the territory was given to Vittorio Amedeo of Savoy. From this period, the history of Monferrato became united with the history of Piemonte.
During the wars of independence against the Austrians, Casale Monferrato had an important role in fighting for national unity. Casale was rewarded with a gold medal for the strenuous resistance against the Austrian enemies. Much of this glorious historic past is still evident today, although Monferrato is also well aware that the best of its history lies in the future and in its wonderful landscape, food and wines, and everyday life that the visitors can discover and appreciate in this area.