Typical of the area of Savona and Genoa and low of Cuneo, it derives from the medieval name Isnardus originating from the name of Celtic origin Isnard: "... In nomine trini et unius Dei amen. Nos Isnardus de Antravenis, Dei gratia potestas Arelatensis, pro nobis et toto consilio et populo universe tam civitatis quam burgi Arelatensis ... ", with this name there exists a Saint Isnardo, died in 1244 in Vicenza, famous was Isnardo Malaspina cruel feudatory lord of many lands in Monferrato, to Asti we remember Guglielmo Isnardi who was sent ambassador in Milan in 1227 having been elected the Milanese referees of the disputes between Alessandria and Asti.
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