Asti e il Monferrato

Weekend between culture, history, nature, art and crafts

Friday

Guests arriving at Asti, meeting with local guide and wine-cocktail preparation lesson, accompanied by tasting. Walk through the city, between vintage palaces and amusing shops, with a visit to the Battistero di San Pietro, at Cripta di Sant’Anastasio, surrounded by the stratification which, from Roman times to today, has characterized the various historical epochs of the territory, to then go to the birthplace of Vittorio Alfieri, where to visit the museum dedicated to the playwright and the amazing Museo Guglielminetti, scenographer and painter from Asti, who characterized with mastery and genius the drama and TV drama of Rai channels of the second half of the last century. Light lunch in winery and afternoon visit to Museo ed Arazzeria Scassa to get to know the world of tapestries, find out how to craft them, using the “ad alto liccio” method – 500 hours of work by a craftsman to weave 1 meter of cloth – stand between the colored matassees and the wooden frames, and then go to the Museum, between imposing tapestries that reproduce paintings of the last century Impressionist painters. Hotel accommodation and short transfer at Cisterna d’Asti for visit to Museo dei Vecchi Mestieri e delle Contadinerie, set up in the Castle. Walk in the medieval village between scenic views on the Roero and the Monferrato, before reaching a local wine producing company for tasting own production wines. Dinner in typical trattoria with traditional farmer’s menu and return to the hotel.

Saturday

After breakfast, escursus on the wine roads of Monferrato towards Castelnuovo Don Bosco, fpr visit Colle Don Bosco and the etnic museum. Fast escursus at Aramengo, small village on the top of a hill stretched between forests and hazelnuts. Short path between the houses lined up along the only road of the country, which winds over its back to reach the Laboratorio Nicola Restauri and enter into the world of artistic restoration, to penetrate into its laws and to indulge in the infinite charm of precious, ancient and modern artwork. With eyes and hearts filled with unique and unforgettable images, rich in the encounter of restoring craftsmen, we are aiming for the near Albugnano, where to climb to the panoramic point, to admire the extraordinary and varied landscape surrounding, from the highest peaks of the Alps, to the real Turin, to the hills of the Monferrato degrading towards the Po plain. Visit at Abbazia di Vezzolano, The most important Romanesque monument in northern Italy, among frescoes, high reliefs and the fascinating interior kiosk. Lunch at the Le Tre Colline farmhouse, enjoying seasonal gourmet preparations of Cristina, combined with DOC wines vinified and paired by Franco. In the afternoon walk at Cerreto d’Asti to admire the Museo di pittura en plen air Muri Maestri, set up in the country through 3 years of art exhibitions and collaboration with important Italian and international painters. Return to the hotel for a short time and relax, before enjoying a gourmet dinner, ending with the exaltation of the gastronomic art of chefs and sommeliers, the full immersion “in the craftsmanship from Asti”. Overnight.

Sunday

Breakfast and check out hotel. Transfer along the vineyards of Costigliole to visit the ICIF Italian Institute for Foreiners, a foreign chef specializing in Italian cuisine. Arrival at Canelli, the heart of UNESCO’s Immaterial Heritage Site, with hills designed by centuries-old peasant activity, to immerse yourself in its underground cellars, where you can learn about the secrets of processing Piedmont sparkling wine and vermouth. An aperitif tasting and communion lunch at a hilltop farmhouse to admire the Moscato hills, which go up to the Appenino. Afternoon stop in a glassmaker’s workshop, by Massimo Berruti and Gabriella Rosso, to be fascinated by the elegance of their art productions and .. buy the latest souvenir. prosit

Asti and Monferrato:
Weekend between culture, history, nature, art and crafts

3 days full of discoveries, charm, cheerfulness, culture, tastings, enchanting landscapes, engaging crafts, irresistible flavors

1st Day

  • Asti, The discovery of the Roman, medieval, risorgimento and modern cities: the octagonal Battistero di San Pietro and the Cripta di Sant’Anastasio, Palazzo Mazzatti with art exhibitions
  • Wine-cocktail lesson and Lunch in Vineria
  • The Vittorio Alfieri Museum, the scenographies and costumes of Eugenio Guglieminetti, the artisan workshop Scassa of artistic tapestry production
  • Cisterna d’Asti: Museo delle Contadinerie e dei Vecchi Mestieri and typical trattoria dinner with seasonal menu

2nd Day

  • Colle Don Bosco:Colle don Bosco, with the birthplace of San Giovanni Bosco and sanctuary and ethnic museum
  • Aramengo: Art restoration workshop Nicola Restauri
  • Albugnano: the Romanesque churches of Vezzolano Abbey and lunch in a farmhouse
  • Cerreto d’Asti: the Museum of Painting en plen air muriMaestri
  • Asti, gourmet dinner

3rd Day

  • Costigliole d’Asti: ICIF International cooking school
  • Canelli: the territory of UNESCO’s intangible heritage, underground cellars with the classic sparkling method and the wines of Barbera d’Asti and Moscato d’Asti
  • Canelli: goodbye lunch in farmhouse
  • artisan workshop art glass processing
    Overnight at Asti, all meals and tastings included

Manageable in both individual and coordinated groups,
At any time of the year. Option with animated guide, expert on territory and culture of welcome on pre-arranged dates each month

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