Guided Tours – Every day upon reservation!

A trip in the Underground City of Asti®

A tour discovering the most hidden beauties of the city of Asti. Starting from the Crypt of the church of Saint Secondo, where the Patron’s relics are preserved, the tour goes on in the Crypt of Saint Anastasio and annexed Museum, where the glory of Asti during the Middle Ages lives again, from Lombard Period to the important Monastic Orders. After, you reach the air-raid shelter in Ottolenghi Palace, a refined building dated to the Eighteenth century. The itinerary finishes with the Fossils Museum.

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 29,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 39,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 89,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour and admission tickets to the Museums.

A trip in the Underground City of Asti® – 2.0 Edition

This underground itinerary includes the visit to the large and suggestive cellars located under the ancient Mazzetti Palace, where some tombs, small objects and coins tell the great history of Asti, starting from the Roman time, when the city of Hasta was established. The story continues there, in the area of the “roman foro” square, up to the Sixteenth century, crossing the Middle Ages, watching the urban stratification.  You go on with the remains of a domus, the Roman noble house, a small jewel of the local archaeology. Walking on the main Roman road, you reach Spazio San Giovanni” Museum, to discover the archaeological excavation area between the ancient church of Sain Giovanni, the first one built in Asti, and the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Mary. At the end, visit  to the Crypt of Saint Giovanni, built in the Eight century reusing the Roman marbles and stones.

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 29,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 39,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 79,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour and admission tickets to the Museums.

Tour among the Romanesque country churches…

particolare di s.secondo (cortazzone)

A perfect union between art and nature, this route touches the small Romanesque churches placed on the sweet hills of Monferrato region around Asti. You  reach the church of Saint Secondo in Cortazzone, surrounded by a suggestive landscape, then the church of Saints Nazario and Celso, next to Montechiaro town, with its very high bell-tower, and at the end the church of Saint Lorenzo in Montiglio, with its mysterious symbolic sculptures.

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 29,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 39,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 79,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour.

Tour of Langhe Hills!

Route n.1  First stop in the village of Barolo, the Capital of this area of Langhe. Here you visit the famous Castle of Falletti Marquises, which nowadays houses the Wine Museum, an original sensorial museum dedicated to the world and history of wine. In the cellars there is the Regional Wine Shop of Barolo,  showing 180 different labels of this precious wine. At the end, a walk in the village of La Morra, rich in history and panoramic glimpses, with the beautiful Baroque church of Saint Martino and the Civic Tower. From the big terrace you can enjoy a special panoramic view, reaching the Alps and the near towns of Liguria.

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 14,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 29,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 79,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour. Rate does not  include: admission ticket to the Museum.

On request: visit to an important winery and final wine tasting.

Route n. 2  A panoramic tour of the beautiful Langhe Hills of Barolo wine leads you to the Castle of Grinzane Cavour, with its impressive medieval structure still preserved perfectly, where the famous statesman Camillo Benso, the Count of Cavour, spent 17 years of his life. Some of rooms host an interesting museum dedicated to tradition of Langa and trades in the past. In the Regional Wine Shop placed in the ancient cellars of castle you can taste and buy the precious wines and some other typical products of this territory, as truffle-based creams and hazelnuts cakes and biscuits. Second stop in the village of Barolo, the Capital of this area of Langhe. Here you visit the famous Castle of Falletti Marquises, which nowadays houses the Wine Museum, an original sensorial museum dedicated to the world and history of wine. In the cellars there is the Regional Wine Shop of Barolo,  showing 180 different labels of this precious wine. In addiction or as an alternative, you can make a walk in the village of La Morra, rich in history and panoramic glimpses, with the beautiful Baroque church of Saint Martino and the Civic Tower. From the big terrace you can enjoy a special panoramic view, reaching the Alps and the near towns of Liguria.

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 29,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 39,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 99,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour. Rate does not  include: admission tickets to the Museum.

On request: visit to an important winery and final wine tasting.

A tour dedicated to the writer Cesare Pavese…

This tour makes you discover the suggestive country places of Cesare Pavese, in the village of Santo Stefano Belbo, where the writer was born and where he wanted to place his last work, called “The Moon and Bonfires”, published in 1950. The itinerary starts from the Cesare Pavese Foundation, the focal point for researchers and people keen about his works, where a small Museum shows books and objects of the writer; next stop in the Birth House of the writer, which preserves photos, books, manuscripts, and the room where the writer was born; at the end the House and Workshop of Nuto, the fraternal friend of Pavese and important figure in his last romance, who was an able carpenter and clarinet player.

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 14,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 29,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 79,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour. Rate does not  include: admission tickets to the Museums.

Secret Torino

It is well – know that Torino, the first Capital of Italy, today as in the past, hides some places full of symbolism between majestic buildings and little known alleys. Here history, legend, tradition, esoterism and mystery mix themselves in a very singular way. This tour starts from the church of Saint Lorenzo, a Baroque masterpiece by Guarini, who filled up with symbolic meanings both this Royal church and the near Chapel of Holy Shroud. The walk goes on with the Cathedral, the temporary “custodian” of Holy Shroud, then Piazzetta Reale, the “white heart” of the city, and Mole Antonelliana, the result of an incredible architectural adventure. A breef overview on the church of Gran Madre, with its so much discussed Holy Grail, and then transfer to Via Accademia delle Scienze to tell the Egyptian beginnings of the city… between science and belief. Crossing Piazza San Carlo, a stop at the church of Saint Cristina, to reveal faith and occult which marked the life of the first Royal Madame. After the propitiatory practice in “Caffè Torino” coffee bar, the itinerary leads visitors to the famous “Door of Devil”, and finishes in Piazza Solferino, with its particular fountain.

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 29,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 39,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 99,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour.

Be a Paleontologist for a day!

Do you want to know the charming world of Palaeontology? We suggest a real “dive” in the Padan Sea… The travel into the past starts from the Special Natural Reserve of Valle Andona, Valle Botto and Val Grande, where you can observe the fossil outcrops which date back to Pliocene Period (from 5 to 2 million of years ago); after the walk, there will be an amusing simulated excavation, looking for fossils, for all the children. Final stop at the Fossils Museum of Asti, showing many finds coming from the hills around the town, such as fossil shells, tin whales and dolphins. You can’t misa also the Prehistoric Fish Tank, full of tropical coloured fishes, see stars, corals and much more…

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 14,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 29,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 79,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour. Rate does not  include: admission tickets to the Museums.

Hazelnut Tour!

A walk among the hills around Castellero, the City of Hazelnut, to discover all the secrets of this valued fruit. During the tour among woods and hazelnut trees, the complete production cycle of hazelnut will be explained, from the young plant to the finished product.  At the end, entrance to a small company for visiting the workshop. It is possible to buy hazelnut specialties there.

Group rate for 10 people minimum: 14,00 euros per person. Group rate for 6 people: 19,00 euros per person. Group rate for 4 people: 29,00 euros per person. Rate for a family: 79,00 euros in all. Rate includes: half day guided tour.    

On request, upon reservation, a practical activity for learning to produce biscuits, hazelnuts products tasting, lunch with a traditional menu matched with the Hazelnut of Piedmont.

Guided Tours Every day upon reservation!

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