San Damiano d’Asti – 14015 (AT)
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RATE PER PERSON:
Overnight in a double room with breakfast: 30,00 euro per night
Guided tour in Italian, Flemish and English: 35,00 euro half day – 70,00 euro full day
PROPOSALS FOR THE WEEKEND…
DISCOVERING ALFIERI HILLS. The package includes a tour of half day. The offer is valid all year long.
A tour in the old village of San Damiano d’Asti placed in Alfieri Hills, in confluence with Monferrato, Langhe and Roero Hills, also known for its beauty and the great variety of wine produced in it. Founded in the XIII century, the village of San Damiano still preserves its original medieval urban asset, with typical porticoed streets and the central Piazza Libertà, where the magnificent baroque Town Hall looks on. Stop at the seat of Palio Committee of San Damiano to revive the medieval history through the characters, with the possibility to wear historical dresses and to see the baby flag wavers. Later we move to Cisterna d’Asti to visit the castle housing the “Museum of old Arts and Crafts”. In the castle’s rooms an original display will make you revive the ancient crafts and the workshops of the XIX century, from the shop producing “torrone” (nougat sweet) to typography, from seamstress and mattress maker to cellar man… Lunch/ dinner at local farmhouse restaurant to taste the specialties of the place.
Rate: 129,00 euro per person. The rate includes: n. 1 overnight and breakfast; n.1 lunch/dinner; guided tour and interpreting for half day with rent of historical dresses; entrance and visit to the castle of Cisterna.
ASTI PALIO RACE – third Sunday of September. In the afternoon around 14:00 o’clock parade in medieval dresses in the streets of the historical town centre of Asti where hundreds of characters represent the 21 participants to the Palio Race wearing the colors of their quarter, hamlet or village; a suggestive revival to the past among knights, court ladies, monks and fortune – tellers. The parade will end around 16: 00 o’clock in Piazza Vittorio Alfieri, where the exciting Palio Race takes place. (On request, in the morning, guided tour with the typical dresses among the streets and the towers of Asti, discovering the places and the characters which took part in the medieval history of the town)
REGIONAL TRUFFLE FAIR IN SAN DAMIANO D’ASTI – first Sunday of November. An autumn fair dedicated to Monferrato truffles, standing out the famous White Truffle… stories of men and dogs that since the ancient time shared the experience of “research” with great emotion and complicity, arriving to the Fair with their “Treasures”, reached with intelligence and shrewdness. This is the atmosphere of the Fair, to look around the stalls of typical products and tasting dishes of Piedmontese tradition enriched by the fine “trifola”. The emotion of the research becomes the pleasure of the food and wine.
THE CAPON FAIR IN SAN DAMIANO D’ASTI – second Sunday of December. An unmissable occasion to attend this Historical Fair which was born in 1947 and involves, between the many initiatives, the Mostra Mercato (Market show) and the free guided tours to the local breeding farms. Lunch at farmhouse restaurant o restaurant to taste the specialties based on Capon of San Damiano. The fair goes on Monday morning with the big week market and the free distribution of a soup plate of capon going with toasted bread of “grissia”, typical bread from Monferrato, and a good glass of Barbera d’Asti.