“Al Bator” Restaurant and “Ca’ San Giors” Residence, Casorzo (AT)

RISTORANTE AL BATOR 2Ristorante Al Batör

Address: Via Mazzini 96 – 14032 – Casorzo (Asti)

www.albator.itinfo@albator.it

Phone: (+39) 0141.929109 (+39) 335.8078828

CA' SAN GIORS 21Residence Ca’ San Giors

Address: Via B.V. Delle Grazie 8 – Casorzo (Asti)

www.casangiors.itinfo@casangiors.it

Phone and fax (+39) 0141 929325

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ITINERARY “ BELLI & BUONI ” IN MONFERRATO

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“RICE AND MALVASIA”. An unexpected “wedding” between the fine Carnaroli rice and the lively sweetness of Malvasia di Casorzo, the perfect wine to drink and go with desserts and patisserie. From the coloured hills of Asti to the suggestive rice fields of Vercelli, an original “taste” from Monferrato.

ACTIVITIES AND TOURS OFFERED FOR THE DAY. Arrival in Casorzo and tour with tasting of wine in a famous local winery, to find out the Malvasia di Casorzo Doc, a sweet red wine with a unique smell of rose, white peach, wild strawberry and raspberry. Tour with taste of grappa in an historical local distillery. Passing through ancient and modern stills, you arrive to the wood barrels where the time spent in it improves the precious contents proceeds from the distillation of the grape marc of the best Piedmontese vine varieties. From Bacco’s hills to the rice valleys…tour to the historical mill in Vercelli, known as international level for the production of particular kinds of rice, such as Carnaroli and Arborio, the best one for preparing refined and flavourful risotto. The mill, original monument of agricultural archaeology, was built in the XV century at the same time to the next Roggia wanted by the Marquise Guglielmo VIII of Monferrato. The whole structure, displaced on three floors, guarantees the automatic functioning of all the machinery installed for rice husking. As we were in Leonardo da Vinci workshop or as Lilliputian in a mechanical clock, many transmission shafts, pulleys, gears and sieve move thanks to leather straps, activating the machinery for the production. In the rice mill, you can find out an interesting museum that includes machineries and objects related to lives of “people from rice mill” in the past.

THE RESTAURANT. Relax of senses and pleasures of the table at the Restaurant Al Batör that proposes for the occasion: “Risotto Rosa di Casorzo Doc” and “Parfait al Malvasia” in a Taste Menu based on typical recipes of the place. The choice is for the lunch, from Tuesday to Sunday and for dinner from Friday to Saturday.

ACCOMMODATION. Accommodation in Casorzo at the Residence Ca’ San Giors, perfect starting place for those who want to visit Monferrato and have a calm holiday with a relaxing view to the near vineyard. Overnight in standard apartment for 2/4 people.

DAILY TOUR. Cost: 49, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: visit to the wine cellar with n.1 taste; visit to the mill; visit to the distillery with n.1 taste; n.1 lunch/ dinner at the restaurant Al Batör of Casorzo.

2 DAYS PACKAGE. Cost: 94, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: daily tour; n.1 overnight.

IT’S POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE HOLIDAY COMBINING TWO OR MORE ITINERARIES CHOOSING AMONG THE OFFERS PROPOSED WITH RELATED OVERNIGHTS… AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE! Starting from 149, 00 Euro per person. Prices shown for little groups (min. 2 people). Transport is not included. Other solutions and related quotation will be provided on request.

ITINERARIY 2

CA' SAN GIORS 6“COUNTRY AND MALVASIA”. Casorzo village opens its doors to the lovers of nature and food… a day dedicated to relax and good cooking in the welcoming slopes of wine, tasting Malvasia di Casorzo… This is a sweet red wine obtained from an aromatic vine, one and only that since ever grows in the ancient lands of the legendary Aleramo knight.

ACTIVITIES AND TOURS PROPOSED FOT THE DAY. Guided tour in the old town centre of Casorzo. The village, with Celtic-roman origins, has a glorious medieval past. Don’t lose the monumental park of Madonna delle Grazie with the ancient Saint Giorgio church, great example of Romanesque style where you can find the typical frescos in the nave, in the apses area and in the bell tower. The several graffiti on the external walls, short testament of local history left from people of the place between the ‘500 and ‘900 century are still amazing and interesting. From the highest part of Casorzo village, after admiring the view all around Monferrato and the Alps as a retrospective set design, the tour can go on with a walk in the streets of the old town centre. Nice glimpses among the staircases and the noble palaces show up before the arrival to the majestic parish church of Saint Vincenzo with the Piedmontese baroque façade by Magnocavallo architect. It’s nice moving around the surrounding countryside, between Casorzo valley and Grana, for a break under Bialbero, a cherry-tree born spontaneously on a mulberry, and they live in a perfect harmony. A real oddity of nature that since many years attracts many experts and curios people. Stop at the Abbey of Saint Vittore of Grazzano Badoglio, founded by Aleramo, the first Marquise of Monferrato in the X century. The popular tradition wants that Aleramo was buried in the Grazzano abbey, which he wanted to commit to the Benedictine order. Transfer to an important local winery with a visit to the wine cellar and final wine taste.

THE RESTAURANT. Relax of senses and pleasures of the table at the Restaurant Al Batör that proposes for the occasion: “Agnolotti del Batör” and “Parfait al Malvasia” in a Taste Menu based on typical recipes of the place. The choice is for the lunch, from Tuesday to Sunday, and for dinner, from Friday to Saturday.

ACCOMMODATION. Accommodation in Casorzo at the Residence Ca’ San Giors, perfect starting place for those who want to visit Monferrato and have a calm holiday with a relaxing view to the near vineyard.

DAILY TOUR. Cost: 69, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: guided tour for half day; visit to the wine cellar with n.1 taste; n.1 lunch/ dinner at the restaurant Al Batör of Casorzo.

2 DAYS PACKAGE. Cost: 114, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: daily tour; n.1 overnight.

IT’S POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE HOLIDAY COMBINING TWO OR MORE ITINERARIES CHOOSING AMONG THE OFFERS PROPOSED WITH RELATED OVERNIGHTS… AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE! Starting from 149, 00 Euro per person. Prices shown for little groups (min. 2 people). Transport is not included. Other solutions and related quotation will be provided on request.

ITINERARY 3

monumento ai caduti“ROBIOLA CHEESE AND PAIS”. For those who are looking for a “tasty” break far from frenzy of our time… in the sign of relax and direct contact with nature… here you can have a day completely dedicated to the most natural and traditional products of Monferrato… satisfying children and adults..!

ACTIVITIES AND TOURS FOR THE DAY. Visit to the suggestive farm in the Alessandria countryside, a farm famous for the breeding of the precious goat race of Roccaverano, known also as Regina, and the production of fine typical cheese, like Robiola and Blu di Capra. You can see closely the animals, bred rigorously with hay and biological officinal herbs, and to know all the secrets of this old activity. Visit to an important local winery to find out and taste some qualities of wines, obtained from local and international vine varieties. Stop at an historical local distillery with annexed museum of grappa, passing through the ancient and modern stills to the fine wood barrels for the ageing. Don’t lose in Casorzo the ancient Saint Giorgio church, then dedicated to the Madonna delle Grazie in the highest and most panoramic place of the village. The building amazes for the neoclassical façade, and for the lateral nave in a Romanesque style with many graffiti, short testament of local history left from local people between the ‘500 and ‘900. We recommend you to have a walk in the old town centre.

THE RESTAURANT. Relax of senses and pleasures of the table at the Restaurant Al Batör that proposes for the occasion: “Fiori di Bresaola con Robiola di Roccaverano” and “Risotto Robiola e Rosmarino” in a Taste Menu based on typical recipes of the place. The choice is for the lunch, from Tuesday to Sunday, and for dinner, from Friday to Saturday.

ACCOMMODATION. Accommodation in Casorzo at the Residence Ca’ San Giors, perfect starting place for those who want to visit Monferrato and have a calm holiday with a relaxing view to the near vineyard.

DAILY TOUR. Cost: 49, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: entrance and teaching tour to the farm; visit to the wine cellar with n.1 taste; visit to a distillery with n.1 taste; n.1 lunch/ dinner at the restaurant Al Batör of Casorzo.

2 DAYS PACKAGE. Cost: 94, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: daily tour; n.1 overnight.

IT’S POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE HOLIDAY COMBINING TWO OR MORE ITINERARIES CHOOSING AMONG THE OFFERS PROPOSED WITH RELATED OVERNIGHTS… AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE! Starting from 149, 00 Euro per person. Prices shown for little groups (min. 2 people). Transport is not included. Other solutions and related quotation will be provided on request.

ITINERARY 4

Cattedrale Asti“ASTI AND BARBERA”. An unmissable occasion to satisfy eyes and taste with a day completely dedicated to the discovery of Asti and its fascinating Medieval heart… You will be seduced by the queen of Monferrato table, “her Majesty” Barbera d’ Asti wine, an excellence to taste in a rich meal based on typical dishes.

ACTIVITIES AND TOURS FOR THE DAY. Guided tour in the old town centre of Asti, a town with a glorious Medieval past. Starting from Piazza Vittorio Alfieri, reminding the famous writer born in Asti in 1749, we will go to the Collegiate church of Saint Secondo, an excellent example of Gothic Piedmontese architecture, than the Town Hall, made in the Eighteenth century by the great architect Benedetto Alfieri. Among towers and fortified Medieval houses, we will pass through the ancient Jewish ghetto up to Piazza Roma, then the Baroque buildings in Corso Alfieri, like OttolenghiPalace, MazzettiPalace and AlfieriPalace. Next stop at the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the biggest Gothic monument in Piedmont and, in the end, stop at the famous Torre Rossa, a tower founded by Romans, and TroyanaTower, the highest tower in the town. Stop at Moncalvo village, historical town of Monferrato marquises’ lands. Don’t miss the ancient parish of Saint Francesco, founded in the XIII century, and the baroque confraternity church of Saint Antonio, decorated by the precious Seventeenth – century paints made by Guglielmo Caccia, known also as “Moncalvo”. Ancient alleys, small squares, Medieval buildings and small shops of typical products are still surrounded by the bastions of Gonzaga’s Castle, where you can appreciate a special panoramic sight. In Casorzo, stop at a famous local winery, to discover Barbera d’Asti and Barbera del Monferrato, and “dulcis in fundo” the Malvasia di Casorzo, a wine made by a local aromatic vine variety with a red berry and an unique fragrance of roses, with flavors of white peach, wild strawberry and raspberry. Visit to the wine cellar and taste.

THE RESTAURANT. Relax of senses and pleasures of the table at the Restaurant Al Batör that proposes for the occasion: “Stufato al Barbera d’Asti” and “Torta pere e nocciole Piemonte” in a Taste Menu based on typical recipes of the place. The choice is for the lunch, from Tuesday to Sunday, and for dinner, from Friday to Saturday.

ACCOMMODATION. Accommodation in Casorzo at the Residence Ca’ San Giors, perfect starting place for those who want to visit Monferrato and have a calm holiday with a relaxing view to the near vineyard.

DAILY TOUR. Cost: 69, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: guided tour for half day in Asti; visit to the wine cellar with n.1 taste; visit to a distillery with n.1 taste; n.1 lunch/ dinner at the restaurant Al Batör of Casorzo. Cost: 99, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: guided tour for a day in Asti; visit to the wine cellar with n.1 taste; visit to a distillery with n.1 taste; n.1 lunch/ dinner at the restaurant Al Batör of Casorzo.

2 DAYS PACKAGE. Cost: 114, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: half day guided tour; n.1 overnight. Cost: 144, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: full day guided tour; n.1 overnight.

IT’S POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE HOLIDAY COMBINING TWO OR MORE ITINERARIES CHOOSING AMONG THE OFFERS PROPOSED WITH RELATED OVERNIGHTS… AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE! Starting from 149, 00 Euro per person. Prices shown for little groups (min. 2 people). Transport is not included. Other solutions and related quotation will be provided on request.

ITINERARY 5

Casale“CASALE MONFERRATO & GRIGNOLINO”. Let you be tempted by a beautiful day in Monferrato with the fine and genuine Monferrato wine and food. You will be able to see first Casale Monferrato, with its elegant old town centre and then its Grignolino, a red wine with an unexpected taste.

ACTIVITIES AND TOURS FOR THE DAY. Guided tour in the centre of Casale, historical capital of Monferrato kingdom. The walk will start from Piazza Castello, which takes the name from the fortress where the Marquises of Monferrato before and Gonzaga later lived. Later you will see the CivicTower, symbol of the town, Piazza Mazzini and the little church of Saint Stefano. Don’t lose the cathedral of Saint Evasio, which keeps perfectly the Romanesque façade and narthex. Among the elegant baroque buildings the Town Hall, TrevillePalace and SannazzaroNattaPalace stand out. Visit to the synagogue of Casale, one of the best example of Piedmontese baroque synagogue. Transfer to a famous factory which produces excellent kinds of fresh pasta and typical food of Casale for discovering local tastes and flavours. Visit to a famous local winery with final taste of Grignolino wine and other typical local wines.

THE RESTAURANT. Relax of senses and pleasures of the table at the Restaurant Al Batör that proposes for the occasion: “Battuta di Fassone piemontese” and “Bunet alle nocciole Piemontese” in a Taste Menu based on typical recipes of the place. The choice is for the lunch, from Tuesday to Sunday, and for dinner, from Friday to Saturday.

ACCOMMODATION. Accommodation in Casorzo at the Residence Ca’ San Giors, perfect starting place for those who want to visit Monferrato and have a calm holiday with a relaxing view to the near vineyard.

DAILY TOUR. Cost: 74, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: guided tour for half day in Casale Monferrato with entrance to the Synagogue (ticket included); visit to the wine cellar with n.1 taste; n.1 lunch/ dinner at the restaurant Al Batör of Casorzo. Cost: 104, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: guided tour for a day in Casale Monferrato with entrance to the Synagogue (ticket included); visit to the wine cellar with n.1 taste; n.1 lunch/ dinner at the restaurant Al Batör of Casorzo.

2 DAYS PACKAGE. Cost: 119, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: half day guided tour; n.1 overnight. Cost: 149, 00 Euro per person. The rate includes: full day guided tour; n.1 overnight.

IT’S POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE HOLIDAY COMBINING TWO OR MORE ITINERARIES CHOOSING AMONG THE OFFERS PROPOSED WITH RELATED OVERNIGHTS… AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE! Starting from 149, 00 Euro per person. Prices shown for little groups (min. 2 people). Transport is not included. Other solutions and related quotation will be provided on request.

CONTACT US TO ORGANIZE YOUR VISIT IN MONFERRATO!!!

For info and booking: info@welcomepiemonte.it – +39 339 5315104 – +39 348 3938038

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