Monferrato, detox weekend

Rosignano Monferrato
01/05/2018 - 31/10/2018

Experience

Info

3 NIGHTS (additional night optional) – minimum 6 people 

Day 1

Early afternoon check in at a Country Resort (www.icastagnoni.it), in a charming historic residence dating back to 1742. All rooms are unique and furnished with period furniture.  Some of the lodgings have frescoed ceilings reflecting the peaceful landscape guests can admire from outside the windows. Spa and outdoor pool with a panoramic view of the surrounding hills.

In the afternoon guests may relax inside the SPA, an oasis of wellness in the heart of Monferrato, in a cozy and welcoming environment with a splendid view overlooking the hills and the surrounding countryside: Finnish sauna, steam room, chromotherapy showers, Jacuzzi, relaxation area, herbal tea, massage room.

Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Briefing with the guide

BIKE TOUR: circular route of about 33 km, medium difficulty, difference in height 506 m.

The route runs along the Monferrato hills, until Casale Monferrato - among the 10 final cities nominated for European capital of culture 2020 – there, you can visit some of the city's historic landmarks.

The first town to cross is Uviglie, famous for its castle - an ancient stronghold of Piedmont, dating back to the twelfth century – the tour then continues towards Cellamonte. The city’s name derives from the ability of its lands to preserve food products for a long time: the term "cella" means "deposit of field fruits". It is famous for its light stone houses and for its characteristic "infernot". cellars dug into tuff stone, which have become UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After Cellamonte the direction is Ozzano Monferrato. In addition to the characteristic old town, you can admire the Church of San Salvatore - built in Romanesque style - which houses many works of local artists, and the Castle of Visconti - dating from the thirteenth century - which dominates the town with its bulky presence. The Church of Santa Maria, on the other hand, is a fine example of Baroque building, built in the 17th century. The itinerary then leads to a stopover in Casale Monferrato, where to visit  the antique side of town with the Castle, the Civic Tower of the eleventh century, the Cathedral - one of the greatest examples of Romanesque-Gothic architecture in Piedmont - the palaces of Via Mameli, not to mention the Synagogue in the characteristic Jewish ghetto. Don't miss a visit to the Krumiri factory.

After a quick lunch, the tour continues along a new route that leads back to the hotel. Passing through Terruggia, surrounded by vineyards and cultivated fields, with an urban center gathered around the parish church of San Martino and numerous farmhouses scattered throughout the municipality, built in tuff, the limestone typical of the area.

Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay. 

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, visit to the Sacro Monte di Crea.  Reconnect yourself with the healing feminine energy of this sacred mountain.

Atop one of the highest hills of Monferrato, Monte di Crea is part of the Sacred Mountains of Piedmont recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tradition has it that it was Saint Eusebius to bring the statue of Our Lady and Child, still venerated today. He spread Christianity and Marian devotion among the populations of Monferrato and the Piedmontese valleys, which at the time were still completely pagan. Saint Eusebius was very committed to eliminating paganism, especially in centres of ancient worship such as Oropa and Crea, replacing the cult of Celtic female deities with the cult of the Mother of God - Mary - and thus replacing the healing symbol of the Goddess with the miracles of the Virgin Mary.

The second chapel, dedicated to St. Eusebius, is located in the middle of the steep path in front of an imposing rock wall several dozen meters long and several meters high. On this rock there is an ancient seat some legends refer to as  "the healing stone".

In the afternoon return to the hotel for an unforgettable experience in the SPA: a private event with  an expert will guide guests on a 'sensory and relaxing activity lasting 3 hours, followed by an aperitif.

Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel.

PRICE PER PERSON  (minimum 6 people): starting € 373.00 per person.

Including:

3 nights in a double room,  half board meal plan, drinks not included.

-1 packed lunch

expert guide for one-day tour

Locked bike shed, possibility to washing bicycles and technical clothing during the day.

- 2-hour access to the Spa on the first day

- 3-hour-Private SPA event 

Not included:

Transfer from/to airport, extras, personal expenses, tips and everything not expressly indicated

Possibility to rent bike/e-bike and support van for water/lunch transport

OPTIONAL:

- 1 additional night for a Liver cleanse, to recharge and detox with a specialized doctor. Try the fastest cleansing procedure that gives the greatest and most immediate benefits, get rid of those toxins and improve your digestion.

PRICE PER PERSON: € 190.00

The price includes:

-1 night in a double room

Cleansing procedure under the supervision of a medical staff, starting 5 PM until  12 PM the next day

Light vegetarian lunch on the second day

- extra charge for personalized yoga session at the accommodation facility

 

Starting € 75 per person (minimum 6 people)

More info

Information and reservations Sistema Monferrato in collaborazione con Stile DiVino Italy Srl Address and contacts - 15030 Rosignano Monferrato (Alessandria)

Information and contacts
- 15030 Rosignano Monferrato (Alessandria)

Link
http://www.sistemamonferrato.it