Monferrato: exploring the castles

15/07/2018 - 30/12/2018

Cultural

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Day 1

 

Arrival at a castle that has become Relais di Charme and Relais du Silence. Here, past and present blend together. Guests will enjoy a magical and charming experience in a refined environment, equipped with every comfort and furnished with elegance. The Relais’ wine cellars have been converted into an oenological museum. The panoramic pool is surrounded by vineyards and the castle’s restaurant is renowned. 

 

Check in and tour of the cellar. Tasting of typical products and wines produced onsite.

 

Dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

 

Overnight stay.

 

Day 2

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

 

Visit to one of the oldest and largest castles of Monferrato which is located in a dominant position on the Po valley. On the castle’s grounds there’s one of the very few examples of labyrinths documented in the historic gardens of Piedmont. Many varieties of old trees lead to the labyrinth. Guests will be greeted at the emporium of wines, the beating heart of the fabulous medieval village, where they will discover the 13th century cellars located inside the castle. 

 

At the end of the tour there will be a tasting of the wines produced onsite accompanied by local typical products.

 

 

Afternoon and dinner at leisure.

 

Overnight stay.

 

Day 3

 

Departure for a 12th century castle, located in the town of Uviglie, in Rosignano Monferrato. With a tradition and experience more than five centuries old, the castle is, today, a product of constant change. The cellar is equipped with the most modern technologies but uses traditional methods of vinification while respecting the typical characteristics of the territory.

 

Visit to the secular park and the castle. Guests can tour the noble halls and learn the history of the families who lived there. The tour ends in the cellar, with a tasting of the wine produced onsite.

 

Return to the hotel and free time to relax.

 

Departure for a magnificent nineteenth century estate to enjoy a delicious dinner where innovation and tradition coexist. Each ingredient is selected with the utmost care to ensure guests will have an unforgettable sensory experience. 

 

Return to the hotel and overnight stay.

 

Day 4

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

 

Departure for a magnificent private residence in Piea, home of the count and his wife. The castle has become part of the historic residences of excellence in Italy thanks to the great artistic richness of its interiors: frescoed rooms, Murano chandeliers, and antique furniture. The castle is also surrounded by a charming centennial park which houses more than fourty thousand bulbous plants. 

 

Guided tour of the park and of the castle. 

 

Lunch at leisure.

 

In the afternoon, visit of an elegant cellar bought by a producer who made Barolo famous and who bet on the wines from the Monferrato region (including Grignolino, Nizza and Barbera d'Asti)

 

Guided tasting of the wines produced onsite.

 

At the end of the tasting, departure for Portacomaro, known as the birthplace of Pope Francis, and lunch at ‘bottega del Grignolino’, which has been reopened after seven years. The bottega is located in the fourteenth century rooms of the tower of Antico Ricetto, in Portacomaro.

 

At dinner, guests will savor the typical Piedmontese cuisine revisited in a modern key, using only local products in combination with Grignolino (local wine of Monferrato).

 

Return to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay.

 

Day 5

 

Breakfast and check out.

 

More info

The price includes:

 

·     4 notti at a 4 star Relais in a double room with breakfast 

·     2 dinners (beverages not included)

·     1 dinner at ‘bottega del Grignolino’ (wine included)

·     2 tours with tastings in castels

·     1 wine tasting

·     1 guided tour of a castle

·     1 tour and tasting in a cellar

 

 

 

 

The price doesn’t include:

 

·     Transfer, possible tourist tax, extras and all that is not included under “the price includes"

 

Curated by:

 

Consorzio Operatori Turistici Asti e Monferrato - Sistema Monferrato & StileDivino Italy

 

Towns

Rosignano Monferrato, Piea

Information and contacts

Link
http://www.sistemamonferrato.it