MONFERRATO, history ... with taste!
01/03/2018 - 31/12/2018
Arrival at the Relais di Lu Monferrato and check in. If in the XIV century the Marquises Paleologi, who had a large part of the present-day Piedmont territory, chose the current location of the Palazzo, turned nowadays into a relais, to build their historic residence in Piedmont, we are sure we can still enjoy that privileged choice of staying in a rich context of history and charm.
Guided tasting of local wines at the restaurant.
Dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight stay at the Relais.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Casale Monferrato. Guided tour of the most important places where the history of the last Byzantine family intertwined its destiny with Piedmont and Monferrato. Visit to the Castello and other important monuments of what was named in 1434 by Gian Giacomo Paleologo as the capital of the Marquisate of Monferrato. Casale was also one of the 10 finalist candidate cities to be Capital of Culture in 2020.
Lunch at a local restaurant in the old city centre.
The tour continues to the Sanctuary of Crea. Its development was also favored by the Lords of Monferrato, the Paleologi. When the Palaeologian dynasty ended, the Monferrato passed to the Gonzaga in 1536 which led to a massive renovation that gave the monumental complex its definitive Baroque architectural imprint.
Return to the Relais at the end of the tour.
Dinner at a restaurant nearby the Relais, where you can taste traditional dishes prepared with fresh ingredients.
The day is dedicated to another important strategic center for the Paleologi in Monferrato, the city of Acqui Terme.
Lunch at leisure.
Visit to a winery that for seven generations has been cultivating a passion for vine and wine in Castel Rocchero, a small medieval town located among the rolling hills of the Alta Langa Astigiana and Alto Monferrato. Since 2000 this family is one of the first wineries to produce and bottle Albarossa.
Tasting of the winery’s wines at the end of the visit.
Dinner at leisure.
Breakfast and check out.More info
The price includes:
- 3 nights in a double rooms at 3 star relais *** with breakfast
- 2 dinners
- 1 lunch
- 2 guides wine tastings
- Full day guide on day 2
- Half Day guide on day 3
The price doesn’t include:
- Transfer, possible tourist tax, extras and all that is not included under “the price includes"
Casale Monferrato, Castel Rocchero, Acqui Terme, Serralunga di Crea, San Salvatore Monferrato
Information and contacts
- 15040 Lu Monferrato (Alessandria)