01/10/2021 - 31/10/2022
2 nights - 3 days
A "slow" route through the UNESCO Monferrato wine-growing landscapes: an area where tradition and uniqueness come together, to be discovered and enjoyed.
The journey starts in Casale Monferrato and arrives in Fubine, where the infernots, thanks to a careful project to enhance the area, are among the most spectacular: there are more than 50 listed!
Arrival in Casale Monferrato in the late morning and a day dedicated to visiting the town, starting from Piazza Castello and the imposing Paleologi Castle, home of the Gonzaga family until the second half of the 16th century, later becoming a fortress. Casale is one of the gates to Monferrato, between the Po Valley and the hills of the area, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Gonzagas made it one of the most prestigious centres in Europe and this can be seen during a visit to the centre, rich in architectural treasures, as well as civil and religious buildings. Leaving Piazza Castello we continue on to Via Saffi, full of small workshops, shops and dominated by the 11th century civic tower, one of the symbols of the city. Lunch is at leisure, with the possibility of buying the typical krumiri biscuits (have you ever tried them with hot zabaglione?). The visit continues with the Church of San Domenico and the Cathedral of Sant'Evasio and, not to be missed - the Synagogue, built in 1595, an extraordinary example of late Baroque architecture, with stuccowork, gold and precious wooden furnishings. Another important stop is the Civic Museum and Bistolfi Plaster Cast Gallery, today home to important art collections, from Guglielmo Caccia to Angelo Morbelli, as well as works by the Casale sculptor Leonardo Bistolfi. Inside is the permanent exhibition dedicated to the explorer Carlo Vidua, with a collection of artefacts from his travels around the world. Before leaving the town, there is a visit and tasting at the historic Magnoberta 1918 distillery. Transfer to Vignale Monferrato, dinner in an Osteria (tavern) and overnight stay in B&B.
After breakfast, arrival in Fubine. The tour starts with the Bricherasio Chapel, built by Cav. Luigi di Bricherasio in a small and charming clearing. Inside, it preserves one of the most beautiful works by the great sculptor Leonardo Bistolfi. This is followed by Palazzo Bricherasio, the castle where you can admire breathtaking views from its hanging garden, and the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta. With a walk along the Spalto, one of the most evocative places in the village, where the ancient walls remain as evidence of the defensive walls, the route of the infernot begins. These are underground chambers dug out of the typical sandstone of the area ( pietra da cantoni): thanks to the particular geological characteristics of this terrain of marine origin, the infernot maintain constant temperature and humidity and were therefore used to preserve food as an annex to the cellars. They are precious legacies of rural tradition, small hidden treasures recognised as a world heritage site.
This is followed by a tasting of the typical wines of Monferrato, with a sampling of small local specialities: you will fall in love with Barbera Grignolino and Albarossa!
In the afternoon you return to Vignale and have free time at your disposal for a pleasant relaxing walk or to try the exciting experience of a quad bike ride through the hills (excursion not included in the package - suitable for all ages).
Dinner at leisure - overnight stay
After breakfast we suggest a stop in Serralunga, at the Sacro Monte ( Sacred Mount) of Crea, UNESCO heritage site, where the homonymous Marian sanctuary is located on the highest hill of Monferrato. Along a spectacular natural path, among ash and oak trees, to reach the Chapel del Paradiso there are 23 votive chapels and 5 hermitages, where you can contemplate the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Price per person
€295 per person
Availability to be checked and confirmed at the time of booking
The price includes:
2 nights bed and breakfast in b&b in a double room, 1 dinner in a typical Monferrato trattoria, guided tour of Fubine and of the infernot, tasting in a distillery, tasting in a wine cellar, Medical assistance policy
The price does not include:
Transport and transfers, eventual tourist tax, extras and everything not mentioned under "the price includes".
Excursion by quad not included - from euro 50.00 per person to be included at the time of booking (Minimum age 8)
We are ready to welcome you in full compliance with the guidelines and regulations on hygiene and safety of the accommodation facilities - according to the current anti-Covid-19 protocol.
per person Availability to be checked and confirmed when booking The price includes 2 overnight stays in double room with breakfast in B&B 1 dinner in a typical Monferrato restaurant guided tour of Fubine and the infernots tasting in a distillery wine tasting in a cellar Medical assistance policy The price does not include: - Transfer, any tourist tax, extras and anything not mentioned under "the price includes". Excursion by quad not included - from € 50.00 per person to be added when booking Minimum age 8 years old
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