ALESSANDRIA - GOLD IN THE CASTLES AND RIVERS

Alessandria
01/03/2022 - 30/11/2022

Experience

Business description

An itinerary to discover the town of Alessandria from the Middle Ages to Divisionism, and with the myth of Napoleon whose victory in Marengo on 14 June 1800 gave way to the myth. 

The connection of the town of Alessandria with Napoleon is palpable; the town still preserves the medieval star-shaped centre and the charm of discrete town that was subjected to the impulse of deep change even after the fall of Bonaparte. It was precisely in those years that the layout of the town was rationalised. Architects and engineers were trained during Napoleon’s era and they transformed Alessandria giving it the look it has today.

The second day we will experience the spectacular adventure of gold hunting

Price

460.00 €
price based on 10 pax Individual price on request The prices include: private coach (filling according to the Covid regulation) licensed guide for two days headset/audioguide system for each participant one overnight stay with breakfast dinner with tasting menu of the local cuisine brunch in De.Co pastry shop admission to Marengo Museum visit of Castle of Tagliolo and tasting in winery visit of Gold Museum - tutoring in gold hunting - experience at the river health insurance COMPLIMENTARY GIFT OF BACI DI MARENGO
 

For confidential and B2B rates please contact the operator offering the package directly.
 

Info

First day

Participants meet at the motorway exits (and/or railway station). A private coach will take to the departure point, the Citadel of Alessandria, where there will be a licensed guide waiting equipped with audioguides.

Visit of the fortress

At the end of the visit, passing over the scenic Meier bridge and a delightful walk along the streets of Borgo Rovereto, we will reach the Church of Santa Maria di Castello and its medieval walls that bear witness to its existence before the town was founded.

The route will take us to Piazza Libertà, the adminstrative centre of Alessandria, with the Palazzo del Comune (current Town Hall) or Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Ghilini or the Prefecture, Palatium Vetus (the first town hall) and Palazzo delle Poste e Telefgrafi (Post and Telegraph building) example of rationalism with mosaics by Severini.

Passing through Galleria Guerci, typical late 19th century passage, stop for brunch in one of the De.Co certififed pastry shops where you can taste the Polenta di Marengo ®.

Following the stop, strolling along the main street, Corso Roma, we will reach the meeting point in Piazza Garibaldi, one of the largest squares with arches in Piedmont built in the late 1800s. Transfer by coach to Marengo, a few kilometres from Alessandria.

Along the way, we can see several palazzi by Ignazio Gardella, one of the key protagonists of Italian rationalism: Housing for Borsalino employees, the Agorà Complex, Borsalino Fur Cutting workshop.

Having arrived in Marengo, visit of the Museum that tells the story of the battle which gave way to the myth of Napoleon with his victory over the Austrians in 1800. The visit will end with a tour of Villa Delavo built to magnify the deeds of Napoleon.

Return to Alessandria and check-in at the Hotel Alli Due Buoi Rossi for the overnight stay.

Dinner with local cuisine at a characteristic Osteria in the centre.

Second day

9.30 after breakfast, transfer to Tagliolo Monferrato, where the Marquis will show us around the rooms of the Castle. In the cellars, he will explain the techniques of wine production with a tasting of the wines.

The tour will continue to Casal Cermelli to Cascina Merlanetta situated in the SPECIAL NATURE RESERVE OF THE RIVER ORBA where the Region of Piedmont has identified the only area authorised for gold hunting for an amateur scientific and educational purpose. 

Through the knowledgeable guidance of the owner, we will learn the ancient techniques of gold hunting, try it directly on the shore of the river and take home a sure reward.

Return to Alessandria and end of services.

Technical organisation

MONFERRATO TRAVEL info@monferratotravel.it

Mondo Tondo Via Mondovì 32 15121 Alessandria

Tel. 0131443031 - mondotondoviaggi@libero.it

L'Oblò Viaggi Via Genova 128 Spinetta M.go 15122 Alessandria

Tel. 0131619930 - obloviaggi@obloviaggi.it

Information and contacts
- 1512x Alessandria (Alessandria)