ALESSANDRIA: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF NAPOLEON
05/05/2021 - 15/10/2021
BICENTENARY OF NAPOLEON's DEATH 1821 - 2021
The connection of the town of Alessandria with Napoleon is palpable; the town still preserves the medieval star-shaped centre and the charm of a discrete town that suffered the impulse of a deep change even after the fall of Bonaparte. It was precisely in those years that the town layout was rationalised and architects and engineers were trained who transformed the town giving it the appearance it still has today.
Napoleon Bonaparte always remained connected to the memory of Marengo and his body in Saint Helen was wrapped by a light blue cloak which he wore on 14 June during the Battle. It was won after twelve hours and put Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria and the twelve fortified squares which defended those states under the influence of France. It was so full of value that it was commemorated directly by the First Consul in 1805.Price
PER PERSON based on 2 pax THE PRICE INCLUDES 1 night in BB 4* central hotel dinner in typical trattoria with Marengo dishes basic insurance NOT INCLUDED: experience on second day - transfers - tourist tax and anything not listed under the price includes
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The visit will start from the sites of the Battle of Marengo, from the seat of its General Headquarters, to the Fontanone where they fearlessly resisted the assault of the Austrians, from the Park of Marengo with the Museum and the ossuary; on the occasion of the bicentenary of Napoleon's death, possibility to attend the commemoration of his death at Villa Marengo. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, visit Palazzo Ghilini, preferred residence of Napoleon, and a walk through the historic centre to the Citadel which was the General Headquarters of the Austrians under the command of General Melas and for which the Great Commander had several projects carried out.
During the day of the visit, possibility to taste the dishes that date back to that period, "Pollo alla Marengo" (Chicken Marengo) and "Polenta del Marengo" (Corn cake Marengo) (De.Co. mark of excellence), prepared for Napoleon during the famous battle.
Possibility to add further visits of Alessandria or experiences to discover UNESCO Monferrato. Prices on request:
HISTORY AND FLAVOURS: taste typical products on a food and wine tour with sensory experiences in a Winery.
MONFERRATO BETWEEN WINE AND TRUFFLE: incredible truffle hunt accompanied by our female truffle hunters and their "tabui" (truffle dogs).
ART AND WELLBEING: visit of Acqui Terme, the Roman remains and experience at the thermal fountain known as Bollente
MONFERRATO BY E-BIKE: routes to discover the territory by bike, a different way to discover the sites, close up and at your own pace
LIBARNA ARCHEO TASTES AND SHOPPING: itinerary to discover the archaeological site, food and wine products that are still intact on our tables. Final stop-off at MC ARTHUR GLEN SERRAVALLE OUTLET.
MASONIC ALESSANDRIA: an original and unique guided tour of Alessandria to discover the places and widespread symbols belonging to the Masonic tradition (organised by VALDATA TOURS)
ALESSANDRIA AND THE HISTORIC PASTRY SHOPS: delicious guided tour of the pastry excellence of Alessandria: a walking tour through the streets of the centre will be the opportunity to get to know the historic pastry shops of the town together with their spectacular artisan products (organised by VALDATA TOURS)
Photo Citadel of Alessandria © Fai Alessandria
INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS
Via Mondovì 32 - 15121 Alessandria
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L'OBLO' Agenzia Viaggi
Via Genova 128 - Spinetta Marengo 15122 Alessandria