ALESSANDRIA - INFERNOT & WINE
01/06/2021 - 30/09/2021
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 discover the Infernots, a UNESCO world heritage site, and visit a winery of Monferrato to taste the local wine and products.Price
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 in twin room with breakfast dinner with tasting menu of the local cuisine brunch in De.Co. pastry shop admission to Marengo Museum visit of Fubine Infernot and Bricherasio Chapel tasting in Winery in Vignale Monferrato health insurance COMPLIMENTARY GIFT OF BACI DI MARENGO
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09.30 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 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.
9 am after breakfast, meet with the guide and depart by bus to discover Monferrato.
Arrive to Fubine Monferrato, a small town immersed in the magnificent landscapes recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site. Arrived in the square, the itinerary will start to discover the Infernots (there are 50 in the village). The infernots are the precious heritage of local traditions, underground cavities built under the houses that exploit the geological characteristics of the ground commonly called "tufo" and used to store the foods because of their ability to keep a constant temperature and humidity throughout the year.
The itinerary will continue with the visit of the Bricherasio Chapel:
Inside the funeral crypt are preserved some of the most significant works of the sculptor Leonardo Bistolfi.
Short transfer to Vignale Monferrato to a renowned winery with its magnificent panoramic terrace overlooking the surrounding vineyards. Tasting of local wines and products. Return to Alessandria and end of services.
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