TORTONA AND THE PLACES OF PELLIZZA
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
An itinerary through the hills of Tortona between art and painting
Arrive to Tortona, the ancient Roman Derthona meeting point of the oldest roads and, consequently, many treasures. Walk in the historic centre of Tortona along via Emilia and visit the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Art Gallery, to see “ Il Divisionismo” permanent exhibition dedicated to this artistic movement with works by Giuseppe Pellizza, Morbelli, Segantini, Severini, 125 works and 40 artists.
To follow, we recommend visiting the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Civic Theatre, the Church of Santa Maria dei Canali the oldest of the city, Palazzo Guidobono and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard built by San Luigi Orione, on the adjacent tower a 14m high gilded bronze statue of the Our
Lady with child.
During the walk through the city, stop off in one of the historic pastry shops to taste the baci dorati, ancient specialty since 1898.
To follow, stop-off in Vho, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and tasting in winery in the hills to discover an ancient and rediscovered vine, the Derthona Timorasso DOC.
Dinner at leisure and overnight accommodation in b&b/agriturismo in the Tortona hills.
After breakfast, transfer to Volpedo, one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, and birthplace of Giuseppe Pellizza who painted his works here transferring to them his love for his village and the rural atmospheres of the late 19th century. Visit the artist's studio, a 19th century atelier which is home to his work tools and everyday objects. To follow, Piazza del Quarto Stato, where placing yourself in the same position in which the painter painted, you can imagine the scene of the Quarto Stato and the Educational Museum where modern multimedia installations enable visitors to deepen their knowledge of his masterpieces. To follow, itinerary dedicated to the sites of Pellizza with reproductions of the works of the artist located in strategic points to compare with the views and landscapes which inspired them.
Each work is supported by an easel obtained from a cast on the original one stored in the painter's studio.
Lunch at leisure (on Saturday we recommend stopping off at the Antico Mercato of Volpedo, where the local farmers and craftsmen will make you discover the excellent local produce, and on the last Saturday of the month you can lunch and enjoy the local traditional dishes).
Price per person from:
€ 140,00 (groups of 2 pax)
Families, Groups, Individuals
No, on request (with supplement)