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TREKKING DI UN GIORNO
Con merenda sinoira in cantina
VISITE DI CITTA' E CASTELLI
Con guide turistiche professionali
LA RICERCA DEL TARTUFO
Segui un vero "trifolao" ed il suo cane
TOUR GASTRONOMICI
Botteghe tradizionali, mercati e produttori
TOUR GUIDATI DEL VINO
Storie del territorio, cantine, degustazioni
QUAD, E-BIKES E VESPE
Immersi nei paesaggi collinari UNESCO
TOUR DEL PALIO DI ASTI
Visita esclusiva dietro le quinte di un Rione
LEZIONI DI CUCINA
Impara a fare la pasta e altre ricette tipiche
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The Palio of Asti is the oldest horse race competition of Italy, mentioned on a document dating 1275. Just like in Siena, the Palio involves the entire city and the only way to understand and feel the passion behind this event is to meet the inhabitants of each "rione" (or city-district) in which Asti is divided! They are the one who work hard the entire year getting ready for the next Palio and they live there!

Palio of Asti

We have the unique opportunity to take you inside the headquarter of one "rione", on the eve of the next Palio, Saturday September 17th (the Palio will be held the next day Sunday 18th). Step where usually people who don't belong to that community are not allowed to enter! We will visit their former noble palace where they have their own private museum with many props and costumes collected over the years and including the banners (or Palio) won in the past. Live in first person the craziness of the preparation, and get the chance to try on a medieval costume.

The story-telling continue down the streets of Asti, between hidden courtyards, embattled towers, with a quick sneak-peak at the race rehearsal in the piazza and a visit to the imposing Cathedral and to the church of the local Patron Saint.

Now that we officially belong to this "rione", we can indulge in a huge banquet sitting at the table with the locals among flag throwers, actors, drummers, dressmakers and other volunteers that the next day will stage the historical parade around Asti ending just before the race will begin. As you savor local recipes you will be entertained by choral and passionate acts meant to propitiate the victory: magic rituals, terrible pranks on the adversaries, songs and a goliardic atmosphere. A truly unique dinner experience as you can only try that day in Asti!

PROGRAM OF SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016:

  • 4:45pm Meet your certified local guide in S. Secondo square.
  • 5:00pm Behind the scene tour as described above.
  • 7:00pm Free time in Asti.
  • 8:00pm Dinner of the Palio's eve including 2 starters, a first course, a main course, dessert, wine and water (the accurate menu will be available few weeks before the event).

RATE PER PERSON:

  • 50 € (adults)
  • 40 € (children up to 12 years old)

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Certified local guide available until dinner will be over (approximately seven hours).
  • Exclusive access to the private museum and workshop of a "rione".
  • Five courses dinner (wine and water included).

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

Tips, personal expenses and anything not mentioned above in the "what's included" section.

HOW TO BOOK:

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  • By phone: +39 344 111 4522

A 10 € deposit per person will be required in order to save the spot. The remaining amount can be paid on the day of service.

 Written by Marco Scaglione.

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