The intricate and long history of Asti is a remarkable resource of stories and information set out to understand the complex origins of many ingredients of the local cuisine. This guided tour combines historical sites, art and food in one engaging and informative walk which will satisfy your lunch needs. Book this tour if you are hungry and curious!
Set off with a visit to the covered food market for an introduction to the local culinary scene and a first tasting of salami including the one made with Barbera wine produced in the town of Nizza Monferrato. Then, take a look to the “Palio” square, the oldest horse race of Italy and to the church of Saint Secondo before indulging in a tasting of some of the finest cheese from the region.
We continue through the Jewish ghetto, medieval towers and baroque churches all the way to a cozy butcher shop, in honor of the high meat quality of this province which attracts customers from other Italian regions.
Off to the imposing Cathedral, the largest work of gothic architecture in Piemonte boasting important paintings from the XV century. Enjoy a break in a “gastronomia” which is a shop where home-cooking type of food is prepared daily by professional chefs: two traditional “antipasti” or starters with a glass of wine will be served. In a cozy restaurant where locals hang out taste either ravioli or “tajarin” (egg pasta).
Our tour comes to an end with a celebration of hazelnut and chocolate delights from a pastry shop.
Tastings order and recipes can change depending on availability.
Please note: food allergies and dietary restrictions MUST be communicated at time of booking.
Rate: the minimum charge is calculated on 2 adults + 1 child
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Tour starts at: 9:30 or 10am
Tour runs: from Tuesday to Saturday. For different availability please send a request in the form below.
Length: 3 hours
Private tour: please request it in the form below
Participants: Max 10 (for larger groups please contact us)
Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the Italian drinking age of 18)
Physical activity: low
Meeting place: Piazza Campo del Palio, on top of the staircase
Arrival place: Piazza Alfieri
In case of rain: the tour runs
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Asti food tour
Asti food tour