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Food tour in Asti



  • five food tastings (you won’t need lunch afterward!);
  • two glasses of wine and a bottle of water per person;
  • small group tour up to only 12 guests, with a tour guide!


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 food crawl 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.


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 ravioli and “tajarin” (egg pasta) with a traditional sauce.


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.



  • 75 € per adult (from 17 y.o.);
  • 40 € per child (from 6 to 16 y.o.) accompanied by minimum 2 adults;
  • free of charge for infants up to 5 y.o.


A minimum number of 4 participants is required in order to confirm the tour. You will be informed 24 hours before the tour if such number is not met and offered a full refund. If you are interested in a private tour with just 2 adults, an extra fee of 35€ per adult is required.



The rate includes

  • Tour guide up to three hours;
  • Five food tastings, two glasses of wine and a small bottle of water per person.


The rate does not include

  • Any entrance fee, additional tastings and anything else not mentioned above in the “the rate includes” field;
  • Alcohol is not served to anyone under the age of 18 y.o.


When: at 10am every Friday morning

Length: about 2.5 to 3 hours

Private tour: no

Participants: up to 12

Family friendly: yes (alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under 18 y.o.)

Accessibility: yes

Physical activity: low

Meeting place: Piazza Campo del Palio, on top of the staircase

In case of rain: the tour runs



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