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Asti food tour

Description

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 sitesart 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 ghettomedieval 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

  • 85 € per person per adult (from 17 y.o.);
  • 40 € per person per child (up to 16 y.o.)

 

What is included

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

 

What it is not included

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

 

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)

Accessibility: yes

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

Need a bespoke tour? Send us your requests in the form below

 

 

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