ACQUI TERME, NOVI LIGURE, GAVI: land of Wine, Water, History and Culture
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4 days /3 nights Historic villages in hotel 3*- 4* with wellness&Spa
Arrival in Acqui Terme and guided tour around the city. The town, founded by the Romans, is situated on the banks of the Bormida river and it is famous for its thermal hot water (around 75°C). During a short walk it will be possible to discover the old city center: the “Bollente”, a beautiful white stone structure built to protect the fountain of hot water, the “Duomo” and the ancient district named “Pisterna”. At the end transfer to the hotel dinner and overnight. (During the day it is possible to organize a wine tasting of “Brachetto” )
After breakfast guided tour of Villa Ottolenghi. Dating from 1920, this elegant residence, was born from the desire and the vision of avant-garde patrons, today the Villa is reborn to host events and conferences. The Villa presents numerous works of art and visitors can plunge themselves into the magical setting of the Park, winner of the “European Garden Award” . At the end of the visit, wine-tasting at the winery, to taste the wine production of the “Company Vittoria”.
Lunch with local specialities in a nearby “agriturismo” and in the afternoon, free time for relax and Spa treatments. Dinner and overnight at hotel
Guided tour in the city center of Novi Ligure, with its characteristic buildings with painted facades, its historical churches and the elegant main street. During the walking we can taste and buy local products : the “focaccia” (special bread with oil) or “amaretti” ( little biscuit crispy outside and chewy inside made with almond, sugar, egg white and honey)
Local lunch with “farinata” (a thin chickpea cake typically cooked in a wood-burning oven)
In the afternoon we can discover the history of Italian cycling with two of the most important champions: Coppi and Girardengo. Visit to the Museo dei Campionissimi, an interesting journey through the history of the bicycle and its champions;
On the way back to Acqui, we can visit the “Sezzadio Abbey”, (St Giustina abbey) one of the most important medieval monuments of Piedmont. Visitors can admire the wonderful frescoes in the apse, and the mosaic floor in the crypt, which dates back to the XIth Century.
Dinner and overnight at hotel
In the morning transfer to Gavi. Located in south-east Piedmont in the province of Alessandria, is renowned for its white wine of the same name. Visit of the little town and the Forte, an imposing fortress built in the rocks overlooking the town. At the end we can visit a wine cellar to get a taste of the famous white wine named “Gavi”.
Transfer to Serravalle for shopping to the Serravalle designer outlet that is Italy’s first and largest designer outlet with a beautiful setting inspired by the classic Italian architecture
The price includes:
3 half board – beverages not included – in hotel 4* in Acqui Terme (availability to be confirmed at the request)
guided tours like program and entrance fee to Villa Ottolenghi, Museum of Campionissimi, Gavi Fortress
2 lunches with local products – beverages not included –
2 wine tasting in Villa Ottolenghi and Gavi
The price does not includes:
beverages during the meals
tips & everything not written in “price includes”