Palazzo Mazzetti

This 18th-century residence of the Mazzetti family houses the civic museum and an information office. Downstairs you'll find Roman artefacts and a scale model of the city. Upstairs there are Italian paintings from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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1. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

0.18 MILES

Rising above Asti's historic core is the enormous belfry of this 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. Its grandly painted interior merits a peek.

2. Torre Troyana o Dell'Orologio


During the late 13th century the region became one of Italy's wealthiest, with 150-odd towers springing up in Asti alone. Of the 12 that remain, only this…

3. Cantine Bosca

13.04 MILES

Some 28km south of Asti, the Cantine Bosca is one of several historic wineries that produce the famed sparkling wine of the area (the DOCG Asti Spumante,…

4. Torre di Barbaresco

13.26 MILES

Take the lift to the rooftop of this restored medieval tower for a sublime view over wine country. You'll see the meandering Tanaro River, various other…

5. Centro Culturale San Giuseppe

15.89 MILES

A converted church turned cultural centre, this is a lovely place to catch a choral or chamber music performance, or undertake a bracing hike up 134 steps…

6. Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

15.92 MILES

There's been a cathedral here since the 12th century, though the current terracotta-brick affair is mostly the result of an almost complete neo-Gothic…

7. Chiesa di San Andrea

21.99 MILES

The sloping main square in Bra contains some stately baroque architecture best exemplified by this beauty, designed by Bernini.

8. Torre Campanaria

22.32 MILES

Dating back to the early 1700s, La Morra's stolid bell tower soars 31m above Piazza Castello. Make your way up the narrow staircases for fine 360-degree…