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$113.92 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Food tour in Asti

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 great 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 different "antipasto" or starters, with a glass of wine and a sample of the local pasta will be served. 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.  

$178.01 Walking & Biking Tours

Asti Walking Tour

Asti is often forgotten by most travelers who come to Piemonte, however, the glorious past of this town comes back to life walking down the medieval streets of the town centre. Proclaimed an independent city-state in 1095, due to its strategic commercial position, Asti became powerful to the point to mint its own coins, accepted and exchanged all over Europe.Our walking tour begins in the square where every September the oldest horse race of Italy, called Palio, is run. We continue through the Jewish ghetto, spotting towers and baroque churches.  The imposing Cathedral is the largest gothic building in Piemonte and it boasts a collection of paintings by the local artist Gandolfino da Roreto, the first in town to complete works of art influenced by the Renaissance.  Asti offers a wide range of museums and archeological sites to be combined with our tour: among others, we mention the fascinating 8th century crypt of Saint Anastasio, the fossil museum hosting the full skeleton of whales and dolphins found outside town and a number of Romanesque churches scattered in the surrounding countryside.

$35.60 Cultural & Theme Tours

ASTI: a Medieval Odissey

Asti, a Medieval Odissey is a guided walking tour in the old town of Asti. It starts in the main square of the city in front of the church dedicated to the patron Saint - San Secondo at 02.30 pm. The Guide will then take you to the Historical Archive of the municipality, home of a collection of unique medieval parchments that tell the story of the city and its relationship with the Holy Roman Emperor and other local superpowers. The close by Gothic Cathedral will then be visited,  including the Renaissant altar pieces and the paleo-christian remanis of the previous Church. A stroll through the city center will then lead you to the Romanesque replica of the Holy Sepulchre Round, build by the Knights of St. John from Jerusalem to assist the Christian Pilgrims during their long journeys towards the Holy Land. The tour has a duration of 3 hours and involves some walking in narrow and uneven paved street of the old town. Entrace fees to the Historic Archive and the Holy Sepulchre Round are included. Parties of 10 and above will be provided with headset to properly hear the Guide

$100.87 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Asti with show cooking

Connect with local people: meet the Cesarina at home, you will receive the exact address once the booking is completed. Our friendly customer service will be there every step of the way. Attend a private show cooking before lunch or dinner: assist your Cesarina with the preparation of your meal and learn the secrets of the regional recipes (1 hour)Taste an authentic 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert and drinks included (2 hours).Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars: our Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.Drink a real Italian Espresso like Italians doTake the official Cesarine apron and shopping bag back home

$172.07 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Asti

Attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon: learn the secrets of the Asti recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home (3 hours)Connect with local people: meet the Cesarina at their home, you will receive the exact address once the booking is completed. Taste the fruit of your labour and experience the authentic flavors of Asti cuisineEnjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars: our Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.Take the official Cesarine apron and shopping bag back homeLe Cesarine is Italy’s first network of home cooks coordinated at a national level by a dedicated staff. The Cesarine are welcoming ambassadors of the Italian culinary heritage, animated by an authentic passion for traditional Italian cuisine. Every Cesarina has been carefully selected by experts to host gastronomic events in their own homes with local produce and refined menus, the result of authentic local recipes, handed down from generation to generation.

$172.07 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Local Market Tour and Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Asti

Visit the vibrant local market: Go food shopping like a local! Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. (1 hour)Connect with local people: meet the Cesarina at the market, you will receive the exact address once the booking is completed. Attend a private show cooking before lunch or dinner: assist your Cesarina with the preparation of your meal and learn the secrets of the recipes from Asti (1 hour)Taste an authentic regional 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert and drinks included (2 hours).Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars: our Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.Drink a real Italian Espresso like Italians doTake the official Cesarine apron and shopping bag back home

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