Asti is one of the most popular city in the very heart of one of the most beautiful wine region in all of Europe: Piedmont. We welcome you in this city rich of history, culture and art.
It will be a journey full of discoveries, rolling hills spotted to small villages and studded with neat rows of vines. With this city tour, you will discover Museums and Monuments, an area that offers quiet corner where taste excellent wines whit delicious recipes. Asti is rich in historical monuments, collects history and architecture throughout the historic center.
From Asti train station or hotel
Approximately 8:00 PM
.Ticket for Monuments and Museum
.Lunch in winery or restaurant
.All transportation in destination location
.Ancillary personal expenses
Asti city Tour Options:
Our tours are designed to tell the city and visit monuments and historical places. Thanks to Piedmont Travel Guides you can customize each tour, since being private, you can ask to add, modify or delete stages to the itinerary we recommend.
What to see in Asti:
During the year in Asti various events are organized, some with a culinary and enogastronomic theme, such as, Douja d’or, Wine street Tasting, Bagna Cauda Day and others, on a historical theme, with evocative re-enactments such as the Festival delle Sagre Astigiane, the race of the Palio, Arti e Mercanti, Wine Street Tasting and More.
Depending on the period in which you would like to come to Asti you will be able to participate and attend various events, we will be happy to help you choose the best time according to your needs and requests but we will also be able to tell you what to do and what to see.
Many of the historic sights are free to access or require a low-cost ticket, so you can see all the historic places. Even when there are no demonstrations or events, in the center of Asti there are really many places to visit, furthermore Asti is an excellent point of connection with the Langhe,Roero and Monferrato Valley.
In this area will be easy to organize other tours in the UNESCO heritage areas.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
1) Do you have any tour departing with pick up/return from Alba city center?
Yes of course, you can check our Private Taxi Service
2) Is it possible to combine the Moscato wine tour with the Asti truffle hunting tour in one day?
Yes of course, it possibile to combine various activities in a day.
3) Can we have lunch in a normal or Michelin-Starred Restaurants (with truffle tasting or lunch at a truffle hunter house)?
4) Is the lunch or truffle tasting included? If so, how much per person?
The truffle experience in an activity. Can be add to every Piedmont tours.
You can check all the truffle tours in the dedicate page.
5) Is the truffle hunting tour a simulation tour (truffles hidden beforehand) or a real hunt with real truffle hunter?
Since the truffle is really hard to find, the truffle hunting we offer is a simulation, but made with real truffle hunter and his dog The truffle hunter will hide the truffle alone and during the hunting the dog really doesn’t know at all where it is. That’s why we want to garantuee to find a truffle.
6) Can the wine tasting and wine region tour of Barolo and Barbaresco be combined in one day? If so, how many wineries can we visit in one day? Will the wineries be big or small establishments or combination of both? How many tasting can we do? Can lunch be included? Will be interested in stopping by any castles/villages/landscapes, etc…along the way as well.
San Secondo is the patron saint of the city of Asti, a large church dating back to 1256 was dedicated to him, however in pre Romanesque art what was now the crypt of San Secondo was built.
We will stay in the church for about 30 minutes so that we can show the outside, the inside and the crypt
Walk in the historic center
To see the beauty of Asti you need to spend some time in the streets of the historic center, the city is full of breathtaking churches and squares, impossible not to walk in Piazza Alfieri where the Palio is run and see Piazza del Palio, one of the squares largest in Italy.
In the center of the city of Asti stands one of the largest cathedrals in Italy, in a wonderful Gothic style where you can see rose windows, original statues of the time.
We will visit the cathedral in about 30 minutes.
Lunch in restaurant or wineries
Asti is a city full of wine bars and restaurants where you can discover the typical Piedmontese cuisine and taste the best DOCG wines of Piedmont.
We will explain all your best choice where to eat in Asti.
Piazza Roma Castle
In piazza Roma We could admire the Monument of the Unity of Italy and the spectacular Palazzo Medici from which the splendid Torre Commentina rises. Here we will spend a few minutes before heading to the Baroque palaces.
One of the most beautiful buildings in the center of Asti in Baroque style. A unique visit of its kind, inside there are periodically held exhibitions of illustrious painters or characters.
We will visit palazzo Mazzetti in a couple of hours.
Another Palazzo from the Baroque period is the Ottolenghi Palace, inside it is possible to observe paintings, coin paintings and historical objects.
We will spend about an hour in it for a visit.
At the end of the day, you can't miss the typical Italian aperitif. Piedmont boasts many productions of wines and spirits ideal for an aperitif, accompanied by small typical aperitif dishes.
At the end of the day we will return to the train station or hotel around 7.30am/ 8.00am