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Discover Asti's Stunning Piazzas & Picturesque Side Streets

The Roman "Red Tower", The Italian "Bard" Vittorio Alfieri's poet palace, "Our Lady of the Assumption" Gothic Cathedral, Brief history of Asti, The Baroque: Ottolenghi and Mazzetti dwellings- Roma square: the "False Gothic", the Comentina Tower and the Fountain of the re-unified Italy.

From Asti
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from Asti, known as the city of 100 towers
  • Vist the Italian "Bard" Vittorio Alfieri's poet palace
  • Admire the Gothic Cathedral, "Our Lady of the Assumption"
  • Take a stroll to Vittorio Square and get to know about the historic horse race, "Palio d'Asti"
Description

On this unique experience, we will begin our virtual walk to Asti with a view of the Red tower, which used to be a part of the ancient city wall. The city was made by Romans. Then, we will walk through the streets to reach the Palace of Nobles and listen to the stories of Vittorio Alfieri, who was born in Asti. While walking through the streets, we will reach the town's Cathedral, "Our Lady of the Assumption", a huge building made from bricks and sandstone. Get to know the meaning of the word 'Cathedral' while admiring the beautiful Gothic building. And take a glimpse of the beautiful interiors while strolling around the Cathedral. All the walls and ceilings are handpainted, and many of the paintings depict the life of Jesus.
On the next leg of our tour, we will walk through the cobbled streets and marvel at some of the magnificent towers. Moving ahead, we will reach Rome Square, where you will find a fountain depicting the story of Italy's unification. Then, we will walk through the old Jewish Ghetto to reach the City Centre. This Square houses the town hall along with another church. And, we will say our final goodbyes at Vittorio Square, where Asti's historic horse race, "Palio d'Asti", happens every year in September. Around 20-21 horses take part in the race each year, and the region is divided into districts. Also, the roads are covered with dirt to make the track for racing. Finally, we will end our tour with a panoramic view of the Square.

Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 25 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 120 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Paolo Ferrero

I am a Piedmont-native former restauranteur, novelist, food-writer and certified tourist guide. My tours (Asti and Monferrato, Alba and Langhe wine district, Turin, Lake Maggiore and Orta) focus on food & wine culture and history/art civilisation.

From USD 30 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.