ALESSANDRIA - LA BOLLENTE FOUNTAIN & ROMAN ART

Alessandria
01/06/2021 - 31/10/2022

Experience

Business description

An itinerary to discover the town of Alessandria from the Middle Ages to Divisionism, and with the myth of Napoleon whose victory in Marengo on 14 June 1800 gave way to the myth. 

The connection of the town of Alessandria with Napoleon is palpable; the town still preserves the medieval star-shaped centre and the charm of discrete town that was subjected to the impulse of deep change even after the fall of Bonaparte, it was precisely in those years that the layout of the town was rationalised. Architects and engineers were trained who transformed Alessandria giving it the look it has today.

The second day we will visit the spa town of Acqui Terme and the Castle of Prasco.

 

Price

390.00 €
price based on 10 pax Individual price on request The prices include: private coach (filling according to the Covid regulation) licensed guide for two days headset/audioguide system for each participant one overnight stay with breakfast dinner with tasting menu of the local cuisine brunch in De.Co pastry shop admission to Marengo Museum visit to Acqui Terme - aperitif in Wine bar - gourmet picnic visit of Castle of Prasco health insurance COMPLIMENTARY GIFT OF BACI DI MARENGO
 

For confidential and B2B rates please contact the operator offering the package directly.
 

Info

FIrst day

9:30 Participants meet at the motorway exits (and/or railway station). A private coach will take to the departure point, the Citadel of Alessandria, where there will be a licensed guide waiting equipped with audioguides.

Visit of the fortress

At the end of the visit, passing over the scenic Meier bridge and a delightful walk along the streets of Borgo Rovereto, we will reach the Church of Santa Maria di Castello and its medieval walls that bear witness to its existence before the town was founded.

The route will take us to Piazza Libertà, the adminstrative centre of Alessandria, with the Palazzo del Comune (current town hall) or Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Ghilini or the Prefecture, Palatium Vetus (the first town hall) and Palazzo delle Poste e Telefgrafi (Post and Telegraph building) example of rationalism with mosaics by Severini. 

Passing through Galleria Guerci, the Liberty lounge in the heart of the town centre, stop for brunch in one of the De.Co certififed pastry shops where you can taste the Polenta di Marengo ®.

Following the stop, strolling along the main street, Corso Roma, we will reach the meeting point in Piazza Garibaldi, one of the largest squares with arches in Piedmont built in the late 1800s. Transfer by coach to Marengo, a few kilometres from Alessandria.

Along the way, we can see several palazzi by Ignazio Gardella, one of the key protagonists of Italian rationalism: Housing for Borsalino employees, the Agorà Complex, Borsalino Fur Cutting workshop.

Having arrived in Marengo, visit the Museum that tells the story of the battle which gave way to the myth of Napoleon with his victory over the Austrians in 1800. The visit will end with a tour of Villa Delavo built to magnify the deeds of Napoleon.

Return to Alessandria and check-in at the Hotel in the centre for the overnight stay.

Dinner with local cuisine at a characteristic Osteria in the centre.

second day

9 am - after breakfast meet the guide and depart by bus for the visit of Acqui Terme, town chosen by the ancient romans as holiday resort for its thermal springs. Heart of the town, of the precious historic Liberty centre, is La Bollente, from where thermal curative water flows at 75°C. Welcome drink with tasting of Brachetto DOCG at the Enoteca Regionale “Terme e Vino”.

Visit of the historic centre of Acqui Terme, the Castle of the Paleologi now home to the Roman Archaeology Museum, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with the Triptych of Our Lady of Monserrat by the painter Bartolomeo Bermejo, as well as the streets and squares rich in civilian and religious monuments of the middle ages.

Picnic lunch on the esplanade of the Roman arches or tasting in the centre (depending on the dates).

Visit of Castle of Prasco in the afternoon, superb example of “house-fortress” of Monferrato with its large terraced gardens.

Depart for the meeting point to return to own destinations and end of services.

Technical organisation

MONFERRATO TRAVEL info@monferratotravel.it

Mondo Tondo Via Mondovì 32 15121 Alessandria

Tel. 0131443031 - mondotondoviaggi@libero.it

L'Oblò Viaggi Via Genova 128 Spinetta M.go 15122 Alessandria

Tel. 0131619930 - obloviaggi@obloviaggi.it

Information and contacts
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