NAPOLEON & UNESCO MONFERRATO
01/03/2023 - 31/12/2023
The connection of the city of Alessandria with Napoleon is palpable; the town still preserves the medieval star-shaped centre and the charm of a discreet town which suffered the impulse of a profound change even after Bonaparte’s downfall.
Napoleon Bonaparte always remained connected to the memory of Marengo and his body in St. Helena was wrapped in the light blue cloak he wore on 14 June during the Battle which, won after twelve hours, put Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria and the twelve fortified squares which defended these states under the influence of France. It was so intrinsic in value that it was recalled in 1805 by the same First Consol.
To follow, starting from Alessandria, ideal gateway to Monferrato, the route takes us to discover the small village of Rosignano Monferrato with its infernots, which are UNESCO heritage sites. There is also the route dedicated to Angelo Morbelli, one of the most representative protagonists of Italian Divisionism.Price
price per person The price includes: 1 overnight stay in a central BB 4* hotel dinner in local trattoria with dishes of Marengo - visit to the municipal Infernots of Rosignano M.to - lunch in agriturismo - basic insurance. The price does not include: transfers - tourist tax and everything not included in the price includes
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The visit starts from the sites of the Battle of Marengo, from its General Headquarters, at Fontanone where they fearlessly resisted the assault of the Austrians, from the Park of Marengo with the Museum and Villa Delavo. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, visit Palazzo Ghilini, Napoleon's preferred residence, and a walk through the historic centre to the Citadel which was home to the General Headquarters of the Austrians under the command of General Melas and for which the Great Commander had several projects realised.
During the day of the visit, possibility to taste the dishes which were created at that time “Pollo alla Marengo” and “Polenta del Marengo” (De.Co. brand of excellence) prepared for Napoleon during the famous battle.
Arrive to Rosignano Monferrato, which is part of the “Monferrato degli Infernot” UNESCO heritage site since 2014. Located in a privileged position defending the territory, it will offer breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, the Castle of Uviglie and Cella Monte. Scenic tour of the village, visit three municipal infernots, two are inside the Town Hall, visit Salone Ideal with the reconstruction of the workshop of lute maker Angelo Morano, the Library and Historical Archive. Stop at Vetrina dell’artigianato Rosignanese, where you will see the work of local craftsmen, masters of embroidery, woodcarving and carving of the local stone known as pietra da cantone.
Transfer to the Stevani hamlet for lunch in agriturismo, famous for producing honey, jams and preserves which can be purchased at the shop next to the restaurant room.
The day will end with the Morbellian route: Angelo Morbelli was one of the leading exponents of Italian Divisionism. A delightful walk among the hills will follow an extraordinary route thanks to the panels positioned in the places Morbelli painted in his works.
The route ends at Villa Maria where the painter stayed and painted the hills of Rosignano. The villa is still home to his heirs and open to visitors by appointment.
Possibility to end the route with a stop at the “Rosso Grignolino” Big Bench with tasting in a winery (not included in the price).
MONFERRATO TRAVEL TOUR OPERATOR
Rosignano Monferrato, Alessandria
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