29/06/2023 - 02/07/2023



From 29 June to 2 July, the third edition of the International Templar Festival is back in Alessandria. Historians and singers, writers and re-enactors, actors and performers, narrators and musicians tell the story, the mystery and the legend of the famous friar-knights of the Middle Ages, still present in our collective imagination.

The innovative “International Templar Festival”, conceived and managed by Simonetta Cerrini, historian and essayist, expert on Templars, and by Gian Piero Alloisio, singer-songwriter and playwright, enjoys the sponsorship of the University of Piemonte Orientale, and has become part of the Templars Route European Federation (TREF).

The Theme of the Third Edition of the International Templar Festival is: The Apocalypse of the Templars. This year’s theme invites historians and artists to question themselves: what does the last book of the Bible, the mysterious book of the Apocalypse, reveal to us? Were the Templars and the first crusaders waiting for the end of the world and the heavenly Jerusalem to descend? How does the end of the world manifest itself for Jews and Muslims? Are epidemics, famines, wars and earthquakes signs of the Times?


From Thursday 29 June to Saturday 1 July 2023, from 9 pm to 11 pm, Piazza Duomo will host the three conference-show evenings, to tell a large audience the story of the Templars, knights in search of holiness, who still fascinate millions of people all over the world. 

Each conference show will have guest speakers of the highest calibre, expert historians of local history, professional actors and singers and artistic realities connected with the territory, joining scientific reports, songs, monologues, videos, instrumental pieces, readings and poems in one script.

A special opportunity to discover the territory of the province of Alessandria and visit some of its most spectacular castles, silent witnesses of the past and guardians of secrets and magic.


190.00 €
the price for two people includes: 1 overnight stay in centrally located 4* hotel in a double room with breakfast – guided tour of the Castle of Piovera (guided tour of the entire property) - health insurance The price does include transfers, meals, anything not included in the price includes Experience day BETWEEN THE CASTLES OF THE PROVINCE cost for two people euro 98.

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


Day 1
Arrive to Alessandria by own means: free time to discover the city (possibility of guided tour at an additional charge) and to take part in the conferences of the Festival scheduled at the Culture and Development Association or in the magnificent Piazza Duomo.
Dinner at leisure and overnight stay in hotel.


Day 2
After breakfast, morning dedicated to visiting the spectacular Castle of Piovera a few kilometres from the city..
Full itinerary “Raccontami il Castello”: guided tour of the rooms of the first floor and second floor, a journey through the discoveries that have changed the world, from fossils to inventions, from music to nature
The route continues, meandering through the rooms of the main floor among furnishings, decorations and vintage costumes, from the tower to the cellars, passing through the ancient kitchens: an authentic journey through the past. The visit continues in the ancient barns and in the park, with picturesque and surprisingly rich itineraries focused on history, art, culture and nature. To finish, walk in the park among the century-old trees of the estate with free access to the museum of the Ancient Trades, to the Pavilion of Roots and to the cellars.

A full day to discover some of the most spectacular Castles of the province which has the largest number of castles in Italy: thanks to its strategic position it was the centre of military policy from the Middle Ages to the 19th century from Aleramo to the Gonzaga, from the Visconti to the Savoia, to the Spinola, Paleologi, to mention just some of the great families whose fates have crossed between plains and hills, between Tanaro and Monferrato.

The day includes the visit to the Castle of Gabiano and its Labyrinth Garden (historical garden of Piedmont), the visit to the Castle of Uviglie in Rosignano Monferrato with its perfectly conserved interiors and its magnificent park and visit to the Castle of Giarole, built thanks to a diploma given by the Emperor Federico Barbarossa to Guido, Burgundio, Assalito and Raineri, knights of Sannazzaro, in Pavia on 4 December 1163.
The property of Sannazzaro is an extremely rare case in Italy because the castle is still lived in by the same family. 
The experience day also includes a tasting in the historical cellars of the Castle of Gabiano and the visit to the infernot.

Cost of experience day for 2 people euro 98 (experience day can be paired with the package proposed or purchased individually).
Experience day is usually held on a Sunday.

Possibility to add one or more additional nights in hotel and to stay in the Castles for an adventure full of charm and mystery. Beware of the ghosts!!!

For information and bookings

Monferrato Travel tour operator - 3755930100

Monferrato Travel by Monferrato To Taste srls Vat n°. 03936680044
Via Genova 128 Spinetta Marengo 15122 Alessandria


Information and contacts
piazza santa maria di castello - 1512x Alessandria (Alessandria)