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Monferrato

Monferrato, a jewel in the hills

Monferrato

Its territory, almost entirely hilly in nature, is included within the provinces of Alessandria and Asti and extends southwards to the foot of the Ligurian Apennines on the border with the metropolitan city of Genova.

In 2014 it was included in the UNESCO list of assets along with Langhe and Roero.

This region is famous for its wines. DOC Monferrato wines can wither to generic types Red and White and the most used are autochthonous grape varieties such as Barbera and Nebbiolo, while the international ones are Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir.

Monferrato Bianco as Favorita and Cortese, together with Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Müller- Thurgau

Asti
The main city here is Asti.
Asti is an Italian town and capital of the homonymous province of Piedmont and already capital of the ancient Astesana.
The city is known all over the world for its wines, in particular the sparkling Asti: September, there is held one of the most important wine competitions in Italy called the Douja d'Or.

Famous is also its historic Palio, one of the oldest events in Italy, which takes place in September and culminates with a horse race

In recent years the Festival delle Sagre astigiane, a food and wine event held in Asti the week after the Palio, has also taken on a national importance, where over 40 pro loco of the province offer their gastronomic specialties, accompanied by DOCG wines from Asti.

Accommodations in this area:

Cascina Spinerola