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Asti Walking Tour

Asti, Piedmont & Liguria, Italy

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24 hours
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  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Overview

Asti is often forgotten by most travelers who come to Piemonte, however, the glorious past of this town comes back to life walking down the medieval streets of the town centre. Proclaimed an independent city-state in 1095, due to its strategic commercial position, Asti became powerful to the point to mint its own coins, accepted and exchanged all over Europe.
Our walking tour begins in the square where every September the oldest horse race of Italy, called Palio, is run. We continue through the Jewish ghetto, spotting towers and baroque churches.  The imposing Cathedral is the largest gothic building in Piemonte and it boasts a collection of paintings by the local artist Gandolfino da Roreto, the first in town to complete works of art influenced by the Renaissance.  
Asti offers a wide range of museums and archeological sites to be combined with our tour: among others, we mention the fascinating 8th century crypt of Saint Anastasio, the fossil museum hosting the full skeleton of whales and dolphins found outside town and a number of Romanesque churches scattered in the surrounding countryside.

Information

Includes:
  • Local guide
Excludes:
  • Transport to/from Asti
  • This tour will venture inside churches and other sites free of charge. Any tickets and/or entrance fees to temporary exhibitions, churches, monuments, and/or special events, are not included in this tour
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A good amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Meeting Point

Piazza Campo del Palio
Departure Time:
Anytime between 9am and 4pm. Some church is closed for lunch between 12pm and 3:30pm.
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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