THE MONFERRATO AND LANGHE AREAS, A LAND FOR DISCOVERY
Whilst staying the the Acino d'Oro Agriturism, guests have the possibility of discovering the wide range of activities this area has to offer.
Well worth visiting are the numerous cellars and wine companies of the area as well as the local castles. There are also many cultural, folkoristic and artisan activities in which guests can take part without forgetting the thermal springs and Spa treatments which are rich in this area.
The Southern part of the the Asti territory is the area rich with vineyards and where the landscape is covered with hills of vines. Canelli is well known with its underground cathedrals and a renowned capital for its Moscato and Asti Sparkling wines.
Furthermore the scenery in Autumn is worth seeing, the vines, which slowly turn from green, to golden and then brown and red. Thanks to this miracle of nature and the long winding underground cellars, this territory has been nominated as one of the UNESCO patrimonial sites.
For nature lovers there are plenty of excursions available in the natural reserves and parks in Valle Sarmassa, the Rocchetta Tanaro Natural Park, along the banks of the Bormida river at Monastero to view the splendid wildlife in the area.
If you love history you can venture into the many castles and museums in the area such as the castles of Costigliole, San Martino Alfieri, Calamandrana and Calosso.
Mombaruzzo is a local town rich with history and distinctive noble buildings as well as being famous for the local production on the famous "amaretto" biscuit and local distilleries.
Finally why not visit the Asti Langhe area, where the vines and rolling hills blend together. You can view the medieval towers used as viewpoints in times gone by against the invasion of the Saracens at Cassinasco, San Giorgio Scarampi, Olmo Gentile and the castle remains at Roccaverano among others.
Asti, the capital of this suggestive province is the famous for its wines, cuisine and artistic patrimony.
A walk through the historical centre will reveal many gems in architecture and history.
Travelling towards the Langhe you can visit towns like Neive and Mango which all look out towards the Alps with excellent viewpoints throughout these villages.
Other famous hamlets are Barbaresco, Alba to Barolo, La Morra and Serralunga, all famous for their prestigious wines and rich, magnificent landscapes.