The intricate and long history of Asti is a remarkable resource of stories and information set out to understand the complex origins of many ingredients of the local cuisine. This guided tour combines historical sites, art and food in one engaging and informative walk which will satisfy your lunch needs. Book this tour if you are hungry and curious!
Set off with a visit to the covered food market for an introduction to the local culinary scene and a first tasting of salami including the one made with Barbera wine produced in the town of Nizza Monferrato. Then, take a look to the "Palio" square, the oldest horse race of Italy and to the church of Saint Secondo before indulging in a tasting of some of the finest cheese from the region. We continue through the Jewish ghetto, medieval towers and baroque churches all the way to a cozy butcher shop, in honor of the great meat quality of this province which attracts customers from other Italian regions. Off to the imposing Cathedral, the largest work of gothic architecture in Piemonte boasting important paintings from the XV century. Enjoy a break in a "gastronomia" which is a shop where home-cooking type of food is prepared daily by professional chefs: two different "antipasto" or starters, with a glass of wine and a sample of the local pasta will be served. Our tour comes to an end with a celebration of hazelnut and chocolate delights from a pastry shop.
Tastings order and recipes can change depending on availability.