The Alto Monferrato
The Alto Monferrato are is undoubtedly one of the most interesting in Piedmont and Italy for its Landascape, culture, fine food and wine. The romantic atmosphere of autumn in Piedmont meets the milder climate of neighbouring Liguria, enabling trips on foot, by bicycle or on horseback at any time of the year, through untainted countryside of age-old charm, characterised by hills, rivers, vineyards and woods. A half-hour drive from the Riviera di Ponente and an hour from Portofino and the Golfo del Tigullio, this area allows you to combine the peace of the countryside with the pleasures of the seaside and the Riviera. Art and history lovers will find evidence in Monferrato of the role that these lands played in Italy’s thousands of years of history, through its medieval castles and towns, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance churches, Baroque monuments and the works of painters and poets born in the region. As one of Piedmont’s key wine-producing areas, the Alto Monferrato stands out not only for the quality of its products, but also for the prestigious selection of wines, including Moscato, Barbera, Brachetto (DOCG) and Dolcetto from Acqui and Ovada. Such fine wines have no difficulty in finding the right local food to accompany them: black and white truffles, mushrooms, cheese, meat and dessert, of local origin or influenced by Genoese cuisine.