Between Monferrato and Liguria, discovering the UNESCO heritage treasures

The underground cathedrals of Canelli, the vineyards of Monferrato, the Beigua Unesco Geopark and the historic center of Genoa, a journey to discover a narrow strip of land between Piedmont and Liguria that holds, within a few tens of kilometers, incredible cultural, architectural and natural treasures that UNESCO has included among the assets to be protected and preserved for future generations.
We will discover unexpected corners while tasting excellent products that only this territory can offer.

DAY 1: SPEND A DAY (Canelli and surroundings)
– In the morning you will visit Contratto, the historical winery of Canelli which boasts more than 150 years of history in the field of Classic Method sparkling wines. The visit will last 90 minutes in total, the first part will be dedicated to the winery, during which we will explain the production methods of our wines and visit the cathedral, Unesco World Heritage Site since 2014 of the Underground Cathedrals of Wine, followed by a tasting of Classic Method sparkling wines.
– Lunch in which territory and experimentation will pleasantly meet, obviously accompanied by Contratto wines, at Ape Wine Bar in Santo Stefano Belbo.
– In the afternoon you will reach Castagnole delle Lanze for a visit to La Spinetta in order to end your day in beauty: you will taste the great wines of Piedmont in the splendid setting of the barrique cellar and the hills of Langa.
– Overnight stay in B&B.

DAY 2: ACQUI TERME
– Free morning visit to Acqui Terme.
– In the afternoon guided visit to the Grappa Berta distillery and cellar. The visit includes the distillation plants, the aging cellars and the still museum, followed by a tasting of Berta Grappa and amaretti di Mombaruzzo biscuits. Total duration about 90 minutes.
– Overnight stay in B&B.

DAY 3: SASSELLO
– Transfer to Sassello, free visit of the village and walk along the paths of Deiva Forest in Beigua Park, GeoPark recognized by Unesco.
– Dinner with typical products at Beigua Docks.
– Overnight stay in Hotel.

DAY 4: GENOA
– Transfer to Genoa to visit its historical center by Segway! A maze of caruggi (narrow alleys) alternating with small and charming squares overlooked by churches linked to the most important Genoese noble families.
– Overnight stay in B&B.

DAY 5: GENOA

– Breakfast and check out
– Morning dedicated to discovering “Vertical Genoa” on your own: the Zecca-Righi funicular railway will take you out of the city centre to reach the heights in a few minutes. The rails of the small wagons climb along the tracks, and after a first part hidden in a tunnel, a view opens up among the buildings that goes up and up and allows you to admire the city from above once you arrive at your destination at Righi. The return to the historic centre can be made on foot following the famous Genoese creuze.

 

Price: from 475 euro per person (minimum 2)

 

The price includes:

  • 2 nights in B&B in Acqui Terme area
  • 1 night in Hotel*** in Sassello
  • 1 night in B&B in Genova
  • Spend a Day Canelli: visit Contract, lunch at Ape Wine Bar, visit to La Spinetta
  • Guided visit to Grappa Berta distillery and cellar
  • Dinner at Beigua docks
  • Visit of Genoa by segway 2 hours

The price does not include:

  • Transfer from and to the place of origin and daily transfers
  • Eventual tourist tax, extras and everything not mentioned under “the fee includes”