The area of Asti is rich in history, art and culture besides being a naturalistic and enogastronomic centre.
After Turin, Asti (www.astiturismo.it) has the biggest artistic and architectural heritage in Piedmont. In medieval times, the Commune of Asti was one of the richest and most powerful in the north of Italy because it was crossed by important roads which dated back to Roman times.
The area is crossed by the Via Francigena, the routes taken by pilgrims from the north travelling to Rome. Many Romanesque churches are still to be seen along the remains of the route which passes through beautiful countryside.
There are many castles, forts and fortified villages to be found in the province of Asti. Built initially for strategic reasons they later became symbols of power and wealth for the various dominating peoples who were present over the centuries: the Romans, the Longobards, the Marquises of Monferrato and the house of Savoy.
We will provide you with detailed tourist information on the numerous cultural tours you can make in the Province.