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Fall Foliage in the Piedmont Vineyards

Creative World Travel Leisurely "No-Rush" Escorted Tour
to Turin, Borolo Wine Country & Genoa

Italy's Premier Wine Region is Still a Secret

The Salon d'Onore at Palazzo Mazzetti in Asti Displays the Painting La Femme by Turinese Artist Giacomo Grosso (1860 1938)

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Asti is world-famous for its spumante but this historic town has more to offer than just sparkling wine. Frommer's describes Asti's Old Town as "history-drenched."
Inhabited since the Neolithic period (4,500 to 2,000 BC), Asti was settled by the Romans as a military camp in 124 BC, Asti grew to become an important city of the Augustan period. Asti was one of the most powerful city-republics of northern Italy during the Middle Ages.
  We visit Palazzo Mazzetti, home to a family of noble origins, who grew rich thanks to their own minting rights and shrewd property purchases. Considered the most stately and beautiful 18th-century mansion in Asti, Palazzo Mazzetti houses the city-owned art collection. Among the most illustrious guests to the home on Corso Alfieri have been King Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1727) and Napoleon Bonaparte (1805).

  D. Barbero Cioccolateria in Asti is renowned for its prize-winning torrone, (nougat) made with local hazelnuts and honey.

Photograph of Corso Alfieri in Asti from the Early 1900s

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