Duration: 2.30 hours
Availability: all year round
Difficulty: none, pebbles flooring at some point
Exclusions: entrance fees (if any), tips, food and drinks
Category: walking tour
Big merchants and smart medieval bankers made the city of Asti wealthy and powerful among the European superpowers of that time and left their footprint into a number of unique Romanesque and Gothic houses, mighty churches and towers as tall as the sky.
After visiting the most impressive Gothic Cathedral of Piedmont Region you will marvel before the Baroque palaces along the main street of the city, named after the master of the Italian literature, Vittorio Alfieri, who was born in the city. The tour moves on to the former Jewish Ghetto to reveal the way of living of the local community and synagogue, hidden behind the houses, then it will end in the main square, named after the patron saint, Secondo, where a mighty Romanesque-gothic Church was built over the place of his beheading.
This easy walking tour of Asti is a full immersion into the middle ages and a great opportunity to discover more about such era that still is an inspiration for many novelists around the world.
The Crypt of Saint. Anastasio – Located in the very heart of the city, this archeologic site will disclose a lost world made of faith, superstition and devotion.
The Holy Sepulchre Round – Visit the replica of the Holy Sepulchre Round of Jerusalem, build by the Knights of St. John and the holy infirmary, conceived as a modern hospital.