10 days in Province of Alessandria Itinerary

10 days in Province of Alessandria Itinerary

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Acqui Terme
— 5 nights
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Serralunga di Crea
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Acqui Terme — 5 nights

Acqui Terme is a city and comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the province of Alessandria. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Ottolenghi Wedekind and Centro storico di Acqui Terme. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Acqui Terme: Area Archeologica di Libarna (in Serravalle Scrivia), Parco delle Capanne di Marcarolo (in Capanne di Marcarolo) and Oratorio Di S. Maria Maddalena (in Novi Ligure). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at La Bollente, make a trip to Presepe Artistico Del Mater Dei, admire the masterpieces at Il Divisionismo Pinacoteca Fondazione C.R. Tortona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Acqui Terme online itinerary maker.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Acqui Terme is an approximately 24-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Acqui Terme due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Serralunga di Crea.
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Serralunga di Crea — 4 nights

Serralunga di Crea is a comune in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45km east of Turin and about 35km northwest of Alessandria.It is most famous for the Sacro Monte di Crea, a site of pilgrimage and worship close to it.Serralunga di Crea borders the following municipalities: Cereseto, Mombello Monferrato, Pontestura, Ponzano Monferrato, and Solonghello. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenuta Tenaglia and Comunità Ebraica di Casale Monferrato. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Serralunga di Crea: Golf Club Margara (in Fubine), Strada Panoramica Tra Cuccaro Monferrato e Lu (in Cuccaro Monferrato) and Altavilla Monferrato (Mazzetti D’Altavilla Srl & Antica Distilleria Di Altavilla di Laura Raimondo Mazzetti). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Jewish Community House Monferrato, learn about winemaking at Crova Massimo Vini, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato), and make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Caterina.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Serralunga di Crea day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Acqui Terme to Serralunga di Crea takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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Province of Alessandria travel guide

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Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. The city is sited on the alluvial plain between the Tanaro and the Bormida rivers, about 90km southeast of Turin.Alessandria is also a major railway hub.HistoryAlessandria was founded in 1168 with a charter as a free commune; it was sited upon a preexisting urban nucleus, to serve as a stronghold for the Lombard League, defending the traditional liberties of the communes of northern Italy against the Imperial forces of Frederick Barbarossa. Alessandria stood in the territories of the marchese of Montferrat, a staunch ally of the Emperor, with a name assumed in 1168 to honor the Emperor's opponent, Pope Alexander III. In 1174–1175 the fortress was sorely tested by Imperial siege and stood fast. A legend (related in Umberto Eco's book Baudolino, and which recalls one concerning Bishop Herculanus’ successful defense of Perugia several centuries earlier) says it was saved by a quick-witted peasant, Gagliaudo: he fed his cow with the last grain remaining within the city, then took it outside the city walls until he reached the Imperial camp. Here he was captured, and his cow cut open to be cooked: when the Imperials found the cow's stomach filled with grain, Gagliaudo was asked the reason to waste such a rich meal. He answered that he was forced to feed his cow with grain because there was such a lot of it, and no room to place it within the city. The Emperor, fearing that the siege would last too long, left Alessandria free. (Malaria was probably the real cause of his departure.) A statue of Gagliaudo can be found on the left corner of the city cathedral.

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