4 days in Province of Alessandria Itinerary

4 days in Province of Alessandria Itinerary

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Acqui Terme
— 3 nights
Casale Monferrato
— 1 day


Acqui Terme

Acqui Terme is a city and comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the province of Alessandria. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of La Bollente.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Acqui Terme online trip itinerary maker.

Rome to Acqui Terme is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in May, with highs in Acqui Terme at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Viguzzolo.
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Viguzzolo — 3 nights

Viguzzolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100km east of Turin and about 25km east of Alessandria. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Orti Urbani, then delve into the distant past at Cittadella di Alessandria, and then look for gifts at Serravalle Designer Outlet. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Cascina Montagnola and then play a few rounds at Golf Colline del Gavi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Viguzzolo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Acqui Terme to Viguzzolo takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Casale Monferrato.
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Casale Monferrato — 1 day

Casale Monferrato is a town in the Piedmont region in Italy, in the province of Alessandria. On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of La Furnasetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Comunità Ebraica di Casale Monferrato, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato), and finally stroll around Sacro Monte di Crea.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Casale Monferrato trip planner.

Traveling by car from Viguzzolo to Casale Monferrato takes an hour. When traveling from Viguzzolo in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Casale Monferrato: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to 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.