asti1Territory

In a short distance from Cascina "Il Bricco" there are many activities and interesting places to visit, including:

- At about 300 meters (walking along) there is an equestrian center with riding school and horse hire for long walks in the countryside for very beautiful routes through forests and vineyards.

- Leaving the farm there are different paths shown and designated for hiking and trekking on foot and by bicycle.

- In Nizza Monferrato (3-4 km) is a beautiful outdoor pool and there are tennis courts, shops, supermarkets, banks, post office, railway station

- In Canelli (about 6 km), the typical production area of Moscato d'Asti and Asti Spumante, you can visit the historic cellars (underground cathedrals) of some of the most famous Italian wine houses (Gancia, Bosca, Contract, etc. Riccadonna .)

- In Costigliole d'Asti (about 10 km) you can visit the castle and the park Costigliole, famous and still inhabited by a noble family and home of an international school of Italian haute cuisine and restaurants, frequented by students from all over the world .

- In Acqui Terme (18 km), very elegant and lively old town, with remains of Roman architecture of that era, there are several spa is appreciated and known for various types of health and beauty treatments, a huge spa pool even equipped with a side to the beach with sand, and the famous hot water spring known as "La Bollente", already known to the Romans, whose water flows constant at 72°C is used in various ways.

castelnuovo1In Sassolo (about 30 km) at a height above sea level of 800-1000 meters you can make beautiful walks in the woods of chestnut and oak trees and, in season, pick the mushrooms that are abundant here.

In Alba (approximately 30 km) you can visit the city famous for its many medieval towers, the cathedral and the white truffles, which is held annually (in November), a leading trade fair with the piston rod which is also traveling to other centers (also including Nice) in various wek ends for which a schedule is published. Alba is produced the famous Nutella Ferrero plants, which can be visited.

- Asti (18 km) of land Vittorio Alfieri (you visit the home building as well as a museum), held on Saturday an important market in the square in the middle of September there is the Palio of Asti, Italy second in importance after the of Siena, between the districts and municipalities of the province. Nice also sends his horse and his jockey in the morning of the Palio are made to the wishes of the medieval tower of the City by the mayor in costume, surrounded by a large number of common people in ancient custom and the flag wavers.

- In the Monferrato area all around there are also countless villages and castles (there is a book called The Castles of Monferrato) and numerous Romanic Churches, some of extraordinary beauty and integrity that can be visited, as well as a large number of restaurants for all budgets where you can taste the typical cuisine of the area characterized by various starters in demand, from fresh pasta dishes including the famous ravioli "Plin", by Piedmont-fried sweet and savory braised in barolo and barbera to, from sweets them in particular and the eggnogs "bunett", all accompanied by wines of Monferrato, reds and whites, among the oldest, finest and best known in Italy.

- Turin with Palazzo Madama, La Reggia di Venaria, La Mole Antonelliana, La Sacra Sindone, La Basilica di Superga with the tombs of the kings of Italy, the Egyptian Museum (the second in the world after the Cairo Museum), Saluzzo and the famous medieval house Cavassa, and Lake Maggiore, Stresa and the Borromeo Islands, or the Riviera and Genoa and the Aquarium, or the beaches of the Riviera di Ponente, are all less than an hour's drive from Nice and the Monferrato Cascina "Il Bricco", which can be an ideal starting point for interesting trips to switch to a relaxing holiday in peace and quiet of the countryside.

Cascina IL BRICCO