SLOW FOOD, WINE AND MORE
Asti offers an incredible variety of food. You can choose between local cuisine, pizzas, chinese and other ethnic restaurants.
But if you like to taste typical dishes, I advise you to try them in one of the many restaurants and wineries you can find in Asti or its surroundings.
Every dinner consists in 5-6 starters (antipasti), 2-3 home-made pasta (agnolotti, tagliolini) and rice, 2 kinds of meat and/or typical cheeses and salamis. At the end various desserts.
The love of cuisine, wines, meats, truffles, and cardoons have made Asti famous all over the world with its restaurants, trattorie, and wine bars.
Everything is home-made using typical and high quality produicts, like pepperoni, fungi, truffles.
Every course is accompanied by its appropriate wine, Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa or the precious Barolo or Barbaresco, whose made of Asti one of the most famous capitol of wine all over the world.
Moscato and Spumante d'Asti are served with desserts, like bunet (a typical chocolate pudding), hazelnut cakes, zabaione and more.
Aren't you hungry?
I am, always -:)))))))
At the lower end of Corso Vittorio Alfieri stands a long and low building. It is the "Mercato", the city market. Unfortunately, as it was Sunday afternoon, it was closed and we have not been able to visit it. I suppose that among others, they sell mushrooms and may be Cesar's Amanita!
On Corso Vittorio Alfieri, there was a hot air balloon show. At first, we thought they were going to leave as they had from time long flames burning. Actually, one after the other, they raised, raised for a while, stopped and went down : they both had a rope that limited their trip. It was just for a show, not a real flight! Too bad !.
AstiTeatro is a festival dedicated to Italian and foreign drama, an open-air meeting organised by the Comune di Asti with highly original ideas interpreted by actors and protagonists from all over the world.
The formula of AstiTeatro adds also more relaxed moments to the performances: from the coffee-talks with the authors to discover new sites beyond the theatre to be used in the city, to the convivial climate of the late evening offered by AttornoAlleUndici, the after-theatre programme made of small events, minishows, music and exhibitions, moments of entertainment and refreshment.
Tra Langhe e Monferrato
Asti is a small town located in the centre of Piemont, between Langhe and Monferrato, an hilly territory crossed by the River Tanaro.
Asti is known all over the world for its wines: Spumante d'Asti, Moscato d'Asti and Barbera are most famous, but there are other more suitable to accompany traditional dishes, such as "bagna cauda", "fritto misto", agnolotti, a lot of cheeses and salamis, white truffles and more.