Bicycle tourism

Small Flanders of Monferrato

San Salvatore Monferrato (104,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

demanding route, above all in the first part, without a metre of plain;

the three most demanding walls of Monferrato are tackled (Wall of Moleto, Maddona dei Monti hard part and Crea);

second easier part with a little more plain to allow the legs to turn; 

Points of interest

Lu, Crea, Madonna dei Monti

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
piazza Carmagnola
Bar La Locanda
15046 San Salvatore Monferrato (AL)
Alessandria
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districts passed through
Bozzole, Cereseto, Frassinello Monferrato, Frassineto Po, Grazzano Badoglio, Lu e Cuccaro Monferrato, Ottiglio, Pomaro Monferrato, Sala Monferrato, San Giorgio Monferrato, San Salvatore Monferrato, Serralunga di Crea, Terruggia, Ticineto, Valenza
Links
https://www.strava.com/routes/12481133

Accomodation and services

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AcdB Museo - Alessandria città delle Biciclette
Alessandria | Museum
AcdB Museo - Alessandria città delle Biciclette
The museum Alessandria Città delle Biciclette (AcdB) is a tribute to the primary role which the city and the province of Alessandria played during the heroic age of cycling that embraces the early years of national unity and reaches as far as World War I. AcdB tells the story of the first …
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Agriturismo Cà San Sebastiano
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Agriturismo Cà San Sebastiano
Ancient rural house converted into a charming relais, located in a quaint hilltop village of Monferrato Casalese, about one hour’s drive from the main cities of Northern Italy. From here, you can visit the towns of Casale Monferrato, Asti and Vercelli and discover the villages and landscapes of …
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Agriturismo Cà  San Sebastiano
Alessandria | Wellness centers
Agriturismo Cà  San Sebastiano
COME WITH US TO SEE THE GIRO D'ITALIA (Minimum 4 people) This experience can be done simultaneously with the passage of the stage, that is FRIDAY 19 MAY and SATURDAY 20 MAY or it can be repeated all year from 1 May to 31 October . To celebrate the stages with arrival in Tortona and Castellania - …
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Al Mulino
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Al Mulino
Located in the San Michele suburb of Alessandria, 200m from the Alessandria Ovest tollbooth on the A21 motorway, Al Mulino hotel and restaurant offers spacious soundproofed rooms and free parking. Inside an ancient mill, which has been fully renovated, the rooms boast a modern design and feature …
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B&B I Castagnoni
Alessandria | Bed & Breakfast
B&B I Castagnoni
I Castagnoni Country Resort is situated a few kilometres from Casale Monferrato, in a delightful residence dating from 1742 that maintains a magnificent Italian-style garden. The accommodation facility is immersed in the surrounding countryside of the UNESCO hills of Rosignano Monferrato and, as …
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BIKE POINT MONFERRATO
Alessandria | More
BIKE POINT MONFERRATO
Following the renovation work, the arcades of piazza Caduti will be re-opened and cycle tourists can use the equipment installed under the arches. This is the first “Bike Point Monferrato”, the first facility equipped with useful services for those who love to explore the hills by bike and …
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Cascina Cerola
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Cascina Cerola
For several years, the Ricagni family has been carrying on something very beautiful here: an oasis, among the meadows and cherry trees, which began life as a farming company and has also become an agriturismo offering accommodation (four guest rooms: alloro, rosmarino, timo and salvia) and dining …
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Cascina La Faletta
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Cascina La Faletta
Paolo Viviani, a joyful chef and longtime acquaintance, is still capable of instantly raising the level of cuisine, and always at the right price. The first thing that wins you over are the interiors, inside a building made from tuff rock, typical of Monferrato. It dates back to 1881 and was …
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CASCINA NUOVA - Felli Federico
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
CASCINA NUOVA - Felli Federico
Agriturismo Accommodation in rooms and/or housing units Organisation of cultural, sporting and recreational activities connected and integrated with the activities of the farm In 2020, the breakfast service and access to the pool have been suspended; guests are welcome by reservation only
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Cascina Trapella
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Cascina Trapella
One wing of the main building of Cascina Trapella hosts a small restaurant, in which to enjoy typical Piedmont dishes prepared with local organic ingredients. The food served here is simple and inspired by local tradition, only seasonal products are used. In spring and summer, diners can enjoy …
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Cascina Trapella
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Cascina Trapella
The main building dates to the 17th century. The recent renovation has preserved the original characteristics (solid brick vaults, use of tuff bricks and using ecological materials (cork insulation, doors and windows in larch wood). Surrounded by more than 5 hectares of land, partly used as a …
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Castello Sannazzaro
Alessandria | Rooms to let
Castello Sannazzaro
The castle was founded in 1163 when 4 knights of the Sannazzaro family received the permission from the Emperor Federico Barbarossa to build castles on their estates. It has always been the property of the Counts Sannazzaro who still live in it and manage it. The castle is located on the eastern …
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Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
Alessandria | Catholic Church
Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
The current facade dates from the 19th century, but the origin is medieval, as witnessed by the small Romanesque sculpture in the corner on the left, which, according to tradition, depicts Gagliaudo Aulari (in truth it is an Atlas). After the destruction of the old Cathedral by Napoleon, the …
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CITTADELLA
Alessandria | Castles, Fortresses
CITTADELLA
The Citadel of Alessandria was built as a result of the Treaty of the Alliance League, stipulated in 1703, during the War of the Spanish Succession, between the Emperor of Austria and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy: the provinces of Alessandria and Valenza and the lands situated between the …
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Da Nonna Carla - Affittacamere
Alessandria | Rooms to let
Da Nonna Carla - Affittacamere
Da nonna Carla welcomes you to a typical Piedmontese farmhouse of the late 19th century in a small characteristic village of Monferrato where you can rediscover the rhythms, flavours and fragrances of the past. You will be welcomed as friends in a homely, welcoming and convivial atmosphere, for a …
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FEDEBIKE SERVICE (ciclofficina)
Alessandria | More
FEDEBIKE SERVICE (ciclofficina)
Specialised bicycle repair shop. Repair and maintenance of all kinds of bikes/e-bikes, training courses in cycling mechanics.
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Hotel Alli Due Buoi Rossi
Alessandria | Accommodation
Hotel Alli Due Buoi Rossi
4 star Hotel in a historic residence This 4 star hotel in Alessandria dates back to 1741 and is the oldest in the city. It is located in the historic centre, just a few metres from the Cathedral, piazza della Libertà and the shopping streets. It has 48 finely furnished bedrooms, free Wi-Fi and …
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Hotel Alli Due Buoi Rossi
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Alli Due Buoi Rossi
This 4 star hotel in Alessandria dates back to 1741 and is the oldest in the city. It is located in the historic centre, just a few metres from the Cathedral, piazza della Libertà and the shopping streets. It has 48 finely furnished bedrooms, free Wi-Fi and SKY TV, 2 meeting rooms and …
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Hotel Business
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Business
The Business Hotel was inaugurated 25 years ago by the Prigione family that still runs it, availing of the experience of Viviana and Elma. It is strategically located, 200 m from the motorway exit "Casale Sud", on the free-flowing A26 motorway, at the centre of the Milan, Turin, Genoa, Aosta …
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Hotel Londra
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Londra
Hotel Londra is a historical hotel obtained from a prestigious early 20th century building. We are located in the city centre, just a few steps from the Railway Station, Law Courts, financial and institutional offices, Alessandrino Theatre, University, close to the major tourist attractions, …
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Hotel Londra S.R.L.
Alessandria | Accommodation
Hotel Londra S.R.L.
Hotel Londra is set in a prestigious building of the early years of the century. Centrally located, just a short distance from the Railway Station, the Court, the financial and institutional offices, the Theatre and the University, we are close to the major tourist sites, historic buildings, …
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I Due Buoi
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
I Due Buoi
A fitting introduction: I Due Buoi is synonymous with Alessandria, as Cambio is synonymous with Turin. They are long-standing restaurants that have accompanied history and this legendary restaurant of Alessandria dates to 1741. Today, after many ups and downs, it has returned, like the Cambio, to …
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Il Chiostro - Ostello di Santa Maria di Castello
Alessandria | Holidays Houses and Youth Hostels
Il Chiostro - Ostello di Santa Maria di Castello
The Santa Maria di Castello hostel is situated in a sixteenth century cloister that encloses a beautiful lawn, in the oldest part of the city. The geographical location of Alessandria makes it an excellent base from which to discover the Monferrato. The beautiful hillsides full of vineyards, …
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Il Melograno
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Il Melograno
We saw this restaurant come to life on the main square of Terruggia, one of the most beautiful towns of Monferrato, entirely in tuff. We have also spoken about its qualitative development, which has always had a touch of originality and creativity. The restaurant seats thirty and is always open by …
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Il Ristorante di Crea
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Il Ristorante di Crea
The restaurant faces onto the square of the Sanctuary of Crea. The beauty of the landscape and the architecture merge, in every season, with the pleasures of a traditional cuisine accompanied by wines of the local tradition and the possibility to walk along the path of the historic chapels that …
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Ivan Reitano
Alessandria | Tour guides enabled for the province of Alessandria
Ivan Reitano
Cycle tour guide; Tourist guide; Environmental tour guide; tourist guide;Teacher for professional Mapper training centers
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La Commedia della Pentola
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
La Commedia della Pentola
This is a fantastic place, quintessence of the emotional landscape of Monferrato. It sits on the top of a hill that takes from San Salvatore to Lu Monferrato, in an area that was once home to the vineyards and is now slowly rediscovering the resource of the hazelnut (here it is the famous …
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La Pomera
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
La Pomera
3 km along the road that goes towards Cuccaro from Vignale, you will meet this pioneering farm restaurant characterised by its large apple orchard. On booking, it is possible to taste homemade cuisine made with home-grown ingredients. The menu: vegetable timbales, friciulin (fritters), toma cheese …
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La Rocca di Camagna
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
La Rocca di Camagna
Long-standing restaurant in Camagna, temple of the flavours of Piedmontese-Monferrato cuisine. It is possible to book a guided tour of the Infernots of Camagna, UNESCO heritage site.
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La Torre
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
La Torre
This restaurant, hotel and conference centre is the most desirable destination for anyone coming to Casale. This is a family of professionals, and Patrizia Grossi continues a glorious history in the Italian restaurant business with her husband Paolo. The dining room is very welcoming, spacious, …
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LOCANDA DELL\'ARTE
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
LOCANDA DELL'ARTE
Hotel Residence avails of 15 rooms of various type and size obtained from the renovation of the old village kindergarten. The indoor pool with spa area and the restaurant serving dishes of the Monferrato tradition, complete the offer.
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L’Arcimboldo
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
L’Arcimboldo
Refined and cosy restaurant in the city centre, which serves local and seasonal cuisine. We start with a flan with Parmesan leaves and asparagus cream, tagliolini with Barolo meat sauce, potato gnocchi with santoreggia pesto. The second course dishes are thinly sliced Piedmontese beef with …
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Mazzetti d\'Altavilla
Alessandria | Cantine
Mazzetti d'Altavilla
Mazzetti d’Altavilla – Distillers since 1846, it is the most historic grappa producing company of the North-West and one of the oldest in Italy. Founded even before the Unification of Italy, in the heart of Monferrato, Mazzetti d’Altavilla distils fresh marc every year from the noblest …
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Mazzetti d\'Altavilla
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Mazzetti d'Altavilla
Daring combinations are the norm in Monferrato: the historic Mazzetti d'Altavilla distillery is also home to the Restaurant “Materia Prima”, where Grappa enters the Kitchen, at the top of the hill of Altavilla Monferrato. The Restaurant, situated on the top floor of the ancient Monastery is …
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Museo Civico e Gipsoteca Bistolfi
Alessandria | Museum
Museo Civico e Gipsoteca Bistolfi
The Civic Museum is located in the ancient Augustinian convent of Santa Croce which in its two cloisters preserves fresco decorations by Guglielmo Caccia known as Il Moncalvo with the help of Giorgio Alberini. Twenty-four rooms are home to more than five hundred works which represent a rich …
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Museo di arte sacra San Giacomo
Alessandria | Museum
Museo di arte sacra San Giacomo
The San Giacomo Museum of Sacred Art, set up in the historical complex of San Giacomo in Lu, consists of the church founded in the 13th century and rebuilt between 1568 and 1610, its sacristy and the Casa della Reggenza. In 1998, the San Giacomo Cultural Association was set up with the purpose of …
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Osteria del Vinacciolo
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Osteria del Vinacciolo
If we had to draw a map of the restaurants that have stood the test of time, this tavern serving Ligurian-Friulan cuisine would have a place. It has done so for the originality of the food and for the expertise of Francesca (in the dining room) and of Fabrizio Marini (in the kitchen), …
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Palatium Vetus
Alessandria | Museum
Palatium Vetus
Palatium Vetus, now home to Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Alessandria, is the first municipal building of the town of Alessandria and preserves important traces of medieval history. The Gae Aulenti architectural firm managed its restoration, enhancing the historic structure, allowing legibility …
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Percorsi del Museo Civico di Palazzo Cuttica
Alessandria | Museum
Percorsi del Museo Civico di Palazzo Cuttica
The origin of the civic museum of Alessandria dates back to 1854 when a local solicitor, Antonio Maria Viecha, donated his collection of paintings, sketches and drawings by the painter Giovanni Migliara to the town. In the rooms of the 18th century Palazzo Cuttica, in the heart of the town …
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Relais I Castagnoni
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Relais I Castagnoni
I Castagnoni Country Resort is situated a few kilometres from Casale Monferrato, in a delightful residence dating from 1742 that maintains a magnificent Italian-style garden. The accommodation facility is immersed in the surrounding countryside of the UNESCO hills of Rosignano Monferrato and, as …
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Ricarica e-bike a Castelletto Merli
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
Ricarica e-bike a Castelletto Merli
E-bike charging station with free charge, in operation all year. Useful services nearby: grocery store and bakery.
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RICARICA E-BIKE A FUBINE MONFERRATO
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
RICARICA E-BIKE A FUBINE MONFERRATO
The charging column is located close to the Sports Field, on strada provinciale 50 (close to the Big Bench Meraviglia). Four sockets. The charging service is free of charge and available all year. A second charging column is located in piazza Cristoforo Colombo,11, opposite the Tourist Office
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Ricarica e-bike a Fubine Monferrato
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
Ricarica e-bike a Fubine Monferrato
The column is in piazza Cristoforo Colombo, 11, opposite the Tourist Office. Four sockets. The charging service is free and available all year. A second column is located close to the Sports Field, strada provinciale 50 (close to the Big Bench Meraviglia).
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Ricarica e-bike a Mirabello Monferrato
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
Ricarica e-bike a Mirabello Monferrato
E-bike charging stations, in piazza della Libertà (side of electronic information board, in front of the Pharmacy and War memorials). There are four sockets, and the charging service is free and available all year. Services which are part of the e-bike station: compressor, workshop compartment …
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Ricarica e-bike a Mombello Monferrato
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
Ricarica e-bike a Mombello Monferrato
There is an e-bike charging station at the Belvedere. The service is free and available all year. Tourist attraction equipped with tables and benches and bike rack.
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RICARICA E-BIKE A PONTESTURA
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
RICARICA E-BIKE A PONTESTURA
E-bike charging columns, situated in Via Casale 1. The two sockets and charging service is free and available all year. A second column is available in Piazza Castello (close to the Town Hall)-
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Ricarica e-bike a Pontestura
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
Ricarica e-bike a Pontestura
E-bike charging stations, in Piazza Castello (close to the Town Hall). Two sockets, the service is free of charge and available all year. A second column is present in Via Casale 1.
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RICARICA E-BIKE A ROSIGNANO MONFERRATO
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
RICARICA E-BIKE A ROSIGNANO MONFERRATO
The four-socket column is available in Via Castelli at the corner with via Luparia in the hamlet of San Martino. The charging service is free and active all year. A second column is present in Piazza Sant'Antonio/via Bonelli at the Town Hall of Rosignano Monferrato; Tourist Info Point with …
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Ricarica e-bike a Rosignano Monferrato
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
Ricarica e-bike a Rosignano Monferrato
The four-socket charging column is in Piazza Sant'Antonio/via Bonelli at the Town Hall of Rosignano Monferrato; services present nearby: Tourist Info Point with refreshment kiosk. The charging service is free and active all year. A second charging column is in Via Castelli at the corner with …
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Ricarica e-bike a Sala Monferrato
Alessandria | E-bike charging stations
Ricarica e-bike a Sala Monferrato
One socket for e-bike charging at the Town Hall. The service is free of charge and available all year. Services present nearby: trattoria, grocery shops.
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Ristorante Italia
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Ristorante Italia
Ristorante Italia is located in Cerrina, a picturesque village in the heart of Monferrato Casalese. It serves Piedmontese specialties and a large variety of dishes of the Monferrato area accompanied by excellent local wines. The memorable dishes include mixed fry and hazelnut cake.
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Sale d\'Arte Comunali di Alessandria
Alessandria | Museum
Sale d'Arte Comunali di Alessandria
The art rooms present a collection of works that share a link with the town of Alessandria, its territory, its people and the historical and cultural moments that have left their mark. There are four sections: The first is titled “The Rooms of King Arthur and the image of Medieval …
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Trattoria Panoramica Sarroc
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Trattoria Panoramica Sarroc
Spanning a history of almost thirty years, two brothers, Davide, the chef, and Gianluca, the sommelier, have opened the Sarroc trattoria. Rrenovated a short time ago, it enjoys a panoramic view of the Monferrato hills. Delightful and elegant ambience, with an eye to the local gastronomic …
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Villa Gropella
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Villa Gropella
Villa Gropella is located in Valenza in the green countryside that opens to the Monferrato hills. Guests are accommodated in the main villa surrounded by the rustic courtyard and a centuries-old park of 4 hectares. The atmosphere is that of an ancient residence readapted to meet modern needs. …
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Villa Morneto
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Villa Morneto
High-end location with Spa, banquet rooms, garden, swimming pool and bedrooms. On our visit, we appreciated the food prepared by the excellent chef, Gian Luca Orsi, which included meat tartare, classic agnolotti of Monferrato and sliced Fassone beef. The desserts, pasta and bread are homemade. …
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