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Monferrato degli Infernot

Vignale Monferrato (46,51 km)
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Highlights and tour details

The proposed itinerary develops for about 47 km through the territory of Monferrato Casalese which has recently received the coveted recognition of the fiftieth Italian UNESCO World Heritage Site. The territory is in fact located within Component 6 of the Vineyard Landscapes of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. Component 6 has been named "Il Monferrato degli Infernot". An infernot is a small underground chamber entirely excavated in Pietra da Cantoni Miocene stone without any direct light or aeration and is located next to or under the cellar but in direct contact with it. Due to its environmental characteristics of practically constant temperature and humidity, it lends itself to the conservation of the finest wines. They are true works of art, architectural masterpieces, born from tradition and peasant knowledge, made during the long winters, not by simple quarrymen but by Monferrini sculptors, artists who remained anonymous in almost all of the cases. The vineyard landscape of Monferrato that has achieved this coveted recognition is the exceptional result of a wine tradition that has been handed down over the years and which has evolved to the present day into excellent wine productions of which the infernot constitutes the treasure chest that preserves its flavours and knowledge. The itinerary is a ring along trails and paved roads with very little traffic. Often paved roads have been chosen to include in the route only because they develop along the ridge and are more panoramic compared to the trails that run along the valley.

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Other information

Itinerary code: MIV
Historical interest: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Alessandria & Monferrato

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
15049 Vignale Monferrato (AL)
Alessandria
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Accommodations and services

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Belcasale
Alessandria | Bed & Breakfast
Belcasale
B&B situated in the hills outside Vignale Monferrato. Outdoor areas equipped for breakfast and children’s toys. Free parking.
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Ca\' Dal Bertu
Alessandria | Bed & Breakfast
Ca' Dal Bertu
The Bed & Breakfast is nestled among the vineyards on a magnificent hill from where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of one of the most fascinating areas of Monferrato. The farmhouse has been restored, highlighting the structure, the walls in tuff and the old materials which are typical of …
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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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Museo Civico
Asti | Museum
Museo Civico
The collection donated by Franco Montanari is located in the Town Hall and hosts paintings and sculptures of contemporary Italian and international artists (Renato Guttuso, Giorgio Morandi, Osvaldo Licini, Modigliani, Marc Chagall).
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Museo Storico Badogliano
Asti | Museum
Museo Storico Badogliano
The birthplace houses the museum dedicated to Marshal Pietro Badoglio, military man and politician. The museum has seven rooms and two corridors; each area is dedicated to a theme or a significant period in Badoglio’s life.
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Torre dei Segnali
Asti | Castles, Fortresses
Torre dei Segnali
The Tower, symbol of Viarigi, was built around 1320 on top of the ruins of the ancient castle. Used as a watch, defence and communications tower, it has changed hands several times over the years and undergone renovation work. It was declared a monumental building in 1908.
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