Italy is one of the world’s largest wine-producing countries, with vineyards located in almost every part of the country. This gives it a wonderfully diverse selection of wines.
Most of Thais familiar with Rome, Milan but not many people know Asti. A city located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. Asti has a continental climate which is moderated by the proximity of the Mediterranean sea. ASTI, in particular, is undoubtedly best-known for its sweet sparkling wine.
Flight from Bangkok to Milan, there are many options to choose from. Either Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air Italy, Lufthansa and more!
We arrived in Milan early morning and continued to travel to Asti by road, it took us around 90 mins. The temperature during end of November approx 2 – 10 C.
We were lucky to stay in the city and I had a chance to visit the local market to see local products and availability.
Here are some tips what to do, where to go and stay in Asti.
1) Visit Palazzo Mazzetti At Asti, the exhibition “Chagall. Color and magic” Read more
2) Dinner at Ristorante Il Cascinale Nuovo
Address: Strada Statale Asti / Alba, n°15, Isola d’Asti
A real star experience that offers excellent degustation food and wine menu. An elegant presentation with the tasty delicacy dishes. Friendly kitchen and service team members to make our night was so special and memorable. We really impressed.
4) San Marco Ristorante, Dine In One-Michelin-star Restaurant
Chef Mariuccia Roggero is widely admired in Piedmont for her gentle personality and straightforward unique cuisine. Her most famous dish is a stunning version of a Piemontese country classic, “Tajarin,” the local version of tagliatelle pasta, the eggy pasta with a deeply flavored porcini ragu.
Deliciously food with fresh local ingredients and wine recommendation matched the meal perfection. Staff is excellent, very professional and friendly.
5) Experience Relais San Maurizio Hotel
Relais San Maurizio lies in a unique and enchanting place, the ancient XVII century monastery, where people and nature have always lived together in peace and harmony. A place for a journey in search for the roots and origins, you’ll admire the slow flow of time and enjoy the experience that will caress your mind for a long time.
6) Experience Guido Da Costigliole Restaurant – In the fifties Guido and Lidia Alciati invented a new model of the restaurant where, long before the phenomenon of slow food, genuine raw materials were proposed and personally searched for from local farmers. The same tradition is continuing today at the Michelin star “Guido da Costigliole” restaurant, situated in the ancient cellars of the monastery, where the walls with the original stone of Langa and the ceilings in original exposed bricks create an atmosphere of great warmth and charm.
7) ICIF (International School of Italian Cuisine) learning “Mani in Pasta” cooking class with wine pairing, read more
8) Walk-around tasting with the winemakers
9) Dinner in Acqui Terme LA CURIA
10) Stay in City Hotel – Aleramo Hotel, Asti
Via E. Filiberto, 13, 14100 Asti (AT) www.aleramo.it