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This splendid route is designed to show you the beauties of Monferrato, crossing the lands of Barbera and Nizza docg.
We have combined beautiful landscapes with a comfortable ride in company.
Departure and return to Nizza Monferrato.
How to Visit Nizza Monferrato….
Nizza is the most important agricultural and commercial center located in the heart of Monferrato, one of the most famous Italian places of wine production in the world, especially as regards red wines. UNESCO World Heritage Site for its landscape assets and for the Barbera and Nizza DOCG wines, it is the most important center of the province and of the Belbo Valley.
In Nizza it is worth taking a stroll through the streets of the center and stopping to admire the Campanon tower, in the town square, the oldest civic tower in the city, incorporated into the Town Hall.
The historic center is beautiful, full of typical bars and restaurants where you can taste the specialties of Nicese and Piedmontese cuisine based on Cardo Gobbo, a renowned local product.
There will certainly be the possibility of some amazing tasting of red wine at the Regional Enoteca of Nizza, located near the splendid Palazzo Crova, an admirable example of an 18th century noble town residence.
At the end of the tour, the more "daring" will be able to reach the Church of Madonna della Neve, better known as "the Bricco di Nizza Church", one of the highest points in the town.
It can be reached via a very steep climb but the view over the city and the surrounding municipalities is certainly worth the effort.
Vaglio Serra is a splendid town in the Monferrato area surrounded by the luxuriant natural park of Val Sarmassa.
In this reserve there are many trails for trekking and mountain biking and these woods are certainly worth a careful visit.
The route will take you to the historic center of this village where you can admire the splendid church of San Pancrazio, set in a splendid square that dominates the surrounding landscape.
Continuing the tour you will arrive near the Cantina di Vinchio e Vaglio, a prestigious company that produces high quality wines famous all over the world.
Here it is possible to organize a tasting of excellent red wines and more.
Continuing along the track, the road will become a dirt road and, once again on the asphalt, you will continue in the direction of the town of Castelnuovo Calcea.
How to visit Castelnuovo Calcea
The track will take you to Michele Chiarlo's Art Park "La Court", which you will access by passing in front of one of the many giant benches that are present in Monferrato.
This splendid art park surrounded by vineyards features a huge statue representing Mother Nature and four sites representing the four main elements of nature: water, air, earth and fire.
From here, with a small detour from the original route, you can reach the center of the municipality of Castelnuovo Calcea, the birthplace of the poet Angelo Brofferio.
Of great importance, in Castelnuovo, is certainly the ancient castle, now owned by the municipality.
This construction had a troubled life and today only the entrance portal, an ancient tower and some walls remain.
You have reached the halfway point of your tour.
From here, secondary roads immersed in characteristic agricultural landscapes will take you back to Nizza Monferrato, the city from which you started.