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Asti: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

1. Asti: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Asti: Market Tour, Home Cooking Demonstration and Dinner

2. Asti: Market Tour, Home Cooking Demonstration and Dinner

This local partner has access to Italy’s first and finest network of home cooks. Since 2004, they have been sharing the joys of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes, they are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations.   Visit the local market with your expert home cook guide, and enjoy the distinctive flavor of Italian local markets. Learn how to recognize the best produce and select the finest ingredients. Back at your guide’s home, attend a private cooking demonstration, where your guide will share the secret of their family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes.   Sit at the table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with side dish, and a dessert. Water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee are all included. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Asti: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

3. Asti: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

Asti: Taste Local Delicacies & Sample Wines on a Guided Tour

4. Asti: Taste Local Delicacies & Sample Wines on a Guided Tour

Explore the vibrant city of Asti on an exciting urban tour. Start at Corso Alfieri and arrive at the city's hub, Piazza San Secondo, home to the Collegiate Church of San Secondo. Walk through the narrow streets to reach the Torroneria Cioccolateria Davide Barbero, and sample the local Asti sweets. Taste local delicacies like dried mini-pastries or Meliga pasta at the Daniella Artisan Workshop. Visit Palazzo Gazelli, a noble house from the Middle Ages, renovated mid-1700s. Sample some local wines and admire the beauty of the house. End at the magnificent Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral. On the way back, pass by the Jewish ghetto and visit Il Cicchetto restaurant. Enjoy regional delicacies like fassona meat, and taste the DOCG Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato. Experience the best of Asti on this urban tour.

Asti: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

5. Asti: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

Your day is just winding down, the sun's about to set, it is time for an aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir. Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art. you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.

Asti: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

6. Asti: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Asti: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

7. Asti: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Asti Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

8. Asti Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Asti: E-Bike Culinary Cycling Tour with Food & Wine Tastings

9. Asti: E-Bike Culinary Cycling Tour with Food & Wine Tastings

Get to know Asti, a charming northern Italian town, on a guided cycling tour focusing on the town's culinary history and culture. Take an e-bike ride through the historic center, passing through the town's famous towers and piazzas and stopping by local favorite food and wine spots. Start the tour in the town center, where you'll meet your guide and get comfortable on your e-bike. Head through the winding streets to reach the historic sweet store Torroneria Cioccolateria Davide Barbero, where you can sample artisanal chocolate and nougat treats. Next, make your way to the Daniella Artisan Pastry Shop to try out local delicacies like paste di meliga (Piedmontese shortbread-style biscuits). Accompany these with a glass of Asti Spumante, a sweet sparkling wine. Then, make your way to the Piazza Roma to see the historical Torre Comentina tower. Continue to the Red Tower and follow along the ancient Roman walls to reach the impressive gothic Asti Cathedral. Next, head to the bustling Piazza Alfieri and admire its cafe-lined square, where you can stop to try a local wine or vermouth. Then, ride to the courtyard of the Baptistery of San Pietro for a tasting of four local wines. Finally, make your way through the old Jewish Quarter to a local restaurant in the center. Taste Piedmontese specialties like fresh ravioli gobbi astigiani (meat ravioli), along with a glass of wine.

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What people are saying about Asti, Italy

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4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Was a great experience. Food was authentic and very tasty. Hosts were super nice and entertaining.