The first enogastronomic Train in Italy

Acqui Terme and Its Brachetto

Renowned for its historic thermal baths and its Brachetto wine, a visit to this town will be an unforgettable cultural and gastronomic experience, with a delightful tasting of its “sparkling” wine.

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Description

The day includes a tour of the town with its Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, home to its most precious treasure: the Triptych of the Virgin of Montserrat by Bartolomè Bermejo, a masterpiece of the most important Spanish painter of the 15th century. The Archaeological Museum with the Castle of the Paleologi, the historic centre, Piazza Italia, and the Bollente (Hot Thermal Spring at 74.5°C). Lunch at the Wine Shop and at some of the best restaurants that will offer a typical menu with Brachetto wine in its sweet, red, and rosé variations.

Programma

The Program:

  • Once arrived in Acqui Terme at 10.35 a.m. you will have the opportunity to explore an authentic historical treasure: the medieval Castle of the Paleologi and the Archaeological Museum, fascinating treasure troves of ancient eras.
  • Afterwards, we will wander through the narrow streets of the old town and admire the lively Piazza della Bollente, the beating heart of the city.
  • At a cosy Wine Shop, you will be guided through a tasting session that will introduce you to the genuine flavours of these lands.
  • Our journey will culminate in excellent restaurants and in the Wine Shop, where you will be delighted by a tasting menu prepared with care and passion.
  • At 6.00 pm, we will say goodbye to Acqui Terme on board the TrEno, ready to take us gently and calmly back to Torino Porta Nuova, where we will arrive at 7.30 pm.

Informazioni

A fascinating journey aboard the historic train with Centoporte carriages, a unique experience that will take you back in time. We will arrive in Acqui Terme, a city rich in history, and you will have the opportunity to explore the majestic Medieval Castle and the impressive Archaeological Museum, immersing yourself in the magic of bygone eras. You’ll stroll through the ancient streets of the village, breathing in the authentic atmosphere of the place, and reach the renowned Piazza della Bollente.Delicious Brachetto d’Acqui tastings will be a feast for the palate, offering a sampling of the fine local wines. What’s more, an exclusive lunch awaits you with a Piedmontese tasting menu that will enhance the genuine and typical flavors of the region. Be enchanted by this comprehensive experience, a perfect blend of history, culture and gastronomy.

  • You will travel on the Centoporte Carriages in use since the 1930s.
  • Tasting also on board the TrEno
  • This TrEno will be Diesel traction with D345 locomotive.

To find out the departure track, look for Canelli as the destination on the light board. You will also be able to get on on the outward journey and get off on the return at the Torino Lingotto and Asti stations.

The departure time and platform will be marked on the board in the Station (see Acqui Terme)

Experience Acqui Terme and its Brachetto (with Enoteca and Restaurants)

  • Round-trip ticket
  • Welcome aperitif on board the train with Brachetto d’Acqui and Amaretti di Mombaruzzo
  • Tour of the town
  • Lunch with typical menu

The rolling stock is owned by Fondazione FS Italiane and is rented for the occasion by LMR Events Srl for its TrEno product, accepting the indicated conditions. Departure takes place under any weather conditions, unless expressly canceled by the infrastructure manager, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, at its sole discretion. LMR Events is not responsible for causes beyond its control, such as delays generated by the proper operation of the locomotive or railway infrastructure, or for causes that, due to the nature of the journey and the type of vintage rolling stock, are considered normal, such as soot or smoke, malfunctioning lights, or the absence of air conditioning on board. The configuration of the trains is the responsibility of Fondazione FS, and LMR Events is not responsible for the order of placement of the wagons and locomotives, as well as their type.

Acqui Terme

Acqui Terme, a charming spa town, was already famous in Roman times for its steaming waters. This jewel is nestled among vineyards and landscapes that, in 2014, received the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage recognition, thanks to their breathtaking beauty. Here, in the territory of Alto Monferrato, you will find environmental, landscape, artistic, and eno-gastronomic inspirations. Wonders to be explored include La Bollente, a fascinating thermal spring, the majestic Cathedral of Nostra Signora Assunta, the ancient Roman aqueduct and the picturesque old town of Acqui Terme. Wander through the streets of historic sites and be enveloped by the architectural beauty of Villa Ottolenghi Wedekind and the serene atmosphere of the Acqui Terme Archaeological Museum. Don’t forget to admire the enchanting and evocative Fontana delle Ninfee (Fountain of the Water Lilies). The impressive remains of the Roman aqueduct, which stand along the course of the Bormida river, tell how water has always been the vital element of this city. Acqui Terme offers its visitors an extraordinary combination of art, culture, history, gastronomic excellence, charm and Italian hospitality that make it a unique and captivating destination. Let yourself be enchanted by Acqui Terme and its treasures.

The Brachetto Docg

There are three types of Brachetto d’Acqui, namely the red wine (also called ‘tappo raso’), the sparkling wine, and the passito; official recognition came in 1996 thanks to the Protection Consortium, the year in which this production was awarded the prestigious DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita – Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin) quality mark. The DOCG has defined more precisely, also from a legal and administrative point of view, the peculiarities of this wine, distinguishing it from other wines.