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Nizza Monferrato and the Barbera Docg

Discover the historical town of Nizza Monferrato, its monuments and squares. The undisputed capital of Barbera wine.

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Description

Nizza Monferrato and its prized Barbera wine, of which it is the undisputed capital, are part of the 50th UNESCO site of the Vineyard Landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. To allow you to fully enjoy the taste and flavor of Barbera, the program includes a tasting of cheeses and wines. The tasting is conducted by ONAF (National Organization of Cheese Tasters) in a specially equipped room. After lunch, there will be a visit to the museum of an important Nizza winery and a visit the Museum of Rural Life (Museo delle Contadinerie) Canelli is industrial, Nizza is commercial; the reference area of the project and its historic centre with the arcades of Via Maestra, the shops and historical buildings allow us to take a dive into the human landscape that has shaped our lands. The city, in its oldest part, has a triangular shape with all the districts in a straight line and boasts a rich presence of historically significant buildings.

Programme

The program:

  • At the station, you will be welcomed by our staff. It is advisable to arrive 30 minutes in advance.
  • Departure from Torino Porta Nuova at 8.55 am
  • Local narrators will join you on the TrEno and will be with you for the entire day.
  • Short stop in Torino Lingotto with passengers boarding at 9.03 am
  • Arrival in Bra at 10.02 am
  • After departure, our sommeliers offer travelers a tasting of Asti Spumante DOCG and handmade Amaretti di Mombaruzzo biscuits.
  • Arrival in Alba at 10.51 am
  • Departure from Alba at 10.54 am
  • Arrival in Canelli at 11.30 am
  • Departure from Canelli at 11.33 am
  • Arrival in Nizza Monferrato at 11.50 am

 

Those who have chosen the full experience are accompanied by Storymovers in the included experiences:

  • Wine and cheese tasting in a equipped room.
  • Full lunch at the restaurant
  • Visit to the Bersano Winery
  • Visit to the Museum of Rural Life (Museo delle Contadinerie)

Those who have purchased the A/R Ticket Only option will visit the city of Nizza Monferrato independently and go to the station in time to catch the return train.

  • Departure from Nizza Monferrato at 5.20 pm
  • Arrival in Canelli at 5.36 pm
  • Departure from Canelli at 5.39 pm
  • Arrival in Alba at 6.19 pm
  • Departure from Alba at 6.54 pm
  • Arrival in Bra at 7.15 pm
  • Departure from Bra at 7.17 pm
  • Arrival in Turin Lingotto at 8.05 pm
  • Departure from Turin Lingotto at 8.07 pm
  • Arrival at Torino Porta Nuova at 8.15 pm

Information

The TrEno will leave from Torino Porta Nuova, but you can also get on at Bra or Alba. Return is scheduled for 8.15 pm in Torino Porta Nuova.
TrEno operates with Diesel or Steam engines (check the dates to know the type of locomotive).

There are two possible Experiences:

  1. TrEno Only Round Trip – Does not include any experience upon reaching the destination.
  2. Complete Experience – Includes, in addition to the journey on the Historical TrEno:
  • Explanation and guidance from local narrators on the TrEno and throughout all the experiences planned for the entire day.
  • Aperitif on the Treno
  • Lunch.
  • Admission to all activities planned in each location.

 

Please bring with you: your travel document to be shown at the station (on your smartphone or in print), comfortable shoes.

Languages: English, Italian

The departure time and platform will be displayed on the departure board at the station (look for Canelli / Nizza Monferrato)

Experience Nizza Monferrato and the Barbera Docg (with La Signora in Rosso restaurant)

  • Round-trip ticket
  • Welcome aperitif on board the train with Asti Spumante DOCG and handmade Amaretti from Mombaruzzo
  • Wine and cheese tasting
  • Full lunch at the restaurant
  • Visit to the Bersano winery and to the Museum of Rural Life (Museo delle Contadinerie)

 

Round-trip ticket only

  • Only travel without tastings, tours, and restaurant.

 

NOT INCLUDED

The round-trip only tickets do not include tastings on the TrEno, wine and cheese tasting, lunch at the restaurant and visits

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.

Nizza Monferrato

Nizza Monferrato and its prized Barbera wine, of which it is the undisputed capital, are part of the 50th UNESCO site of the Vineyard Landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. We recommend a walk in the historical and commercial centre of Nizza Monferrato: the Campanon, a civic tower incorporated into the town hall, Palazzo Crova di Vaglio, built in the 18th century, which houses the multimedia museum Palazzo del Gusto, dedicated to the history of local food and wine, and Palazzo De Benedetti, also built in the eighteenth century.

The Barbera Docg

The area located in the Province of Asti has been selected within the territory of the Barbera vine, a variety cultivated for over 500 years in the Piedmont region, enclosing within its perimeter the most significant portion of the productive, cultural, and landscape system of the Barbera d’Asti D.O.C.G. In this context, the city of Nizza Monferrato stands out as the capital of Barbera from a commercial and promotional perspective, always essential due to its strategic position with respect to the provinces of Asti and Alessandria. Within this district, numerous testimonies related to peasant and wine culture are present. The Museum of Rural Life and Antique Prints Bersano is one of these places, established by Arturo Bersano starting from 1950, to collect the most poignant and at the same time joyful testimonies of the wine and peasant culture. Still recognized today as a museum of ‘know-how’, with its collection of vineyard working tools, it tells the story of the evolution of techniques and knowledge in wine production. The district “Nizza Monferrato and Barbera” includes 880 vineyards primarily cultivated with Barbera, 229 wineries specialized in the production of Barbera D.O.C.G. wine, a cooperative cellar in Vinchio and Vaglio Serra, and finally, the Regional Wine Shop of Nizza.