Tour Divini | ALESSANDRIA – THE TIMORASSO WINE AND VOLPEDO
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TERRA MADRE SALONE DEL GUSTO 2018, DISCOVERING PIEDMONT

ALESSANDRIA

 

THE WILD HILLS OF TORTONA, THE TIMORASSO WINE

AND THE HISTORY OF PELIZZA DA VOLPEDO

 

PRESIDIO SLOW FOOD: SALAMI OF TORTONA VALLEY

ITINERARY CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH  SLOW FOOD

THE TIMORASSO WINE

Partenza da Torino presso il piazzale del Salone del Gusto

 

Arrival in Monleale, small village and symbol of the winemaking culture in the Tortona area

 

You will discover the Timorasso, an ancient vine almost lost, and today brought to a renowned success thanks to the passionate job of a group of courageous wine makers of the region

 

The marked mineral notes and its delicacy bring suddenly to mind the great Oltralpe wines taste, and to their long aging process.

 

Visit of a historical cellar of  Timorasso and wine tasting

SALAME DI TORTONA

Arrival in Costa Vescovato village, at a social and agricultural cooperative, with organic certified production.

 

Guided tour of the farm that embodies the Slow Food concept of “good, clean and fair” since the seventies, when the founders decided to take care of the territory of their region and to preserve and respect the local rural tradition, fighting against their abandonment.

 

The farm owners are the only official authorized producers of the salame delle valli tortonesi, Slow Food presidium

 

Lunch at the farm , including the home produced organic products.

PELIZZA DA VOLPEDO

Transfer to the close town of Volpedo

 

Visit guided to the painting exhibition, dedicated to the internationally celebrated artist Pelizza da Volpedo, born in Volpedo on 1868

 

His masterpiece is the painting Il Quarto Stato, (The Fourth Estate) , his most famous painting, and it would be destined to become an icon of the social struggle of the working class.

 

Dinner at a typical restaurant nominated by Slow Food.

 

Return to Torino in the evening

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