Surrounded by beauty

Ovada

Gavi

Surroundings

Surrounded by beauty

Ovada, a small town situated in the northern area of the Ligurian Apennines, is located at the confluence of the Orba and Stura Rivers and is surrounded by vineyard hills.

The town is characterized by a strong landscape variety, a mixture of history, Piedmontese and Ligurian culture. Ovada is also appreciated for the numerous castles that surround it, for its cuisine and for local traditions.

The wine tradition is expressed in the Ovada DOCG, a wine produced with 100% Dolcetto grapes according to a restrictive regulation in terms of quantity and aging: only 22 Municipalities have the right to give the denomination ‘Ovada’ to their products.

The municipality of Gavi is located in the south-eastern part of Piedmont, in the province of Alessandria, about 60 km from the sea. Historically the city was an important communication point between Liguria and the Po Valley. The first official document mentioning Gavi dates back to 972.

The castle of Gavi, a fortress known as ‘ Forte’ was built in the 12th century. In the past it was a military structure because of its strategic position. This castle, with its almost thousand-year history, has become a symbol of the city.

The Gavi DOCG, the wine that takes its name from the homonymous municipality, is produced exclusively with Cortese grapes. Its uniqueness is the result of particular geographical and geological features including the proximity to the sea that allows the marine to mitigate the climate.

The Alto Monferrato has an enogastronomic and cultural importance, it is a territory famous for its culinary delights.The great culinary and winemaking tradition is recognized by a tourism which appreciates art, nature, sports, and the luxurious shopping center Outlet of Serravalle Scrivia, the biggest outlet in Europe. Of great interest is also the archaeological site of Libarna. This site is located in the south part of Serravalle Scrivia. In the past this area was important for the street which connected Genoa port and Po Valley and which was an important commercial connection.

The structure of the archaeological area makes it possible to consider the topographical articulation of the site in relation to the Roman imperial age. The archeological site is in fact a historical witness of the classical greatness of that time. Another point of interest is Capanne di Marcarolo Park, which is worth visiting because of the beautiful natural landscapes.

Mount Tobbio which with its 1092 meters is the second highest mountain in the Capanne di Marcarolo Park after Mount Figne. Mount Figne stands out in the neighboring areas for its great visibility, due to its bare and particularly steep slopes. From its top you can see Genoa city, the Monferrato hills, and the vast portions of the Alps Mountains.

Ovada, a small town situated in the northern area of the Ligurian Apennines, is located at the confluence of the Orba and Stura Rivers and is surrounded by vineyard hills.

The town is characterized by a strong landscape variety, a mixture of history, Piedmontese and Ligurian culture. Ovada is also appreciated for the numerous castles that surround it, for its cuisine and for local traditions.

The wine tradition is expressed in the Ovada DOCG, a wine produced with 100% Dolcetto grapes according to a restrictive regulation in terms of quantity and aging: only 22 Municipalities have the right to give the denomination ‘Ovada’ to their products.

The municipality of Gavi is located in the south-eastern part of Piedmont, in the province of Alessandria, about 60 km from the sea. Historically the city was an important communication point between Liguria and the Po Valley. The first official document mentioning Gavi dates back to 972.

The castle of Gavi, a fortress known as ‘ Forte’ was built in the 12th century. In the past it was a military structure because of its strategic position. This castle, with its almost thousand-year history, has become a symbol of the city.

The Gavi DOCG, the wine that takes its name from the homonymous municipality, is produced exclusively with Cortese grapes. Its uniqueness is the result of particular geographical and geological features including the proximity to the sea that allows the marine to mitigate the climate.

Surroundings

The Alto Monferrato has an enogastronomic and cultural importance, it is a territory famous for its culinary delights.The great culinary and winemaking tradition is recognized by a tourism which appreciates art, nature, sports, and the luxurious shopping center Outlet of Serravalle Scrivia, the biggest outlet in Europe. Of great interest is also the archaeological site of Libarna. This site is located in the south part of Serravalle Scrivia. In the past this area was important for the street which connected Genoa port and Po Valley and which was an important commercial connection.

The structure of the archaeological area makes it possible to consider the topographical articulation of the site in relation to the Roman imperial age. The archeological site is in fact a historical witness of the classical greatness of that time. Another point of interest is Capanne di Marcarolo Park, which is worth visiting because of the beautiful natural landscapes.

Mount Tobbio which with its 1092 meters is the second highest mountain in the Capanne di Marcarolo Park after Mount Figne. Mount Figne stands out in the neighboring areas for its great visibility, due to its bare and particularly steep slopes. From its top you can see Genoa city, the Monferrato hills, and the vast portions of the Alps Mountains.