1. Italy
  2. Piedmont
  3. Asti

Asti: 3–Hour Medieval Odyssey Historical Tour

Product ID: 167067
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Learn about the big merchants and smart medieval bankers who made the city of Asti a medieval European superpower. Marvel at the unique gothic houses, mighty churches and towers as tall as the sky.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Historic Municipality Archive and the famous miniature painted books
  • Visit the Holy Sepulchre Round built by the knights of St. John
  • Explore the largest gothic Cathedral in the Piedmont Region
Full description
Step back in time to see medieval parchments and books dating back to the Middle Ages that will help you to understand the reasons behind the wide commercial and financial success of the city, and learn the secret behind the city renovation of the 13th century that transformed it into a Medival Manhattan.

Then, after visiting the most impressive Gothic Cathedral in Piedmont, marvel at the Romanesque Holy Sepulchre Round, and uncover the detailed secrets of the Knights of St. John from Jerusalem. Learn about their internal organization, their rituals, their wandering in the Middle East and the structure of their local Commenda, among the most powerful in Europe.
Includes
  • Entrance fee at the Historical City Archive
  • Entrance fee to the Holy Sepulchre Round
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Headsets for parties above 10 participants
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

When you get there

Meeting point

Piazza San Secondo in front of the Church of St. Secondo

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Know before you go
• The tour involves some walking in narrow and uneven paved street of the old town; comfortable shoes are recommended