One of the most enjoyable ways to experience more of the landscape is to hike, mountain bike or gently cycle around the many beautiful trails in and around Passerano Marmorito. We have discovered many three to five mile hikes on our doorstep. However, as there are many more, and to many to mention - they can all be found on www.komoot.com
In the surrounding area it is possible to discover Piedmontese Romanesque architectural works, as well as go on excursions to the vineyards from which some of the most famous red wines come to life.
We have a horse riding stables literally next door, which is open for riding parties and wine tastings all summer long.
The Big Bench Community Project
The Giant Benches are a site to behold and once you sit down on one to enjoy the amazing views you feel like a child again! The idea of the Giant Benches, like our Big Green Bench Nr 62, was started as a project between friends and neighbors, and has now crossed the borders of Piedmont and Europe!
Italian Southern Comfort Food Restaurant
Bar Trattoria is a one minute walk away along Via Roma, with wonderful hospitality from Valerio and Elena and amazing freshly cooked meals. If you ask Valerio, he will gladly sing and play one of his many Gibson guitars for your utter enjoyment!
We often walk along for our morning coffee and always treat our friends and family to a delightfully authentic lunch or dinner.
Serving typical Peidmontese home cooking,
specialties include: mixed appetizers, braised veal in red wine sauce, 'Fritto Misto', a dish of various meats and vegetables deep-fried in batter, also available are fresh pasta dishes and pizza.
These local dishes are served along with many delicious home made deserts lovingly created by Elena herself and many vegetarian dishes, but more importantly gorgeous local cheeses and outstanding local DOC and DOCG wines.
Our local bakery is a two minute walk away along Via Roma from Casale dell' Ansina'. We purchase all our breads and pastries from Giovanna and her son Marco and the little store is a lifesaver if we ever run out of milk!
Breads of all types, from white to five cereals and whole grain. Fresh hand made pizza, either plain, stuffed or even made with a delicious puff pastry! Seasoned focaccia, bread sticks, panettone and a variety of delicious sweet pastries. This is not only a bakery that will gladly produce any special requests but is also a small shop with all your essentials from milk, sugar and coffee to pasta and sauces.
Cocconato - a leisurely fifteen-minute drive from Casale dell' Ansina' with the most stunning views along the way. In the heart of this beautiful village, you will find a typical Italian square with as many as five amazing restaurants and a collection of small privately owned shops running along the well-worn cobbled streets. The main high street leads up to the church that surmounts the village and offers enchanting views of the old terracotta rooftops and stunning views of the hills and valleys of the Monferrato hillside.
Castlenuovo Don Bosco - located just ten minute away is a quiet little village with all your shopping needs. Wonderful restaurants, cafes, hardware shops, pharmacy, large grocery store and a fantastic Thursday open market where the locals sell their homemade wares and organic produce.
Asti - one of the largest ancient towns closest to Passerano is just a short twenty five-minute drive and is one of the most famous towns of Piedmont, producing over 40% of the regions wines. Asti is not only world-renown for its sparkling wines, Asti Spumante and Moscato d'Asti, but also robust red wines. The weekly outdoor market, museums, beautiful churches, cafes and exceptional restaurants are all surrounded with authentic cobbled roads and terracotta roof tops.
Palio di Ast—a bareback horse race through the town of Asti on the third Sunday of September.
The museum boasts over 2,200,000 works including films, archival documents, photographs, equipment, art objects, posters, cinema memorabilia and sound recordings in a collection considered among the most precious in the world. .
Located in north-eastern Italy, the property includes part of the winegrowing landscape of the Prosecco wine production area, characterized by small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces, forests, small villages and farmland. These rolling hills of Monferrato are a source of inspiration for poets, writers and painters.
The Egyptian Museum is an archaeological museum in Turin specializing in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities, with more than 30,000 artifacts, and is considered the second most important Egyptology collection in the world.
The Gran Paradiso National Park is located in the Graian Alps, between the Piemonte and the Aosta Valley. The oldest national park in Italy covers an area of over 71 thousand hectares around the summit of Gran Paradiso. The Gran Paradiso offers many possibilities for visits, as there are 553 km of accessible trails, mostly deriving from the network of ancient royal hunting roads.
Inside the Collina di Superga Natural Park, along the renowned Panoramic Road that connects Pino Torinese to Superga, the Tre Querce Adventure Park is the most exciting free time activity in the midst of nature, a stone's throw from Turin. A modern complex of six adventure trails that develop in a forest of ash and oak trees; more than 50 aerial games suitable for all ages to face with some thrills but equipped, taught and followed by instructors.
Turin-Caselle Airport - 45 minutes
Milan Malpensa - 90 minutes
Arenzano Beaches - 90 minutes
Portofino - 2.5 hours
San Remo - 3 hours
Nice, France - 3 hours
Monte Rosa - 90 minutes
The Via Lattea, Sauze d'Oulx, and Sestriere - 2 hours
Courmayeur - 2 hours
World famous port city with a thriving port, marinas, and beaches.
Rich in art, architecture, museums, and wineries
Upscale resort community
Dramatic scenery set again the foot hills of the Alps
Barolo - 45 minutes
Alba - 50 minutes
Langhe - 60 minutes
Monferrato - 60 minutes
Sesia - 60 minutes