Corso Alfieri, 2 - 14100 Asti - Tel. 0141/353072
Possibility of guided visits on Tuesday and Thursday, by previous booking at Astigiani Park Authority - Tel. 0414/592091.
Open until 31/5/98 in the former school "Rodari", Via Croce Verde, 6 - 14100 Asti.
Didactic panels dealing with fossils, explaining what they are, how they form, and the reason why they have been found in the territory of Asti. Particular attention is paid to a few samples of terrestrial and maritime animals which inhabited this area in the prehistoric period: a mastodon, a rhino, a big wild ox, a dolphin. There is also a detailed documentation about a rorqual whale whose skeleton was found in 1993 in San Marzanotto.
From September the exhibition will be permanent in the seat of Riserva di Valleandona Valle Botto.
In Asti is possible to visit important monuments which bear witness of its great past: the Cathedral, the Collegiata di S. Secondo, the Baptistery and the Church of San Pietro in Consavia, Vittorio Alfieri's house, the Sant'Anastasio crypt and the Lapidario museum...
Alder wood grown on a soil soaked in water. A biotope of considerable importance, which has been recently acquired by WWF which manages it in collaboration with the Park Authority.
Locally known as the
"Madonna delle Ciappellette", it is situated in a suburban area, along
the provincial road leading to Nizza Monferrato. The apse is what is
left of the old little panoramic church which depended in the past on
the Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa. The main body was subsequently
rebuilt and it presents several Neogothic patterns.
In the wine-growers cooperative "'L Post dal Vin" it is possible to buy and taste wine - Via Salie - Rocchetta Tanaro - Tel. 0141/644143.
In Mombercelli, in the surroundings of the Park, Museo Civico d'Arte Moderna is open in Via Brofferio, 21.
Opening hours: on Sundays 10.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; 3.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m.; weekdays, by previous booking in Mombercelli Town Hall - Tel. 0141/955121.
In the museum, important works of contemporary artists are on display: Caratti, Mastroianni, Rosso, Paulucci, Guglielminetti, Spazzapan...