- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
An oasis of peace and relaxation in a beautiful 18th century setting, like "Palazzo Curbis di San Michele", in the old town center of Asti. Each room features a unique atmosphere with its own hand made bed, authentic period furniture and a pleasing blend of ethnic and modern elements.
This warm and refined setting and spaces makes Relais Cattedrale the perfect start to your journey, as well as a destination for gourmet tours in Monferrato, an area famous for its excellent wine. We pride ourselves in being able to provide custom solutions for your needs. Please do not hesitate to consult us for your all your trip planning needs: tourism, pleasure, or work stays.
In the middle of the Piedmont countryside, Asti is perfectly situated for trips into the country, if you can drag yourself away from this stunning medieval town. Asti was founded by the Romans. Some sections of the ancient city walls remain on the North side of the city. The area to the NW of the city, between the centre and the Cathedral, is very rich in medieval palaces and merchants houses. Asti’s largely pedestrianised centre makes for a pleasant stroll. During the late 13th century the region became one of Italy’s wealthiest, with 150-odd towers springing up in Asti alone. Of the 12 that remain today, one, the 38m-tall Torre Troyana o Dell’Orologio can be climbed. Also rising above Asti’s historic core is the enormous belfry of the 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Piazza Cattedrale). Its grandly painted interior merits a peek.
Detailed driving directions can be provided on booking.
Aeroporto di Torino Caselle (Turin) 76 km
Nearest Train Station:
Asti Railway Station 2 km
Nearest Bus Stop:
Asti Bus Station 2 km
Porto di Genova 113 km
Lots within walking distance
1 hour drive (in Liguria)
Lots within walking distance
Each room offers its own unique atmosphere, highlighted by special period furniture combined with ethnic and modern elements. Each bed has been custom designed for each room. Aside from the beautiful individually designed rooms, there is a large library hall, and a relaxation area with television and stereo. An impressive collection of old vinyl records will also be available for all guests. A WI-FI connection is available upon request.
There is a lovely terrace and beautiful garden where you can while away some lazy hours. In summer time, during the week-ends, the garden becomes the Sound Garden. An art-bar where the contemporary art exhibition Ossigeno takes place. Here you can meander around the open air exhibits sipping wine as you go!
Historically, Asti and Alba, both feisty independent strongholds, have been fierce rivals. That rivalry is recalled by the Palio d’Asti, a bare-back horse race on the third Sunday of September commemorating a victorious battle against Alba during the Middle Ages, which today draws over a quarter of a million spectators from villages around. (Alba answers with its own donkey race on the first Sunday in October.) Four-legged races aside, these days the two towns have buried the hatchet and are united by their fine viticultural and culinary activities. At just 30km apart, it’s easy to visit them both while exploring the area. Since the 1850s the grapes grown on the plains around Asti have produced Italy’s top sparkling wine, Asti Spumante (often just referred to as Asti to avoid being lumped in with poorer-quality spumante). Made from white Muscat grapes, this sweet, pale-gold wine is best drunk young at a chilled 6