Departure from Torino Airport/ Train Station for Acqui Terme to visit Monterosso and Villa Ottolenghi.
In 1920 the Counts Ottolenghi, Arturo and Herta von wedekind zu Horts, entrusted the design of the villa to Federico d’ Amato and then to the well known architect Marcello Piacentini. The patronage of Ottolenghi brought many artists to Monterosso: Ferruccio Ferrazzi, Fortunato Depero, Adolfo Wildt, Libero Andreotti, Fiore Martelli, Arturo Martini, Rosario Murabito, Venanzo Crocetti and Ferruccio Ferrazzi. Arturo Martini, enriched the villa with some of his works such as Tobiolo, Adamo and Eva, i Leoni di Monterosso. After the death of the Counts, their son Astolfo ordered to complete the villa and the park, designed by Pietro Porcinai. Not far from the Villa, the Mausoleo , today “Tempio (temple) di Herta”, is a construction that is known as “ Paradiso Terrestre( Heaven on earth). The big portal in copper , nichel and carved bronze, work of Ernesto and Mario Ferrari, is a prelude to the beauty of frescos by Ferruccio Ferrazzi and mosaics realized by Ravenna’s Musiva School.
Around the villa there is a garden, a well, a big tank , and a path that goes around it, a wisteria pergola, a swimming pool, a canteen and graffiti. Time for Lunch buffet in the garden of Villa Ottolenghi.
Departure for Casale Monferrato.
Visit to Andre Maurice’s factory, an Italian firm leader in the field of Cashmere MADE IN ITALY.
check in to Hotel Candiani**** in the heart of Casale.
Dinner in hotel.