Top 10 Must-See Attractions Near Your Piedmont Vacation Rental

Nestled in the heart of Italy’s Piedmont region, Nizza Monferrato offers a perfect blend of historical charm, stunning landscapes, and culinary delights. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in a vacation rental in this enchanting area, you’re in for a treat. Here are the top 10 must-see attractions that should be on your itinerary.

  1. Nizza Monferrato Historical Center

Nizza Monferrato is a charming little town in the heart of the Monferrato region. The city center is charming with several piazza’s and a beautiful main street with portico’s and many typical shops. Every third Sunday of the month there is a famous antique market. A must see for and antique and vintage-lovers.

One of the nice traditional shops is Marabotti, where you will be served by Andrea’s mama, Giusy.

  1. Palazzo Crova

In the heart of Nizza Monferrato you find the impressive Palazzo Crova, a testament to the town’s rich history and architectural splendor.This elegant palace, dating back to the 18th century, showcases the refined Baroque architecture typical of the era. Notable for its intricate façade and beautifully adorned interiors. Today, it serves as a cultural hub and also housing the Regional Enoteca of Nizza Monferrato, where visitors can explore local wines and regional culinary delights. Today you can find 3 musea in the palazzo: Palazzo del gusto, with the gastronomic heritage, the art collection of David Lajollo and the Gipsoteca dedicated to the work of Claudia Formica

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  1. Enoteca Regionale di Nizza

Wine lovers will find their paradise at the Enoteca Regionale di Nizza. This regional wine shop showcases the best wines from the area, particularly the renowned Nizza DOCG. Enjoy a tasting session and take home some exquisite bottles as souvenirs.

    4. The charming little church of Bricco

“La Chiesetta Madonna della Neve” or popularly known as “Il Bricco” is a panoramic hotspot of Nizza Monferrato. Located on a hill among the vineyards and surrounded by some lovely cypress trees, this pretty little church dating back to the 14th Century is definitely a photogenic spot.

  5. Parco artistico Orme della Court

Castelnuovo Calcea, a small village west of Nizza Monferrato is home to the art trail ‘ Orme della Court’. In the vineyards of the famous winemaker Michele Chiarlo, a trail of more than 1km has been created here with monumental works of art.

6. Barbera Vineyard

Nizza Monferrato is in the heart of Barbera wine country. A visit to the local vineyards is a must. Tour the rolling hills covered with grapevines, meet passionate winemakers, and indulge in tastings that highlight the robust flavors of Barbera d’Asti.

7. Mombaruzzo and it’s “Amaretti”

Mombaruzzo amaretti are a traditional Italian confection hailing from the quaint village of Mombaruzzo in the Piedmont region. These delightful almond cookies are celebrated for their unique blend of sweet and slightly bitter flavors, achieved by combining sweet and bitter almonds. The amaretti have a crisp exterior and a soft, chewy interior, offering a perfect balance of textures. Traditionally handmade, these cookies have been a cherished part of local culinary heritage for centuries. They are often enjoyed with coffee or dessert wine, making them a beloved treat both locally and internationally. Mombaruzzo amaretti symbolize the rich gastronomic tradition of Piedmont, cherished for their authentic taste and artisanal quality.

We could particularly recommend “Sedicifoglie” a small family business run by two young girls. Pay a visit to the azienda of Arianna and her sister, it’s worthwhile :

8. Distilleria Berta

Also in Mombaruzzo you can visit the renowed grappa-producer Distilleria Berta. Established in 1947, this family-run distillery combines traditional methods with modern techniques to create exceptional spirits. Distilleria Berta is celebrated for its meticulous craftsmanship, aging its grappas in a variety of barrels to develop complex flavors and aromas. The distillery’s dedication to quality and innovation has earned it numerous awards and a loyal following among connoisseurs. Visitors to Distilleria Berta can tour the facilities, learn about the distillation process, and taste their exquisite products, experiencing firsthand the passion and expertise that define this iconic Italian distillery. The tour takes about 2 hours is for free but you need to make a reservation.

9.Canelli and Its Underground Cathedrals

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Canelli’s underground cathedrals (or “Cattedrali Sotterranee”) are a marvel to behold. These extensive wine cellars, carved into the hillsides, are where the region’s sparkling wines are aged. A guided tour offers a glimpse into the art of winemaking and the area’s history.


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10. Acqui Terme

For a relaxing day trip, head to Acqui Terme, known for its thermal baths and spa treatments. The ancient Roman baths and the Bollente, a hot sulfur spring in the town square, highlight the town’s historical significance and healing waters.


Nizza Monferrato and its surroundings offer a delightful mix of history, culture, and gastronomy. Whether you’re exploring ancient castles, indulging in world-class wines, or relaxing in thermal baths, there’s something for everyone. Make sure to include these top 10 attractions in your travel plans to fully experience the charm and beauty of this enchanting region.

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