What to do in addition at the visit to the castle
The castle of Morsasco is inserted in a circuit of nature trails of varying length to be covered on foot, on horseback and by mountain bike.
Rocca Grimalda Castle; Tagliolo Castle with cellar; Villa Ottolenghi in Acqui Terme with cellar; Castello di Monastero Bormida; Gipsoteca M.Monteverdi in Bistagno; Palazzo Lignana di Gattinara in Rivalta Bormida. For information on timetables and how to visit: www.castelliaperti.it
The castle currently does not offer hospitality, but in the surrounding area there are many proposals suitable for all spending needs.
In Morsasco, it is possible to spend the night at the Agriturismo La Rossa: ph. +39 0144 73388; www.quellidellarossa.it
At Orsara Bormida, 6 km (10 minutes by car), the B&B La Corte del Castello, located in the castle park, offers a special rate to visitors of the Castle of Morsasco. Extraordinary panoramic view; abundant breakfasts also for vegans and who suffers for celiac disease; ph. +39 3314961821; www.lacortedelcastello.info
At Spinetta Marengo (Alessandria), 35 minutes by car, the Hotel Diamante (4 stars) offers a special rate to visitors of the Castle of Morsasco; ph. +39 0131 611111; www.hoteldiamantealessandria.it
At Cremolino, Casa Margherita with wellness center, outdoor swimming pool; www.casamargheritaitaly.com
At Acqui Terme (11km) there are many hotels for every need.
The recommended are:
Imperial Rome (4 stars) with wellness center and outdoor pool;
phone +39 0144 325227; roma-imperiale.com
Grand Hotel Nuove Terme (4 stars) with attached spa and wellness center;
phone +39 0144 58555; grandhotelnuoveterme.com
Hotel Acqui (3 stars) with wellness center;
ph. +39 0144 322693; hotelacqui.it
Hotel Nuovo Gianduja (3 stars), outdoor pool, ph. +39 0144 56320; albergonuovogianduja.it
Hotel Valentino (3 stars) with wellness center;
ph. +39 0144 326977; hotel-valentino.com
At Cavatore, on the hills above Acqui Terme: Relais Borgo del Gallo; also excellent for the cooking;
ph. +39 0144 325387; relaisborgodelgallo.com
At Ovada, Hotel Belforte (4 stars), ph. +39 0143 835097; hotelbelforte.com
For those who wish to sleep in a castle. At 30′-40′ far from Morsasco it is possible to stay at the castle of:
The Monferrato is a place of great and ancient culinary tradition with many traditional dishes much loved thanks to good wine and the presence of the White Truffle Alba.
In Morsasco it is possible to book at the Agriturismo La Rossa
ph. +39 0144 73388.
At 5 ‘ far from the castle, La Casa di Bacco, during the week also with a fixed menu and at reasonable prices; also recommended for the aperitif; ph. +39 0144 396199
At Orsara Bormida 5 ‘typical trattoria Quattro Ruote, low price lunch; ph. +39 0144 367226
Ristorante I Caffi
ph. +39 0144325206; www.icaffi.it.
Ristorante Il Nuovo Ciarlocco
ph. 39 0144 57720; www.ristoranteilciarlocco.it
Ristorante Nuovo Parisio
ph. +39 0144 442196; www.ristorantenuovoparisio.it
The Cittu Bai (Acqui Terme) is for lovers of the Recco focaccia and the traditional Ligurian – Piedmontese cuisine; it is not to be missed; ph. +39 0144 329881
The Osteria Mazzini is suitable for lovers of farinata, a typical dish of the area; Acqui Terme ph. +39 0144 325347; www.lafarinata.net
ph. +39 835208; www.archivoltoosterianostrale.it
Photo credits: Massimiliano Camera, Andrea Chiesa, Marck Cooper, Angelo Durante, Loris Di Falco, Debora Garritani, Paolo Perrone, Fabio Polosa, Daniele Serra, Costanzo Cocuzza, Laura Ferrari, Fraintesa.
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