Asti, a Medieval Odissey
Big merchants and smart medieval bankers made the city of Asti wealthy and powerful among the medival European superpowers, and left their footprint into a number of unique gothic houses, mighty churces and towers as tall as the sky. This visit will allow you to see some medieval parchments and books dating back to the middle ages that will let you understand the reasons behind the wide commercial and financial success of the city and will disclose you the secret behind the city renovation of the XIII Century that transformed the city into a Medival Manhattan. Then, after visiting the most impressive Gothic Cathedral in Piedmont you will marvel before the romanesque Holy Sepulchre Round where the secrets of the Kinghts of St. John from Jerusalem will be eventually disclosed to you. You’ll learn about their internal organisation, their rituals, their wandering in the Middle Est and the structure of their local Commenda, among the most powerful in Europe.
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Tour available in Italian and English