CATHEDRAL EXPERIENCE

CATHEDRAL EXPERIENCE

90 EUR PER PERSON

Itinerant storytelling in the legendary wine cellars of Canelli, with lunch or dinner

What time-honoured secrets are hidden in the charming historic Underground Cathedrals of Bosca, Coppo and Contratto?

Our Storymovers will take you on a walk into the past and evoke the events that have affected the town of Canelli since 1613, walking through the cellars where fine Metodo Classico sparkling wines and excellent reds are produced.

Thousands of bottles rest in these monuments carved out of sandstone, a UNESCO heritage site since 2014.

You will discover the secrets of bottle fermentation listen to the sounds of remuage and hear the stories of those who made Canelli and its sparkling wines famous all over the world.

Finally, you will end the experience with a mouth-watering lunch or dinner paired with 3 wines from the cellars, at the Osteria where the tour began.

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Tour features
MEETING AND DEPARTURE
Reception in the courtyard of the Canelli Regional Enoteca. Meet 15 min. before the tour time.

ROUTE IN CANELLI
Towards Coppo - On the trail leading to the first historic winery, the storymover will take you through the compelling historical events involving the city of Canelli since 1613, the date of the historic Siege. You will see around you, through storytelling, the characters who have excavated and populated the Underground Cathedrals UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014.

VISIT AT COPPO
Coppo Winery - With a visit to the Coppo Family Cellars we will enter one of these sandstone-carved monuments for the first time. Among the barriques of Casa Coppo’s fine red wines and the stacks of Metodo Classico we will discover the history of the family and the vicissitudes of the coopers’ guild: the labors, the parties, the revelry, and the testimonies of the most characteristic characters of 19th-century Canelli.

VISIT AT CONTRATTO
Cellar Contratto - The majesty of the Cathedrals Contratto will welcome you in all its elegance, we will walk through ancient underground corridors discovering all the secrets of bottle fermentation, the secret language of exporters and listen to the sounds of remuage because “in the silence of the cellar remuage is music”!

VISIT AT BOSCA
Bosca Cellar - The underground tour closes at the oldest of the three Cathedrals, the place from which a great dynasty of sparkling wine makers set out to make Canelli known to the world. From Pietro Bosca, the emigrant sutler, to the most innovative products and the secrets of Vermouth. We will relive terrible floods and unexpected triumphs.

LUNCH AT OSTERIA
The Cathedrals Experience concludes with a mouth-watering lunch or merenda sinoira at Osteria: various samples of traditional cuisine will be offered paired with three wines from the wineries just visited.
It ends with a good sip of Vermouth!

Possibility to purchase wines at the adjacent Regional Enoteca of Canelli and Astesana.

CHILDREN 0 - 7 Y.O. - FREE
CHILDREN 7 - 14 Y.O. - 60 EUR WITHOUT WINES