Welcome to Gavi, Vallemme and Alto Monferrato
to the "site" of .
These few pages will give you some information
about the small city of Gavi, how to arrive here and why do come here.
This is not a real commercial "Site", but has to be imagined as
a good friend from Italy, living in Gavi that will help you whenever you
decide to come as visitor or for business.
Gavi is located in the north-west of Italy,
in Piedmont, inside the triangle of Genoa-Turin-Milan; 50 Km.
north of Genoa, 90 Km. south-south-east of Turin
and 90 Km south of Milan, 6 Km from the motorway exits of Serravalle
Scrivia and Vignole Borbera-Arquata Scrivia of the A7 Milan-Genoa
motorway. Gavi is always been appreciated for its beautiful landscape, the monuments,
the history, the famous white wine "Gavi di Gavi
D.O.C.G." and "Cortese di Gavi".
Gavi for more than a century has gradually asserted itself in the realm
of wine-grapes, wine producer and a lot more, thanks to its geographic
setting among the hills, influenced by the Liguria sea, the right
climate, and its people with their tenacity and sacrifice, that play
their role in the making of the vineyards of Gavi.
This town in the Lemme valley (Lemme is the river that cross Gavi and its
valley), has always amazed tourists coming from Liguria, Piedmont and Lombardy
who appreciate its salubrious climate and its local traditional cuisine
that make use of the gifts of nature like mushrooms and truffles. But in
the last years the tourism in Gavi, thanks to the renowned wine Cortese,
has risen. People are coming from most parts of the world. At the beginning
maybe only for business or by chance, but then, after they have discovered
the place they return for pleasure.
Border country, of transit roads and commercial routes whose origins are
lost in time, the Lemme valley and the whole area around Gavi is
embroidered with castles. One could say that every town, every village has
some fortified remains which where not only for defensive purposes, but a
means of controlling roads used by peaceful merchants and marching
From Gavi is not difficult to suggest a short trip into a romantic past of
cavaliers and courtly love. And if only a few are permanently open to the
public, (although a little polite persuasion and some acquaintances can
work wonders), all are worth a detour if only for the pleasure of seeing
the massive walls and soaring towers draw nearer and nearer, until we can
make details of the ramparts, be they Guelf or Ghibelline.The castle
of San Cristoforo, Francavilla B., Pozzolo F., Capriata, Tassarolo,
Tagliolo, Lerma, Casaleggio, Mornese, Castelletto D'Orba, Silvano D'Orba,
Montaldeo, Torre Ratti are only the first names to spring to mind.
Complimentary to a visit to the castles, is a visit to a good restaurant.
The cuisine has various influences, is consider by gastronomes to have
four souls, one for each of its culinary areas: the central plane, the
hills close to Monferrato, the Ligurian characteristics of the Pre-Apennines
and the city traditions of the provincial capital, Turin.
To the appreciative and connoisseurs it is warmly recommended to visit the
wines cellars and taste the Gavi and other wines produced here. The wine
is also sold directly to the consumer, not only Cortese, but many others good
red wines like: Barbera, Dolcetto, Freiza, Nebbiolo and not far from here the
maps, events and info of Gavi and Alto Monferrato: the producers of wine, photos of the
bottled wines and the
addresses of the wineries, monuments etcetera...click the sites here down