As the days get rapidly shorter and the mercury dips to zero here are a few suggestions of things to do in and around Acqui.
Acqui terme is a year round destination and whilst we do not have mountains there is more than enough fun to go round.
First up, cool down, we have a real ice rink in Piazza Italia this year, so if skating around it is your thing, come along. Equipment is available for hire.
Next, warm up, there is nothing quite like warming yourself from the inside out with a spa visit, remember we have the boiling sulphur waters right here so you can enjoy a percorso or a soothing mud treament in either resort, Lago del Sorgente or Hotel terme.
Eat well, unlike many other regions Piemonte cuisine is at its absolute best during the winter, dishes featuring mushrooms, wild game, matured cheeses and comfort food.Not to forget the adored white truffle pictured above at Acqui annual Sapori festival.
Drink well, the wine is red, rich, deep and welcoming, need I say more?
Whilst winter is not always said to be the best season with a dusting of snow or frost this valley really is a winter wonderland.