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The Big Bench, The Blue bench of Montabone

Not far from Verdmont, and 1km outside the ridiculously cute town of Montabone is the blue bench; well actually it’s a cool white with blue legs!

First take a stroll through the little village, there are life size models of times past and amazing views. There is also a good walk of 10km that passes through vineyards and woods to take in the view on a bike or walking.

Resting on the big blue bench!
Breathtaking views from the Bench

Curiosities in Montabone!

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The Verdmont Picnic experience

After a few requests we have finally organized location and more importantly food and wine.

We suggest you visit the monumental Oak just outside Acqui, gps location provided. This beautiful Oak surrounded by vines from the Winery Araldica is an enviable spot.

The Oak has been there for at least 100 years I suspect longer! The cool shade is perfect for relaxing for a moment and taking in the panoramic views. While you are there we provide you with a handmade (local artisan) basket packed with a local Acqui DOCG prosecco and a lunch which features fresh local produce and no waste. You will not find any plastic or throwaway items. Real cutlery and glasses wooden plates. So you can enjoy your lunch knowing you are really helping the environment.

So ask us the basket is available for daytime or early evening picnics.

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The Big Bench, The Red Bench Cascina Garitina

We are wandering in the baking heat through the vines to find the Big red bench it was a little hike from the signpost but as ever the views were worthwhile. The Bench is situated at the top of a hill covered in vines, in the Nizza Docg zone. Right in the heart of Unesco.

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Jazz Acqui

As summer gets going we have live entertainment back. Super cool to sit by the Roman arches and soak up some jazz., Carlo Atti Quartet. There was amazing. It is s series so each weekend there is Jazz and Rock .

But wait there is more, emerging from a block are three sculptures being worked on live. Go snd see them. Acqui may be small but its a little hub for culture art music and wine.

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The Big Benches Green bench Fontanile

Close to Verdmont there is yet another panorama to enjoy by sunrise or sunset . The big green bench boast views from the cute town of Fontanile who has a rather talented local artist as you can see from our fun photos below. Head to Fontanile it is a short 15 minute drive from Verdmont and the views well, let’s just say they are better in real life.Come and see for yourself, Piemonte never disappoints.