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Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Acqui Terme: – Acqui Terme is a charming city in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, famous for its hot springs and wine production. It has a rich history dating back to the Roman times, when it was known as Aquae Statiellae and was a popular spa destination. Today, visitors can still enjoy the thermal waters at La Bollente, a fountain in the city center that gushes water at 75°C. Acqui Terme is also surrounded by beautiful vineyards and landscapes that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monferrato. The city produces the DOCG wine Brachetto d’Acqui, a sweet and sparkling red wine that is perfect for desserts. Acqui Terme has many attractions to offer, such as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Roman Aqueduct, the Villa Ottolenghi Wedekind, and the Archaeological Museum. It is also a great base to explore the nearby cities of Alessandria, Genoa, Milan, and Turin. Acqui Terme is a city that combines culture, nature, and wellness in a unique way. It is a place to relax, enjoy, and discover.

Via Valleran is a street in Acqui Terme which runs from the outskirts of the town, to Via Nizza. (Photos 1-2) – Via Nizza is a street in Acqui Terme which runs from Via Valleran to Piazza S. Francesco. (Photos 3-4-5) – Piazza San Francesco is a large square in the centre of Acqui Terme. The square is named after the Church of San Francesco, a Roman Catholic church that stands on the corner of the square and Corso Roma. The square is also surrounded by other historical buildings, such as the Palazzo Robellini, a 16th-century palace that now hosts the town hall and the civic museum. The museum displays archaeological finds, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the local history and culture. Piazza San Francesco is a lively place where locals and tourists gather to enjoy the atmosphere and the events that take place there. The square hosts various festivals and markets throughout the year, such as the Festa della Bollente in June, which celebrates the town’s famous hot spring. The square is also close to other attractions in Acqui Terme, such as La Bollente, a small pavilion that covers the spot where the hot sulphur water bubbles up at 75°C (167°F), and the Fontana Romana, an ancient Roman fountain that still works today. Piazza San Francesco is a great place to visit if you want to experience the charm and history of Acqui Terme. You can admire the architecture, visit the museum, taste the local wine and food, or just relax and watch the people go by. (Photos 6-7-9)

Parrocchia S. Francesco is a parish church in Acqui Terme, Italy, dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi. The church is located on Piazza S. Francesco. The church was founded in the 15th century by the Franciscan order, who built a convent and a cloister next to it. The church was originally in Gothic style, with a single nave and a polygonal apse. The church was renovated several times over the centuries, especially in the 19th century, when it acquired a neoclassical facade and a dome. The church has a brick facade with a triangular tympanum and monumental pilasters. The portal is decorated with a relief of Saint Francis receiving the stigmata by Antonio Pilacorte, a sculptor from Ferrara. The facade also has two statues of Saint Francis and Saint Antony of Padua by Pietro Beccaria, a local artist. The interior of the church has three naves divided by columns and arches. The main altar is made of marble and has a painting of the Immaculate Conception by il Moncalvo, a painter from Asti. The side chapels have paintings by Raffael Angelo Soleri, Pietro Beccaria, and other artists. The church also has a wooden choir and an organ from the 18th century. (Photo 8)

Corso Italia is one of the main streets in the town, where you can find many shops, cafes, restaurants, and historical buildings. Corso Italia runs from Piazza Della Bollente, where the famous hot spring fountain is located, to Piazza San Francesco, where the Church of San Francesco stands. Along the way, you can admire the architecture and the atmosphere of Acqui Terme, which has a long history as a thermal and cultural centre. Corso Italia is a place where you can enjoy the culture and the events that take place in Acqui Terme. You can visit the Palazzo Robellini, a 16th-century palace that hosts the town hall and the civic museum. The museum displays archaeological finds, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the local history and culture. You can also attend various festivals and markets that are held on Corso Italia throughout the year, such as the Fiera di San Guido in July, which is a fair that celebrates the patron saint of Acqui Terme with stalls, games, and fireworks. (Photos 10-11-17-18-19)

Piazza Della Bollente is a square in Acqui Terme, Italy, that is famous for its hot spring fountain. The fountain is called La Bollente, which means “the boiling” in Italian, because the water comes out at a temperature of 75°C (167°F). The water is rich in sulphur, salt, bromine, and iodine, and is believed to have therapeutic benefits for various health conditions. The fountain is covered by a small octagonal pavilion that was built in 1879 by Giovanni Ceruti. The pavilion has an eclectic style, with elements of neo-Gothic, neo-Renaissance, and neo-Baroque. The fountain is a symbol of Acqui Terme and attracts many visitors who come to see the steam rise from the water and to drink it from a nearby tap. Piazza Della Bollente is also a lively place where you can enjoy the atmosphere and the events that take place there. The square hosts various festivals and markets throughout the year, such as the Festa della Bollente in June, which celebrates the town’s famous hot spring. The square is also close to other attractions in Acqui Terme, such as the Roman Theatre, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and the Church of San Francesco. You can also find many restaurants and wine bars around the square, where you can taste the local cuisine and wine. (Photos 12-13-14-15)- Via Saracco is a street in Acqui Terme which runs from Piazza Della Bollente to Corso Italia. (Photo 16)

Fontana delle Ninfee is a fountain with water lilies that is located on the corner of Corso Vigano and Via Giuseppe Saracco in Acqui Terme, Italy. The fountain was built in 1930 by the sculptor Edoardo De Albertis. It has an eclectic style, with elements of neo-Gothic, neo-Renaissance, and neo-Baroque. The fountain is a symbol of Acqui Terme and attracts many visitors who come to see the steam rise from the water and to drink it from a nearby tap. The fountain is illuminated at night, creating a magical effect. (Photos 20-21-22-23) – Via Cardinal Raimondi is a street in Acqui Terme which runs from Via Biorci to Piazza Duomo. (Photo 24) – Corso Bagni is a street in Acqui Terme which runs from Ponte Carlo Albertoi to Via Monteverde. (Photo 25) – Piazza Italia is a square in the centre of Acqui Terme. The square is the main hub of the town, where you can find many shops, cafes, restaurants, and historical buildings. The square was formerly called Piazza Maggiore or Piazza Grande, meaning “the big square” in Italian. Piazza Italia is home to the Spa Grand Hotel Nuove Terme, a historic building that dates back to 1891 and has a classic décor. The hotel features a large spa and a well-known restaurant that serves regional and traditional Italian meals. The hotel also hosts the civic museum, which displays archaeological finds, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the local history and culture. (Photo 26)- Corso Dante is a street in Acqui Terme which runs from Piazza Italia to Via Don Bosco. (Photos 27-28)

Acqui Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in the city of Acqui Terme, in the province of Alessandria. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and it is the seat of the Bishop of Acqui. The cathedral was built in the 10th century, but it was consecrated in 1067 by Bishop Guido. The cathedral has a Romanesque style, with a Latin cross plan, five aisles, three apses, and a crypt1. The facade has a marble portal with a relief of Saint Francis receiving the stigmata by Antonio Pilacorte and a rose window from the 15th century. The bell tower is made of terracotta and was finished in 1479. The interior of the cathedral has been renovated several times over the centuries, and it has a Baroque woodwork, frescoes, and stucco work from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The main altar has a painting of the Immaculate Conception by il Moncalvo, a painter from Asti. The side chapels have paintings by Raffael Angelo Soleri, Pietro Beccaria, and other artists.

Acqui Terme Cusine:- Where you can enjoy the local cuisine that is rich and genuine, based on seasonal produce and traditional recipes. Some of the special dishes that you can find in Acqui Terme are:- La farinata:- a thin and crispy pancake made of chickpea flour, water, oil, and salt, cooked in a wood-fired oven. It can be eaten plain or with cheese, salami, or vegetables. La farinata is a typical street food that you can find in many bakeries and pizzerias. – The amaretti of Acqui:- soft and fragrant almond cookies that are made with sugar, egg whites, and bitter almonds. They have a crunchy crust and a moist interior, and they are often served with coffee or dessert wine. The amaretti of Acqui have a protected geographical indication (PGI) status, meaning they have a specific origin and quality. – The Bagna Cauda:- a warm dip made of garlic, anchovies, butter, and olive oil, that is eaten with raw or cooked vegetables, such as peppers, onions, artichokes, and cardoons. The bagna cauda is a typical dish for the cold season, especially for the feast of All Saints on November 1st. – The Brachetto d’Acqui:– a sweet and sparkling red wine made from the Brachetto grape. The wine has a DOCG status, meaning it has the highest quality and authenticity among Italian wines. The Brachetto d’Acqui has a fruity aroma and a ruby color, and it pairs well with desserts, especially chocolate

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Photo Gallery of Walk in Acqui Terme – Via Vallerana to  Corso Dante
Approximately 1.91 km – 1.19 miles

The walk starts in – Via Vallerana – Via Nizza – Piazza S. Francesco – Parrocchia S. Francesco, Piazza S. Francesco – Piazza S. Francesco – Corso Italia –
Piazza Della Bollente – Via Saracco – Corso Italia – Corso Vigano – Via Cardinal Raimondi – Via Monteverde – Corso Bagni – Piazza Italia – Corso Dante