2019 will be the year of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fausto Coppi, born on 15th September 1919 in Castellania, a small village in the province of Alessandria. Piemonte devotes to the cycling legend also known as “Campionissimo” a full calendar of initiatives, including theatrical performances and literary cycle meetings, street art and debates, itineraries and tastings.
If you are a bike enthusiastic or you want to share the 2-wheels passion with children, family or friends, the Centenary of Fausto Coppi is an excellent opportunity to explore Alessandria and its surroundings through art, history and flavors. From Castellania you set off on a tour to theMuseo dei Campionissimi in Novi Ligure and to Alessandria, to visit the AcdB Museo della Bicicletta (Bicycle Museum), which houses the historic cycle collection at Palazzo Monferrato. Crossing a landscape shaped by plains, churches, woods and hills, you reach the reign of fragrant Dolcettoand Cortese DOCG and DOC wines. Treat yourself to a glass of precious Ovada DOCG or to a guided tasting of Dolcetto d'Acqui DOC, Dolcetto di Ovada DOC and Colli Tortonesi Dolcetto DOC.