ALA, Velvet City

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From 5/1/2016 to 10/20/2016

Stroll through the cobbled streets of the historical centre accompanied by nobles in 18th century costume, visit the #Museo of Ancient #Pianoforte and the old forge Chandru and SIP a drink in an elegant Park. All this is waiting for Ala, from spring to autumn!

In the morning you will visit the Museum of antique piano, a unique Museum: the pianist Vesselinova Temenuschka take you on a fascinating journey between extraordinary pianos, all perfectly restored, to be admired in their beauty and to enjoy for the seductive sounds, listening to the music of the great composers on the instruments of their time. On the thread of memory and the precious silk velvet #Settecento made famous in the town of Ala, in the afternoon take a noble 18th century costumed vellutai and walk along the cobbled streets of the old town in an itinerary full of pleasant surprises. The visit will end with a #aperitivo at a park or a local town.


– 11.00 Hours: visit to the Museum of antique piano with concert on historical instruments

– Ore 15.00: visit to the old town accompanied by costumed historical Cultural Association "Vellutai Città di Ala"

– 17.00 Hours: aperitivo

Info and reservations: the initiative is limited and registration before 12.00 hours the previous Saturday.

Participation fees: € 7.00 per person, free for up to 6 years, from 7 to 17 years: € 5.00

Discovering wing, city of velvet

Visits every Friday afternoon from May to October


– 16.00 Hours: visit to a wine cellar with walk in the Vineyards-Winery with wine tasting appointment

– 17.30 Hours: arrival in Piazza San Giovanni and short guided tour of the historical centre accompanied by 18th century costumed

– 18.45 Hours: aperitif at Parco Parnell or exercise of historic

Info and reservations: booking request until 11.00 on Friday; minimum number of participants 4.

Full participation fee: € 15.00; discount: up to 6 years free of charge, from 7 to 17 years € 5.00.

Participation fee: € 7.00 guided tour + aperitif; up to 6 years free of charge, from 7 to 17 years € 5.00.

Guided tours of the old forge Chandru

Visits scheduled for Saturday, may 7, June 4, July 2, 9 July, 6 August, 3 September, October 1 and 8

The forge Chandru, walkable to Wing in about 30 minutes, is a former mill, recently transformed workshop, where the blacksmith artisan Francesco Chandru
producing cutting tools for farming and woodland, with a mallet and a "grindstone" operated by the water of the stream. The visit to the facility, active until
Eighty of the last century, is led by Mario Cortiana, nephew of Francis, who tells the fascinating story of his family and the secrets of iron working, putting in
function the ancient tools of the forge. Duration (including walk accompanied by forest guardians): about 3 hours.

Info and reservations: free participation with reservations required within 12 of the previous day (subject to availability)

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