CASALE CITTA' APERTA
On the second weekend of every month, in conjunction with the antiques market, the town's main historical buildings are open to the public
Guided tours are organized by the "Orizzonte Casale" association and leave from the tourist information kiosk in Piazza Castello.
In the area: Basso Monferrato castles, sanctuary and Sacro Monte di Crea
Typical products: Portinaro (Via Lanza 17) still makes krumiri the artisanal way. While the exact origins of the biscuits are unknown, one legend maintains that they were created after the death of King Victor Emanuel II in 1878 and modelled on his handlebar moustache. Others say that the name was inspired by an episode of the time when a caravan of Europeans was rescued by a tribe of Bedouins called the Krumiri, in possession of a restorative elixir, and that the biscuits were named after the tribe. We know that Domenico Rossi was their inventor and that he was awarded a bronze medal at the Universal Exposition in Turin in 1884 for his recipe. The biscuits also received a royal warrant from Umberto I and the royal princes.
Today they are sold in a distinctive red metal tin.
Wines (Barbera, Grignolino), white Alba truffles.
Sports: rowing, tennis, swimming (indoor and outdoor pools), football, horseriding, bowls, golf
Events: "Casale Città Aperta" and antiques market (second weekend of the month), "Fiera di San Giuseppe" (March), "Riso e Rose" (May), "Festa del Vino e del Monferrato" wine festival (September)