• bistagno


    Bistagno is a village with grocery stores and bakeries where we like to get our bread in the morning. About 1800 people live there and it borders Terzo, Castelletto d'Erro, Monastero Bormida. They are proud of two famous people: Giuseppe Saracco (1821-1907), who, as mayor of Acqui Terme, ordered the construction of the 'Bollente' (the classic building around the hot spring on the central square in Acqui Terme). And the sculptor Giulio Monteverde (1837-1917), who attended the art academy in Rome and whose sculptures can be seen in Acqui Terme, among others. There is a hotel named after him in Bistagno.


    We like to come to Bistagno to get groceries from the local traders. Here are our tips:


    Marcelleria da Carla: meat, fresh pasta and other goodies

    If you are having a BBQ, get your meat here. Carla is a good butcher and she also has sliced ​​meats, cheese, fresh tapenades and pestos, fresh pasta, delicious insalate Russa, and local bread that she bakes in the wood-burning oven. This bread is often still warm in the morning, enjoy! You will find Carla at Corso Roma 26.


    Caldo Forno Bistagno: for bread and focaccia

    Another option for bread is the Caldo Forno Bistagno, on the central square. Here they sell bread and delicious fresh focaccias. Ideal for lunch. There is also dairy and a small range of local delicacies. At Piazza Giulio Monteverde 30.

    Bistagno foccaceria

    Caldo Forno Bistagno

    Bar Pasticceria Da Massimo: for festive cakes and coffee

    Walk a little further and you will arrive at Bar Pasticceria da Massimo. Here you can enjoy delicious coffee, cookies, home-baked treats and cake. Massimo has cakes for every occasion, and you can also have him decorate them to order. Nice for a special occasion! At Via Martiri della Liberta 2.

    Bistagno Pasticceria
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    Village feast

    Like every Italian village, Bistagno has a patron saint who they celebrate once a year. On Sunday, June 23, 2024, the patron saint John the Baptist will be honored with a village feast in Bistagno. Worth a look!