The Fort, the guardian of Gavi

The symbol of a territory

With its imposing beauty, Forte di Gavi is a point of vantage on the beautiful vineyards that give rise to the great Piedmontese White wine.

If you look towards the summit of Monte Moro, you can enjoy this beautiful Genoese fortress perched on a natural fortress overlooking the charming medieval town of Gavi.

The Fort, located just 6 km from the Serravalle Designer Outlet, is born as a castle in 972, witness to great historical events and the passage of famous people: by Henry VI of Swabia, son of Frederick Barbarossa to Napoleon's troops, without forgetting the legendary figure of the beautiful Gavia, French princess took refuge in Gavi to escape from a sad fate; the girl was nice and courteous, and it was from this characteristic is named after the grape that gives rise to the prized Gavi wine.

An important story for a fortress that still today is alive more than ever: it proposes periodically inside historical costume, photographic and painting exhibitions and cultural events

The visit to the Forte di Gavi is indeed a fitting end to a busy day of shopping at the Serravalle Designer Outlet: then if we add to all this good food, we get the perfect combination to fully taste this amazing land. If you are nearby, you should try the famous risotto Gavi, born in one of the most renowned local restaurants, Le Cantine del Gavi, or the plates of Osteria Piemontemare, where the searching for row materials and and the knowledge of popular culture become  its strenghs. You could also taste big plates of our tradition at Osteria del Mulino, then for a pizza, we suggest you In Gavi Dolcevita.

Finally, if you want to enjoy a few days of complete relaxation, why not stay in one of the participating facilities with #THINKSERRAVALLE, to enjoy on exclusive benefits? If you fall in love with the Fort, both at the b&b I Templari and Il Tetto di Anita and La Guardia farmhouse you will find rooms equipped with all amenities, including a breathtaking view of the silent guardian of the Gavi hills. Also amazing b&b Al Castello, Al Cortile di Gavi and Borgo Nuovo, in the historical center. Gli Oleandri and Il Grappolo, immersed in the green, perfect for a pleasant escape from stress of daily life. 

To book your tour, a gourmet dinner or get some more information, contact us: we will organize a perfect stay for your needs.

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