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Opening hours from 1 November to 31

March Monday to Saturday 9.30-12.30 and 15.30-18.30 afternoon consultation only

closed on Sunday and in January on December 8 open

closed on November 1st

Annual events

WOMEN’S DAY – A DAY in PINK (10th March)
IV Edition of “A day in pink” – an event dedicated to women with a special recognition to those from the local area that have distinguished themselves for their commitment, passion and determination in their professional lives.
Ufficio Turismo Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770288
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REGIONAL SPORTS DAY – YOUTH GATHERING (end of April, beginning of May)
IV Edition organized by the CSI (Centro Sportivo Italiano), an important festival and gathering that is an occasion for the young athletes to engage in their sporting discipline, in gyms across the city and the Mombarone Sport Complex.
Ufficio Sport Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770288
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NATIONAL COMPETITION TERZO MUSIC & BORMIDA VALLEY (May)
This event is dedicated to young Italian pianists, organ and harpsichord players. The National Competition for young pianists, began in 1989 and is now at its XXIV Edition. It is a national level competition aimed at young musicians up to the age of 25.


IX National Organ Competition (beginning September)
Founded in 2004 aimed at promoting the local organ resources. It is divided into two sections: one for students and the other for people with a diploma up to the age of 32.


V National Harpsichord Competition (end September)
Now at its V edition a competition open to Italian and foreign students residents in Italy and members of Musical Conservatories, Musical Institutes and Schools, with no age limit.
Ufficio Cultura Tel: 0144 770272 – Fax: 0144 770209
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Segreteria concorso Tel: 339 1292583 - www.terzomusica.it

 

XIII INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT “CITY of ACQUI TERME” (May)
Organized by the Badminton Club of Acqui Terme with the patronage of Acqui Terme City Council. Takes place at the Mombarone Sports Complex and at the city gyms. The competition is open to all badminton athletes members of the I.B.F. and F.I.B associations.
Ufficio Sport Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770288
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STRA-ACQUI (May)
A running race for adults and children that takes place throughout the entire city centre.

Organized By S.P.A.T.

 

Acqui’s Environment Prize Award
Acqui’s Environmental Prize award was founded in 1997 by Acqui Terme City Council and Acna – Valle Bormida to pay honour to those people who with courage and sacrifice fought for the rights for a healthy environment, opposing against the chemical pollution that destroyed the Bormida river and valley’s eco-system and the lives of many families.
A biennial literary prize with the high patronage of the Environmental Minister, with the participation of the Province of Alessandria and the precious support of the Cassa di Risparmio of Turin Foundation, later also dedicated in honour of the Nigerian intellectual Ken Saro Wiwa, a victim of his country, exiled for having founded an environmental movement that opposed to the multinational petrol companies that put at risk the lives of the local people.
Segreteria Premio AcquiAmbiente Tel: + 39 (0)144 770203 – Fax: + 39 (0)144 770 209 / 770303
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SUMMER VOLLEY (June)
International volleyball competition, that during the last edition boasted the participation of 90 teams that animated the city with their keen sports enthusiasm.
Ufficio Sport Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770303
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NOTTE BIANCA / ALL NIGHT EVENT ( June)
The entire city centre is animated with concerts, entertainment, shops open, exhibitions and Museums all open to the public.
Ufficio Turismo Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770288
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FAIR of SAN GUIDO (2nd weekend in July )
A Patron Saint Fair with numerous stalls set up all across the city centre; grand fireworks display and religious procession with the Saint’s mortal remains.
Ufficio Commercio Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770288
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ACQUI ON STAGE (July & August)
The International dance Festival “Acqui on Stage”, was born in 1984 and has reached the XXIII edition. It takes place in the splendid setting of the G. Verdi open-air theatre in the heart of the historic centre and has seen on stage a succession of prestigious academic companies. The presence of many international stars performing in quality level ballets makes each season’s billboard more and more esteemed. A traditional date in the festival is the Acqui Dance Award, awarded to dancers who distinguish themselves; many famous dancers such as G. Gaslini, A. Tomato, V. Derevianko, V. Vassiliev, I. Moiseev, N. Estrada, H. Parisi, P. Santoro, T. Brown and Roberto Bolle Carla Fracci, Alessio Carbone, Danil Simkin, Anbeta Toromani, Kledi Kadiu, Rossella Brescia have been awarded with this prize.
Ufficio Cultura Tel: 0144 770272 – Fax: 0144 770209
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ANTHOLOGICAL ART EXHIBITION (July & August)
The Anthological Painting Exhibition was born in 1970, and is now at its XXXVII year. It has been offering important renowned names from the painting and sculpture world such as Morando, Guttuso, Levi, Carrà, De Pisis, Rosai, Morandi, Campigli, Reycend, Moreni, Guidi, Soffici, Calandri, Carlo Carrà, De Chirico, Sironi, De Pisis to the more recent artists Balla and Carlo Fornara in 2007.
Ufficio Cultura Tel: 0144 770272 – Fax: 0144 770209
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ACQUI IN JAZZ (August)
Now at its XVIII Edition it has become a consolidated event in the Jazz world, thanks to the participation of famous artists such as Riccardo Zegna, Paul Jeffrey, Marco Tamburini, Marcello Tonolo, Gianni Coscia, Kay Foster Jackson, Gianni Basso, Raquel Gould, Maurizio Caldura, Bobby Durham, Rev. Lee Brown, Gianpaolo Casati, Enrico Rava, Adrienne West, Dado Moroni, Jiggs Whigham., Andrea Dulbecco, Lilian Bouttè, Johanna Rimmel, Massimiliano Rolff, Alessio Menconi.
Ufficio Cultura Tel: 0144 770272 – Fax: 0144 770209
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CHOIRS in SEPTEMBER (mid September)
Each year, this musical event hosts national and International choirs that perform at the Cathedral and the Cloister of S. Francesco.
Ufficio Cultura Tel: 0144 770272 – Fax: 0144 770209
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REGIONAL DIALECT POETRY COMPETITION (October)
Now at its XXV edition, it is divided into two sections; one dedicated to wine and gastronomy poems and another to a subject at one’s choice.
A numerous amount of poems from local regional poets enter the competition
Ufficio Cultura Tel: 0144 770272 – Fax: 0144 770209
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ART EXHIBITIONS (all year)
Numerous art exhibitions take place all year and are on display in the Art gallery of Palazzo Robellini and Palazzo Chiabrera.
Ufficio Cultura Tel: 0144 770272 – Fax: 0144 770209
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FEAST of the FEASTS & WINE SHOW (2nd weekend in September)
The feast of the feasts is organized by the proloco voluntary association of Acqui Terme in collaboration with the City Council and the Regional Enoteca Acqui "Terme & Vino".
The stage for this event is entire historic centre, with its streets and piazzas, Piazza Bollente, piazza Levi that for two days the Pro Loco from the Acquese area present and promote their typical produce and wine and food specialties, along with cultural and folklore products, and share the traditions from their villages.
All is accompanied by an excellent selection of wines on display at the regional Enoteca and in piazza Levi where it is possible to have a wine tour.
Ufficio Turismo Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770288
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ACQUI’S HISTORY PRIZE AWARD (October)

The History Literary Award “Premio Acqui Storia”, was born in 1968 to donate Acqui Terme an event of high cultural interest and to remember and honour the sacrifice of thousands of Italian soldiers belonging to the “Acqui Division”, massacred by the Germans in Kefalonia in 1943. The prize is now gaining an increasing recognition and popularity and in 2003 it was conferred the High Patronage of the President of the Republic. It is organized by the Department of Culture Acqui Terme City Council with the support of the Piedmont Region, the Province of Alessandria, AMAG; the Terme of Acqui and the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Alessandria.
The Award consists of two sections: a popular and a scientific. The winner of each section is awarded a grant of € 6.500.
Segreteria Premio Acqui Storia Tel: 00 39 0144 770 203 – Fax: 0039 0144 770 209 / 770303
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ACQUI & FLAVOURS
8° REGIONAL TRUFFLE SHOW (from 23rd to 25th November)
A large market exhibition dedicated to all the local wine and gastronomy delights, truffles and excellent wines. Entertainment, performances and music for adults and children.
The event organized in collaboration with the regional Enoteca “Acqui Terme e Vino”,
Ufficio Turismo Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770288
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FAIR OF SANTA CATERINA (3rd weekend in November)
A large market / fair is set up all across the city’s main streets. A large fairground animates piazza san Marco.
Ufficio Commercio Tel: 0144 770274 – Fax: 0144 770288
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INTERNATIONAL NATIVITY CRIB EXHIBITION (from the 2nd Saturday in December until the 2nd Sunday in January)
Has been organized for many years for the joy of adults but most of all for children. Over 200 masterpieces are on display. Organized by the proloco voluntary association of Acqui Terme.
Ufficio Turismo Tel: 0144 770274 - Fax 0144 770288
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CHRISTMAS MARKETS (every weekend starting from 8th December)
The magic atmosphere of Christmas is brought to life with charming little wooden houses and stalls that are set up in the city centre in a splendid scenario of colours, flavours and music.
Ufficio Commercio Tel: 0144 770254 – Fax: 0144 57627
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SGAIÉNTÒ ANTIQUES MARKET (every 4th Sunday of the month, all year)
An antiques market with antique and second-hand goods, handicraft and collectors items. It gets its name from the dialect word “sgaientò” used as a nickname for the local inhabitants, meaning “ scolded” that refers to the boiling hot water the “bollente” that gushes out from the ground at 74,5°C.
Ufficio Commercio Tel: 0144 770254 – Fax: 0144 57627
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